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  1. Rapid Reaction: Vikings 37, Packers 34

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A few thoughts from one of the best NFC North football games we've seen in recent memory: What it means: The Minnesota Vikings qualified for the playoffs by winning their fourth consecutive regular-season game. They beat the Green B...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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. NFC North Week 17 Quarterback Report

    Kevin Seifert

    Stand up, give yourselves a pat on the back and a round of applause. Two NFC North teams combined for the most prolific passing game in NFL history Sunday. In the wind and snow of Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions combined for an...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. No flex for Packers-Lions game

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Greetings from Lambeau Field, where the lights are on and night has already fallen. Before we get started on this game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, let's pass along some information on the Packers' Week 17 game....

    Blog | December 25, 2011
  16. Wrap-up: Lions 20, Vikings 13

    Kevin Seifert

    A few thoughts from the regular-season finale at Ford Field: What it means: On the final day of the season, the Detroit Lions escaped last place in the NFC North. For what it's worth, their victory Sunday gave them the tiebreaker necessary to be c...

    Blog | January 02, 2011