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Gameday, baby.

Week 8 Cheat Sheet -
Can Drew Brees and the Saints pick apart the Packers' secondary led by rookie Ha Ha Clinton-Dix? Around The NFL's Kevin Patra provides everything you need for all the games on Sunday and Monday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.: Will these scrutinized Seahawks prove impervious — and improved — at Carolina? | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Coach Pete Carroll said he and his team expected all the questions and scrutiny following their Super Bowl championship. But they didn’t expect to be 3-3. Sunday morning against a ransacked Panthers defense is a chance to revive.

RENTON: Growing up: Rookie Paul Richardson, Kevin Norwood zoom into prominence with post-Harvin Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Last week’s trade of Percy Harvin and Friday’s news that Bryan Walters is out with a concussion means the Seahawks’ two rookie wide receivers will be getting their most chances yet Sunday at Carolina.

Seahawks, Panthers both trying to regain their 2013 form - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
There's a sense of urgency for both Seattle and Carolina as the top two seeds in the NFC playoffs a year ago are both sitting at .500 heading into Sunday's game. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks Players: Punter Jon Ryan “Not Nearly Ginger Enough”
Earlier this week, ESPN Reporter Kenny Mayne wrote about the ongoing saga in Seattle in the wake of the Percy Harvin trade. Specifically, some Seahawks players may think eight-year punter Jon Ryan is too ginger, or is it not nearly ginger enough? No one is quite sure at this point. Some reports say Ryan may be a little too bloodthirsty in his efforts to be the league’s best punter, and doesn’t always put his soul on the line for the sake of the team.

Kevin Pierre-Louis could help Seattle Seahawks' pass rush - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks need to do something different this weekend to get more of a pass rush, and coach Pete Carroll said they will make changes. He isn’t saying exactly what those changes will be, but one untapped option could be rookie linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis.

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson on Percy Harvin rumors: ‘There’s no division in our locker room’ - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Responding to reports that Percy Harvin caused such a rift in the Seahawks locker room that it divided the team, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson remained his smiley self Thursday.

Prediction: Seattle Seahawks will beat the Carolina Panthers - ESPN
After back-to-back losses, the Seattle Seahawks have an East Coast road game where one of two teams that expected to a be playoff contender this season will have a losing record when the game ends, unless there’s a rare tie.

What to watch: Seahawks-Panthers | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are Three Things to Watch in Sunday's Seattle-Carolina game from beat writers Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta. First, from Jenks: 1, The response. For the first time in a couple years the Seahawks have faced questions about how good they are and where they're headed. Will they use that to regain their tenacity and fiery from...

NFL picks and predictions, Seahawks vs. Panthers 2014: Seattle favored on the road -
The experts can't see the Seahawks dipping below .500 against the Panthers.

Friday Round-Up: Seahawks at Carolina Panthers picks & predictions
A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks Defensive Preview - Cat Scratch Reader
The Panthers take on a Seahawks offense that can attack via multiple mediums. Even though Seattle is the most high powered offense, it still might get ugly

Seahawks at Panthers: Offensive Preview - Cat Scratch Reader
Will it be a struggling Seattle defense or a suddenly neutered Panthers offense that wins the battle this Sunday?

NFL Week 8 Previews: Chip Kelly's Culture Club; Drew Brees Moves On | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Top head coaching candidates | National Football Post
Look for these names to make the rounds when HC jobs open up in January.

Top five general manager candidates | National Football Post
Five industry risers who could get the call this coming offseason.

NFP prospect focus: Melvin Gordon | National Football Post
A look at Wisconsin’s most dangerous offensive weapon.

NFL to reassess procedures for spotting concussions during games | ProFootballTalk
When it comes to identifying players who may have suffered concussions, there's no margin for error. That's why the NFL can't, and won't, tolerate situations like the one that unfolded Thursday night in Denver, when Chargers safety Jahleel Addae needed to be removed from play after he suffered wh...

49ers place Chris Cook, Daniel Kilgore on injured reserve | ProFootballTalk
49ers center Daniel Kilgore's season is officially over. The club announced Saturday it had placed Kilgore on injured reserve with a broken leg suffered in Sunday's loss at Denver. The 26-year-old Kilgore had started the first seven games in the middle for San Francisco.

Six for Sunday: Titans hoping Mettenberger answers QB questions -
The Titans, one of several teams questions at quarterback, are hoping Zach Mettenberger will solve their quandary. Also, DeMarco Murray is getting it done against quality defenses and across the pond we go again.

Bucs' Gerald McCoy signs 7-year extension up to $98M -
Gerald McCoy will be with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the foreseeable future. The team signed the All-Pro defensive tackle to a new lucrative deal upward of $98 million over seven years.