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  1. Examining the biggest questions surrounding the impending NFL pla...

    Kevin Seifert

    Kevin Seifert identifies the 10 biggest issues facing the NFL's likely playoff expansion, including whether additional teams would dilute the postseason product.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
  2. NFL playoff expansion subject to collective bargaining

    Kevin Seifert

    Any expansion of the NFL playoffs would be subject to collective bargaining with the NFL Players Association, union executive George Atallah said Monday in a conference call.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Colin Kaepernick's gift to the Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    Here's a development to pack away for Week 1 of the NFL regular season. We already know that the Green Bay Packers used "579" as their offseason mantra, reminding themselves every day how many yards they allowed in a 45-31 divisional playoff game ...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Packers awaiting big things from Nick Perry

    Kevin Seifert

    Rather than make major personnel changes on defense after last season's 579-yard playoff debacle against the San Francisco 49ers, the Green Bay Packers are instead counting on the development of several young players whose efforts in 2012 were incomp...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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