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  1. Lions-Eagles: A chance for turnovers

    Kevin Seifert

    Here's a proven method for a struggling team to pull off a road victory in a tough place to play: Force some early turnovers and jump out to an early lead. It's sound and tempting advice for the Detroit Lions as they prepare for Sunday's game at the ...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  2. BBAO: Lions special teams coordinator safe

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over. (We're also on Facebook and Twitter.) GREEN BAY, Wis. -- We had two wild games Sunday in the NFC North and we're still not done with Week 4 yet. It won't be over until the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys play on ...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  3. Lions: Now or never for Amari Spievey

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm back from covering the Green Bay Packers' first minicamp practice, but before I start unloading my notebook, let's catch up on what turned out to be a one-hour workout the Detroit Lions opened their minicamp with Tuesday morning. Players were ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  4. Shifting Suh-mania back to the field

    Kevin Seifert

    We reached the height of Suh-mania in early February, when a Forbes magazine poll revealed Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was one of America's most disliked athletes. Two of the three men ranked ahead of him -- Michael Vick and Plaxico ...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  5. Lions (sort of) ensnared in bounty story*

    Kevin Seifert

    We've spent some time Thursday discussing the emotional reaction of one NFC North player to audio of former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams encouraging players to injure members of the San Francisco 49ers. Now comes what I wou...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  6. Lions: Excited for healthy Nick Fairley

    Kevin Seifert

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- After surgery to repair a broken foot last summer, Detroit Lions nose tackle Nick Fairley couldn't run. He was told to stay off his feet if he watched practice. So with nothing better to do, he hit the weight room with a vengeance...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  7. Bounties: 'Exception rather than the rule'

    Kevin Seifert

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- In the midst of the early glimpses into the New Orleans Saints' bounty program, this nugget escaped us on the blog: Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy suggested that the Tennessee Titans had a bounty on quarterback Peyton ...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  8. $132M for Calvin Johnson? Absolutely

    Kevin Seifert

    I learned long ago how to suppress resentment toward millionaire sports figures whose atmospheric salaries could, in some cases, feed a village of the world's citizens. It's pointless, it only leads to further angst and it's really nothing more than ...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  9. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Detroit Lions' 45-28 loss to the New Orleans Saints, here are three issues that merit further examination: The success of 2011 will bring the Lions a busy offseason and some difficult decisions. Coach Jim Schwartz has completed three y...

    Blog | January 08, 2012
  10. Time to hold Lions to a higher standard

    Kevin Seifert

    NEW ORLEANS -- Congratulations are in order for the Detroit Lions. Graduating from preschool is a momentous occasion for any young pup, and that is where I see the Lions now that their 2011 season is in the books. Saturday night's 45-28 loss to th...

    Blog | January 08, 2012
  11. BBAO: Wild-card weekend is here!

    Kevin Seifert

    NEW ORLEANS -- Good morning everyone. IT'S GAME DAY. OK, got that one out of the way. In about nine hours or so, the Superdome will be rocking as the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions play for the opportunity to move to the divisional rou...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  12. Lions-Saints: Penalties and success

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions this season have provided anecdotal evidence of what has long been asserted through statistical analysis: Penalty totals don't necessarily correlate with winning percentage. The Lions ranked third in the NFL this season in accept...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  13. Lions-Saints: How to win a shootout

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm charging my laptop batteries, packing extra notebooks, carbo-loading and hydrating. I hope you are as well. In three days, the Detroit Lions will visit the Superdome for what could go down as one of the wildest playoff games in recent NFL history...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  14. Lions-Saints: Louis Delmas should play

    Kevin Seifert

    Not a moment too soon, the Detroit Lions appear on track to regain the services of a core defensive player. Safety Louis Delmas, a Pro Bowl alternate who has missed five consecutive games because of a sprained knee, practiced Tuesday and seems lik...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  15. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Detroit Lions' 45-41 loss to the Green Bay Packers, here are three issues that merit further examination: Professional athletes and coaches often take great pleasure in pointing out the "critics" who "didn't think we had a chance" to wi...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  16. Have at It: Schwartz or McCarthy for COY?

    Kevin Seifert

    When ESPN.com assigned 2011 preseason predictions last summer, I chose the Green Bay Packers to win the NFC North and Super Bowl XLVI, the Detroit Lions to clinch a wild-card playoff berth and Jim Schwartz as the NFL's coach of the year. I now pla...

    Blog | December 28, 2011