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  1. #NFLRank: One NFC North player in 81-90

    Kevin Seifert

    Only one NFC North player was among the 20 new players added Tuesday to ESPN.com's #NFLRank project, which ranks the top 100 offensive and top 100 defensive players in the NFL. I'll continue pointing them out on the blog and will keep a running ta...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  2. BBAO: Lions' David Akers is back

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There was never a kicking controversy in Detroit, not as long as veteran David Akers could demonstrate he had moved past an injury-plagued 2012 season for the San Francisco 49ers. That moment appeared to take place M...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  3. #NFLRank: Four NFCN players in 100-91

    Kevin Seifert

    You might have noticed that ESPN.com debuted an ambitious project Monday to rank the top 100 offensive and top 100 defensive players in the NFL. I was one of the 63 staffers who submitted votes. Ten players in each category will be revealed over t...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  4. Preseason QB playing time in context

    Kevin Seifert

    We spent a bunch of time last week discussing preseason playing time for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, who got only two snaps in the preseason opener. Ponder played 25 snaps Friday night against the Buffalo, and thanks to NFC West c...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  5. Forbes: Lions continue losing money

    Kevin Seifert

    The projected value of NFC North teams rose between two and five percent in the past year, according to Forbes Magazine's latest franchise valuations. Here are a few points of context on an anomaly contained in the report. The Detroit Lions were t...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  6. ChatWrap: Lions' Nate Burleson

    Kevin Seifert

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson and I sat down for a live chat Wednesday afternoon, and in reading through the transcript a little while ago, I was reminded how many thoughtful and informative answers he provided. (I guess i...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  7. Jaws' QB rankings: Aaron Rodgers No. 1

    Kevin Seifert

    Ron Jaworski's placement of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers atop his annual rankings caused nary a ripple among you, at least based on what I could tell Monday via Twitter. (You're fired up about the decision to put the Baltimore Ravens' ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  8. Clayton on the NFC North's huge payrolls

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's John Clayton broached a rarely-discussed facet of NFL finances -- annual payroll -- and noted in his weekly mailbag that no division will pay out more cash to its players this season than the NFC North. Payroll figures are entirely separa...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  9. Jaws' QB rankings: Jay Cutler No. 14

    Kevin Seifert

    Clearly influenced by our preceding post on the crossroads nature of Jay Cutler's 2013 season, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski has dropped him out of the top 10 of his annual quarterback rankings. Cutler checks in this year at No. 14, six spots lower th...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  10. Assessing the 2009 draft: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the takeways from John Clayton's assessment of the ugly 2009 NFL draft: The NFC North performed less disastrously than most. As Clayton notes, only 60 of the players drafted that year remain with their original teams. Nearly 20 percent of t...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  11. BBAO: Chris Kluwe's last day with Vikings?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Conventional wisdom suggests Monday could be the day the Minnesota Vikings part ways with punter Chris Kluwe. As we've discussed, the Vikings made UCLA punter Jeff Locke their fifth-round draft pick last month. Te...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  12. 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
  13. BBAO: Day 1 reviews

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good mid-morning. Things got wild Thursday night in the NFC North, which welcomed a 3-D glasses-wearing pass-rusher, the son of a Hall of Fame defensive end, a trio of new Minnesota Vikings and a total of four lineme...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  14. Detroit Lions schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: The Detroit Lions' 4-12 season last year apparently has reduced their national appeal. Their schedule includes only one prime-time game, a home date on "Monday Night Football" in Week 15 against the Baltimore Ravens. Frankly, with the n...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  15. BBAO: Packers host RFA Steve McLendon

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Wednesday was a busy day for the Green Bay Packers, and not just because they made linebacker Clay Matthews one of the most highly-paid defensive players in the NFL. They also took the rare step of hosting a restrict...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  16. BBAO: 'Make or break' for Jay Cutler

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler began on-field work Tuesday with his fourth offensive coordinator in five years. The timing of this transition, however, is a bit more dramatic than the rest. As Michael C. Wri...

    Blog | April 17, 2013