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  1. NFL playoffs - Expanded postseason could include 14 or 16 teams a...

    Kevin Seifert

    Expanded playoffs are coming to the NFL, probably next year. Kevin Seifert explains why and gives a preview of how the postseason will look in the future.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2014
  2. Is the NFL experiencing an injury epidemic?

    Kevin Seifert

    Observers claim quality of play is in the tank. So what can be done to remedy the situation?

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2013
  3. Camp Confidential: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    MANKATO, Minn. -- Leslie Frazier dived into history to craft a message for his third training camp as the Minnesota Vikings' coach. Single-season playoff runs, such as the one the Vikings went on last season, are not uncommon. Reaching the postseason...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  4. Mark Schlereth: NFC playoff predictions

    Kevin Seifert

    As part of his ESPN playoff prediction series, NFL analyst Mark Schlereth offers his take on the 2013 fate of the NFC North's 2012 playoff teams. Are the Green Bay Packers headed back to the postseason? Are the Minnesota Vikings? I'll tell you tha...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  5. Ponder vs. Peterson: Skip Bayless is right?!

    Kevin Seifert

    Well, knock me over with a feather. I found myself not completely disagreeing with "First Take" panelist Skip Bayless in this video discussion of the Minnesota Vikings' 2012 playoff run. To take a step back, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman p...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Vikings: Joe Webb must win job back

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Joe Webb's disastrous playoff performance didn't get him fired as the Minnesota Vikings' backup quarterback. It will, however, require him to beat out a yet-to-be-identified competitor to retain the position. That's the best way I ...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  8. Packers get creative to defend read-option

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Last month, a feisty Mike McCarthy made it clear he wouldn't fire defensive coordinator Dom Capers after an embarrassing performance in the Green Bay Packers' 45-31 divisional playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Instead, it appea...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  9. Another layer to Adrian Peterson's season

    Kevin Seifert

    In mid-December, the Minnesota Vikings began listing tailback Adrian Peterson on their injury report because of an abdomen ailment. In the four games that followed, including a wild-card playoff game, Peterson participated in 77 percent of the team's...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Packers-49ers II: More physical mismatches

    Kevin Seifert

    SAN FRANCISCO -- After a couple hours of sleep and a quick turnaround on the West Coast, I got to thinking in the early hours of Sunday morning. (Scary, I know.) What if the Green Bay Packers' divisional playoff loss wasn't just a matter of sch...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  12. Packers-49ers II: Charles Woodson's impact

    Kevin Seifert

    We had a few discussions late this season on the Green Bay Packers' defense before, during and after linebacker Clay Matthews' hamstring injury. It's not too hard to figure out; Matthews has 15 sacks in 13 regular-season and postseason games. But ...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  13. Packers-49ers II: Thursday injuries

    Kevin Seifert

    The Green Bay Packers appear to have answered their biggest injury question of the divisional playoff round. Their top four wide receivers participated in at least a portion of their final practice of the week Thursday, suggesting they will all be...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  14. Quick Take: Packers at 49ers

    Kevin Seifert

    Five things to know about Saturday's Green Bay Packers-San Francisco 49ers divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park: 1. Eventful history: San Francisco was the site of some epic Packers-49ers playoff games in recent history. The Packers won a 1...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  15. A bizarre conclusion for the Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Even in the context of their long and winding playoff history, the Minnesota Vikings took a bizarre left turn Saturday. A dozen warm-up throws shelved their starting quarterback, their coaches largely bypassed his backup's narrow s...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Packers 24, Vikings 10

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A few thoughts about Saturday's events at Lambeau Field: What it means: The Green Bay Packers advanced to the division round of the NFC playoffs, winning a home playoff game for just the third time in their past seven attempts. ...

    Blog | January 05, 2013