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  1. Rapid Reaction: Packers 24, Vikings 10

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A few thoughts about Saturday's events at Lambeau Field: What it means: The Green Bay Packers advanced to the division round of the NFC playoffs, winning a home playoff game for just the third time in their past seven attempts. ...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  2. Rapid Reaction: Packers 35, Bears 21

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Some thoughts on a rare blowout between NFC North rivals: What it means: The Green Bay Packers improved to 14-1, setting a franchise record for victories in a season and clinching home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs...

    Blog | December 25, 2011
  3. NFC's No. 1 seed still in play

    Kevin Seifert

    Before we close out the night here on Christmas Eve, let's set up the implications for Sunday night's game at Lambeau Field. The San Francisco 49ers' victory over the Seattle Seawhawks moments ago means the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs remains in p...

    Blog | December 24, 2011
  4. BBAO: Would Bears really help Packers?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As we noted Tuesday night, the Chicago Bears clinched at least the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs after the Minnesota Vikings' upset of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Bears are still in play for the No. 1 seed, but tho...

    Blog | December 29, 2010
  5. The Bears and the No. 1 seed

    Kevin Seifert

    Some of you have asked if the Chicago Bears could earn the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs and thus have home-field advantage through the NFC Championship Game. The answer, courtesy ESPN Stats & Information, is yes -- if six games over the next tw...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  6. Vikings would win tiebreaker with Saints

    Kevin Seifert

    Jim, Randal and Peter all made an excellent point via the mailbag, one I wish I had thought of earlier. Everyone interested in home-field advantage for the NFC playoffs should know this: Minnesota will win the tiebreaker with New Orleans if those tea...

    Blog | December 02, 2009
  7. NFC North: Four winning teams in 2013?

    Kevin Seifert

    In his most recent ESPN.com mailbag, John Clayton broached the possibility of having four playoff contenders in the NFC North. It's a reasonable consideration when you recall that three of our teams achieved double-digit victory totals last season...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  8. Mark Schlereth: NFC playoff predictions

    Kevin Seifert

    As part of his ESPN playoff prediction series, NFL analyst Mark Schlereth offers his take on the 2013 fate of the NFC North's 2012 playoff teams. Are the Green Bay Packers headed back to the postseason? Are the Minnesota Vikings? I'll tell you tha...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  9. Super Bowl XLVII pick: Gold rush

    Kevin Seifert

    I don't pick NFC North games during the regular season or the playoffs, to the chagrin of those who seek more buffoonery than I already provide to be used against me. But the entire ESPN/ESPN.com crew submitted picks for Super Bowl XLVII, so I had li...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  10. 2013 NFL draft order: Packers at No. 26

    Kevin Seifert

    Thanks to NFC West blogger Mike Sando for passing along this chart of as much of the 2013 draft order as we can get at the moment, with four teams remaining in postseason play. As you can see, the NFC North has the No. 5, the No. 20, the No. 23 and t...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  11. BBAO: The offseason arrives (for everyone)

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: And, just like that, the 2012 season is over in the NFC North. Three of our teams finished with double-digit victories. Two qualified for the playoffs. Now, after Saturday night's events at Candlestick Park, everyone...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  12. Divisional round programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    It's about time to take this show out west. The San Francisco 49ers will be at Candlestick Park on Saturday evening, awaiting the Green Bay Packers for a divisional-round playoff matchup. My guess is that NFC West blogger Mike Sando is already wai...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  13. Packers-49ers II: Aaron Rodgers on the road

    Kevin Seifert

    As we get inch closer to Saturday night's divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park, it's become quite clear that NFC West blogger Mike Sando is on a mission to equate San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick with the Green Bay Packers' Aar...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  14. Wild-card playoff programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    OK gang. The time has come to ship off across the frozen plains, get myself to Green Bay and begin final preparations for Saturday night's NFC North-exclusive wild-card playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers. I'll check i...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  15. Final NFC playoff standings*

    Kevin Seifert

    So there it is. Three months after it occurred, the "Fail Mary" deposited one ripple in the NFC playoff seeding: It cost the Green Bay Packers a first-round bye in the 2012 playoffs. You know the drill in this post. We've been tracking the pote...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Vikings 37, Packers 34

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts from one of the best NFC North football games we've seen in recent memory: What it means: The Minnesota Vikings qualified for the playoffs by winning their fourth consecutive regular-season game. They beat the Green B...

    Blog | December 30, 2012