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  1. Epicenter of Humanity: A respectful rivalry

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris was jogging off the field last month in Green Bay when he stopped Packers receiver Donald Driver. "I said, 'We'll see y'all in Chicago in the NFC Championship Game,'" Harris recounted Sunday after the B...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  2. Rapid Reaction: Bears 35, Seahawks 24

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- A few thoughts after the Chicago Bears' 60-minute cake walk over the Seattle Seahawks: What it means: Whoosh, shooo ... whoosh, shooo ... whoosh shoo ... What it means, take II: Sorry. ... Trying ... to ... catch ... whoosh, shooo .....

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  3. Touchdown (for me) in Chicago

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Believe it. I rolled in to Soldier Field at about 10:15 a.m. ET, fresh and ready to hit Round 2 of our NFC North playoff doubleheader. After the Green Bay Packers' victory Saturday night in Atlanta, we're halfway to nirvana Enough about...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  4. Falcons nickelback won't play

    Kevin Seifert

    ATLANTA -- The most interesting pregame roster maneuver at Georgia Dome left the Atlanta Falcons without their usual nickelback. Brian Williams (knee) was deactivated, and second-year player Chris Owens is expected to handle that role. It will be ...

    Blog | January 15, 2011
  5. Friday injury report: Seahawks-Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    Getting inside a very brief Friday injury report for Sunday's Seahawks-Bears game: Seattle Seahawks: Linebacker Lofa Tatupu (concussion) was listed as questionable, but the odds appear in his favor of starting Sunday's game. All other players will...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  6. Bears and Hawks: Questioning the blitz

    Kevin Seifert

    We're winding down our divisional round playoff coverage, and later Friday I'll post a "Final Word" on each of our NFC North games scheduled this weekend. First, however, I want to take a look at a topic that deserves a bit more of an extended discus...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  7. Return to Atlanta: Disparate formations

    Kevin Seifert

    As we wind down our week of coverage heading into Saturday's divisional playoff game at the Georgia Dome, it's worth pulling together two related concepts we discussed independently this week. As we noted Monday, the Packers utilized a three-back ...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  8. Return to Atlanta: Disrupting Ryan

    Kevin Seifert

    In their Week 12 meeting at the Georgia Dome, the Green Bay Packers held the Atlanta Falcons well below their season averages in points (20), yards (294) and first downs (19). Packed within the game, however, was a revealing strategy that directly im...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  9. NFC North injury report

    Kevin Seifert

    Updating the injury situations for this weekend's pair of division playoff games: Chicago Bears: Cornerback Charles Tillman didn't practice Wednesday because of an illness. All other players participated in at least a portion of practice. Seatt...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  10. Return to Atlanta: Starks' potential impact

    Kevin Seifert

    Did the Green Bay Packers suddenly, and nearly by accident, discover a running game in the 18th week of their season? Or was James Starks a one-game fluke who will fade into the background as quickly as he exploded onto the scene? So goes one of t...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  11. Pushoff 2010: The focus of Dallas' defense

    Kevin Seifert

    It's never too early to ramp up coverage of Sunday's divisional playoff game at the Metrodome. I'm going to brand this week's features "Pushoff 2010." We all know, after all, the only reason Dallas beat Minnesota in the 1975 divisional playoffs was C...

    Blog | January 11, 2010
  12. Colin Kaepernick's gift to the Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    Here's a development to pack away for Week 1 of the NFL regular season. We already know that the Green Bay Packers used "579" as their offseason mantra, reminding themselves every day how many yards they allowed in a 45-31 divisional playoff game ...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  13. Packers get creative to defend read-option

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Last month, a feisty Mike McCarthy made it clear he wouldn't fire defensive coordinator Dom Capers after an embarrassing performance in the Green Bay Packers' 45-31 divisional playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Instead, it appea...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  14. Aaron Rodgers: Packers need 2010 hunger

    Kevin Seifert

    The Green Bay Packers have a 26-6 regular-season record since winning Super Bowl XLV two years ago. But they haven't made it past the divisional round of the playoffs in either season, and it's worth listening to their most important player's thought...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  15. Calvin Johnson's near-unanimous election

    Kevin Seifert

    For reasons that still aren't clear to me, the Associated Press released its 2012 All-Pro team on Saturday morning. The news was largely overshadowed by a weekend of divisional playoff games, but we now have a moment to circle back on an issue we did...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  16. Packers-49ers II: More physical mismatches

    Kevin Seifert

    SAN FRANCISCO -- After a couple hours of sleep and a quick turnaround on the West Coast, I got to thinking in the early hours of Sunday morning. (Scary, I know.) What if the Green Bay Packers' divisional playoff loss wasn't just a matter of sch...

    Blog | January 13, 2013