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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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  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. Black and Blue all over: Cutler in the red zone

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Still shaking my head Monday morning over Chicago's loss at Atlanta. It just seemed like a classic coulda-shoulda-woulda game. If the Bears had simply gotten three points in each of their three failed trips to th...

    Blog | October 19, 2009
  13. Vetting quarterbacks as No. 1 overall picks

    Kevin Seifert

    Joe Robbins/Getty Images Matthew Stafford is the top-rated QB prospect in the draft and the Lions need a franchise quarterback, but that doesn't mean Stafford is the best choice for Detroit. Posted...

    Blog | April 15, 2009
  14. Combine will put Lions in focus

    Kevin Seifert

    Getty Images Will the Detroit Lions choose Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford (left) or Alabama tackle Andre Smith with the No. 1 pick? Or could it be someone else? Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Sei...

    Blog | February 17, 2009
  15. Breakdown: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Atlanta 34, Detroit 21 We arrived in lovely Appleton, Wis., in time this afternoon to watch all of the Detroit Lions' opener at a local establishment -- Diet Cokes only. The Lions were hoping to improve their run de...

    Blog | September 08, 2008
  16. Black and Blue all over: Brohm's predicament

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Brian Brohm took it like a man. Entering the NFL draft, Brohm was considered a polished passer and a quick study. Those attributes made him perfect for the Green Bay Packers, who needed a player ready to step into t...

    Blog | September 02, 2008