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  1. Carter comes around on Calvin Johnson

    Kevin Seifert

    I guess it's time to close the circle on one of the sillier "debates" we've had on this blog. You might recall that in August 2011, ESPN analyst Cris Carter rattled off his top six receivers in the NFL in a radio interview. None of them were Calvin J...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  2. Fantasy Weekend: Jordy Nelson and TDs

    Kevin Seifert

    Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson shocked fantasy owners last season with 15 touchdowns. In the video, experts analyze how likely it is that Nelson could approach his 2011 scoring totals....

    Blog | June 23, 2012
  3. Bears' Alshon Jeffery gets to work

    Kevin Seifert

    There were some pre-draft whispers about the conditioning and work ethic of new Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery, especially considering his quick weight loss between the end of the 2011 season and the February combine. ESPN's Todd McShay, for i...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  4. Have at It: Schwartz or McCarthy for COY?

    Kevin Seifert

    When assigned 2011 preseason predictions last summer, I chose the Green Bay Packers to win the NFC North and Super Bowl XLVI, the Detroit Lions to clinch a wild-card playoff berth and Jim Schwartz as the NFL's coach of the year. I now pla...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  5. Air and Space: Jay Cutler's screen passes

    Kevin Seifert

    You might have heard that 2011 is the Year of the Quarterback on all ESPN platforms. Longtime blog readers know the NFC North has been the division of quarterbacks for some time. We like to call it the "Air and Space" division, making a funny based o...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  6. Debating the Packers as repeat champions

    Kevin Seifert

    In all the Lions Fever excitement earlier Thursday, I neglected to give ample attention to another, oh, kind-of-important facet of our 2011 season preview. Jeffri Chadiha and I have the Green Bay Packers repeating as champions in a little...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  7. Clayton: One elite quarterback in NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Miss your afternoon caffeine jolt? senior writer John Clayton has offered you some late-afternoon adrenaline. With 2011 being the Year of the Quarterback and all, Clayton produced a comprehensive ranking of 33 potential starting quarterba...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  8. Fantasy: NFC North's top players

    Kevin Seifert

    Perhaps you've seen's 2011 Fantasy Football kit, which includes a ranking of 300 players based on their potential to produce many, many fantasy points for you this season. Luckily for us, here in the NFC North we have the top overall play...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  9. Jermichael Finley: Eagles talk will 'halt'

    Kevin Seifert

    On Tuesday, debuted its 2011 Power Rankings. The Green Bay Packers ranked No. 1 overall, receiving the top vote of every panelist but one. AFC North blogger James Walker placed the Philadelphia Eagles in the top spot, inadvertently starting ...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  10. Power Rankings: Top 10 defensive players

    Kevin Seifert

    During the unprecedented offseason of 2011, has ranked the top pass-rushers in the NFL. We've ordered linebackers, rated cornerbacks and chosen the league's top 10 safeties as well. Now it's time to start putting it all together. This wee...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  11. Joyner: Suh-Fairley 'a nightmarish scenario'

    Kevin Seifert

    After our initial post on Detroit Lions Fever went to press Thursday, ESPN Insider K.C. Joyner published yet another optimistic look at the Lions' fortunes for the 2011 season. You'll need an Insider subscription to read the entire piece, but Joyner...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  12. Jared Allen wants 17+ sacks in 2011

    Kevin Seifert

    Among other topics in this ESPN First Take interview, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen says his goal is to finish the 2011 season with 100 career sacks. He'll need 17 in 16 regular season games to do it. "It's defnitely a goal of mine,"...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  13. NFL in tight spot on Bears' game in London

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier Tuesday, we got a glimpse of what the 2011 preseason would look like if the NFL lifts its lockout. We're expecting the NFL's full regular season schedule sometime in the next few weeks, but ESPN 1000's Carmen DeFalco is reporting one NFC Nort...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  14. Profile: Blaine Gabbert

    Kevin Seifert

    As the Minnesota Vikings consider their quarterback options this spring, many of you have asked who Blaine Gabbert is and why the Missouri quarterback has emerged as perhaps the top passer in the 2011 draft. This profile from's Elizabeth Mer...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  15. Dilfer: 'Slobbering' over Cam Newton

    Kevin Seifert

    If ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer is right, there is no way that Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton will be available when the Minnesota Vikings make the No. 12 overall pick in the 2011 draft. Dilfer attended Newton's media-only throwing session Thursday...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  16. Strength of schedule in 2010 and 2011

    Kevin Seifert

    OK now. For those of you who caught the earlier version of this post, we need to clarify that ESPN Stats & Information has provided us with the 2011 strength of schedule (SOS) based on 2010 results. As we've discussed before, this information is ...

    Blog | January 05, 2011