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Payne Explains: 4th and 1 vs. Titans
Texans Ambassador Seth Payne breaks down how the Texans converted on 4th-and-1 in the opening quarter at Tennessee.

Comparing Brown & Ogletree - Evaluations -
Arthur Brown (younger brother of Eagles running back Bryce Brown) arrived at the University of Miami as one of the most heralded recruits in the country. He played outside linebacker for the Hurricanes' scout team during his first year, but wasn't comfortable there. In the last few weeks of the season, former Canes head coach Randy Shannon decided to move Brown from the outside to the middle, where it seemed the light clicked on - with Shannon noting the parallels of development between Brown and Shannon's former pupil, Ray Lewis. However, a move to the middle wasn't enough to help Brown crack Miami's starting lineup at linebacker. After his sophomore season, he transferred to Kansas State (Brown is from Wichita, KS), and has since been one of the most destructive defensive forces in the entire country.

Rodgers says Packers are still discussing loss to Seahawks | ProFootballTalk
"How can you not?" quarterback Aaron Rodgers told ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning, via "We’re all human here. That was obviously a difficult moment for us. We’re hoping that we’ve put yourself in a position right now where that’s not going to have an effect on things. We’re not going to use that as an excuse. We have four games left and everything is right in front of us, with a chance to win out, and not only be division champions[but also] also a potential first-round bye. But in some of those quiet moments, of course, you can’t help but think about it."

Evolution of The 'East Coast Offense': Run Game - Hogs Haven
Mike Shanahan recently referred to it as the 'East Coast Offense', but whatever you call it, the option run game has been extremely effective. It's lead the Redskins to the number one rushing attack in the NFL. Here's a breakdown of all the new looks

Brock and Salk - Podcasts -
Mike Sando of joins "Brock and Salk" and refutes a contention made by colleague Skip Bayless, who suggested that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is dependent on escaping the pocket to overcome limitations presented by his lack of height.

Is This Real? Russell Wilson, Elite QB - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Of all the players in the NFL last Sunday, it was Russell Wilson who turned the most heads. Marshaling a 97-yard touchdown drive with 3:40 left in the game against Chicago to take a 17-14 lead was one thing, but after the Bears miraculously tied the game in the 20 seconds left for them on the clock, Wilson made a mockery of momentum in overtime and drove 79 yards in 12 plays to score a second game-winning touchdown. The first drive revolved around Wilson's abilities as a passer, as he went 6-of-8 for 77 yards, but the second drive saw the Seahawks use Wilson with Marshawn Lynch in the read option and rely on Wilson's work as a runner. He ran for 28 yards on the drive, and when he had to throw, he completed all three of his passes, picking up 12 yards on a key third-and-5 and then immediately following that with the game-winner to Sidney Rice.

With the Luck/RG3 debate hotter than ever, Russell Wilson makes his own waves | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Over his last four games, Andrew Luck has completed 89 passes in 167 attempts for 1,192 yards, eight touchdowns and nine interceptions. Over his last four games, Robert Griffin III has completed 69 passes in 102 attempts for 882 yards, nine touchdowns, and one interception. Blog | Browner suspended
Walter Thurmond is the likely replacement for Browner at left cornerback, starting with Sunday’s game against the Cardinals at CenturyLink Field. Thurmond was expected to be the starter at that spot last season, before an injury sidelined him in training camp and opened the door for Browner, who ended up leading the team with six interceptions and playing in the Pro Bowl.

John Skelton to start for Cardinals this week | ProFootballTalk
Skelton has been named the team’s starting quarterback for the Week 14 trip to Seattle, returning the job he held earlier this season until getting pulled while the Cardinals were leading the Falcons in the second quarter of Week 11. Whisenhunt gave a brief explanation of his decision. "Some of it has to do with Seattle — playing up there, having played against them once already this year," Whisenhunt said, via "There are a lot of factors, but I’m not going each one of them."

Russell Wilson takes on teen texting and driving - Seahawks News -
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is tackling a new challenge off the field: teen texting and driving. The amazing rookie is lending his talents to a new campaign encouraging students at four Seattle high schools to pledge not to text and drive. Blog | Carroll: With Browner out, Thurmond steps in
Carroll said wide receiver Sidney Rice passed concussion evaluations and has been cleared to practice today, but will be limited. "We’re counting on him playing," Carroll said of Rice.

Progression read on Cards' quarterbacks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
John Skelton's return to the Arizona Cardinals' lineup gives the team a more experienced and credible starting quarterback for what figures to be a challenging road game against Seattle on Sunday.

Division title still within sight, say Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
And Seattle’s impressive victory over Chicago last week on the road helped keep alive that possibility. "It’s real big," defensive tackle Brandon Mebane said about his team’s win over the Bears. "We’re just taking one game at a time to get to our major goal, which is to win the division."

NFL Week 14 Predictions - Cardinals vs. Seahawks, NFL Pick, 2012 NFL Gambling Odds
Free NFL Betting Odds & Picks for the Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks week 14 matchup. The Seahawks are a 10.5 point home favorite. The over/under is 34.5.

Brian Urlacher won't call his Chicago Bears career over -
Brian Urlacher acknowledged he could miss the rest of the regular season because of a hamstring injury, meaning the linebacker might have played his last game with the Chicago Bears.

John Skelton to start for Arizona Cardinals -
John Skelton has returned to the starting lineup, XTRA 910's Mike Jurecki reported. Skelton was named the starter after the preseason, started the season opener, got hurt, lost his job, got the job back, got hurt again and will now make his fifth start of the year. Follow that? "Every bit of my being I wanted to play, that was going into the week, too. It's not just on Sunday," Skelton said Monday after the Cards lost 7-6 to the New York Jets and went 0 for 15 on third downs. "I think anyone in the locker room wants to play. No one wants to sit on the sideline. When you see things going the way they did, it kind of makes you champ at the bit a little more."

Seahawks’ Brandon Browner to begin four-game suspension this week | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Browner spent five seasons playing for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League before signing a three-year contract with the Seahawks on Jan. 19, 2011. The 6-foot-4, 221-pound cornerback earned a starting job during the 2011 preseason and was named to the Pro Bowl team after posting six interceptions with 23 passes defensed last season. Through 12 games this season, Browner had three interceptions and six passes defensed while playing in 98.9 percent of the team's defensive snaps.

NFP Scout Talk: Top DEs | National Football Post
It looks like another strong group of pass rushers, starting with Dion Jordan of Oregon

Practice Squad players worth stealing | National Football Post
NFP takes a peek at 5 AFC Offensive Practice Squad Players worth stealing.

Week 14 - Carroll Press Conference Wednesday
Pete Carroll discusses the team's latest roster moves and what the Seahawks learned in their week one game against the Arizona Cardinals that will help them this time around.

Scouting Report: Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor " Tom Melton's NFL Draft Blog
Terrance Williams is a player I’ve been watching since he was a sophomore at Baylor. That was back when Josh Gordon looked like the top WR prospect on the team, and Kendall Wright played a supporting role along with Williams. After Gordon’s dismissal Wright stepped into the spotlight and Williams was the second option, albeit a good one.

Bears Vs. Seahawks: Notes, Scribbles and Things Jotted Down - Windy City Gridiron
So, Golden Tate and Sidney Rice - Pretty damn good. When you have a quarterback that can keep plays alive and receivers willing to continue getting open with extra time, good things happen.

Bears Vs. Seahawks: Notes, Scribbles and Things Jotted Down - Windy City Gridiron
So, Golden Tate and Sidney Rice - Pretty damn good. When you have a quarterback that can keep plays alive and receivers willing to continue getting open with extra time, good things happen.