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  1. Bill Leavy, downgraded NFL referee, makes another mistake on pena...

    Kevin Seifert

    Referee Bill Leavy, who was downgraded after a Week 1 mistake, erred again in applying the NFL rule book Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  2. Rewind'12: Lions penalties

    Kevin Seifert

    (Another in a series of posts circling back on the 2012 season and some of our preseason themes.) Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz halted one of the training camp practices I covered last summer to, uh, remind players that he would have a low tole...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  3. Ashley Fox: Reduce bounty penalties?

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is waiting until at least Friday to rule on the appeals of four players suspended in the New Orleans Saints bounty case, including current Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove. NFL columnist Ash...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  4. First glance: Anthony Hargrove's penalty

    Kevin Seifert

    Wow. We all knew that new Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove was a member of the New Orleans Saints during the time when the NFL says the Saints' well-discussed bounty program was in place. But I'm not sure any of us expected Hargro...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  5. Digging deeper on the Lions' penalties

    Kevin Seifert

    Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz has gone to great lengths this week to classify his team's penalty problems. He said Monday, in fact, that he is concerned about two kinds of penalties -- those that occur before the snap and after the whistle -- and ...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  6. Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Detroit Lions' 27-15 loss to the Green Bay Packers, here are three issues that merit further examination: Lost in the discussion over Ndamukong Suh's third-quarter ejection was how critical the accompanying penalty and his subsequent ab...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  7. Bears' rope-a-dope goes for naught*

    Kevin Seifert

    CHICAGO -- Technically, it will go down as a 35-yard punt, followed by a nine-yard return and backed up by a 10-yard penalty. But it will go down in history, said Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, as "the most incredible play I've ever ...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  8. Dirty Laundry: Dogged by the 'process'

    Kevin Seifert

    Even with Week 3 games nearly upon us, many of us in the NFC North are still exchanging pleasantries about a series of Week 2 officiating calls. Jason Wilde of has a nice review of a questionable unnecessary roughness penalty agains...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  9. Priority, not favorites, dictate Woodson fine

    Kevin Seifert

    Over the weekend, we discussed in detail Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson's punch of New Orleans Saints tight end David Thomas and suggested Woodson almost certainly would be fined in addition to the 15-yard penalty he received. ESPN's Ad...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  10. Proposed kickoff rules and the NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Each spring, the NFL's competition committee proposes a series of rule changes that typically reside in the periphery of an actual game's flow. You might see a proposal for streamlined clock operation, or the elimination of a rarely called penalty, o...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  11. BBAO: Packers bring down penalties

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Lost amid all of the news around the NFC North this season has been this development: The Green Bay Packers have reined in their penalty problems in a big way. As Jason Wilde of points out, the P...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  12. Dirty Laundry: Holding back progress

    Kevin Seifert

    Sometimes, a relatively harmless penalty can mark a significant shift in the flow of a game. Consider tight end Jermichael Finley's first-quarter holding call Sunday in the Green Bay Packers' 28-26 victory over the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. ...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  13. Dirty Laundry: A backward ruling

    Kevin Seifert

    Here's all we can say for Week 3: The NFC North has seen better weeks in the penalty department. Our teams were called for a combined 43 penalties in two games Sunday afternoon and Monday night, including 18 on the Green Bay Packers and 12 on the Min...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  14. How I See It: NFC North Stock Watch

    Kevin Seifert

    FALLING 1. Discipline: There were a total of 43 penalties in the two NFC North intradivision matchups in Week 3. The Green Bay Packers set a team record with 18 in their 20-17 loss to the Chicago Bears. The Minnesota Vikings had 12 in their 24-10 ...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  15. Vikings escape tampering penalty

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Minutes after we published the previous post, the NFL dismissed tampering charges against the Minnesota Vikings, as filed by the Green Bay Packers, for possible inappropriate contact with formerl...

    Blog | August 04, 2008
  16. It's not a good time to be charged with tampering

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert Among the reasons the Minnesota Vikings are livid about a tampering charge from the Green Bay Packers: The NFL has made a renewed effort to patrol illicit recruiting and is handing out relatively high penalties for ...

    Blog | July 16, 2008