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  1. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Detroit Lions' 31-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, here are three issues that merit further examination: Benching a kick returner qualifies as a mild message at best, but nothing would be weaker than sending Stefan Logan back onto the fi...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  2. Wrap-up: Falcons 31, Lions 18

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on Saturday night's events at Ford Field: What it means: We've already discussed receiver Calvin Johnson's history-making evening. For a moment, at least, it allowed the Detroit Lions to forget they were in the midst of losing their...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  3. Calvin Johnson: 117 yards down, 65 to go

    Kevin Seifert

    Calvin Johnson's first reception Saturday night went for 49 yards and he has been off to the races ever since. Johnson has set one NFL record and is closing in on a second at halftime of the Detroit Lions' game against the Atlanta Falcons. Johnson...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Detroit Lions schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: A 2011 playoff appearance, along with the quarterback-receiver combination of Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, was enough to earn the Detroit Lions four prime-time games and a total of five nationally televised games. The Lions will...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  6. Wrap-up: Packers 45, Lions 41

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on as wild of a "meaningless" Week 17 game as you'll possibly see. What it means: The Green Bay Packers improved to 15-1, becoming the sixth team in NFL history to win at least 15 regular-season games in one season, despite deactiva...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  7. Have at It: Bears, Lions and the postseason

    Kevin Seifert

    We are nearly three quarters of the way through the 2011 season and three of our NFC North teams remain in the thick of the NFC playoff race. The Green Bay Packers could clinch a playoff spot and the division as early as Sunday, while the Chicago Bea...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  8. Jay Cutler injury will make it harder, but ...

    Kevin Seifert

    Whoa. I was all set to spend the evening writing about the wild six-week playoff sprint we seemed set for here in the NFC North when the game-changer arrived: Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler broke the thumb on his throwing hand Sunday. Cutler fi...

    Blog | November 20, 2011
  9. Matter of time for Aaron Rodgers contract

    Kevin Seifert

    As we've discussed the various contract issues facing the Green Bay Packers in recent months, I've wondered when we would get to the elephant in the room. And no, I'm not talking about the presumably pending negotiations with tight end Jermichael Fin...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  10. NFC North QBR update: Week 7

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's make our weekly comparison between the Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) and passer rating of each NFC North quarterback. In some cases, it can give us a deeper insight into how each quarterback performed. At the bottom of this post is a cumulativ...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  11. Wrap-up: Falcons 23, Lions 16

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on the Detroit Lions' second consecutive loss: What it means: After a 4-0 start, the Lions were thrilled to have three consecutive home games. But they finished their "homestand" 1-2 and are now 5-2 on the year. A few players got in...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  12. Have at It: Two-point conversions

    Kevin Seifert

    My initial thought this week was for you to debate the likely NFC North winner in a four-way post-handshake battle royale: Jim Schwartz, Lovie Smith, Mike McCarthy or Leslie Frazier. But I get the sense you're through discussing Sunday's postgame fra...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  13. NFC North QBR update: Week 6

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's make our weekly comparison between the Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) and passer rating of each NFC North quarterback. In some cases, it can give us a deeper insight into how each quarterback performed. At the bottom of this post is a cumulativ...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  14. Matthew Stafford fires back at Cris Carter

    Kevin Seifert

    Earlier Tuesday, we broke down the sizzling start of Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson from multiple angles. At around the same time, ESPN analyst Cris Carter was updating his assessment of Johnson's standing in a mythical and irrelevant ranking ...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  15. QBR: Jay Cutler better in 2009 than '10

    Kevin Seifert

    We've been known to fold a statistic or two into our discussions on this blog, so a few of you are wondering how and when I'll start digging into the "Total Quarterback Rating" (QBR) recently developed by our friends over at ESPN Stats & Informat...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  16. How I See It: NFC North Stock Watch

    Kevin Seifert

    FALLING 1. Fillin Theblank, Detroit Lions quarterback: We kid, we kid. The Lions appear set for their fourth injury-related change at quarterback in 12 games this season. They opened the year with Matthew Stafford, who gave way to Shaun Hill midwa...

    Blog | December 01, 2010