Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Saturday

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Gates vs. Berry | National Football Post
Looking at Gates' TD on the 7 (corner) route vs. the SS.

An early look at 2013 franchise tag numbers | National Football Post
The NFP breaks down what to expect come late February.

Week 9 - Bradley Press Conference
Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley meets with the media as the Seahawks prepare for a Week 9 home matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL Films: Seahawks vs. Vikings Preview
NFL Films previews the Week 9 matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks.

Geno's Learning Process - Evaluations - Rotoworld.com
After a hot start, West Virginia and senior QB Geno Smith have lost their last two games. Eric Stoner breaks down these recent struggles.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Under Pressure: Unblocked Sacks
Football Outsiders is the internet home for Innovative Statistics and Intelligent Analysis of professional and college football. Our writers, lead by Aaron Schatz, also write Pro Football Prospectus.

Pete Carroll Show - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tells "Seattle's Morning News" about the Vikings' top two playmakers, running back Adrian Peterson and receiver Percy Harvin, and the importance of improving to 5-4 as opposed to dropping to 4-5. Carroll also says receiver Jermaine Kearse will play.

First down means everything | Smart Football
According to an exhaustive study of NFL play data conducted by Yale professor Cade Massey, what happens on first and 10 in an NFL game is a powerful indicator of who will win.

Breaking down the contrary views of Michael Vick - Grantland
Unknowable. Infuriating. Impossible to pigeonhole. Is there any way to define the legacy of the Eagles $100 million quarterback?

Listen to podcast - Pod Player - MyNorthwest.com
Seahawks kick returner Leon Washington joins "Seahawks Weekly" and evaluates how the special teams has preformed this season. He also tells us how he is preparing for the Minnesota Vikings and why he enjoys kickoff returns a little more than punt returns.

A Sunday rush hour, or three
When the Seahawks host the Vikings on Sunday to kick off the second half of their season, two of the best pass-rushers in the NFL will be on display in Seattle’s Chris Clemons and Minnesota’s Jared Allen.

Seahawks midseason report | The Brewery | The Seattle Times
Here's a look at the good, the bad and the puzzling about the 4-4 Seahawks at the midpoint of this season, broken down into nice, edible pieces.

Why Seattle is overdue a first round receiver " Seahawks Draft Blog
There’s nothing more dynamic than a great quarterback throwing to a playmaking receiver. It’s not the only way to win in the NFL, but it is a way. Yet there remains some suspicion among the two positions, with fans and pundits almost demanding perfection. While upside is justification enough to draft an unrefined defensive end or offensive tackle prospect, the same cannot be said for the two positions that help electrify an offense.

Final Word: NFC West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Beast Mode versus All Day: Seattle's Marshawn Lynch and Minnesota's Adrian Peterson will not be facing each other directly, of course. They will be in the same stadium on the same day, however, which is a treat for NFL fans. Peterson (775 yards) and Lynch (757) are the NFL's leading rushers. Peterson has more yards after contact (404) than Steven Jackson has overall (403). Lynch ranks second in yards after contact with 303. Both backs face defenses that have given ground against the run recently. Peterson has played five of eight games at home and done most of his damage there. All four of his rushing touchdowns were scored at home. Seven of his eight rushes covering 20-plus yards were also at home. Peterson has averaged 5.5 yards per carry at home and 4.5 on the road.

Seahawks.com Blog | Friday in Hawkville: Baldwin ready to play after ‘miraculous recovery’
Today, the word came from an even more definitive source: Coach Pete Carroll. "Doug looks to be ready to go," Carroll said after practice, when the team took advantage of the dry spell to work outside of the second consecutive day. "He had a full week of practice, which surprised us. Coming out of Monday, we weren’t sure. And then he just practiced on Wednesday, got through it and had a good week. So we’re hoping he’s going to play."

Home cooking should help Seahawks get back on track - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
One of these days, I'm going to be wrong with my prediction on a Seahawks game. One of these days, it's going to be just like the horse races I used to handicap at Longacres – whoever I pick to win will finish way up the track.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin ready to play, Braylon Edwards out | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
Edwards did not practice this week, and won't play on Sunday, but the return of Baldwin provides a boost after a slow start to the season with injuries to his hamstring and shoulder not to mention the two teeth that were broken as he made a diving attempt at a ball in the end zone back in Week 1. "Unfortunately this year, he hasn't been able to stay healthy consistently," Carroll said. "So we haven't had a steady dose of him. But we love him, and he's one of our guys, and we're hoping he can be a factor as kick in the second half here."

Hawks receiver Sidney Rice says bad-mouthing former Viking mates not his style | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
RENTON – If you’re looking for Seattle Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice to provide some bulletin board material for his former team with Minnesota traveling to Seattle this weekend, don’t bother.

Vikings vs Seahawks: 3 Key Matchups to Watch for Seattle | Bleacher Report
After two straight losses on the road, the Seahawks have dropped to 4-4 and third place in the NFC West. This Sunday's game against Minnesota appears to be the game that could get Seattle back in its winning ways. They return home to CLink for the first time in three weeks and a win is much needed in or to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Vikings @ Seahawks: This One Won't Be Close
My Seahawks "Spidey Sense" was tingling last week. It felt like a loss was coming in a game the team should win. The offense played better than expected, but the defense could not get off the field, and wound up surrendering a season-high 28 points. This week comes with a different opponent, but an even stronger sense of the result. The Minnesota Vikings are a quality opponent. Their 5-3 record is not a mirage. It will not matter on Sunday. Seattle is going to win this one going away.

Know Your Enemy: Minnesota Vikings Q&A - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
It’s Friday! and that means that it’s almost time for another big game for the Seattle Seahawks. This week, the Seahawks welcome The Minnesota Vikings to CenturyLink Field in what feels like a must win game for the Seahawks. I figure, the best way to get started looking at exactly who the Vikings are, is to ask an expert on the team. So joining me this week for a quick Q&A is Dan Zinski from The Viking Age.

What you need to know about the NFL's Week 9 injury report - NFL.com
Calvin Johnson, Jordy Nelson, Dez Bryant, Ahmad Bradshaw, and Percy Harvin are some of the big names we tracked on our Week 9 injury report roundup.

NFP Friday Buzz | National Football Post
The Cardinals want to get first round pick Michael Floyd more involved in the offense and believe he is ready to take the next step. They targeted him 11 times against the 49ers. The next step might be Floyd passing Early Doucet on the depth chart. There were some rumblings about Doucet being the subject of trade talk before the deadline, and if he were traded that would have helped clear the path for Floyd.

Lutui to make first start for Titans | National Football Post
Veteran guard to fill in for injured Leroy Harris.

Peek at the Week: Big Ben vs. Eli; Romo, Eagles face internal battles - NFL - CBSSports.com News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
Steelers-Giants, recent Super Bowl winners, clutch QBs. And Clark Judge says it comes down to Pittsburgh's running game? More bold calls -- Dallas has a chance in Atlanta and the Dolphins take another wild-card step.

3TFO: Vikings @ Seahawks, Week 9 | ProFootballFocus.com
It’s been nearly three years since these two franchises last faced off in what ended up as a 35-9 route by the Vikings that was over before halftime. Much has changed since then: both have brought in new head coaches, used early draft picks to replace aging, former Green Bay Packer quarterbacks, and both have managed to revamp perennially weak secondaries into respectable units.

Sports Radio Interviews " Blog Archive " Sidney Rice On Marshawn Lynch’s 77-Yard Run: "He Got To Shut Me Up On That One"
Sidney Rice joined Paul Allen on KFAN in Minneapolis to discuss Seattle’s game last week against Detroit, his rookie quarterback and the two running backs that will be on display in Sunday’s game between the Vikings and Seahawks.

2013 NFL Draft watch notes for Week 10 of college football - SBNation.com
The college football schedule is headlined by primetime matchups in the Pac-12 and SEC.

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