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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Gameday, baby.

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Gameday, you guys.

Seahawks expect Richard Sherman plays, no appeal decision coming -
Richard Sherman, who was suspended four games for reportedly taking Adderall, had his appeal heard on Friday. However, no decision is expected to be made in the next 24-to-48 hours, and the Seahawks are "anticipating" that Sherman will play Sunday night against the 49ers.

Robinson: Steady is as steady does
The Seahawks who will host the 49ers on Sunday night are not the same team that lost in San Francisco in Week 7. Their consistency is fueling a second-half surge that has them one win from a playoff berth.

49ers try to claim NFC West vs. surging Seahawks - Seahawks News -
49ers try to claim NFC West vs. surging Seahawks - Seahawks News at

All-22: Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson, and the Zone-Read - Niners Nation
We take a look at the coach's film of the Seattle Seahawks' rushing success in its third straight victory.

NFL Week 16 preview: Revitalized Seahawks face 49ers -
Seattle, led by rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, can clinch a playoff berth with a home victory over San Francisco, which can wrap up the NFC West with a win.

Falcons clinch NFC's No. 1 seed with win over slumping Lions -
Matt Ryan threw four touchdown passes, two to Roddy White, to help the Atlanta Falcons beat the Detroit Lions 31-18 Saturday night and earn home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

Calvin Johnson smashes Jerry Rice's receiving record -
The man they call Megatron broke Jerry Rice's all-time record of 1,848 yards in a single season with a 26-yard catch and run with under four minutes remaining Saturday night.

All-22: Are 49ers ready for Seahawks 'pick' route? | National Football Post
In the Week 7 matchup, it was all about pre-snap keys.

Futures at Football Outsiders: WR Martel Moore, NIU | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Sleeper. It might be my favorite word. If by some infinitesimal chance — or twisted act of fate — I somehow wind up on stage at Pace University’s New York City Campus and I’m sitting across the table from James Lipton, ‘Sleeper’ would be my answer.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Scramble for the Ball: Shrine of the Inept
Tom: Well, Mike, you may have realized this before, but DVOA is sometimes an imperfect guide for individual player quality.

Playoff scenarios for every NFL team | ProFootballTalk
With 32 more games in the regular season, the playoff picture is coming into focus — but in some cases that focus is blurry enough that you need to squint.

The Tape Never Lies: The resurrection of Greg Hardy | 100 Yards and Running | Blogs |
One of the most interesting stories this season has been the emergence of Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy. The man who calls himself "Kraken" has notched 11 sacks on the year along with two forced fumbles, and he’s one of the most colorful characters in the NFL. Before he went by the moniker Kraken, he was known simply as "DK".

Rankings the kickers, from Tucker to Crosby
In the summer of 2009, I wrote a three-part series analyzing every kicker of the last half-century (here are the links to Part I, Part II, Part III). What I did there was analyzed field goal attempts by distance, and then credited a kicker for how many field goals he made over the expected number of successful field goals from each distance.