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  1. Assessing the 2009 draft: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the takeways from John Clayton's assessment of the ugly 2009 NFL draft: The NFC North performed less disastrously than most. As Clayton notes, only 60 of the players drafted that year remain with their original teams. Nearly 20 percent of t...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  2. NFC North 2012 Quarterback Report

    Kevin Seifert

    The final numbers for NFC North quarterbacks are in. And after a long offseason of debating whether we had two or three top-10 quarterbacks, only one had that type of season based on traditional statistics or advanced metrics. The rest were objective...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  3. NFC North Week 13 Quarterback Report

    Kevin Seifert

    Three of our NFC North quarterbacks played really nice games Sunday. The fourth was, uh, not really nice. So let's take a closer look with the help of Jacob Nitzberg of ESPN's Stats & Information. Jay Cutler Passer rating: 119.6 QBR: 94.1 Actio...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  4. Lions QB Matthew Stafford on third down

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions converted a stunning 12 of their 16 third-down opportunities in last Sunday's victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Of that total, 11 came on passes from Matthew Stafford, who had one of the best days a quarterback can have in such sit...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  5. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Detroit Lions' 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks, here are three issues that merit further examination: I loved everything about the Lions' game-winning drive. They were appropriately aggressive but never risked running out of tim...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  6. Wrap-up: Lions 28, Seahawks 24

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on the Detroit Lions' 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field: What it means: The Lions improved to 3-4, and all three victories this season have required a fourth-quarter comeback. I don't know if that's a good or a b...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  7. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge on Week 4: The Goodell Bowl: That's how I'm referring to Sunday's game at Lambeau Field, which pits two teams that have felt aggrieved by the policies of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The New Orleans Saints are 0-3 afte...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  8. NFL Week 4 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    It doesn't matter how crazy things are here on the NFC North blog. It's Tuesday, and that means ESPN.com is power ranking away. Let's take a look at how NFC North teams fared this week: 7. Green Bay Packers Trending: Down three spots after a 12-7...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  9. NFC North Week 3 Quarterback Report

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a closer look at the performances of three NFC North quarterbacks over the weekend. Remember, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn't play until Monday night at the Seattle Seahawks. I'll account for his performance Tuesday in ...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  10. Leslie Frazier's unfortunate timing

    Kevin Seifert

    My trip to the NFL owners meetings last month included a chance encounter with an NFL executive. We discussed the state of what has become a highly competitive and interesting division from a league perspective, given the Green Bay Packers' recent su...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  11. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Detroit Lions' 28-27 victory against the Oakland Raiders, here are three issues that merit further examination: I would imagine the atmosphere Saturday afternoon at Ford Field will rival the raucous night when Monday Night Football retu...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  12. BBAO: Awaiting Matthew Stafford news

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As we await clarity on the 2010 future of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com notes a telling quote from presumptive starter Drew Stanton. Speaking on a local television program, Sta...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  13. BBAO: Not the prettiest of weekends

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Week 7 dawns with the NFC North mostly in disarray. The Chicago Bears played right into the Seattle Seahawks' hands Sunday, forgetting about offensive balance in a 23-20 loss. In dropping a second consecutive over...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  14. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 6: The loser of Sunday's Panic Bowl between the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys will be 1-4. Since 1990, five 1-4 teams have gone on to the playoffs -- most recently Brett Favre's 2004 Green Bay Packers. B...

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  15. NFC North preseason Week 2 review*

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a quick look back after three of our four teams played their second preseason game Saturday night: (*The Minnesota Vikings are one day behind and will take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.) Oakland Raiders 32, Chicago Bear...

    Blog | August 22, 2010
  16. Double Coverage: Advice at top of the draft

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando and Kevin Seifert The Detroit Lions, St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks combined for six victories last season. That included two Seahawks victories over the Rams. The draft won't fix these wayward teams overn...

    Blog | March 18, 2009