Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Gameday

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 01: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles defense on December 1, 2011 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

What's that? Gameday?

49ers lose in Arizona, bye in jeopardy | ProFootballTalk
We should no longer assume the 49ers will get a playoff bye.

Another comeback win for Tebow, Broncos? | National Football Post
Time to say goodbye to the Bears after this one.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2011 In-Season Receiving Plus/Minus
Earlier this week I wrote an article for ESPN Insider about Jordy Nelson's great season. In that piece I debuted in-season receiving plus/minus numbers for the first time, as well as YAC+ numbers. As promised, here are some more of those numbers for FO readers to check out.

RG3 wins first Heisman Trophy for Baylor - College News -
Robert Griffin III is Baylor's Superman and when he won the Heisman Trophy he was wearing the socks to prove it. Who knows? Maybe they even helped him outluck Andrew Luck.

Seattle's Lynch gets another big stage vs. Rams - Seahawks News -
It took a national television audience, a couple of electric touchdown runs and the second-best game of Marshawn Lynch's career for his fascination with a certain fruit-flavored candy to get attention.

Seahawks Blog | Bradford returns to practice for the Rams | Seattle Times Newspaper- The Rams had quarterback Sam Bradford back on the practice field, and while coach Steve Spagnuolo didn't announce that he's ready to play Monday, it looks increasingly possible.

Thomas, the second time around - Free safety Earl Thomas was good enough in his rookie season for the Seahawks. But he is playing even better this season, despite what his interception number might indicate.

Marshawn Lynch, Red Bryant two critical free agents for Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune - The annual NFL draft brings out the fans and breathless experts, while the pricey free-agent signings generate the large-font headlines. But sometimes, behind-the-curtains dealing, positioning and relationship management that take place this time of year are as important to the success of an NFL franchise.

Danny O'Neil | Are Seahawks ready to give Lynch payday? | Seattle Times Newspaper - You can find a running back. That's become a refrain around the NFL. Houston's Arian Foster led the league in rushing last season. He was undrafted. Buffalo's Fred Jackson was on his way to a second 1,000-yard season in the past three years until he suffered a broken leg. He wasn't drafted, either.

Jerry Brewer | It's true: Seahawks almost ready for prime time | Seattle Times Newspaper - The funny part is, you have no choice. Seahawks cornerback Roy Lewis lets out a wicked laugh as he reminds America of this fact. The 5-7 Seahawks will play the 2-10 St. Louis Rams on "Monday Night Football," and even though the jokes have already begun, Lewis laughs last.

Wrap-up: Cardinals 21, 49ers 19 - NFC West Blog - ESPN - What it means: The Cardinals improved to 6-7 with their fifth victory in a six-game period, keeping alive their long-shot playoff hopes while ending a five-game losing streak to San Francisco. They lost quarterback Kevin Kolb to a concussion in the first quarter, but John Skelton made big plays in the passing game to keep the Cardinals rolling. The 49ers fell to 10-3 and into a tie with New Orleans in the race for the NFC's second seed. San Francisco has a better conference record, which could help in a tiebreaker.

Hawks-Cards for playoff spot in Week 17? - NFC West Blog - ESPN - The Arizona Cardinals' victory over the San Francisco 49ers keeps alive a tantalizing scenario for NFC West fans. The Seattle-Arizona game in Week 17 could send the winner to the playoffs as the fifth or sixth seed in the NFC.

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