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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. 'First Take' debate: Race and Jordy Nelson

    Kevin Seifert

    You probably noted our link this week to an ESPNMilwaukee.com story that tackled a sensitive and complex topic: Do NFL defenders underestimate Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson's speed because he is white? ESPN's "First Take" crew debated the t...

    Blog | November 19, 2011
  3. Video: Jermichael Finley on Revis Island

    Kevin Seifert

    In this entertaining appearance on ESPN's First Take, Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley confirms that he met with a number of team officials this offseason to "just get the immaturity off of me" following a roller-coaster first two season...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  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. Vikings-Packers III: Injury report

    Kevin Seifert

    There are only a handful of true injury questions as we approach Saturday night's wild-card playoff at Lambeau Field. Let's take a quick look at the first official injury report of the week: Green Bay Packers: Receiver Jordy Nelson (knee) particip...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  6. Blogger Blitz: An NFC North title game?

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL players and coaches take it one day at a time. We have no such obligation here on the NFC North blog. Today is Nov. 8, but I'm having a hard time getting my mind off Dec. 16. As Jeff of Nashville first pointed out in Tuesday's SportsNation ...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  7. NFL Week 6 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a first look at the NFC North's place in ESPN.com'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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Giants-Packers: Obligatory weather report

    Kevin Seifert

    Lambeau Field's first playoff game in four years has brought natural expectations and discussion about the proverbial Frozen Tundra and the presumed extreme cold awaiting the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. So let's take this opportunity to re...

    Blog | January 12, 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 ESPN.com'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. Nick Collins: Early gut punch for Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    News that Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins will miss the season is enough to take your breath away. For no other reason, it takes us back to the chaotic first half of the Packers' 2010 campaign, the one where they were literally losing prominent...

    Blog | September 19, 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