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  1. Kellen Moore takes a big step

    Kevin Seifert

    You weren't alone last summer if you questioned whether Kellen Moore was an NFL-caliber quarterback, let alone if he deserved a spot on a Detroit Lions' roster that seemed primed for a playoff run. Backing the league's decision not to draft him, Moor...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  2. Playoff wins for Jay Cutler to get paid?

    Kevin Seifert

    At the moment, at least, we still have two NFC North quarterbacks in a crossroads position. After contract extensions for Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) and Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions), the obvious next question is when -- or if -- Jay Cutler...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  3. NFC North: Four winning teams in 2013?

    Kevin Seifert

    In his most recent ESPN.com mailbag, John Clayton broached the possibility of having four playoff contenders in the NFC North. It's a reasonable consideration when you recall that three of our teams achieved double-digit victory totals last season...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  4. Blogger Blitz: Lions 2013 expectations

    Kevin Seifert

    Here's five minutes and 31 seconds of Jeffri Chadiha and I discussing the possibility of the Detroit Lions as a playoff contender. Expectations for running back Reggie Bush, receiver Ryan Broyles and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh are part of the top...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Super Bowl XLVII pick: Gold rush

    Kevin Seifert

    I don't pick NFC North games during the regular season or the playoffs, to the chagrin of those who seek more buffoonery than I already provide to be used against me. But the entire ESPN/ESPN.com crew submitted picks for Super Bowl XLVII, so I had li...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  7. Calvin Johnson's near-unanimous election

    Kevin Seifert

    For reasons that still aren't clear to me, the Associated Press released its 2012 All-Pro team on Saturday morning. The news was largely overshadowed by a weekend of divisional playoff games, but we now have a moment to circle back on an issue we did...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  8. BBAO: The offseason arrives (for everyone)

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: And, just like that, the 2012 season is over in the NFC North. Three of our teams finished with double-digit victories. Two qualified for the playoffs. Now, after Saturday night's events at Candlestick Park, everyone...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  9. History of new starting QB in playoffs

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- We've already noted that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb will become the first quarterback in NFL history to start a postseason game after not attempting a single pass all season. Keith Hawkins of ESPN Stats & Information...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  10. BBAO: Charting our next course

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning to you on the first day of the offseason for half of our division. It's the first day of the postseason for the other half. On the blog, we're full steam ahead. I'm planning to churn out one last four...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Vikings 37, Packers 34

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts from one of the best NFC North football games we've seen in recent memory: What it means: The Minnesota Vikings qualified for the playoffs by winning their fourth consecutive regular-season game. They beat the Green B...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  12. Calvin Johnson's record: 1,964 yards

    Kevin Seifert

    The Chicago Bears' 26-24 victory over the Detroit Lions means the Bears will clinch a playoff berth if the Green Bay Packers defeat the Minnesota Vikings this afternoon at the Metrodome. We've already posted a Bears-centric Rapid Reaction, so let's n...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  13. Bears-Lions: 'Hate is such a strong word'

    Kevin Seifert

    Recent games between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions have not been friendly affairs, and I'm sure there are plenty of people in the Lions organization who would like nothing more than to knock the Bears out of playoff contention with a victory Su...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  14. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge on Week 17: Tough task: Excitement has been at a season high in the upper Midwest, where a Minnesota Vikings victory against the rival Green Bay Packers would clinch a playoff berth. (The Vikings can also clinch with loss...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  15. Wild Week 17: One-sided matchups

    Kevin Seifert

    Our Wild Week 17 includes a pair of division matchups that carry direct playoff implications. You're probably seeing as much microanalysis of these games as you've seen in the previous 16 weeks combined. In the bigger picture, however, it's worth ...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  16. BBAO: Not all hands on deck

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: In our fantasy dramas, we expect all hands on deck for our Wild Week 17, in which two of our teams need victories to help ensure a playoff spot while a third is hoping to improve its playoff seed. But that's not the ...

    Blog | December 27, 2012