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Greg Cosell's Film Review: The Broncos-Cardinals chess match | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
On the Denver Broncos’ first three plays last week, they line up with four receivers and tight end Julius Thomas in an empty set.

Cam Newton Is Blocking Linebackers, Silencing Critics and Shredding Labels | Bleacher Report
If you still have Cam Newton labeled, pigeon-holed, crammed into a one-size-fits-all mold and filed away in your cabinet of quarterback stereotypes, then you must not have seen "The Block."

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Under Pressure: Overpaid and Underperforming
In most cases, teams who are having trouble with a pass-protecting tackle are getting what they paid for.

DeMarco Murray is willing to share the load | ProFootballTalk
DeMarco Murray is leading the league in rushing by a pile, but the Cowboys want to be smart with his workload.

NFL stands by Carpenter personal foul that negated Harvin TD | ProFootballTalk
“It was [a bad call],” Cable said. “He just finished it. I always tell those guys: You don’t worry about stuff like that as long as you’re doing it right. If it’s late, if it’s something that’s stupid, I don’t want it. But that wasn’t.”

Report: Off-duty San Jose cop was at Ray McDonald birthday party - CBSSports.com
49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald hasn't been charged with a crime, but the story from that night continues to evolve.

San Jose police no longer allowed to work off-duty with 49ers | ProFootballTalk
The lengthy investigation centering on 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald, who was arrested and accused of domestic violence in August but still has not been charged or cleared, has taken a new turn: The San Jose Police Department has told all officers they are not allowed to do off-duty work with ...

After Further Review: Chargers' Philip Rivers has the look of a MVP - CBSSports.com
The Chargers are looking legit on both sides of the ball, and here's the tape to prove it.

Casserly: Andrew Luck best young QB in 40 years - NFL.com
NFL Media's Charley Casserly has been in or around the league since 1977. Find out why he believes Colts star Andrew Luck is the best young quarterback he has ever seen.

Jake Locker expected to miss Titans vs. Jaguars - NFL.com
Jake Locker is expected to miss Sunday's game with a thumb injury. Will it be Charlie Whitehurst or Zach Mettenberger leading the Titans' offense versus the Jaguars?

Cardinals' Bruce Arians doesn't know Week 6 QB - NFL.com
When asked about his starting quarterback for Week 6, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said, "Honest to God, I don't know," leaving the opportunity for Logan Thomas, Drew Stanton or even Carson Palmer to play.

Run-stopping S Kam Chancellor (hip) questionable vs. rushing Cowboys; C Max Unger (foot) doubtful; Harvin fine | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
This is the wrong week for Kam Chancellor to have a new hip injury.

“Two different people”: Quiet off the field, Bobby Wagner’s roaring for Seahawks on it | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Bobby Wagner would rather shoot hoops — he dreams of playing for the Lakers. He rather play pool, hang with his family that often visits him from Southern California, listed to his tunes on his ever-present Beats be Dre headphones.

Seahawks vs. Cowboys: Most NFL power rankings show Dallas gaining, Seattle No. 1 | Take 2 | Seattle Times
Monday night’s victory was hardly a work of art, Russell Wilson’s performance notwithstanding, but it was enough to keep the Seahawks atop most of the NFL Power rankings from national media and major newspapers.

Seahawks’ Bruce Irvin fitting in nicely at strongside linebacker | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Declared as “an amazing athlete” by his position coach, linebacker Bruce Irvin has found his comfort zone at strongside linebacker this season.

NFL matchup of the week: Cowboys’ Dez Bryant vs. Seahawks’ Richard Sherman - The Washington Post
One of one Bryant's worst outings in his career came in Seattle two years ago.

Tyron Smith, Cowboys offensive line set to test Seahawks defense
The Cowboys offensive line has been instrumental to the team's 4-1 start, with the unit's three former first-round picks paving the way for NFL leading rusher DeMarco Murray.

Dallas Cowboys plan to go after Richard Sherman of Seattle Seahawks - ESPN Dallas
While the Green Bay Packers didn't challenge Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman at all in the season opener and the Washington Redskins went at him three times Monday night, the Dallas Cowboys expect to go after him more than that on Sunday.

Steve Schilling likely to start at center, Max Unger doubtful - Oct. 10, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
Stephen Schilling is likely to make his first career start at center Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys as Max Unger is doubtful to play due to a sprained foot.

Teammates and coaches concur: Brandon Mebane is the man
In examining Brandon Mebane’s impact on the Seahawks’ No. 1-ranked run defense, you have to look past the nose tackle’s numbers to those statistics he helps his teammates collect.

Former hockey players Jon Ryan & Luke Willson preview 2014 NHL season, sort of
Canadian Seahawks punter Jon Ryan and tight end Luke Willson share their take on the 2014 NHL season.

USA Today looks at Russell Wilson's off-field earning potential, NFL future | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Another story worth passing along this morning comes from USA Today, who had a writer in town this week to examine Russell Wilson’s off-field earnings and what it might mean for his future.

Explosive Ability Fueling DeMarco Murray's Breakout Season | Bleacher Report
DeMarco Murray is a one-cut runner, a “slasher” who has produced multiple explosive plays this year for the 4-1 Dallas Cowboys off both zone and power schemes.