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  1. Wrap-up: Falcons 31, Lions 18

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on Saturday night's events at Ford Field: What it means: We've already discussed receiver Calvin Johnson's history-making evening. For a moment, at least, it allowed the Detroit Lions to forget they were in the midst of losing their...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  2. Phil Emery: Bears find their Ted Thompson

    Kevin Seifert

    In retrospect, the Chicago Bears' 25-day search for a general manager played out exactly as they said it would. Team president Ted Phillips made clear he wasn't looking to turn the organization upside down after firing Jerry Angelo on Jan. 3. No, as ...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  3. Dirty Laundry: Judgment in roughing calls

    Kevin Seifert

    Some officiating calls are as direct and objective as they can be. A receiver steps out of bounds. A defender grabs a facemask. A running back's knee touches the ground. Many, however, are subjective and require officials to match the action with ...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  4. NFC North Stock Watch

    Kevin Seifert

    FALLING 1. Patience of Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions defensive tackle: Suh forcefully and emotionally defended himself Monday against allegations of what would have been some sketchy trash talk by the Atlanta Falcons. Suh vehemently denied he calle...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  5. Suh: Ryan injury was 'karma' for Falcons

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier Monday, we noted that two Atlanta Falcons players made some serious and specific allegations of taunting and unsportsmanlike conduct by the Detroit Lions, taking place when quarterback Matt Ryan suffered a left ankle injury in Sunday's game a...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  6. Did Shaq Suh strike again?

    Kevin Seifert

    So here is what we know: With 10 minutes and 31 seconds remaining in the third quarter Sunday at Ford Field, Detroit Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson drove Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Will Svitek back into the pocket. Svitek stepped on q...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  7. NFC North QBR update: Week 6

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's make our weekly comparison between the Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) and passer rating of each NFC North quarterback. In some cases, it can give us a deeper insight into how each quarterback performed. At the bottom of this post is a cumulativ...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  8. Free Head Exam: Green Bay Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Green Bay Packers' 25-14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, here are three issues that merit further examination: We more or less crowned quarterback Aaron Rodgers the league MVP in last week's edition of this post, so it would be hard t...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  9. Wrap-up: Packers 25, Falcons 14

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on the Green Bay Packers' comeback 25-14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons: What it means: The Packers improved to an NFL-best 5-0 after their most impressive performance of the season. The Packers also extended their winning streak ...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  10. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Ford Field debut: Unless you count last year's rescheduled game between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, Monday night will mark the first prime-time regular-season game in the history of Ford Field...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  11. Donovan McNabb as (expensive) insurance

    Kevin Seifert

    OK. Here goes. I reacted forcefully Tuesday upon hearing news I honestly never expected. Never did I think the Minnesota Vikings would draft a quarterback No. 12 overall, declare him their Matt Ryan/Joe Flacco -- i.e., an instant starter on a vete...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  12. Have at It: Top RB tandems

    Kevin Seifert

    I inadvertently left this week's "Have at It" topic a little vague, but I like where you guys and gals took it. In addressing which NFC North tailback combination would finish the 2011 season with the most combined yards, most of you included receivi...

    Blog | June 25, 2011
  13. Assessing the merits of Lions Fever

    Kevin Seifert

    The coach of the Super Bowl champions notes the Detroit Lions are "definitely a football team that the rest of the NFL needs to be aware of." The Lions use their top three draft picks on exciting playmakers who each add to a roster strength. A ...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  14. Rodgers can't hurdle conventional wisdom

    Kevin Seifert

    You might have forgotten amid the NFL's labor chaos, but on a much quieter day last week I asked you for some help in this week's installment of the ESPN.com offseason positional Power Rankings. Namely: Where should I rank quarterback Aaron Rodgers, ...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  15. Blog Network mock: Hello, Andy Dalton

    Kevin Seifert

    I was in favor of including trades in ESPN.com's third annual Blog Network mock draft, but the consensus was they would further cloud the muddy snapshot we already have of this draft. After all, with three days remaining until the first round begins,...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  16. Myth and reality with Cam Newton

    Kevin Seifert

    I've watched as the Cam Newton conversation has escalated and, most would say, devolved into personal attacks and accusations of racism. There's no doubt that any team deciding whether to draft the Auburn quarterback, including the Minnesota Vikings,...

    Blog | April 01, 2011