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  1. Eight in the Box: NFC North camp issues

    Kevin Seifert

    What are the three key camp issues facing each NFC North team? CHICAGO BEARS Offense: Kyle Long's readiness The Bears drafted Long in the first round to help an offensive line that has struggled for years to protect quarterback Jay Cutler. Lon...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  2. BBAO: Bears to retire Da Number 89

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Thursday, we broached the topic of whether the Chicago Bears would retire the number of middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. As it turns out, the team is dealing with a backlog on that issue. Almost a half-century af...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  3. BBAO: Ayanbadejo repping '06 Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Brendon Ayanbadejo has received national attention for his stance on same-sex marriage and the New England Patriots, among other issues. Chicago Bears fans, of course, remember when he was a two-time Pro Bowl selecti...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  4. BBAO: Moving into offseason mode

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good Monday morning to all of you. I snuck out the back door late last week after the Chicago Bears completed their coaching search, hiring Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith after a 2 1/2-week search. All is well....

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  5. BBAO: Jordy Nelson's status in question

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Although the Minnesota Vikings' and Green Bay Packers' weekly routines have moved up one day because of a Saturday night kickoff, their formal injury reports remain on the usual NFL schedule. As a result, Packers coa...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  6. It appears Jim Schwartz is safe

    Kevin Seifert

    At about the same time the Chicago Bears were firing coach Lovie Smith, another NFC North coach was in the midst of his annual season-ending news conference. Stranger things have happened, but it's fair to make a couple of educated guesses after Detr...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  7. BBAO: Charting our next course

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning to you on the first day of the offseason for half of our division. It's the first day of the postseason for the other half. On the blog, we're full steam ahead. I'm planning to churn out one last four...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  8. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge on Week 17: Tough task: Excitement has been at a season high in the upper Midwest, where a Minnesota Vikings victory against the rival Green Bay Packers would clinch a playoff berth. (The Vikings can also clinch with loss...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  9. BBAO: Matthew Stafford nears two records

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As we noted earlier in the week, the Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford is 305 yards away from becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to produce back-to-back 5,000-yard seasons. (New Orleans Saints quarterback Dr...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  10. BBAO: Bears rooting for Packers!!!

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: So the stage is set for a wild conclusion to the 2012 season here in the NFC North. We know that the Green Bay Packers are still competing for a first-round playoff bye. The Minnesota Vikings have been handed a wi...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  11. Solved: Mystery of Jim Schwartz's contract

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN's Adam Schefter has solved one of the NFC North's biggest mysteries: The duration of Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz's contract. As you might remember, the Lions did not announce any terms of the contract extension Schwartz signed last June....

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  12. BBAO: Adieu for Greg Jennings?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Greg Jennings' declaration Tuesday that he likely will play elsewhere in 2012 meshes with the sense we've had throughout the season, as soon as Randall Cobb began to emerge as a big-time receiver when Jennings was si...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  13. What next for Bears? Playoffs? Rebuild?

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- After losing five of their past six games, the Chicago Bears no longer hold their playoff destiny in their hands. They'll need some help to reach the postseason after a 21-13 loss Sunday to the Green Bay Packers, but the bigger question is...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  14. BBAO: 'Defining moment' for Ponder

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Sorry about the delay, folks. Technical problems in cyberspace. One of the more frequent long-term questions in the NFC North is whether Christian Ponder will be the Minnesota Vikings' unquestioned starting quarte...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  15. BBAO: Twitter chat coming Thursday

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As I alluded to Tuesday, we're planning a second opportunity for live chat-like interaction this week considering the magnitude of Sunday's game at Soldier Field. We hit the SportsNation crowd Tuesday. On Thursday...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  16. BBAO: Re-setting NFC playoff seedings

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's amazing how much happened Sunday between about 3:45 p.m. ET and 4:30 p.m. ET. In that window, the Green Bay Packers cemented a 23-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, their sixth victory ...

    Blog | December 03, 2012