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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. BBAO: And then there were none

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: GREEN BAY, Wis. -- I can't say I was expecting the NFC North season to end Sunday. We had two of our teams finish among the top 12 in the NFL this season, based on playoff berths, and I figured that, one way or the o...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  8. Pro Bowl: Replacement process begins

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL's long process for adjusting and re-adjusting its Pro Bowl rosters, based on injuries and postseason participation, has begun. So far, three NFC North players have been affected. I'll do my best to keep you updated throughout the next few wee...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  9. Definitive Lions playoff scenarios from NFL

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm sorry for whatever confusion I've contributed to in what has turned out to be a complex set of playoff scenarios for the Detroit Lions. Fortunately, nothing I've posted has been inaccurate. I just didn't cover every possibility. With Week 15 now ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  10. 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
  11. NFL Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's playoff predictor continues to project three NFC North teams among the 12-team postseason field, and the Week 10 Power Rankings back up that sentiment. We now have three teams power ranked among the top nine in the NFL, giving us the best...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  12. The Packers might need Bears to let up

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Most of our Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers discussion is going on over at NFL Countdown Live, but it seems worth noting here that Bears coach Lovie Smith might have the Packers' playoff chances in his hands. The Packers haven't...

    Blog | January 02, 2011
  13. The stakes at Lambeau Field

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Ok. Let's update the stakes here at Lambeau Field before heading over to the in-game chat known as NFL Countdown Live. The Chicago Bears are the No. 2 playoff seed in the NFC no matter what happens. That leaves them with nothing...

    Blog | January 02, 2011
  14. Falcons well on way to ending Bears' drama

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- As we arrive or approach halftime of the NFL's early games, here is what we can tell you: Unless the Atlanta Falcons give up a 14-point lead at home to the Carolina Panthers, they will clinch the No. 1 playoff seed in the NFL. ...

    Blog | January 02, 2011
  15. Have at It: Bears vs. Tom Brady

    Kevin Seifert

    We've asked you to fix the NFL's officiating problem and to offer alternatives to the playoff system. So for your next trick as we continue to expand the breadth of "Have at It," tell me this: What should the Chicago Bears do Sunday to stop New Engla...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  16. Have at It: Tweaking the postseason format

    Kevin Seifert

    Count my friend and ESPN 1500 radio host Patrick Reusse among those who don't want the NFL's playoff format changed, regardless of whether a sub.-500 division winner qualifies over, say, an 11-5 wild-card contender. "I love the fact that it's now ...

    Blog | December 04, 2010