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  1. NFC North weekend mailbag

    Kevin Seifert

    This is supposed to be quiet time in the NFL, when teams hunker down to prepare for the draft while its cast their gaze (temporarily) toward the Final Four, the looming NBA playoffs and the start of the baseball season. So naturally we spent the past...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  2. Gregg Williams speech: Josh Sitton gets it*

    Kevin Seifert

    By now you've either heard, or heard about, the explosive speech former New Orleans Saints Gregg Williams gave before January's playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers. In it, Williams encourages his players to injure specific 49ers opponents an...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  3. Rapid Reaction: Saints 45, Lions 28

    Kevin Seifert

    NEW ORLEANS - A few thoughts on Saturday night's wild-card playoff game at the Superdome: What it means: The Detroit Lions hung tight with the New Orleans Saints into the fourth quarter but ultimately saw their uplifting season end. They are now 0...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  4. Lions-Saints: Brandon McDonald inactive

    Kevin Seifert

    NEW ORLEANS -- There are no major surprises on the Detroit Lions' inactive list for Saturday night's wild-card playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. One minor shift from the recent norm: Cornerback Don Carey is active and cornerback Brandon Mc...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  5. A refresher on postseason overtime rules

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL is entering its second postseason covered by a separate set of overtime rules, a change we hashed through last year at this time. But because the rules were changed shortly after an NFC North team's overtime loss at the Superdome, and also in...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  6. Lions-Saints: How to win a shootout

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm charging my laptop batteries, packing extra notebooks, carbo-loading and hydrating. I hope you are as well. In three days, the Detroit Lions will visit the Superdome for what could go down as one of the wildest playoff games in recent NFL history...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  7. Lions-Saints: Blitzing Matthew Stafford

    Kevin Seifert

    Please trust me when I tell you I had some big plans for Detroit Lions coverage Tuesday as their first playoff game in 11 years approaches. But the rapid-fire release of news this morning, first the firing of Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Ang...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  8. Kickoff times for NFC North playoff games

    Kevin Seifert

    OK, we have the playoff scheduling that so many of you have been asking for: The Detroit Lions will play their first postseason game in 11 years Saturday night at the Superdome against the New Orleans Saints. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. ET. The Green ...

    Blog | January 01, 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. 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
  11. BBAO: 49ers deny Packers top seed

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The San Francisco 49ers' convincing victory Monday night over the Pittsburgh Steelers denied the Green Bay Packers an opportunity to clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Packers' next chance will ...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  12. BBAO: And down the stretch they come

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Wow. Week 15 brought us some serious drama and a bunch of twists and turns. Three of our teams remain in the playoff picture, while the fourth -- the Minnesota Vikings -- have regained position for the No. 2 overall ...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  13. Wrap-up: Lions 34, Vikings 28

    Kevin Seifert

    The visiting team came thiiiiiiiiiis close Sunday at Ford Field: What it means: The Detroit Lions improved to 8-5, giving them their first non-losing season since 2000 and keeping them in the mix in the NFC playoff race. Although they were one pla...

    Blog | December 11, 2011
  14. Packers: Your 2011 NFC North champions

    Kevin Seifert

    Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers, who clinched the NFC North late Sunday night by virtue of the Detroit Lions' loss to the New Orleans Saints. The Packers had earlier clinched their third consecutive playoff appearance, but the division crown...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  15. Mike McCarthy on gunning (or not) for 16-0

    Kevin Seifert

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Green Bay Packers are 12-0. They've clinched a playoff spot and could win the NFC North title as early as Sunday night if the Detroit Lions lose to the New Orleans Saints. But the question everyone wants answered: Will...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  16. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge on Week 13: Closing in: The Green Bay Packers have a great chance to clinch a playoff spot Sunday, regardless of what happens in their game at the New York Giants. (It can happen with a Packers victory, or a loss by one o...

    Blog | December 02, 2011