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  1. Eight in the box: RB status check

    Kevin Seifert

    How does each NFC North team look at running back, and what still needs to be done? Chicago Bears: If you were drawing up plans for an experienced but diverse backfield, you could do a lot worse than modeling after the Bears. Starter Matt Forte is...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  2. Receiving opportunities for Forte, Bush

    Kevin Seifert

    Reggie Bush's appearance Friday morning on the NFL Network reinforced what should be a fun 2013 trend in at least two sectors of the NFC North: Running backs catching passes. Lots of them. How many? Well, we can say this: We have two connections t...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  3. Quick hits: The week that was

    Kevin Seifert

    In quick-hitting fashion, let's roll through the news items that occurred during our quiet time last week: Item: An NFL investigation revealed Friday that the New Orleans Saints ran a bounty program to reward hits on opposing players. Among other ...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  4. BBAO: Back, ready for franchise (tag) day

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Well hello there. I missed more than I thought I would last week, but not so much that we can't dig ourselves out. Let's see. The Chicago Bears placed the franchise tag on tailback Matt Forte, the Minnesota Vikings t...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  5. BBAO: The James Starks dilemma

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Green Bay Packers will play at least four, and potentially six, consecutive games outdoors on grass fields in cold-weather locales. That means it's time to get their running game in order. But just as they hit th...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  6. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge on Week 13: Closing in: The Green Bay Packers have a great chance to clinch a playoff spot Sunday, regardless of what happens in their game at the New York Giants. (It can happen with a Packers victory, or a loss by one o...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  7. BBAO: Gloves gone for Matthew Stafford

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It's official. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford won't be wearing his infamous gloves Sunday night when the Lions play at the New Orleans Saints. Chris McCosky of the Detroit News includes that information i...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  8. BBAO: Playoff scenarios and draft position

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Sunday's action brought us two important turns here in the NFC North. First, the Detroit Lions took a hit in the NFC playoff standings and would not qualify if the season ended today. Second, the Minnesota Vikings...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  9. Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Chicago Bears' 30-13 loss Sunday to the New Orleans Saints, here are three issues that merit further examination: A series of injuries made it difficult to judge the Bears in several areas Sunday. At the top of the list was the offens...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  10. BBAO: A pair of 2-0 teams

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There are three undefeated teams in the NFC as of Monday morning. Two of them reside in the NFC North. Yessir. The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions join the Washington Redskins as the only 2-0 teams in the c...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  11. Air and Space: Jay Cutler's screen passes

    Kevin Seifert

    You might have heard that 2011 is the Year of the Quarterback on all ESPN platforms. Longtime blog readers know the NFC North has been the division of quarterbacks for some time. We like to call it the "Air and Space" division, making a funny based o...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  12. BBAO: Bears' No. 1-seed hopes alive

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Hello there everyone. I'm finally re-connected after making the long trek back to NFC North blog headquarters. The trip spanned Monday night's thrilling game between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons, and le...

    Blog | December 28, 2010