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  1. Adrian Peterson: Most valuable and best

    Kevin Seifert

    As Adrian Peterson's MVP candidacy grew more realistic this season, we debated what the award means here on the NFC North blog. Should it go to the player who provides the most value to his team -- i.e., does the most to help the team win -- as the "...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  2. PetersonWatch: Eric Dickerson in view

    Kevin Seifert

    We'll debut the PetersonWatch at the end of Week 15, mostly because this is the first time when Adrian Peterson's pursuit of Eric Dickerson's NFL record for rushing yards in a season seemed a realistic possibility. Peterson's 212-yard performance ...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  3. Bears' Brandon Marshall chasing history

    Kevin Seifert

    Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall is averaging 7.6 receptions per game this season. So with a slightly better-than-average performance Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, Marshall could achieve some hefty milestones with plenty of room to spa...

    Blog | December 08, 2012
  4. CampTour'12: Bears Day 3

    Kevin Seifert

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Some thoughts and observations on the Chicago Bears' practice Saturday night: More than 12,000 fans showed up to watch the Bears' full-pads practice, surrounding a field outfitted with portable lights. I classified that atten...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  5. Aaron Rodgers to 'Saturday Night Live?'

    Kevin Seifert

    Could the "Discount Double Check" lead to national television stardom for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers? I guess it depends on what you consider "national television stardom," but Rodgers took last weekend's television opportunity at Su...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  6. NFC North Stock Watch

    Kevin Seifert

    FALLING 1. Bernard Berrian, Minnesota Vikings receiver: Berrian took to Twitter on Sunday to note that he has been "open" for the past four years. I don't really care that one of his antagonists was a Minnesota state representative, one who happe...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  7. Don't be afraid of the Walter Payton book

    Kevin Seifert

    From the sound of it, not all of you are thrilled with a new book that delves into some dark issues in the life of Hall of Fame tailback Walter Payton. Among other things, Jeff Pearlman's "Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton," describes dr...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  8. BBAO: Remembering Super Bowl XX

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Wednesday marked the 25th anniversary of the Chicago Bears' triumph in Super Bowl XX. To commemorate the event, ESPN.com produced a really cool "Moment in Time" feature that broke down one that game's most famous pla...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  9. BBAO: Shields has Packers' latest injury

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Green Bay Packers are dealing with a new injury to a key player as they prepare for Sunday's critical showdown with the Chicago Bears. Nickelback Sam Shields couldn't practice Wednesday because of a knee injur...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  10. Best Bears Team Ever: 1985

    Kevin Seifert

    Notable players: Tailback Walter Payton; quarterback Jim McMahon; defensive linemen Richard Dent, William "The Refrigerator" Perry, Steve McMichael and Dan Hampton; linebacker Mike Singletary; safety Dave Duerson. The 1985 Chicago Bears were known...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  11. On the radar: Peterson's fumble issues

    Kevin Seifert

    A player, coach or issue that should be on your radar as training camp approaches. We're now four months removed from the NFC Championship Game, an event that announced to the world that Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson has a fumbling pr...

    Blog | May 27, 2010
  12. Putting a bow on NFC North's draft

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's clean out our notebook with the 2010 NFL draft in the books: Many of us considered offensive tackle and outside linebacker as Green Bay's top two needs in this draft. The Packers drafted Iowa's Bryan Bulaga to address the former, but they ca...

    Blog | April 25, 2010
  13. Black and Blue all over: LT and Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    If sentimentality plays any role, writes David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune, LaDainian Tomlinson could be a good fit in Chicago. Bears Hall of Famer Walter Payton was one of Tomlinson's first football heroes. He named his dog "Sweetness," and his ...

    Blog | February 26, 2010
  14. NFC North at night

    Kevin Seifert

    As we catch up on some Christmas Eve news, please note that all four NFC North teams have altered their weekly schedule to ensure they won't practice on Christmas Day. Chicago Bears: Safeties Al Afalava (knee) and Kevin Payne (ankle) missed their ...

    Blog | December 24, 2009
  15. Black and Blue all over: FavreDay II

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert APPLETON, Wis. -- I rolled into my makeshift NFC North headquarters late on Halloween night, just as a citywide costume party appeared to be under way. I couldn't tell whether I was on College Ave. or Bourbon St....

    Blog | November 01, 2009
  16. Black and Blue all over: Lions OL shuffle

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert Most teams come out of their bye week with some personnel and lineup tweaks. As we noted Tuesday, Detroit has apparently halted its rotation at left guard and inserted a third player as a new starter: veteran Jon...

    Blog | October 28, 2009