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  1. Fantasy hint: Matt Forte's touchdowns

    Kevin Seifert

    This Fantasy Roundtable debate between the Atlanta Falcons' Steven Jackson and the Chicago Bears' Matt Forte isn't totally fair. Jackson is expected to be the Falcons' unquestioned workhorse this season, while Forte figures to share at least some dut...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  2. On the Packers and Steven Jackson

    Kevin Seifert

    Many of you want to know if the Green Bay Packers will be in play for free agent running back Steven Jackson, or if Jackson will sign with the Atlanta Falcons as conventional wisdom suggests. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that the Packers ...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Detroit Lions' 31-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, here are three issues that merit further examination: Benching a kick returner qualifies as a mild message at best, but nothing would be weaker than sending Stefan Logan back onto the fi...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  5. Wrap-up: Falcons 31, Lions 18

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on Saturday night's events at Ford Field: What it means: We've already discussed receiver Calvin Johnson's history-making evening. For a moment, at least, it allowed the Detroit Lions to forget they were in the midst of losing their...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  6. Calvin Johnson: 117 yards down, 65 to go

    Kevin Seifert

    Calvin Johnson's first reception Saturday night went for 49 yards and he has been off to the races ever since. Johnson has set one NFL record and is closing in on a second at halftime of the Detroit Lions' game against the Atlanta Falcons. Johnson...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  7. Lions: 'Most undisciplined and selfish' team

    Kevin Seifert

    Good evening. As we noted Friday, I'm monitoring Saturday night's game between the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons from NFC North blog headquarters. I'll post when necessary during the game, especially if receiver Calvin Johnson breaks Jerry Rice's...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  8. More Jerry Rice on Calvin Johnson

    Kevin Seifert

    Because Monday night is Christmas Eve, ESPN's "Monday Night Football" airs on Saturday night in Week 15. That's tonight, and it happens to include the Detroit Lions, who will host the Atlanta Falcons. I'll be monitoring the game from NFC North blog h...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  9. Blogger Blitz: Matthew Stafford's step back

    Kevin Seifert

    No matter what happens over the final two games of the season, the Detroit Lions are headed to their 11th losing season in the past 12 years. So rather than preview Saturday night's game against the Atlanta Falcons, we've commenced a review of their ...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  10. Packers await playoff opponent

    Kevin Seifert

    NEW ORLEANS -- Just a quick note here before heading back to NFC North blog headquarters. So we're on the same page, please know that Saturday night's result at the Superdome means the Green Bay Packers will host the winner of Sunday afternoon's g...

    Blog | January 08, 2012
  11. Seeding scenarios simplify for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Now then. The Atlanta Falcons' loss Monday night has made the playoff stakes much clearer for the Detroit Lions. Below is the relevant remains of scenarios we originally posted over the weekend. The bottom line: The Lions can clinch the No. 5 seed...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  12. Cullen Loeffler injury leads to $20,000 fine

    Kevin Seifert

    In what seems like ages ago, we pointed out that Minnesota Vikings long snapper Cullen Loeffler suffered a season-ending fracture in his lower back last Sunday at the Georgia Dome. Via Twitter, punter Chris Kluwe lashed out at Atlanta Falcons receive...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  13. Hit on Cullen Loeffler 'totally uncalled for'

    Kevin Seifert

    At least one member of the Minnesota Vikings is livid about the hit that appears to have ended the season of long-snapper Cullen Loeffler. Via Twitter, punter Chris Kluwe said the Atlanta Falcons' Kerry Meier "cheapshotted" Loeffler on a legal but "t...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  14. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    After Minnesota Vikings' 24-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, here are three issues that merit further examination: Coach Leslie Frazier admitted he erred in deciding to seek a touchdown rather than a short field goal on fourth-and-goal in the fou...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  15. Wrap-up: Falcons 24, Vikings 14

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on another loss for the NFC North's last-place team: What it means: Down 17-0 at halftime, the Minnesota Vikings made it interesting but ultimately absorbed their ninth loss of the season. It's the franchise's first 2-9 start since ...

    Blog | November 27, 2011
  16. Vikings RB Peterson inactive for Sunday

    Kevin Seifert

    The Minnesota Vikings have made official what had been obvious all week: running back Adrian Peterson won't play Sunday at the Atlanta Falcons because of a high ankle sprain. Toby Gerhart, Lorenzo Booker and possibly Percy Harvin will get turns in th...

    Blog | November 26, 2011