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  1. Super Bowl XLIX footballs will receive "added security," says Dea...

    Kevin Seifert

    The 108 official Super Bowl XLIX footballs will receive additional security this weekend amid an ongoing NFL investigation into the inflation of game balls in the AFC Championship Game, vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2015
  2. Lions: On Tony Scheffler's three plays

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL now releases official snap count statistics on the morning after most games, giving us an important -- if not entirely predictive -- tool for taking stock of a team's assessment of its roster. Last week, for instance, we received clear eviden...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  3. Lance Briggs ushers in new Bears era

    Kevin Seifert

    The Chicago Bears' first training camp practice Friday was notable for many reasons, most notably the official start of the Marc Trestman Era. But I was particularly interested in this post from Jeff Dickerson at, who reminds us that ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  4. A glance inside Lambeau's new section

    Kevin Seifert

    Thursday brought the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to the most recent phase of the Green Bay Packers' Lambeau Field construction, one that brought another 7,000 or so seats to the south end zone underneath a massive new scoreboard and HD video scr...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  5. On that 2010 Lions-Vikings draft trade

    Kevin Seifert

    Jahvid Best's official departure from the Detroit Lions merits a look back at the intra-division trade that made him the No. 30 overall pick of the 2010 NFL draft. As you might recall, the Vikings sent that pick to the Lions in exchange for select...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  6. Jahvid Best bridged concussion eras

    Kevin Seifert

    For almost nine months, it has appeared a near-certainty that Jahvid Best would never play for the Detroit Lions again. So on the day that the Lions made it official and released him, we're left to wonder: Would a player with Best's medical history e...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  7. Vikings stadium: Packers first opponent?

    Kevin Seifert

    In 2003, the NFL scheduled the Minnesota Vikings as the Green Bay Packers' first opponent in the renovated Lambeau Field. So naturally, the Vikings are expecting the league to return the favor 13 years later. Nothing will be official for a while, ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  8. Vikings stadium design unveiled tonight

    Kevin Seifert

    Monday night, the Minnesota Vikings will unveil their proposed new stadium design in a red-carpet affair at the Guthrie Theater in downtown Minneapolis. Among other things, we will get official word on whether owner Zygi Wilf has decided on a retr...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  9. Chris Kluwe release: The role of advocacy

    Kevin Seifert

    Here's the key question to consider after the Minnesota Vikings made it official Monday and released punter Chris Kluwe: Would Kluwe be an ex-Viking today if he had never campaigned for gay rights, Hall of Fame candidacies and other issues? My inf...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  10. Official draft order: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL has reconciled this week's awarding of compensatory draft picks with the existing selections to create an official order for the 2013 draft. It differs slightly from what we unofficially posted this week, so here is a bright shiny chart that ...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  11. NFL grants Vikings $200M stadium loan

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- We have a bit of business to address from the first official day of the NFL owners meeting. As expected, the league's full ownership approved a $200 million "G-4" loan to the Minnesota Vikings' stadium financing plan. The money counts a...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  12. A weekend of rumors and speculation?

    Kevin Seifert

    Many of us have been trying to figure out how seriously to take the NFL's three-day negotiating window prior to Tuesday's official start to free agency, which opens in a little more than an hour. Would major agreements soon be apparent, even if they ...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  13. On deals for Henry Melton and Joe Flacco

    Kevin Seifert

    Two significant news stories broke Friday night with NFC North implications. We'll take them one at a time. (As if there were another way to do it.) The Chicago Bears made it official, making defensive tackle Henry Melton their franchise player. T...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  14. Programming note: Back to NFCN blog HQ

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- For media purposes, the NFL scouting combine is a wrap. Players will continue working out for the next few days, but interviews are complete and most team officials are returning to home base. I'm going to do the same, and barring ...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  15. Jarvis Jones: Too risky for Lions at No. 5?

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Arguably the top pass rusher in the 2013 draft spent more than eight hours Saturday getting poked, prodded, tugged, pulled and otherwise examined by a host of team doctors and medical officials. Meeting later with reporters, Georgia l...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  16. Tentative 2013 NFC North draft picks

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- As the NFL scouting combine gets underway, we have an official but tentative round-by-round list of draft choices for NFC North teams. The quick breakdown is in the chart below, courtesy some spreadsheet magic from NFC West colleag...

    Blog | February 21, 2013