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Anatomy of a Play: Steven Jackson's incredible block sets up an Austin Pettis touchdown
This touchdown from Sam Bradford to Austin Pettis capped one of the most impressive clutch drives we've seen from Bradford in a Rams uniform, and put the team in position to upser the mighty 49ers. Against a top-shelf defense bringing pressure up the gut, this play required - and got - perfect execution from the quarterback, running back, inside protection, and the wide receiver.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Under Pressure: Short and Long Sacks
The shortest sack of the week would have belonged to Mark Sanchez and the Jets. The Jets got so worried about picking up a potential overload blitz by the Seahawks that they forgot to block Bruce Irvin.

Dolphins Linebacker Karlos Dansby Playing with Torn Biceps Muscle - The Phinsider
Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby has been playing with an injured biceps muscle over the past few weeks. Today, Dansby revealed that his injury is actually a torn muscle.

Dolphins Need to use Mini-Bye Week to Solve Problems - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins have as mini-bye week this weekend after playing the Thursday night game last night. With that game ending in Miami's third straight loss, the team must use the off time to solve the issues that have led to this losing streak.

Dolphins Lose Behind Offensive Line Full of Holes - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins lost to the Buffalo Bills last night, in a game where Ryan Tannehill had to scramble seemingly every pass, while the running game could not find a hole through which to run. Simply put, the offensive line did nothing to help.

The List: Guy Fieri's NFL-inspired menu items -
World-famous chef Guy Fieri is drawing ire for his new Times Square restaurant. Wait 'til you see his new NFL-inspired dishes; they'll knock your socks off!

Catching up with: Curt Singer
Curt Singer last played for the Seahawks in 1991, but the former offensive tackle who had two stints with the team still lives in the area and is, in his words, ‘Living the good life.’

12th Fan View - vs. New York Jets
Seahawks fan Chuck McGowan brings us a look at his '12th Fan View' video series, as he documents the Seahawks' home games from his seat in the upper level at CenturyLink Field.

Scouting Tannehill and others in late going - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks fans scouting the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night had to like what they saw. The Dolphins, despite feeling great about rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill overall, suffered a 19-14 defeat when Tannehill couldn't rally them against Buffalo.

NFC West title is still within reach for the Seahawks - Blog -
If you listen to Russell Wilson, you know that the Seahawks' quarterback likes to take it one game at a time. I don't. At this point in the Seahawks' season, I like to take it six games at a time. Or in the case of the 49ers, seven games at a time.

They can be taught | Seahawks Insider
A month or so ago, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had seen enough. In a team meeting, he went off on the chronic rules violators, called them out, let them know that the bench awaited those who continued to get flagged for penalties.

NFL Draft Prospects: Defensive Tackle - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Seahawks have an interesting dilemma come up this offseason at defensive tackle. Both starter Alan Branch and super sub Jason Jones are going to be free agents. Both are likely to command rather large pay increases.

Don’t talk about playoffs. Actually, let’s talk about the playoffs. We could get all hung up on tie-breaker scenarios and the what-ifs, but if the Seahawks can get to 10-6 they should be in the playoffs. As everyone knows, to do that the Hawks will need a 6-2 record in the last half of the season. Well, two Ws are down (the Vikings and Jets), so there are four Ws left to go. A win in Miami after the bye week would help immensely.

Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins enduring normal growing pains -
Three weeks ago, after soundly beating the New York Jets 30-9 on their own field in New Jersey, the Miami Dolphins had the look of a potential playoff team, with a rookie quarterback leading them back to the promised land.

Stanford's Chase Thomas among top college prospects to watch -
The final month of college football's regular season provides NFL scouts with several matchups that ultimately will determine the draft fate of some of the top prospects in this year's draft class. While most evaluators will not admit to being swayed by a strong finish, it is hard for scouts to ignore players who close the season with standout performances.

Buccaneers have NFL-high $30 million in cash on injured reserve list | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
The NFL is a league of attrition and no team is feeling the financial brunt of that fact quite like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who currently have a league-high $30.1 million of their 2012 cash payroll on Injured Reserve, according to league-wide salary data maintained by Shutdown Corner.

The Shutdown Corner Week 11 Preview Podcast with Greg Cosell | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Once again, it's time to gear up for this week's slate of NFL games with analysis from the best in the business -- Greg Cosell of NFL Films and ESPN's "NFL Matchup." Greg gives you a sense of the week's upcoming games you won't get anywhere else, based on his conversations with players and coaches past and present, and his OCD-level evaluation of coach's tape. Since the podcast was recorded on Friday morning, we started by reviewing the Buffalo Bills' Thursday night win over the Miami Dolphins.

Over-Rated Prospect - Landry Jones | National Football Post
Russ Lande breakdown Oklahoma QB Landry Jones.

Missed reviews and miscues in Week 10 | National Football Post
Broncos TD should not be and time wastes away by the Bay.

Three to Focus On: All Games, Week 11 |
Time to prime for the NFL weekend ahead, there's no better place to go when forming your shortlist of viewing targets. Looking at three key matchups for every Week 11 game, this week's 'Three to Focus On' previews can all be found here. Articles will be linked as they post, so keep checking in.

NFL - Week 11 Upset Watch - Even without Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears can beat San Francisco 49ers - ESPN
Upset Watch: Chicago (+5) at San Francisco Last year, these were two very similar teams -- at least until Jay Cutler got injured at midseason. Both Chicago and San Francisco had very good defense and special teams, combined with average offense. - Dolphins CBs have another rough outing
When the Dolphins decided to trade Vontae Davis prior to the regular season, two cornerbacks on the roster helped factor into the decision. Veteran newcomer Richard Marshall had won the starting job from Davis, and third-year CB Nolan Carroll had played well enough in camp to give Miami confidence with its nickel defense. - Bills FS Byrd putting together strong contract season
Bills FS Jairus Byrd exploded onto the scene as a rookie with nine interceptions in 2009. Don't be fooled by the fact that he hasn't come close to that number — his play has continued to improve, and he is making a strong case for a big contract.