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  1. Why the Lions are the NFL's oldest team*

    Kevin Seifert

    ESPN colleague Mike Sando's annual age analysis of NFL rosters found that the Detroit Lions have the oldest roster in the league. That designation might seem odd when you consider the relative youth of the Lions' primary players. You also might no...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Lookback: Preseason Week 1

    Kevin Seifert

    Three takeaways from Week 1 of the preseason: Offensive lines are in major flux: Chicago Bears right tackle J'Marcus Webb played so poorly Friday night at the Carolina Panthers that he was working with the second team when practice resumed Sund...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  7. Camp Confidential: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions opened training camp expressing unprecedented confidence in the direction of their program, and, if anything, their steam has picked up since then. A relatively injury-free camp, the obvious impact of multiple n...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  8. Preseason Week 1: Fun night for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Reviewing Friday's action at Ford Field: Detroit Lions 26, New York Jets 17 Preseason record: 1-0 Of interest: The Lions couldn't have asked for a better start from rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah, who snagged a Mark Sanchez pass on the sec...

    Blog | August 10, 2013
  9. BBAO: The preseason beckons

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We've made it! (Sort of.) The entire NFC North will open its 2013 preseason schedule Friday evening, affairs that will be most notable for their impact on second-level job competitions and evaluations of previousl...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  10. BBAO: 'Every play felt like a fourth down'

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: This MMQB.com piece from retired NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels is notable in a number of ways, among them his revelation that teammate Brett Favre said he "choked" at the end of the 2009 NFC Championship Game betwee...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  11. BBAO: An important note

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: So as you saw last night, we are now directly incorporating ESPNChicago.com's coverage of the Chicago Bears on the NFC North blog. When combined with our new Green Bay Packers coverage from Rob Demovsky, we now have ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  12. BBAO: Sack totals among Lions DEs

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Here's a jarring nugget from Dave Birkett's story in the Detroit Free Press on the Detroit Lions' defensive line: None of their top four defensive ends have had a double-digit sack season, either in the NFL or colleg...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  13. Eight in the Box: NFC North camp issues

    Kevin Seifert

    What are the three key camp issues facing each NFC North team? CHICAGO BEARS Offense: Kyle Long's readiness The Bears drafted Long in the first round to help an offensive line that has struggled for years to protect quarterback Jay Cutler. Lon...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  14. NFC North: Training camp issues

    Kevin Seifert

    In 10 days, all four NFC North teams will have stepped onto the practice field for their 2013 training camps. I can't think of a better way to wade through these final days than by identifying 10 key issues we will no doubt be focusing on over the ne...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  15. BBAO: Projecting Lions' Darius Slay

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Could cornerback Darius Slay have a bigger rookie impact for the Detroit Lions than defensive end Ziggy Ansah? That's the projection from NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah, who thinks Slay will be a factor from the fir...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  16. Israel Idonije: Ideal swing DL for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    The best thing we can say about Israel Idonije is that he has been equally effective as a defensive end and a defensive tackle during his career. That makes him a pretty ideal swing player for a Detroit Lions defensive line that has undergone a signi...

    Blog | June 25, 2013