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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. 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
  12. 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
  13. Rapid Reaction: Packers 48, Falcons 21

    Kevin Seifert

    ATLANTA -- A few thoughts after the Green Bay Packers dismantled the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome: What it means: The Packers earned a spot in the NFC Championship Game, which we be played either at Soldier Field or Qwest Field -...

    Blog | January 15, 2011
  14. Return to Atlanta: Disrupting Ryan

    Kevin Seifert

    In their Week 12 meeting at the Georgia Dome, the Green Bay Packers held the Atlanta Falcons well below their season averages in points (20), yards (294) and first downs (19). Packed within the game, however, was a revealing strategy that directly im...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  15. Quick Take: Packers at Falcons

    Kevin Seifert

    Three things to know about Saturday night's Green Bay Packers-Atlanta Falcons divisional-round playoff game at the Georgia Dome: 1. The Packers have been eagerly looking forward to a postseason rematch with the Falcons after a close and highly ent...

    Blog | January 09, 2011
  16. Dirty Laundry: Return of the soap box

    Kevin Seifert

    It would be easy to criticize Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy for not challenging a fourth-down reception in the second quarter of last Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Referee Peter Morelli's crew credited Falcons tight end Tony Gon...

    Blog | December 01, 2010