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  1. Examining the biggest questions surrounding the impending NFL pla...

    Kevin Seifert

    Kevin Seifert identifies the 10 biggest issues facing the NFL's likely playoff expansion, including whether additional teams would dilute the postseason product.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
  2. NFL playoff expansion subject to collective bargaining

    Kevin Seifert

    Any expansion of the NFL playoffs would be subject to collective bargaining with the NFL Players Association, union executive George Atallah said Monday in a conference call.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  3. First look at the playoffs

    Kevin Seifert

    In the next few days, ESPN.com will bring back its popular and informative Playoff Machine, an interactive way to view NFL playoff scenarios based on future results. For now, however, we have the Playoff Predictor , an Insider-only feature that uses ...

    Blog | November 19, 2011
  4. Kellen Moore takes a big step

    Kevin Seifert

    You weren't alone last summer if you questioned whether Kellen Moore was an NFL-caliber quarterback, let alone if he deserved a spot on a Detroit Lions' roster that seemed primed for a playoff run. Backing the league's decision not to draft him, Moor...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  5. Colin Kaepernick's gift to the Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    Here's a development to pack away for Week 1 of the NFL regular season. We already know that the Green Bay Packers used "579" as their offseason mantra, reminding themselves every day how many yards they allowed in a 45-31 divisional playoff game ...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Packers-49ers II: Legacy of Aaron Rodgers

    Kevin Seifert

    On the eve of his fourth trip to the NFL playoffs, Aaron Rodgers sat down with broadcaster Bob Costas and obliged a big-picture conversation. The Green Bay Packers quarterback has started a Pro Bowl. He has won the league's MVP award and was the M...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  8. History of new starting QB in playoffs

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- We've already noted that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb will become the first quarterback in NFL history to start a postseason game after not attempting a single pass all season. Keith Hawkins of ESPN Stats & Information...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  9. 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
  10. By the bye: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing the Minnesota Vikings at their bye: Record: 6-4 10-game capsule: The Vikings have outpaced external expectations and are in the NFC playoff race. There have been some ups and downs, a not-unexpected development for a team with the NFL...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  11. Bears, Lions provide NFC North clarity

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- It's late and I'm loopy, so let's play a silly little game just for the heck of it. If the NFL season ended Monday night, three NFC North teams would be playoff bound. The fourth would own a top-10 draft choice. Commissioner Roger Goode...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  12. Bears Fever has overtaken Lions Fever

    Kevin Seifert

    As you might have noticed, NFL Live is running a feature called "5 In, 5 Out." It's built around the fact that for 16 consecutive years, five teams have missed the playoffs after making it the previous year. The project set out to name the five 2011 ...

    Blog | July 06, 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. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    This is supposed to be quiet time in the NFL, when teams hunker down to prepare for the draft while its cast their gaze (temporarily) toward the Final Four, the looming NBA playoffs and the start of the baseball season. So naturally we spent the past...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  15. ESPNChicago.com on Bears tight ends

    Kevin Seifert

    As I make the trek back to NFC North blog headquarters, I invite you to peruse Jeff Dickerson's analysis of the Chicago Bears' tight end position over on ESPNChicago.com. Tight ends were the story of the NFL's divisional playoff round, a developme...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  16. Packers loss in historical context

    Kevin Seifert

    The Green Bay Packers certainly are not the first team to make a disappointing and earlier-than-expected exit from the NFL playoffs. But given the circumstances of their season, Sunday's 37-20 loss to the New York Giants was unprecedented. The Pac...

    Blog | January 16, 2012