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  1. Power Rankings: No. 13 Green Bay Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    A weekly examination of the Packers' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Preseason: 5 | Last week: 11 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002 The Green Bay Packers are two teams: One with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and one without him. Rodgers has played sev...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  2. On Larry Warford's summer workload

    Kevin Seifert

    We've heard it many times: NFL coaches emphasizing how important "reps" are for young players. The best way to improve and polish them is to maximize live snaps in preseason games. A case study is Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford, a third-round d...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  3. Morning Roar: Lions close preseason 3-1

    Kevin Seifert

    Good morning and ROARRRRRRRR! The Detroit Lions' reserve players wrapped up their preseason Thursday night by stomping the Buffalo Bills' emergency players 35-13, leaving them with a 3-1 preseason record. The good news: Only two NFL teams finis...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  4. Observation deck: Lions-Bills

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing the merciful end of the Detroit Lions' preseason, a 35-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday: The biggest news of any preseason finale is whether any prominent players suffered injuries. The Lions suffered no obvious ail...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  5. Previewing Preseason Week 4: Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    In which we look ahead to the Detroit Lions' preseason finale: Opponent: Buffalo Bills Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium Time: 7 p.m. ET Personnel notes: Healthy starters are expected to get one series, which probably means that receiver Cal...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  6. Morning Roar: Ziggy Ansah's in Week 1?

    Kevin Seifert

    Good morning and ROARRRRRRRR! It's quite obvious that Detroit Lions rookie Ziggy Ansah won't play in Thursday night's preseason finale at the Buffalo Bills. The big question is whether he'll be ready for Week 1 of the regular season against the Mi...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  7. Morning Roar: More Patrick Edwards talk

    Kevin Seifert

    Good morning and ROARRRRRRRR! At least one guy hasn't given up on Patrick Edwards, the Detroit Lions' buzz-worthy young receiver who hasn't exactly lit up the stat line in the preseason. Veteran Nate Burleson, whose strong comments jump-started th...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  8. No 'long-term' injuries for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    It appears that two important Detroit Lions players have escaped a season-ending diagnosis from injuries suffered in last week's preseason game against the New England Patriots. Lions coach Jim Schwartz has moved into regular-season mode on injury...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  9. Final stretch for Lions roster questions

    Kevin Seifert

    Along with the rest of the NFL, the Detroit Lions must reduce their roster to 75 players by Tuesday. They'll play their preseason finale Thursday at the Buffalo Bills and then cut their roster again to 53 players by Saturday. On the cusp of a busy we...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  10. Observation deck: Lions 40, Patriots 9

    Kevin Seifert

    Some thoughts on the Detroit Lions' third preseason game, a 40-9 win Thursday night over New England, in extended form for those who have felt short-changed this preseason: The first-team offense might not have been as sharp as desired, but it ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  11. Previewing Preseason Week 3: Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    In which we look ahead to the Detroit Lions' third preseason game tonight: Opponent: New England Patriots Location: Ford Field Time: 7:30 p.m. ET Personnel notes: Most starters will play the first half and possibly into the third quarter....

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  12. Louis Delmas wants to play Thursday?!

    Kevin Seifert

    So it appears that Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas wants to play in Thursday's preseason game against the New England Patriots. Part of me wants to see just that and find out exactly where Delmas is after nearly eight months of dramatically redu...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  13. Preseason QB playing time in context

    Kevin Seifert

    We spent a bunch of time last week discussing preseason playing time for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, who got only two snaps in the preseason opener. Ponder played 25 snaps Friday night against the Buffalo, and thanks to NFC West c...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  14. BBAO: Adrian Peterson to play Sunday

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Adrian Peterson made clear on the first day of training camp that he didn't care whether he played in the preseason. "It worked out pretty well last year," he noted about his MVP campaign in 2012, which began with hi...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  15. BBAO: Lions to host CB Rashean Mathis

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: For insomniac reasons I don't care to get into, I posted a review of the Detroit Lions' rough preseason outing against the Cleveland Browns in the wee hours of Friday morning. A bit later, ESPN's Adam Schefter report...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  16. Preseason Week 2: Brutal night for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing Thursday's events at FirstEnergy Stadium: Cleveland Browns 24, Detroit Lions 6 Preseason record: 1-1 Of interest: The game started with a drop by tight end Brandon Pettigrew and continued on in sloppy and uninspiring fashion for th...

    Blog | August 16, 2013