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Five takeaways from the Seahawks' 13-9 victory in Carolina | - Seattle Sidelines
Exhale, Seahawks fans, the sky isn’t falling just yet. After a rocky 10-day stretch that saw the Seahawks trade Percy Harvin, lose to the struggling St. Louis Rams, then endure a week of reports, rumors and speculation about locker room unrest, there was legitimate reason to be concerned about the Seahawks. Time to panic? No, but definitely reason to wonder about the Seahawks’ chances of repeating as division champs, let alone Super Bowl champs. And while the Seahawks didn’t respond to adversity with a dominant performance, they did grind out a tough road victory, which in the end is just as meaningful. The Seahawks said all week that their locker room was fine, and that the Harvin trade wasn’t a distraction, but they needed a victory to back up that talk.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.: Seahawks’ pass rush resurfaces at timely point against Panthers | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
After a month of not “getting home,” the house was buzzing around Carolina quarterback Cam Newton on Sunday. Bruce Irvin had two of the Seahawks’ three sacks, their most since the opener.

Russell Wilson’s latest late-game gem may have saved Seahawks’ season: “Extraordinary” | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune

Post-game quotes from Seattle coach Pete Carroll | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are the official quotes from Seattle coach Pete Carroll following Sunday’s 13-9 win over Carolina:

6 big moments from Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks pulled out a 13-9 win in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, with a touchdown in the final minute of what had until then been a battle of field goals.

When a winning drive was needed, Russell Wilson came through again for Seahawks | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
In the huddle, Cooper Helfet looked up and saw Russell Wilson laughing. That’s when Helfet knew he was about to partake in the legend.

Different players, same result for Seahawks - ESPN
It was the same type of game as a year ago, even the score and the way it ended -- with a come-from-behind victory by the Seattle Seahawks -- was similar.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks show their resolve on game-winning drive - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
After a few days of talking about what Russell Wilson isn't, the final 5 minutes of Sunday's game showed pretty definitively what he is. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Bruce Irvin helps Seahawks finish off Panthers - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Bruce Irvin recorded sacks on consecutive plays during Carolina's final possession, a sign that Seattle's underperforming pass rush might be heating up. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

A lot of defense and just enough offense delivers big win for Seahawks
With the game on the line in a defensive struggle, Russell Wilson led a nine-play, 80-yard drive to the game’s only touchdown with 47 seconds to play as the Seahawks defeated the Panthers 13-9 on Sunday.

Game at a glance: Seahawks 13, Panthers 9
Another trip to Carolina, another hard-fought, defense-dominated victory for the Seahawks. This time it was a four-pointer as Russell Wilson directed a nine-play, 80-yard drive to the game only TD with 47 seconds to play.

A Look at Trading Vincent Jackson | Over the Cap
The NFL trade deadline is fast approaching and one of the names being rumored as available is Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson. Jackson’s name is one that I have thrown around here for over a month due once it was clear that Tampa Bay was not going to fire this season.

Week 8 Superlatives: Brady torches Bears defense, Geno hits the bench |
As Week 8 of the NFL season winds down, we take a look back at some notable performances and key plays.

Pass Identities Through Seven Weeks
I’ve published the Game Scripts data from every game this year at the 2014 Game Scripts page, available here. What would it look like if we plotted Game Script score (on the X-Axis) against Pass Ratio (on the Y-Axis) for every game this year? Something like this:

Jordy Nelson Is (Still) The Leader in Adjusted Catch Yards per Attempt
On October 1st, I looked at the leaders in Adjusted Catch Yards per Team Attempt. Today, I re-ran the numbers, which are through week 7 but also include the Broncos/Chargers game from Thursday night.

Bruce Irvin helps Seahawks finish off Panthers - Danny, Dave and Moore | 710 ESPN Seattle
Bruce Irvin recorded sacks on consecutive plays during Carolina's final possession, a sign that Seattle's underperforming pass rush might be heating up. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Injury roundup: Nick Fairley hurts knee in Lions' win -
Browns tight end Jordan Cameron suffered a concussion after a collision in Sunday's game. Meanwhile, Nick Fairley injured his right knee and left Detroit's win over the Falcons in London.

Brandon Browner Adds Physical Presence To Patriots Defense In Win Over Bears | New England Patriots |
“It felt good, man,” Browner said after the game. “We gave up some at the end. I wish we could have pitched a shutout, or at least kept it at seven, but we got the W, so it feels good.”

Eagles vs. Cardinals final score: 3 things we learned from the best game of the afternoon -
The Eagles and Cardinals traded big plays in what was perhaps the best game of the day in the NFL.

Last-minute drive lifts Seattle Seahawks over .500 -
Luke Willson hauled in a late touchdown pass from Russell Wilson on Sunday to give the Seahawks a 13-9 win over the Panthers in a sloppy game. Who won the Kelvin Benjamin-Richard Sherman matchup?

Rams concerned Jake Long tore ACL a second time -
Jake Long just can't seem to stay healthy. The Rams offensive tackle left Sunday's loss with an injured right knee, and St. Louis is worried that he has torn his ACL for the second time in as many seasons.

What we learned: Seahawks pull back from the brink of disaster in last-second win over Panthers - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
For the better part of 59 minutes of football on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks stared a 3-4 start to their season square in the face in Charlotte. But a last-minute touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to tight end Luke Willson allowed the Hawks to escape with a 13-9 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

After beating the Panthers, the Seahawks still have a tough road to the playoffs - The Washington Post
The Seattle Seahawks pulled out a victory, but, as expected, the Panthers attacked Richard Sherman. Kelvin Benjamin produced 94 yards in the defeat, including this grab while wearing two Seattle defenders as a hat.

Rapid Reaction: Seattle Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
A few thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 13-9 victory Sunday over the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium:

Seahawks pull out huge win at Carolina with last-minute touchdown | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
The Seattle Seahawks' season didn't exactly look over when the Carolina Panthers took a late lead, but the defending champs were looking down the barrel of a 3-4 record if they couldn't rally in the final minutes.

Seahawks 13, Panthers 9: First impressions | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Bob Condotta: Russell Wilson might have been off for much of the game, but he was right on when the team most needed him to be, expertly leading a nine-play, 80-yard drive that won the game and, it may not be hyperbole to say, kept the season  alive.

The worst trick play kick return ever, starring the Jets and Percy Harvin -
If a facepalm could take the shape of a football play, it'd be this one.

Eagles, 'Hawks, Pats, Chiefs in mix for Vincent Jackson -
Vincent Jackson is garnering interest on the trade market. Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Eagles, Seahawks, Patriots and Chiefs have interest in possibly acquiring the Bucs' star receiver.