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  1. Rewind'12: Kyle Rudolph's Pro Bowl MVP

    Kevin Seifert

    (Another in a series of posts circling back on the 2012 season and some of our preseason themes.) Kyle Rudolph's turn as the Pro Bowl MVP served as a reminder that the Minnesota Vikings have an exceptional tight end whose 2012 season went largely ...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  2. Bears coaching search: Casting a wide net

    Kevin Seifert

    After a wild 24 hours of news, action and quarterback intrigue for the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, let's catch up on the Chicago Bears' coaching search as it enters its second week. What stands out is how wide the Bears' net is. ESPN'...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  3. NFL Week 17 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    The holiday week pushed ESPN.com's Week 17 Power Rankings up one day to Monday. Let's see how the NFC North fared: 4. Green Bay Packers Trending: Up two after a 55-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Comment: The Packers are peaking at the end ...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  4. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 16: Oasis in desert? The Chicago Bears have lost five of their past six games and probably need to win their final two in order to reach the playoffs. Otherwise, they will become the second team since 1990 -- a...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  5. NFC North Week 16 programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    Where to go? What to do? Follow the Green Bay Packers' pursuit of home-field advantage in the playoffs? Witness the Chicago Bears' attempt to end a 1-5 slump and remain in the playoff hunt? Join Adrian Peterson's chase of the NFL's single-se...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  6. NFC playoff standings through Week 12

    Kevin Seifert

    As you know, ESPN.com has brought back its Playoff Machine to provide playoff seedings based on future results. The most important piece of the puzzle, of course, is the ESPN.com playoff standings that displays conference seeding on a weekly basis. ...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  7. Adrian Peterson: Best ACL recovery ever?

    Kevin Seifert

    Six years ago, I spent some time with Adrian Peterson while working on a profile for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Our conversation turned to his career goals, and a relatively lighthearted conversation grew serious. If he were an actor, I would g...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  8. Tough schedules for Lions, Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    Strength of schedule, the combined winning percentage of future opponents, is the most relative statistic imaginable -- especially in the first half of an NFL season. It changes weekly, the numbers fluctuate wildly and it serves only as an estimate o...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  9. NFL Week 3 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    At 1-1, no NFC North team is completely satisfied with its start to the 2012 season. All told, however, none of them should have much argument with their status in ESPN.com's Week 3 Power Rankings. Three of our teams are still ranked among the top 13...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  10. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 1: History-making: The Green Bay Packers have a nine-game winning streak against the San Francisco 49ers, who haven't defeated the Packers in the regular season since Nov. 4, 1990. (They did knock the Packers o...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  11. On Christian Ponder's preseason snap total

    Kevin Seifert

    John of Belleville, Ill., asks a fair question that allows for two important points. Wrote John: "Why do rebuilding teams (like the Minnesota Vikings) want to hold out their starters for the final preseason game? In my opinion, with the new CBA li...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  12. Counters to NFL passing games? Elusive

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Tomlin's smile slipped into a smirk. During breakfast at the NFL owners meeting, we were discussing the league's inexorable shift toward the passing game. A longtime defensive assistant before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007, Tomlin refu...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  13. Top NFC North playoff moments

    Kevin Seifert

    While we were scrambling with a newsy week, ESPN.com produced the kind of project that would normally give us ample fodder during the dog days of June. Experts from around the company ranked the top 25 playoff performances in each sport, and the NFL ...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  14. NFL Any Era: Jared Allen

    Kevin Seifert

    Jared Allen's eyes lit up last month upon learning that 20 Hall of Fame players had named him to ESPN.com's Any Era team, comprised of current players whose skills and mentality would have made them a success at any point in football history. "Wow...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  15. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge on Week 17: Lambeau Field rematch: The season's first game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions was a tense, physical and emotionally-charged Thanksgiving Day affair that included two ejections and eventually e...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  16. Post-holiday Sunday afternoon reset

    Kevin Seifert

    Good afternoon and Happy Holidays once again to everyone. I'm on my way to Green Bay for Sunday night's prime-time matchup at Lambeau Field. In the interim, let's hit the reset button and get everyone up to date. We've acknowledged the Detroit Li...

    Blog | December 25, 2011