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  1. BBAO: 'Every play felt like a fourth down'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: This MMQB.com piece from retired NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels is notable in a number of ways, among them his revelation that teammate Brett Favre said he "choked" at the end of the 2009 NFC Championship Game betwee...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  2. Packers-Bears II: A sharp turn in the rivalry

    Kevin Seifert

    When the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers met in the 2010 NFC Championship Game, we noted how professional and cordial their rivalry was. Their fans might hate each other, but the teams themselves rarely crossed into trash-talk and never engaged i...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  3. Will NFLPA 'protect' targeted players?

    Kevin Seifert

    In March, two Minnesota Vikings players -- punter Chris Kluwe and center John Sullivan -- called for the NFL to suspend New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma for his role in the Saints' bounty program prior to the 2009 NFC Championship Game. A...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  4. Did Saints target Aaron Rodgers in Week 1?

    Kevin Seifert

    In the week since the NFL revealed the New Orleans Saints' three-year bounty program for knocking out opposing players, the 2009 NFC Championship Game has received the vast amount of attention. The beating Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre ab...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  5. BBAO: Brady Poppinga sounds off

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: A day after former New Orleans Saints defensive linemen Anthony Hargrove denied he was motivated by a bounty in the 2009 NFC Championship Game, a former Green Bay Packers linebacker has spoken out strongly against th...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  6. Theories on the Packers' breakdown

    Kevin Seifert

    As you read this, Green Bay Packers players are scattering around the country, having vacated Lambeau Field weeks earlier than anyone expected. Instead of game-planning for the NFC Championship Game, coaches are reviewing the season and in some cases...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  7. 'Madden 12': Epicenter of Gamenity?*

    Kevin Seifert

    If the NFC Championship Game put us at the Epicenter of Humanity, where would an All-NFC North finals of the "Madden NFL 12" tournament leave us? You have a week to figure that one out. (I'm going with "Epicenter of Gamenity" for now.) The semifin...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  8. XLV: Charles Woodson emerges as leader

    Kevin Seifert

    Moments after the Green Bay Packers clinched the NFC Championship Game last Sunday, it was time for someone to step forward and provide some postgame words in the locker room. The identity of that person was revealing. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  9. The house that Ted Thompson built

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- As he always does, the man with the white mane sat stoically in his press box seat. Believe me, I checked. Every time the Green Bay Packers' rookie nickelback made a play, I stole a glance down the aisle. Ted Thompson was unmoved. There...

    Blog | January 23, 2011
  10. Fair or not, a defining day for Jay Cutler

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Cyberspace buzzed Sunday with talk of the single-worst thing you can say about a player in a team sport. Did Jay Cutler quit on his Chicago Bears teammates in Sunday's NFC Championship Game? Moments after the game, I suggested we tab...

    Blog | January 23, 2011
  11. Rapid Reaction: Packers 21, Bears 14

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- A few thoughts on an NFC Championship Game that got pretty interesting in the second half: What it means: The Green Bay Packers became only the second No. 6 seed ever to advance to the Super Bowl, where they will take on either the Pitt...

    Blog | January 23, 2011
  12. Packers are 30 minutes from the Super Bowl

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- We're doing most of our chatting over on ESPN.com's Countdown Live, but I have a few thoughts to pass along here at halftime of the NFC Championship Game: First, a stunning statistic on the Green Bay Packers, courtesy Tom Pelissero of ...

    Blog | January 23, 2011
  13. Packers left tackle Chad Clifton sidelined*

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Just jumping over from our in-game Countdown Live chat to let you know that the Green Bay Packers played their second series without left tackle Chad Clifton, who left with a neck stinger. His return is questionable. Second-year player ...

    Blog | January 23, 2011
  14. Packers gameday deactivations

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- We don't yet have the Chicago Bears' gameday roster decisions, but the Green Bay Packers were prompt this morning. Safety Atari Bigby is active and so is offensive lineman Jason Spitz. Cornerback Pat Lee is inactive, meaning he isn't a ...

    Blog | January 23, 2011
  15. BBAO: LET'S DO THIS

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: CHICAGO -- IT'S HERE. WE MADE IT. NO MORE TIME FOR TALK. NO NEED TO DEBATE. THE DAY HAS COME TO PLAY THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. GREEN BAY PACKERS. CHICAGO BEARS. LET'S DO THIS. Sorry, my caps ...

    Blog | January 23, 2011
  16. Epicenter of Humanity: Field is 'good'

    Kevin Seifert

    After a week's worth of discussion about the playing surface at Soldier Field, the NFL felt compelled to weigh in as we head into the final 24 hours before the NFC Championship Game. Here is what league spokesman Greg Aiello said via Twitter: Gam...

    Blog | January 22, 2011