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  1. 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
  2. Final NFC playoff standings*

    Kevin Seifert

    So there it is. Three months after it occurred, the "Fail Mary" deposited one ripple in the NFC playoff seeding: It cost the Green Bay Packers a first-round bye in the 2012 playoffs. You know the drill in this post. We've been tracking the pote...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  3. NFC playoff standings* through Week 16

    Kevin Seifert

    To the chagrin of many, we've dutifully tracked how the NFC playoff standings might have played out if the Week 3 "Fail Mary" had been called the other way, giving the Green Bay Packers a 12-7 victory over the Seattle Seahawks instead of a 14-12 defe...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  4. Playoff scenarios: Win and in for Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    OK now. Sunday's late afternoon games are complete and we can dramatically simplify our earlier playoff scenarios. The upshot: The Minnesota Vikings control their playoff destiny and the Chicago Bears will be -- gasp! -- huge Green Bay Packers fan...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  5. Playoff scenarios at the moment

    Kevin Seifert

    As we approach halftime of the late-afternoon games, here are the playoff scenarios I've come up with, using ESPN.com's magical Playoff Machine and confirmed by people smarter than me. The Chicago Bears will be eliminated from playoff contention i...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  6. How three NFC North teams could advance

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN.com's Playoff Machine encourages the kind of trial-and-error that brought one of you to an unlikely but fun NFC North playoff scenario. Via Twitter, @BremerNicholas submitted a path for three of our teams to be part of the six-team NFC playoff f...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  7. NFC playoff standings* through Week 15

    Kevin Seifert

    For one week, at least, only one team's playoff standing is being directly impacted by the Week 3 "Fail Mary" game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks. The chart shows our weekly look at how the NFC playoff race would stack up if th...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  8. Wrap-up: Vikings 36, Rams 22

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on Sunday's events in St. Louis: What it means: The Minnesota Vikings remain in the NFC playoff race with a takedown of the St. Louis Rams, just their second road victory in seven attempts this season. Almost as important: Tailback ...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  9. NFC playoff standings*: Week 14

    Kevin Seifert

    Some of you are interested. Some of you hate me for it. But as long as I'm the NFC North blogmaster, we're going to post weekly updates of the NFC playoff standings*. The Green Bay Packers' loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3 ended in unique an...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  10. Kicking off the NFC playoff standings*

    Kevin Seifert

    You knew it was going to come to this, didn't you? You knew the minute Golden Tate shoved Sam Shields out of the way. You knew as soon as the ball settled into M.D. Jennings' hands, only to disappear in a web of arms. You knew the minute tha...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  11. BBAO: Re-setting NFC playoff seedings

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's amazing how much happened Sunday between about 3:45 p.m. ET and 4:30 p.m. ET. In that window, the Green Bay Packers cemented a 23-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, their sixth victory ...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  12. 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
  13. NFC seeding through Week 11

    Kevin Seifert

    As promised, the chart shows the NFC's official seeding through the first 11 weeks of the season. If the season ended today, two NFC North teams would make the playoffs, but a third would be eliminated by a tiebreak. Four division champions and tw...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  14. Giants-Packers: Obligatory weather report

    Kevin Seifert

    Lambeau Field's first playoff game in four years has brought natural expectations and discussion about the proverbial Frozen Tundra and the presumed extreme cold awaiting the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. So let's take this opportunity to re...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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