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  1. Barry Sanders: Lions are No. 2 in NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Has the Chicago Bears' coaching transition paved the way for a Detroit Lions resurgence? Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders advanced that theory in this "First Take" video. "I certainly have a lot of hope for this year," Sanders said of the 2...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  2. Barry Sanders starts an ESPN 'Car Wash'*

    Kevin Seifert

    Some of you might already be aware that Detroit Lions Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders will spend Tuesday going through the ESPN "Car Wash" in Bristol, Conn. You can catch him on "SportsCenter," "First Take" and various ESPN Radio shows throug...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  3. Suh planning 8-day car race through Europe

    Kevin Seifert

    Appearing on ESPN's "First Take" on Thursday, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh announced he will participate in the Gumball 3000 road rally, an 8-day car race through Europe that begins May 25. He's hoping to drive a Dodge Challenger SRT8...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  4. NFC North draft analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    How top-heavy was the 2013 draft in the NFC North? We welcomed more players in the first round (six) than in the second and third rounds combined (four), the result of two big trades. With the 2013 affair basically in the books, let's take a close...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  5. Rewind'12: Special teams rankings

    Kevin Seifert

    (First in a series of posts circling back on the 2012 season and some of our preseason themes.) Our fine blog editing team passed along a link to Rick Gosselin's annual special-teams rankings last week. Now, let's take a moment to amplify...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  6. NFL Week 6 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a first look at the NFC North's place in's Week 6 Power Rankings. For the first time since the 2010 season, the Green Bay Packers are not our top-ranked team. They're not even our second-ranked team, for that matter. The details: ...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  7. Lions part ways with 10 players

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions' first round of roster cuts, which are still in progress at the moment, didn't include any big surprises. The first 10 names are on the Lions' website, and apparently they'll take the next few hours to complete the process of red...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  8. NFC North chat alert

    Kevin Seifert

    Yes, we really truly are going to take on our SportsNation chat here on Tuesday. I planned my entire CampTour'12 around it. That, and the fact that the Detroit Lions have a day off Tuesday, make this a go. We'll meet at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the first...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  9. BBAO: Donald Driver, Suh and reality TV

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Let's take a break from our (relatively) serious coverage of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium bill to note some highly significant intersections of the NFC North and reality television. First, Green Bay Packers rece...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  10. BBAO: First vote today on Vikings stadium

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good Monday morning to everyone. The Minnesota Vikings are hoping that Monday afternoon and evening are good to them as well. Yes, the first floor vote of the Vikings' stadium bill is scheduled to take place Monda...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  11. Todd McShay mock 5.0: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN analyst Todd McShay's fifth mock draft of the year contemplates multiple scenarios for each pick in the first round, and so it takes a little more time to digest than usual. Its Insider status prevents me from bringing you every scenario in the...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  12. Mel Kiper Jr.: Replacing aging stars

    Kevin Seifert

    To help muddle through our first weekend without football in six months, let's take a look at Mel Kiper Jr.'s NFC North-heavy analysis of the top veteran players whose eventual replacement should comprise at least a part of his team's offseason. You...

    Blog | February 11, 2012
  13. NFC North Wild-Card programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    As if you had to ask! In a matter of hours, I'll be in the greater New Orleans area to take in the Detroit Lions' first playoff game in 12 years. We'll roll out all the usual postseason bells and whistles, including an NFL Countdown Live chat that...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  14. NFL Week 17 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a quick look at's Week 17 Power Rankings: 1. Green Bay Packers Trending: Headed for wire-to-wire power rankings dominance. 7. Detroit Lions Trending: Up two after a 38-10 victory over the San Diego Chargers and their first...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  15. Day 1 of Stafford Watch in the books

    Kevin Seifert

    Wednesday marked the first of three days in which we will analyze every step Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford takes and every word he utters, all for clues as to whether he'll start Sunday at the Denver Broncos. Here's what we know: Staf...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  16. Quick hits on a travel Sunday

    Kevin Seifert

    As three of our teams take Sunday off from training camp, and the Chicago Bears prepare for a night session, let's run through some NFC North hotspots in quick-hitting fashion. But first, a programming note: I'm heading out to Bears training camp ...

    Blog | August 07, 2011