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NFL Week 9: Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick among mobile quarterbacks changing NFL offenses - NFL -
It was anything but a routine play -- unless your name is Russell Wilson.

Seahawks to put Walter Jones in Ring of Honor on Sunday | ProFootballTalk
As the Seahawks return to CenturyLink Field after a two-week road trip, it's officially homecoming weekend in Seattle.  They'll commemorate the occasion by unveiling an 11th member of the team's Ring of Honor.

Five Questions, Five Answers: Oakland Raiders | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
We’re back with another edition of Five Questions. Five Answers, this week focusing on Seattle’s opponent Sunday, the Oakland Raiders.

What Seahawks' cornerback Richard Sherman says about Raiders' QB Derek Carr - San Jose Mercury News
"I'm not really surprised at all. He doesn't know any better," Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said, when asked if he was shocked that Carr went after him in an exhibition game. "If you don't know any better, you don't know better."

Winless team? Rookie QB? Seahawks have been here before
Don’t be fooled by the Raiders’ 0-7 record, or the fact that they have a rookie quarterback. Coach Pete Carroll and his Seahawks aren’t, because they traveled this path last season against the Buccaneers.

QB Index: Midseason starting quarterback rankings -
Peyton Manning and the old quarterback guard refuse to relinquish their hold on the league. Gregg Rosenthal ranks the best starting signal-callers at the midway point of the season.

Breaking down Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch’s picture-perfect draw against the Panthers - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks offense is a mess. Just ask Sports Illustrated, which ran a cover story Wednesday outlining the myriad ways the unit is struggling. That in part led the Seahawks to deal away wide receiver Percy Harvin on Oct. 17, after it became evident that, despite his talent, Harvin was a bad fit with Seattle both on and off the field.

Jake Locker says he won’t pout about being benched | ProFootballTalk
“It’s frustrating. It’s not the way you draw it up obviously,” Locker said, via 24/7 Sports. “But I don’t think you can dwell on it either. It doesn’t do anybody any good to pout about it, so I’m just gonna go forward as is now and do my part to be a productive member of this football team.”

Week Eight Game Scripts: The New Comeback of the Year
If you watched the Lions/Falcons game — you know, the Wembly WhyamIwatchingthisgame — you probably left with the feeling that neither team deserved a win. The game was a disaster of epic proportions at the coaching level, but the game was also notable for another reason: after trailing 14-0 at the end of the first quarter and 21-0 at halftime, the Lions came back to win, 22-21. Detroit posted a Game Script of -11.3, making it the largest comeback of the year.

Small Steps Toward Changing the World: NFL Starts to Address Domestic Violence | Bleacher Report
If you think the NFL and domestic violence activists have an adversarial relationship, that they are uneasy allies glaring across the negotiating table and wishing the other would fold tents and go away, you are wrong.

Fitzgerald on Cards: We're San Antonio Spurs of NFL -
Larry Fitzgerald had an interesting comparison when discussing the Cardinals' penchant for winning close, scrappy games. The All-Pro wideout compared his team to the NBA's San Antonio Spurs.

State Farm responds as 2 NFL seasons end on Discount Double Checks -
The Discount Double Check has turned into the most dangerous sack celebration in football.

Midseason report: What we were wrong about -
Prior to the season, the Around The NFL team made many predictions -- but not all of them have panned out. Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys have been among some of the bigger surprises.

Four teams with soft second-half schedules -
What teams are set to go off in the second half of the 2014 season? We could tell you here -- or you could read the article and find out. (Hint: The Panthers and the Packers are involved.)

NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit | - Sports
SAN FRANCISCO — The National Football League on Thursday asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave...

RENTON: Seahawks sign 285-pound fullback Will Tukuafu, a former 49er, to plow for Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Marshawn Lynch may soon have a huge new plow horse in front of him in the Seattle Seahawks’ backfield.

Teammates confident in Coyle | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Bruce Irvin and Brock Coyle walked into the VMAC together at 6 a.m. Thursday

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was Giants World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner’s baseball roommate in 2006 | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
“So, funny story about Madison Bumgarner,” the Seahawks quarterback said before practice today. “We were roommates, at the East-West Showcase (in Wilmington, N.C.), coming out of high school, (for) top 100 players. We were roommates. And also at the Area Code Games, as well.”

Person of Interest: Oakland's Derek Carr - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
A closer look at Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, a person of interest in Seattle's Week-9 game against Oakland. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks have reasons to not overlook winless Raiders - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks are the biggest favorites of Week 9, but they have a few reasons to not overlook the 0-7 Raiders. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Underwhelming Records Have Affected Price of Seahawks and 49ers Tickets On Secondary Market
Two months ago, no one around the NFL thought that both the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers would look so vulnerable on the field after eight weeks of play. Such erraticism has caused the season average for tickets at home on the secondary market to waver for both teams since the beginning of the season. Over the last three weeks, the Seahawks have seen the secondary market prices rise and fall for games at CenturyLink Field while the 49ers have watched tickets slowly decline in price on the secondary market at Levi’s Field. Plenty of football is still left to play, but both teams haven’t lived up to the hype they entered the season with in September.

Seattle Seahawks host high school football team after school shooting - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks hosted the Marysville-Pilchuck High School football team Tuesday, welcoming the players to their facility just days after a tragic school shooting left three people dead.