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  1. Career finale for Randy Moss, Matt Birk?

    Kevin Seifert

    Two weeks ago, we noted that one member of the Minnesota Vikings' 1998 draft class would be a first-time Super Bowl champion Sunday night. That player turned out to be center Matt Birk, whose Baltimore Ravens held on for a 34-31 victory over receiver...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  2. Randy Moss and Matt Birk move on

    Kevin Seifert

    NFC West colleague Mike Sando is an avid reader of the NFC North blog, and so naturally he noticed last week's post on two 1998 Minnesota Vikings draft picks -- receiver Randy Moss and center Matt Birk -- who will appear for opposite teams in Super B...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  3. BBAO: Jim Washburn's role with Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Detroit Lions' decision to hire respected veteran coach Jim Washburn, confirmed this week by coach Jim Schwartz, is a creative way to adjust their defensive coaching staff without firing anyone. The Lions have...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  4. Randy Moss or Matt Birk will win SB XLVII

    Kevin Seifert

    As the opponents in Super Bowl XLVII took shape Sunday, it wasn't difficult for an NFC North blogger to envision a long-ago time when one of the most prominent veterans on each team held polar corners of the Minnesota Vikings' locker room. In 1998...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  5. CampTour'12: Guessing on J'Marcus Webb

    Kevin Seifert

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- In this era of the NFL, most training camp competitions can be placed into one of two categories. Sometimes the winner can be preordained, either by a player's status or a coach's preference. Other times, a camp battle is an admi...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  6. BBAO: Pro Bowl changes coming

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: On the morning of Super Bowl XLVI, someone finally got around to asking NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the quality of the Jan. 29 Pro Bowl, which Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers brought attention to...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  7. Don't be shocked by pain-killer revelations

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher somewhat randomly fell into this week's news cycle via an HBO interview he did on the use of Toradol, a pain-killer. Urlacher admitted he has used Toradol, a legal and non-addicting injection, to mask pain so h...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  8. ChatWrap: Lions priorities and Vikings QBs

    Kevin Seifert

    Better late than never, let's take a moment to reflect on the highlights of Tuesday's SportsNation chat. I was too caught up in a whole lot of nothing this week to circle back on our chat, but you brought forth a number of interesting topics to conti...

    Blog | May 07, 2011
  9. Tice arrives in the 'tough-guy town'

    Kevin Seifert

    Here's a Mike Tice story that will tell Chicago fans all they need to know, for better and worse, about their new offensive line coach. Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images Mike Tice is back in the NFC North as Bears' offensive line coach.In the ...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  10. Black and Blue all over: Rodgers' response

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert We spent plenty of time last week discussing the issue of how long Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers holds the ball. So before putting a ribbon on that story and shipping it out, let's give Rodgers a chance to ...

    Blog | October 15, 2009
  11. Camp '09: In the Pressure Cooker

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Minnesota players are attending training camp meetings as we speak (or, at least, write). Green Bay's players are moving into their dorm rooms, Chicago's are heading down I-57 and Detroit's will star...

    Blog | July 30, 2009
  12. Continuing the all-decade rollout: Offense

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Make sure you check out the second installment of's all-decade team here. Tuesday's post revolves around the offensive team, which includes two NFC North representatives. (Hey, it's progress...

    Blog | June 23, 2009
  13. The Replacements: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Tait Williams A look at the key loss and his replacement for each team in the division: Chicago Bears Who's out: John Ta...

    Blog | June 19, 2009
  14. Around the NFC North: Cutler's 'IFO'

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by staff Chicago Bears Jay Cutler took the field for the first time Wednesday and he left many talking about his "Identified Flying Object." ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson writes that Corey Graham practicing at safety ...

    Blog | May 21, 2009
  15. Weekend Mailbag: Part I

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Thank for you Friday submissions to the mailbag, which allowed us to spice things up with a better variety of topics. Let's get to it. As always, look for Part II soon, possibly as early as Sunday. Matt of M...

    Blog | May 09, 2009
  16. Taking a second look at the NFC North draft

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Sorry. I'm not going to dish out draft grades. Don't like 'em. Rarely look at 'em. Seems like a waste of time to slap an overall grade on a body of work that won't be reconciled for at least ...

    Blog | April 28, 2009