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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. NFC North Pro Bowl analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Perfect sense: Julius Peppers is tied for No. 24 in the NFL with eight sacks, but he has unquestionably altered the Chicago Bears' defense. For most of the season, the Bears have had the NFL's best defense when rushing four or fewer linemen -- a dire...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  8. Have at It: Two great matchups

    Kevin Seifert

    A few of you were thrown off by this week's "Have at It" topic. "Interesting blog post," wrote jerichotfx. "But what does this have to do with Brett Favre and Jenn Sterger?" Touche'. We set out to discuss this weekend's level of difficulty f...

    Blog | November 27, 2010
  9. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 12: Atlanta's barrier: It's well-known that Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is 18-1 at home in his career. But no matter where he plays, the Falcons always protect him. They've allowed 15 sacks this seaso...

    Blog | November 26, 2010
  10. Have at It: Sunday's degree of difficulty

    Kevin Seifert

    We've spent some time lately discussing the Chicago Bears' difficult schedule over the final two months of the season. But for one weekend, at least, it's no tougher than what the Green Bay Packers are facing. That idea was the impetus for Sam's q...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  11. BBAO: Ranking elite QBs

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: John Clayton's list of elite NFC quarterbacks includes two from our Air and Space division. Here's the full list: Drew Brees, New Orleans Brett Favre, Minnesota Donovan McNabb, Washington Eli Manning, New York...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  12. Explaining a certain power ranking

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert First, a pre-emptive word about my highly controversial decision to slot Atlanta at No. 5 in ESPN.com's weekly power rankings -- 10 spots higher than their final destination. Yes, it's true: I had the Falcons ranked...

    Blog | October 14, 2008
  13. It could be A LOT worse

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert ATLANTA -- The Chicago Bears just walked off the field at halftime trailing 9-3. They should feel fortunate the deficit isn't any worse. The Falcons offense has rolled up 198 yards, and quarterback Matt Ryan is carv...

    Blog | October 12, 2008
  14. Bears survive first quarter

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert ATLANTA -- For the most part, the Chicago Bears have minimized a strong early push from the Atlanta Falcons. As ESPN Research noted last week, the Falcons opened up their previous two home games on fire -- outscorin...

    Blog | October 12, 2008
  15. Black and Blue all over: Marinelli, Ford meet

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert NFL head coaches meet and speak frequently with their team owners, but the discussions take on more public meaning when the team is 0-4 -- and heading to 0-and-who-knows. So it was newsworthy this week to learn that...

    Blog | October 09, 2008
  16. These eight rookies are on the fast track to NFL success

    Kevin Seifert

    The early returns are in, and these eight rookies have jumped to the head of the of the class.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2008