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  1. Why did Adrian Peterson play in Pro Bowl?

    Kevin Seifert

    We noted earlier this month the painful injury Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson played with during his MVP season. A sports hernia developed in Week 10, forced him out of a Week 16 game against the Houston Texans and ultimately led to surge...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  2. Calvin Johnson's targets, 'garbage yards'

    Kevin Seifert

    Our Wild Week 17 was so busy that we never got a chance to circle back on the historic Week 16 of Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson. So on this final Saturday morning of the NFL regular season, let's follow up on two noteworthy angles. First, ...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  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. Slideshow: Week 16 NFC North fan pics

    Kevin Seifert

    Thanks for sending your Week 16 photos over the weekend, which produced what will be a wild Week 17. I can't wait to see your photos next weekend, considering how Chicago Bears fans will be forced to root for the Green Bay Packers to help their team'...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  5. NFC North Week 16 Quarterback Report

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFC North got four productive and efficient quarterback performances in Week 16. Let's take a closer look with our usual help from Jacob Nitzberg of ESPN Stats & Information: Aaron Rodgers Passer rating: 125.1 QBR: 88.8 Impact plays: 44 Co...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  6. Wrap-up: Vikings 23, Texans 6

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on Sunday's events at Reliant Stadium: What it means: The Minnesota Vikings were the better team at Reliant Stadium for 60 minutes and departed with an unexpected victory that keeps their playoff hopes alive. We'll update their situ...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  7. Wrap-up: Packers 55, Titans 7

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on Sunday's events at Lambeau Field: What it means: The Green Bay Packers won for the ninth time in 10 games, dominating the Tennessee Titans in one of the biggest blowouts in team history. Their 48-point margin of victory was their...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  8. Wrap-up: Falcons 31, Lions 18

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts on Saturday night's events at Ford Field: What it means: We've already discussed receiver Calvin Johnson's history-making evening. For a moment, at least, it allowed the Detroit Lions to forget they were in the midst of losing their...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  9. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 16: Oasis in desert? The Chicago Bears have lost five of their past six games and probably need to win their final two in order to reach the playoffs. Otherwise, they will become the second team since 1990 -- a...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  10. NFC North Week 16 programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    Where to go? What to do? Follow the Green Bay Packers' pursuit of home-field advantage in the playoffs? Witness the Chicago Bears' attempt to end a 1-5 slump and remain in the playoff hunt? Join Adrian Peterson's chase of the NFL's single-se...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  11. NFL Week 16 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a look at ESPN.com's Week 16 Power Rankings, which include three NFC North teams among the top 15 in the league: 6. Green Bay Packers Trending: No change after a 21-13 victory over the Chicago Bears. Comment: On Sunday, I suggested th...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  12. Vikings get final price tag on Week 16 win

    Kevin Seifert

    It's been clear for some time that the Minnesota Vikings wouldn't be in position to trade their No. 3 overall pick to a team that wanted to draft Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. Griffin's performance in last month's NFL scouting combine sealed...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  13. MegatronWatch: 1,500 yards and 15 TDs

    Kevin Seifert

    Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson's exceptional game in Week 16 merits an update of the post we originally published last Friday. Johnson caught four passes for 102 yards and a touchdown, including a 46-yard pass play on the Lions' first play ...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  14. NFC North Stock Watch

    Kevin Seifert

    FALLING 1. Secondary play in Chicago and Minnesota: Between the two of them, the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings have maybe one or two defensive backs who should be considered 2012 starters heading into the offseason. Bears cornerback Charles ...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  15. NFC North Week 16 Quarterback Report

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFC North had two of the best Week 16 performances by quarterbacks, and a third that came as a surprise to just about everyone. Let's take a closer look: Aaron Rodgers Week 16 passer rating: 142.7 Week 16 QBR: 95.9 Tell-tale number: In addi...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  16. Rapid Reaction: Packers 35, Bears 21

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Some thoughts on a rare blowout between NFC North rivals: What it means: The Green Bay Packers improved to 14-1, setting a franchise record for victories in a season and clinching home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs...

    Blog | December 25, 2011