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  1. BBAO: Lions' David Akers is back

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: There was never a kicking controversy in Detroit, not as long as veteran David Akers could demonstrate he had moved past an injury-plagued 2012 season for the San Francisco 49ers. That moment appeared to take place M...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  2. Back to drawing board for Lions' run game

    Kevin Seifert

    In Week 2, the Detroit Lions' running game wasn't good enough to exploit a San Francisco 49ers that was aligned dramatically to stop the pass. Things got only incrementally better upon Mikel Leshoure's debut in Week 3, and as a result, it's worth not...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  3. BBAO: Down the stretch they come ...

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: DETROIT -- Well, lookie what we have here. The Green Bay Packers' winning streak, extended to five games by Sunday's 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions, has pulled them within a half-game of the NFC North-leadin...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  4. Wrap-up: Vikings 20, Lions 13

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on Minnesota's 20-13 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Ford Field: What it means: The Minnesota Vikings are 3-1 and in sole possession of first place in the NFC North, pending the Chicago Bears' outcome Monday night at the...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  5. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge on Week 4: The Goodell Bowl: That's how I'm referring to Sunday's game at Lambeau Field, which pits two teams that have felt aggrieved by the policies of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The New Orleans Saints are 0-3 afte...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  6. NFL Week 4 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    It doesn't matter how crazy things are here on the NFC North blog. It's Tuesday, and that means ESPN.com is power ranking away. Let's take a look at how NFC North teams fared this week: 7. Green Bay Packers Trending: Down three spots after a 12-7...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  7. BBAO: At least $150 million in bets shifted

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning, everyone. And really, it is a good one. The NFL has been exposed for the fraud it tried to pull over its players, coaches, executives, fans, advertisers and partners. The tipping point has arrived, I ha...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  8. NFC North Week 3 Quarterback Report

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a closer look at the performances of three NFC North quarterbacks over the weekend. Remember, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn't play until Monday night at the Seattle Seahawks. I'll account for his performance Tuesday in ...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  9. BBAO: Matthew Stafford set for MRI

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over. (We're also on Facebook and Twitter.) Most of the immediate attention after the Detroit Lions' 44-41 loss Sunday to the Tennessee Titans focused on the botched final play. We discussed the Lions' options in some d...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  10. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 3: Running aground: The Minnesota Vikings' punchless offense is going to have a tough time functioning against the San Francisco 49ers' physical, fast and sure-tackling defense. Receiver/running back Percy Harv...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  11. Inside Slant: Needless risk to Stafford

    Kevin Seifert

    I took the role of Tom Coughlin in this week's Inside Slant podcast, while partner Mike Sando got all revolutionary in the Greg Schiano sense of the word. Our wide-ranging discussion not only hit the concept of NFL protocol, but it also included how...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  12. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Detroit Lions' 27-19 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, here are three issues that merit further examination: Quarterback Matthew Stafford threw 16 interceptions in 663 pass attempts last season. Nine of those interceptions came during a ...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  13. Lions did best to minimize the mismatch

    Kevin Seifert

    SAN FRANCISCO -- I know what you're thinking, at least some of you. You want to know why a team with the best receiver in football would run almost as many times as they passed in a nationally televised game against one of the NFL's best teams. If th...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  14. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about (what's left of) Week 2: It's been a while: The Detroit Lions haven't won at the San Francisco 49ers since 1975, having lost 10 consecutive games at Candlestick Park. Overall, the 49ers have won 13 of the teams' pas...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  15. BBAO: Packers secondary still unsettled

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It appears the Green Bay Packers are taking their training camp competition at right cornerback, as well as nickel safety, down to the wire. Reports from Green Bay suggest that the candidates for both spots haven't b...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  16. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    I tried to address the timeliest of your mailbag submissions during the week, and most of the others will be moot once the NFL opens its free agent market in a few days. But there are a few other topics of interest so let's hit them while we have a m...

    Blog | March 10, 2012