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  1. BBAO: Charles Tillman vs. Calvin Johnson

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Sam Monson's snap-by-snap analysis of Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman's 2012 season over at Pro Football Focus includes a detailed breakdown of Tillman's two games against Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johns...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  2. Football Today: Talking NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFC portion of the ESPN.com blog network participated Monday in the revamped "Football Today" podcast . My segment begins around the 9:30 mark, where Robert Flores and I discussed the Green Bay Packers' revamped offensive line, the Minnesota Viki...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  3. Calling Canton: Brian Urlacher's candidacy

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing the Pro Football Hall of Fame's list of middle linebackers is a sobering experience. The position is well-represented, but almost all of the enshrinees -- Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert and Willie Lanier among them -- are drawn from a long-go...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  4. Football Outsiders: Remaining needs

    Kevin Seifert

    Football Outsiders, a statistics-based analysis service, has been producing division-by-division Insider files on remaining team needs. You'll need a subscription to read the entire NFC North post , but below I've taken a few excerpts and written a f...

    Blog | May 18, 2013
  5. Chris Kluwe distractions 'are getting old'

    Kevin Seifert

    About six weeks ago, I referred to Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe as a "fortunate NFL employee." You don't have to spend much time around football coaches to know that many resent when players draw off-field attention to themselves. Fair or not...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  6. Bears have shaky Plan B for Brian Urlacher

    Kevin Seifert

    Most football people would acknowledge that Brian Urlacher hasn't been the same player this season as he had been for most of his career with the Chicago Bears. That makes Tuesday's news of a significant hamstring injury, one that could sideline Urla...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  7. Fantasy hint: Brandon Marshall and targets

    Kevin Seifert

    My general approach to fantasy football is to leave the analysis and recommendations to the experts, of which ESPN has an entire staff. Occasionally, however, I'll try to pass along information that might be of use to you and your team. In checkin...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  8. BBAO: The NFL's deepest division

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: GREEN BAY, Wis. -- All told, Week 9 was pretty good to the NFC North. We won three of four games, and the one loss wasn't exactly unpredicted. As @jc74 noted late Sunday, we are the only division in football with all...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  9. E:60 video of Matthew Stafford

    Kevin Seifert

    Here is the full video of the E:60 feature on Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford that debuted Tuesday night. The piece alternates between Stafford's upbringing as a Texas football prodigy and his well-documented health issues during his first...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  10. Lions-Bears: Rainy day, night for football

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Greetings from the general vicinity of Monday Night Football, where I feel fortunate to have arrived on schedule given the persistent rain the Chicagoland area has been receiving all morning. The current forecast calls for showers and thun...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  11. Wayne Elliott on Mike McCarthy and more

    Kevin Seifert

    Wednesday, we directed you to an ESPN.com Hot Read on replacement officials. Among other nuggets, Elizabeth Merrill and Wayne Drehs revealed that one former replacement official is back to his original job of working junior varsity eight-man football...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  12. Video: Greg Olsen's personal pain

    Kevin Seifert

    We'll soon be turning our attention to the Chicago Bears' matchup at the Dallas Cowboys on ESPN's Monday Night Football. Before we do that, however, I want you to take a look at this ESPN profile about the very personal ordeal former Bears tight end ...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  13. Brett Favre: 'You just kind of get over it'

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Tirico's Monday Night Football podcast featured an interview with former NFC North quarterback Brett Favre, who has started his second full year of NFL retirement as the offensive coordinator at Oak Grove (Miss.) High School. (Connection: Thurs...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  14. Fantasy hint: Lions' Mikel Leshoure

    Kevin Seifert

    You know by now that I'm far from qualified to give direct fantasy football advice. What I do try to provide when possible is assessments from actual football decision-makers and/or players that should influence your thinking. That's what we did e...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  15. One more time: Matt Forte and the goal line

    Kevin Seifert

    For months, the NFC North's surest fantasy football bet was that the Chicago Bears would use tailback Michael Bush instead of Matt Forte in goal-line situations. Sure enough, Bush scored a pair of one-yard touchdowns in last Sunday's 41-21 victory ov...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  16. Alshon Jeffery has Jay Cutler's attention

    Kevin Seifert

    Longtime readers know I don't get into fantasy football as much millions of other well-meaning Americans. That doesn't stop a steady stream of fantasy-related questions, of course, so I try to have a few (mildly insightful) answers ready to go for su...

    Blog | September 04, 2012