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  1. Bears' coaching search: End of 1st round?

    Kevin Seifert

    By the end of Sunday, it's possible the Chicago Bears will have concluded their first round of interviews in what has already been an epic coaching search. Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was scheduled to be the 13th known candi...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  2. Bears coaching search: Casting a wide net

    Kevin Seifert

    After a wild 24 hours of news, action and quarterback intrigue for the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, let's catch up on the Chicago Bears' coaching search as it enters its second week. What stands out is how wide the Bears' net is. ESPN'...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  3. Bears' list so far: No defensive backgrounds

    Kevin Seifert

    The Chicago Bears have sought permission to interview seven known candidates this week for their vacant head-coaching position, according to reports. Five are offensive coordinators, two are special-teams coordinators and not one has a primary backgr...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  4. Packers could delay Clements interview

    Kevin Seifert

    The Chicago Bears' request to interview Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements, as reported by multiple news outlets, necessitates a review of the NFL's complicated tampering rules for assistant coaches who are under contract. Becaus...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  5. Bears: Phil Emery elevates expectations

    Kevin Seifert

    It's too bad the networks can't flex-schedule press conferences. Because Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery gave one of the most expansive and content-rich pressers in recent memory at a time -- New Years' morning -- when many Bears fans and pe...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  6. Bears names: Mike McCoy, Keith Armstrong

    Kevin Seifert

    In the hours since the Chicago Bears fired coach Lovie Smith, the names of two possible replacements have surfaced: Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and Atlanta Falcons special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong. Both coaches are availa...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  7. NFL Week 17 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    The holiday week pushed ESPN.com's Week 17 Power Rankings up one day to Monday. Let's see how the NFC North fared: 4. Green Bay Packers Trending: Up two after a 55-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Comment: The Packers are peaking at the end ...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  8. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 16: Oasis in desert? The Chicago Bears have lost five of their past six games and probably need to win their final two in order to reach the playoffs. Otherwise, they will become the second team since 1990 -- a...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  9. NFC North Week 16 programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    Where to go? What to do? Follow the Green Bay Packers' pursuit of home-field advantage in the playoffs? Witness the Chicago Bears' attempt to end a 1-5 slump and remain in the playoff hunt? Join Adrian Peterson's chase of the NFL's single-se...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  10. NFC playoff standings through Week 12

    Kevin Seifert

    As you know, ESPN.com has brought back its Playoff Machine to provide playoff seedings based on future results. The most important piece of the puzzle, of course, is the ESPN.com playoff standings that displays conference seeding on a weekly basis. ...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  11. Tough schedules for Lions, Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    Strength of schedule, the combined winning percentage of future opponents, is the most relative statistic imaginable -- especially in the first half of an NFL season. It changes weekly, the numbers fluctuate wildly and it serves only as an estimate o...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  12. NFL Week 3 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    At 1-1, no NFC North team is completely satisfied with its start to the 2012 season. All told, however, none of them should have much argument with their status in ESPN.com's Week 3 Power Rankings. Three of our teams are still ranked among the top 13...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  13. One more time: Matt Forte and the goal line

    Kevin Seifert

    For months, the NFC North's surest fantasy football bet was that the Chicago Bears would use tailback Michael Bush instead of Matt Forte in goal-line situations. Sure enough, Bush scored a pair of one-yard touchdowns in last Sunday's 41-21 victory ov...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  14. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 1: History-making: The Green Bay Packers have a nine-game winning streak against the San Francisco 49ers, who haven't defeated the Packers in the regular season since Nov. 4, 1990. (They did knock the Packers o...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  15. Counters to NFL passing games? Elusive

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Tomlin's smile slipped into a smirk. During breakfast at the NFL owners meeting, we were discussing the league's inexorable shift toward the passing game. A longtime defensive assistant before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007, Tomlin refu...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  16. Top NFC North playoff moments

    Kevin Seifert

    While we were scrambling with a newsy week, ESPN.com produced the kind of project that would normally give us ample fodder during the dog days of June. Experts from around the company ranked the top 25 playoff performances in each sport, and the NFL ...

    Blog | June 21, 2012