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  1. Setting up our final Sunday of 2012

    Kevin Seifert

    Good morning and welcome to the dramatic conclusion of our Wild Week 17! The day will take place in at least two and maybe three acts, depending on whether we need to wait until the conclusion of Sunday night's game at FedEx Field to determine our fi...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  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. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge on Week 17: Tough task: Excitement has been at a season high in the upper Midwest, where a Minnesota Vikings victory against the rival Green Bay Packers would clinch a playoff berth. (The Vikings can also clinch with loss...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  4. Wild Week 17: One-sided matchups

    Kevin Seifert

    Our Wild Week 17 includes a pair of division matchups that carry direct playoff implications. You're probably seeing as much microanalysis of these games as you've seen in the previous 16 weeks combined. In the bigger picture, however, it's worth ...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  5. BBAO: Not all hands on deck

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: In our fantasy dramas, we expect all hands on deck for our Wild Week 17, in which two of our teams need victories to help ensure a playoff spot while a third is hoping to improve its playoff seed. But that's not the ...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  6. Wild Week 17: Bears back to trash talk

    Kevin Seifert

    The Chicago Bears' last foray into trash talking with a division opponent didn't work out well. But you know what they say: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Wednesday, defensive lineman Henry Melton made clear he thinks the Detroit L...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  7. Wild Week 17: Bears and Calvin Johnson

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions have lost seven consecutive games even with receiver Calvin Johnson in the midst of his record-breaking run. So we can't come close to suggesting that a team must slow down Johnson, much less stop him, to beat the Lions. But as the ...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  8. BBAO: Pro Bowl announcement tonight

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning. I hope everyone had an enjoyable Tuesday. We're back Wednesday to resume a full week of blogging for our wild Week 17, one that will include the NFL's Pro Bowl announcement this evening at 7 ET. Pro ...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  9. NFL Week 17 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    The holiday week pushed ESPN.com's Week 17 Power Rankings up one day to Monday. Let's see how the NFC North fared: 4. Green Bay Packers Trending: Up two after a 55-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Comment: The Packers are peaking at the end ...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Rapid Reaction: Bears 17, Vikings 13

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts on the merciful end of the regular season for two NFC North teams. What it means: The Chicago Bears snapped a five-game losing streak and finished the season 8-8. The Minnesota Vikings, meanwhile, tied a franchise rec...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  12. Week 17 halftime thoughts

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Some random NFC North thoughts at the final halftime of the 2011 regular season: The Green Bay Packers' selected starters and reserves are giving the Detroit Lions' regulars all the game they can handle. The Packers lead 24-19 at ...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  13. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge on Week 17: Lambeau Field rematch: The season's first game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions was a tense, physical and emotionally-charged Thanksgiving Day affair that included two ejections and eventually e...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  14. NFC North Week 17 programming note

    Kevin Seifert

    As Week 17 games approach, some of our NFC North teams will have different agendas than what we're accustomed to. And so, as it turns out, will the NFC North blogger. I'm going to hole up at Blog Headquarters Sunday rather than venture out to cove...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  15. NFL Week 17 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Let's take a quick look at ESPN.com's Week 17 Power Rankings: 1. Green Bay Packers Trending: Headed for wire-to-wire power rankings dominance. 7. Detroit Lions Trending: Up two after a 38-10 victory over the San Diego Chargers and their first...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  16. Rapid Reaction: Packers 10, Bears 3

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A few thoughts after the Green Bay Packers held on for a 10-3 victory over the Chicago Bears. What it means: As it turned out, the Packers needed this win in order to qualify for the playoffs. After a nervous afternoon at Lambea...

    Blog | January 02, 2011