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  1. Green Bay Packers schedule analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Breakdown: The Packers' 2013 schedule has a familiar ring. They open with the San Francisco 49ers for the second consecutive season, a quirk that also affords a rematch with the team that knocked them from the 2012 playoffs. They'll play the Detroit ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  2. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 16: Oasis in desert? The Chicago Bears have lost five of their past six games and probably need to win their final two in order to reach the playoffs. Otherwise, they will become the second team since 1990 -- a...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  3. NFC North Week 16 programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    Where to go? What to do? Follow the Green Bay Packers' pursuit of home-field advantage in the playoffs? Witness the Chicago Bears' attempt to end a 1-5 slump and remain in the playoff hunt? Join Adrian Peterson's chase of the NFL's single-se...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  4. NFC playoff standings through Week 12

    Kevin Seifert

    As you know, ESPN.com has brought back its Playoff Machine to provide playoff seedings based on future results. The most important piece of the puzzle, of course, is the ESPN.com playoff standings that displays conference seeding on a weekly basis. ...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  5. Top NFC North playoff moments

    Kevin Seifert

    While we were scrambling with a newsy week, ESPN.com produced the kind of project that would normally give us ample fodder during the dog days of June. Experts from around the company ranked the top 25 playoff performances in each sport, and the NFL ...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Packers await playoff opponent

    Kevin Seifert

    NEW ORLEANS -- Just a quick note here before heading back to NFC North blog headquarters. So we're on the same page, please know that Saturday night's result at the Superdome means the Green Bay Packers will host the winner of Sunday afternoon's g...

    Blog | January 08, 2012
  8. Lions-Saints: 20 years for Jason Hanson

    Kevin Seifert

    NEW ORLEANS - What are you thinking about, with a little over an hour remaining before the Detroit Lions' first playoff game in 12 years? Here's what popped in my head while watching early pregame warmups: Lions place-kicker Jason Hanson just comp...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  9. Have at It: Schwartz or McCarthy for COY?

    Kevin Seifert

    When ESPN.com assigned 2011 preseason predictions last summer, I chose the Green Bay Packers to win the NFC North and Super Bowl XLVI, the Detroit Lions to clinch a wild-card playoff berth and Jim Schwartz as the NFL's coach of the year. I now pla...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  10. Seeding scenarios simplify for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Now then. The Atlanta Falcons' loss Monday night has made the playoff stakes much clearer for the Detroit Lions. Below is the relevant remains of scenarios we originally posted over the weekend. The bottom line: The Lions can clinch the No. 5 seed...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  11. Following the Lions' playoff scenarios

    Kevin Seifert

    Hi there. Hopefully you've completed whatever holiday shopping remained for you and are settling in for a Christmas Eve (day) of football. While you're keeping an eye on Saturday's games, I wanted to give you a cheat sheet of sorts to track the vario...

    Blog | December 24, 2011
  12. Definitive Lions playoff scenarios from NFL

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm sorry for whatever confusion I've contributed to in what has turned out to be a complex set of playoff scenarios for the Detroit Lions. Fortunately, nothing I've posted has been inaccurate. I just didn't cover every possibility. With Week 15 now ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  13. Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    After Chicago Bears' 10-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, here are three issues that merit further examination: The Bears' playoff hopes are on life support after the loss of quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte, who has a Grade 2 s...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  14. BBAO: NFC North playoff status unchanged

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: ELIZABETH, N.J. -- Week 13 might have given us our most wild collection of games yet here in the NFC North. You had the Green Bay Packers clinching the NFC North with a precision drive in the final 58 seconds of r...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  15. Have at It: Disparate postseason roads

    Kevin Seifert

    Based on your responses in this week's Have at It, you're giving the Chicago Bears a much better chance of making the playoffs than the Detroit Lions. Both teams are 7-4 at the moment, but the Lions' tough remaining schedule and their head-to-head di...

    Blog | December 03, 2011
  16. 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