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  1. Bears Fever has overtaken Lions Fever

    Kevin Seifert

    As you might have noticed, NFL Live is running a feature called "5 In, 5 Out." It's built around the fact that for 16 consecutive years, five teams have missed the playoffs after making it the previous year. The project set out to name the five 2011 ...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  2. Blogger Blitz: Bears Fever?

    Kevin Seifert

    Much of Tuesday's SportsNation chat surrounded a topic that Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher brought to the table last week. Namely: Have the Bears improved enough this offseason to challenge the Green Bay Packers for division supremacy? And e...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  3. Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 42-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints, here are three issues that merit further examination: Vikings Nation is abuzz, sort of, with draft fever. Now that the Indianapolis Colts are 1-13, it remains possible for the Vi...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  4. By the bye: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing the Detroit Lions at their bye: Record: 6-2 Eight-game capsule: The Lions justified our case of "Lions Fever" by winning their first five games, capped by a raucous "Monday Night Football" victory over the Chicago Bears. They have won...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  5. Lions favored (?!) in Minnesota*

    Kevin Seifert

    We rarely get into betting lines here on the NFC North blog, mostly because I have no idea how they work and would be even more exposed in a gambling discussion than I am while talking football. But we've had a development this week that serves as a ...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  6. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Detroit Lions' 48-3 victory Sunday over the Kansas City Chiefs, here are three issues that merit further examination: I have a feeling that the NFL world has caught Lions Fever, and nothing is more responsible than the sparkling start o...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  7. Rapid Reaction: Lions 27, Buccaneers 20

    Kevin Seifert

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A few quick thoughts after Sunday afternoon's events at Raymond James Stadium: What it means: The Detroit Lions got their first Week 1 victory in four years, giving us at least one more week of Lions Fever. After months of offseason...

    Blog | September 11, 2011
  8. 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 ESPN.com 2011 season preview. Jeffri Chadiha and I have the Green Bay Packers repeating as champions in a little...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  9. 2011 season preview: Lions Fever!

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm not ducking you. I realize some of you got a sneak peak this morning if you follow my colleague Mike Sando's NFC West blog. But I'm here now to say it loud and with all sincerity. After several Twitter teases, I can offer you confirmatio...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  10. Matthew Stafford's preseason in context

    Kevin Seifert

    The Fever is at its pitch. The Detroit Lions are 3-0 this preseason and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has bulled into the head (sometimes literally) of every quarterback he has faced. But for now, at least, I suggest you put Suh's newfound celebrity...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  11. Camp Confidential: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The same question surfaced at every stop on my NFC North training camp tour. In some form or fashion, division rivals wanted to know: Have the Detroit Lions improved as much as advertised? After all, Lions Fever long ago engul...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  12. Assessing the merits of Lions Fever

    Kevin Seifert

    The coach of the Super Bowl champions notes the Detroit Lions are "definitely a football team that the rest of the NFL needs to be aware of." The Lions use their top three draft picks on exciting playmakers who each add to a roster strength. A ...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  13. 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
  14. Lions fever is contagious

    Kevin Seifert

    My (admittedly thin) list of offseason/lockout post ideas includes an in-depth look at why the Detroit Lions have become the offseason trendy choice as a dangerous and playoff-bound team in 2011. I'm still planning to write it, but for now it's worth...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  15. Waiting on QB starters

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert If you're like me, you're starting to get preseason fever. It's only FOUR DAYS until some NFC North teams start putting on real game jerseys with real game helmets for (semi-) real games. And so natu...

    Blog | August 11, 2009
  16. Minnesota's chances for the No. 2 seed

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Punch-drunk with playoff fever, many of you have asked what it would take for Minnesota to secure the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoff picture and a first-round bye. There have been plenty of scenarios presented in var...

    Blog | December 16, 2008