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  1. Super Bowl XLIX -- Game balls to be maintained by impartial equip...

    Kevin Seifert

    As per its custom, the NFL will use a modified set of procedures to prep game balls for Super Bowl XLIX. Established long before allegations of deflated balls in the AFC title game, the process includes independent equipment managers and ball attendants.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2015
  2. NFL playoffs - Expanded postseason could include 14 or 16 teams a...

    Kevin Seifert

    Expanded playoffs are coming to the NFL, probably next year. Kevin Seifert explains why and gives a preview of how the postseason will look in the future.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2014
  3. Teams take divergent paths in building rosters around Tom Brady, ...

    Kevin Seifert

    The Patriots and Broncos took much different approaches to building around their future Hall of Fame quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, writes Kevin Seifert.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  4. Roundtable -- Future of Peyton Manning-Tom Brady rivalry

    Kevin Seifert

    How much longer will the storied Tom Brady-Peyton Manning rivalry go on? When it's over, who will have had the best career? Our expert panel explores these and other questions about the best quarterbacks of this era.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  5. Is the NFL experiencing an injury epidemic?

    Kevin Seifert

    Observers claim quality of play is in the tank. So what can be done to remedy the situation?

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  6. ChatWrap: Joique Bell vs. Mikel Leshoure

    Kevin Seifert

    Our final NFC North-centric SportsNation chat produced plenty of laughs and inside jokes, along with a few serious points of discussion as well. Among them was the future of the Detroit Lions' backfield behind starter Reggie Bush. The relevant exchan...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  7. No 'long-term' injuries for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    It appears that two important Detroit Lions players have escaped a season-ending diagnosis from injuries suffered in last week's preseason game against the New England Patriots. Lions coach Jim Schwartz has moved into regular-season mode on injury...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  8. Lions: On Reggie Bush's speed

    Kevin Seifert

    As soon as he reached the open field, I figured he was gone. That's what Reggie Bush does when he hits full stride and has blockers in front of him, right? So I'm guessing I wasn't the only surprised observer when cornerback Kyle Arrington tackled...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  9. Previewing Preseason Week 3: Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    In which we look ahead to the Detroit Lions' third preseason game tonight: Opponent: New England Patriots Location: Ford Field Time: 7:30 p.m. ET Personnel notes: Most starters will play the first half and possibly into the third quarter....

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  10. Lions: Tracking turnovers and takeaways

    Kevin Seifert

    On a number of occasions over the past eight months, we've heard Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz attribute his team's step back in 2012 to a reversal of its takeaway/giveaway ratio. The numbers are glaring: The Lions' takeaways dropped from 34 in...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  11. Have at It: On Jermichael Finley's value

    Kevin Seifert

    So we brought back our old "Have at It" post to help us pass the time -- constructively or absurdly, depending upon your point of view -- during a quiet time in the NFL schedule. And on the topic of Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley and h...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  12. Have at It: Jermichael Finley to Patriots?

    Kevin Seifert

    So, in the minutes after the New England Patriots released tight end Aaron Hernandez, @NateJackson25 asked a question that I couldn't resist: Would you offer Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley to the Patriots for a second-round draft pick,...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  13. Bears: Jay Cutler's time in the pocket

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN analyst Herm Edwards raised an important and relevant point in this discussion about how the Chicago Bears hope to elevate quarterback Jay Cutler this season. "Sometimes he hangs on to the big play too much," Edwards said. "[He] wants to make...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  14. Vikings-Patriots trade a wash ... Or was it?

    Kevin Seifert

    At first glance, the Minnesota Vikings appeared to give up a huge premium of draft picks Thursday night to jump back into the first round and select Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. Did they? Let's take a closer look. To get the No. 29...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  15. A night of high drama in Minnesota

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- I stood late Thursday night in the Minnesota Vikings' practice facility, mildly surprised that "Crazy Rick" Spielman had used neither of his first-round picks on Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. Presently, an alarmed staffer c...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  16. 2013 preseason matchups: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    If the best day of the NFL offseason is the release of the regular-season schedule, the next-best is the release of the preseason schedule. Thursday, we got part of the next-best thing. Or something like that. Below are the preseason matchups for ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013