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  1. A glance inside Lambeau's new section

    Kevin Seifert

    Thursday brought the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to the most recent phase of the Green Bay Packers' Lambeau Field construction, one that brought another 7,000 or so seats to the south end zone underneath a massive new scoreboard and HD video scr...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  2. Packers flood zone with Johnathan Franklin

    Kevin Seifert

    Well then. Consider the Green Bay Packers' backfield on notice. After going 43 consecutive games without a runner hitting 100 yards, the Packers have grabbed two of the top feature backs in the 2013 draft. Alabama's Eddie Lacy was their second-rou...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  3. Bears: On Devin Hester, Gabe Carimi

    Kevin Seifert

    Our friends at ESPNChicago.com will have thorough coverage of the Chicago Bears' first day of voluntary minicamp, at least soon as they can navigate away from the construction zone at Halas Hall and find a place to write. In the meantime, I'll weigh ...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  4. BBAO: Owners meeting set to conclude

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: PHOENIX -- And just like that, we've hit the final day of the NFL owners meeting. It'll be a busy one for us in the NFC North, beginning with an early-morning breakfast (at least in the Mountain Time Zone) that inclu...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  5. Emotional reaction to Lovie Smith's firing

    Kevin Seifert

    The end of a head coach's nine-year tenure disrupts deep loyalties, cracks comfort zones and quite frankly scares many of the people affected. That's why you're seeing at least some longtime Chicago Bears react emotionally to the firing of coach Lovi...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  6. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge on Week 8: Early issues: Every NFL team wants to start a game fast, and no team has been worse at it than the Detroit Lions. Get this: The Lions have reached the red zone just seven times on 37 first-half possessions in 2...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  7. 5 INTs in 9 quarters for Christian Ponder

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- We just saw a significant turnaround here at the Metrodome. The Minnesota Vikings seemed to have stopped an Arizona Cardinals scoring drive in the red zone, but a poor pass from quarterback Christian Ponder put the Cardinals in positio...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  8. Blogger Blitz: Tight ends in end zone

    Kevin Seifert

    Three years ago, there was so much excitement about NFC North tight ends that we monitored their progress regularly throughout the season. For different reasons, we've reached a similar point in 2012. I'm sure fans of each NFC North team has had s...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  9. NFC North chat alert

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm ready to chat if you are. Shall we say 2 p.m. ET over at SportsNation? I realize we're in the Twilight Zone between the End of the Season and the Beginning of Important Things, but I'm sure we'll find plenty to discuss. If it helps, consider your...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  10. Packers have their hands full

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers are getting a bit more than we expected here from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have made this a one-score game and ended the third quarter approaching the Packers' red zone. The Packers lead 21-13 as the f...

    Blog | November 20, 2011
  11. B.J. Raji expands his horizons

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Welcome back to the end zone, B.J. Raji. The Green Bay Packers nose tackle just scored the first offensive touchdown of his career, a 1-yard plunge as a fullback to give the Packers a 7-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. R...

    Blog | November 20, 2011
  12. BBAO: Evaluating Packers' pass defense

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue Al Over: Why are the Green Bay Packers giving up so many passing yards this season? Opponents are averaging 335.8 yards per game against them through four games, a number that has been mitigated by their red zone defense and o...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  13. Week 3 Power Rankings: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    I'm guessing ESPN.com's Week 3 Power Rankings will stir you up a bit, especially those who reside in the eastern time zone portion of our division. The Detroit Lions' 2-0 start wasn't enough to vault them over the 1-1 Chicago Bears in this week's ...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  14. Dirty Laundry: A.J. Hawk's leap

    Kevin Seifert

    Consider this scenario from the point of view of an NFL game official: A player is open in the end zone. The quarterback spots him and throws the ball. A defender, positioned behind the receiver, jumps into the vertical plane occupied by the recei...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  15. I know!! B.J. Raji's TD came on a zone blitz

    Kevin Seifert

    Yes! Our vast contradiction police was quick to catch my latest apparent inconsistency, which this week appeared in Wednesday's post about defensive "Simplicity Score" and my distaste for the zone blitz. Within minutes, @RyanBrown812 tweeted: "@es...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  16. Weekend mailbag: A visit to Room 101

    Kevin Seifert

    Last weekend, I suggested locking up leaders from the NFL and NFL Players Association in the Phantom Zone until they reached a new collective bargaining agreement. C.J. of Milwaukee took me up on a request for better ideas. Check it out, and then fol...

    Blog | May 28, 2011