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17 Power, A Seattle Seahawks Blog: Marshawn Lynch gives "Dream Team" future nightmares, Seahawks crush Eagles 31-14
Has there been a season with more unexpected things than 2011? A lot of fans looked at the schedule before the season began and saw games like Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Washington as near certain wins. The Falcons, Giants, Ravens and Eagles games were near certain losses. Seattle very nearly completed a comeback against the heavily favored Falcons, but otherwise, six games- that's half the season folks- has gone exactly the opposite of preseason expectation.

Marshawn Lynch’s blow-away run, seen through many eyes - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
In a game where the Seattle Seahawks beat the tar out of the Philadelphia Eagles to the tune of a 31-14 score and ran for 178 yards on 33 carries in the process, Marshawn Lynch's(notes) 15-yard touchdown run with 9:19 remaining in the first quarter may have been the definitive play. It typified the way Lynch has been running over the last month — as physically as any back in the NFL — and it's why he finished with 148 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. The most interesting thing about the first touchdown was that everybody seemed to see it differently.

Seahawks Notebook: Hawthorne couldn't dream up this return | - Sports
Before the game, Seattle Seahawks linebacker David Hawthorne was unsure he'd be able to play because of a nagging knee injury.

Thiel: ‘Soft’ Seahawks, behind Lynch, show gristle | Seattle Seahawks
A near-perfect Carroll script: Few passes, 148 rushing yards from relentless Lynch and a 31-14 triumph over wounded Eagles. Bad news: Okung hurt.

Seahawks play with pride in win over Eagles - Blog -
It would be tempting to discount the Seahawks' win over the Eagles.

The Brewery | Instant replay: A brief sketch of the Seahawks' victory over Philadelphia | Seattle Times Newspaper
Why the Seahawks won: Seattle (5-7) was dominant from the start against the listless Eagles. After a Kam Chancellor interception in the first quarter, running back Marshawn Lynch scored on an incredible, 15-yard touchdown run in which he seemingly disappeared into a pile of players, only to re-emerge and rumble into the end zone. He avoided six tacklers on the play. Early in the second quarter, Lynch added a 40-yard touchdown run to make the score 14-0. The Seahawks never looked back from there. Lynch ran for 148 yards. Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was an efficient 13-of-16 passing for 190 yards. And the Seahawks defense intercepted four of Philadelphia quarterback Vince Young's passes. Cornerback Brandon Browner had two of those picks, and in the fourth quarter, David Hawthorne returned an interception 77 yards for a touchdown. It was the Seahawks' most impressive performance of the season.

Jerry Brewer | Marshawn Lynch rumbling toward big payday with Seahawks | Seattle Times Newspaper
Marshawn Lynch ran right and found trouble, not that it mattered. Trapped in a glut of would-be tacklers and his own teammates, Lynch kept moving and pushing, moving and pushing, grinding as if his next meal depended upon it.

Seahawks Blog | Game in Review: Seahawks 31, Eagles 14 | Seattle Times Newspaper
Marshawn Lynch rushed for 148 yards, the most by any Seahawk player in five years. He scored twice in the first 16 minutes of the game, giving him eight consecutive starts with a touchdown.

Lynch carries Seahawks to 31-14 win over Eagles - Seahawks News -
Marshawn Lynch loves the prime-time stage, even if he's rarely given such a spotlight.

Final: Hawks 31, Eagles 14 | Seahawks Insider
The Seattle Seahawks rebounded nicely from a tough loss against Washington last week by defeating a talented, but wounded Philadelphia Eagles’ squad 31-14.

Seahawks Blog | Russell Okung suffers 'significant' pectoral injury | Seattle Times Newspaper
Russell Okung left Seattle's game against Washington in the fourth quarter with what coach Pete Carroll described as a significant pectoral injury.

Seahawks Vs. Eagles: Seattle Dominates Defensively In 31-14 Victory - SB Nation Seattle
The Seattle Seahawks came up with a big victory on Thursday night as they knocked off the struggling Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 31-14.

VIDEO: Golden Tate Makes Impressive Grab, Shimmies In Celebration - The Daily Drip - SB Nation Seattle
The Seattle Seahawks are firing on all cylinders against the Eagles on Thursday Night Football and Golden Tate just added to what has been a night of incredible plays.

Wrap up: Seahawks 31, Eagles 14 - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Some thoughts on the Philadelphia Eagles' latest new low -- an uninspired 31-14 loss to the Seahawks in Seattle on Thursday night that ended their mathematical chances at even a winning season:

Rapid Reaction: Seahawks vs. Eagles - NFC West Blog - ESPN - Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 31-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field on Thursday night:

Rapid Reaction: Seahawks vs. Eagles - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 31-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field on Thursday night:

Babin Founds Small Revenge Vs. Seahawks - Jason Babin promised that he would show the Seattle Seahawks franchise that he was still upset about the way he was treated during his two-year stint with the team in 2005 and 2006. Though the outcome was certainly not what Babin and the Eagles expected, the Pro Bowl defensive end did his part, notching 2.0 sacks against his former team, bringing his season total to 12.0.

Eagles Embarassed Again, Lose 31-14 - Bleeding Green Nation - When losses like this don't even get you angry anymore, that's when you know a team has gotten really bad. You get angry watching a game because it's defying your expectations. If you expect your team to stink and they do, you're not going to throwing stuff around the house and screaming. They're just doing what you expected.

History Lesson: Three Pros You Should Know | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio - Every era of the game has players that were great in many aspects of their game, but didn’t have an extended opportunity to prove it statistically. Brandon Lloyd is one of the greatest receivers in the history of the league when it comes to adjusting to the football, but he approached the precipice of his career death before pulling back just in time – perhaps the greatest catch of his life thus far. This got me thinking about other players who I thought were great talents, but didn’t have the commensurate statistics to earn that label in the traditional sense. Here are three.

Mike Leach is the new coach at Washington State: Rejoice and be glad | Smart Football - Raise your jolly rogers: Mike Leach is back. After two years of book-touring, suing ESPN, hosting talk-radio, and chillin’ in Key West, Leach is set to coach again in 2012, this time as head pirate in charge of the Washington State Cougars. History, connections, anecdote, and theories regarding the hire abound, but first thing first: It’s a great hire.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Flawless Interior - Well, the bar has officially been raised here at Word of Muth. New Orleans’ offensive line performance on Monday night was the best game I’ve seen any of the units I’ve covered play since I started this column. The Giants defensive line came in with a very good (and earned) reputation, but from the kickoff to the final whistle, New Orleans owned the game between the trenches.

Cardinals expect Kevin Kolb to start Sunday | National Football Post - QB has missed previous 4 games.

Sam Bradford aggravated ankle, misses practice | National Football Post - Rams QB missed 2 games in October with sprain.

How to be a great sports agent Part I | National Football Post - What characteristics distinguish a good agent from a bad one?

Have the Eagles 'packed it in?' | National Football Post - More issues after the loss to Lynch and the Seahawks.

Seahawks Draft Blog Mock Draft " Seahawks Draft Blog

How to Value NFL Draft Picks | Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective - Through 12 weeks of the season, most franchises in the National Football League know whether they are in the playoff hunt or if they need to start prepping for the draft: The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers have almost clinched playoff berths while the Indianapolis Colts have just about locked up the number one overall draft pick. As the Superbowl hopefuls get excited for playoff runs, most of the league has to sit and wait for April. For five months, most teams have to sit and wait. They are on the outside looking in, watching the playoffs on TV. Eventually, only one team will win while the rest of the league can do nothing but watch. That team will be the undisputed winners, and everyone else will have officially lost.

Jarvis Jones game tape vs Florida " Seahawks Draft Blog - Due to unforseen circumstances I’ll be delaying my updated mock draft until tomorrow, ahead of the Seahawks game against the Eagles. In my first projection last week I paired Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones with the Seahawks in round one. He’s collected 13.5 sacks this season playing as an undersized defensive end, but would move to the WILL linebacker position for Seattle. Jones also has some familiarity with Pete Carroll as a former USC recruit who transferred to Georgia after suffering a neck injury.