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Seahawks: National media weighs in on Russell Wilson, penalties | Take 2 | Seattle Times
From Russell Wilson’s remarkable performance to the Seahawks’ ridiculous number of penalties, the national media had plenty to write about after the Seahawks’ 27-17 victory at Washington on “Monday Night Football.”

Jon Ryan runs for key first down on fake field goal | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks pulled off a fake field goal against Washington, with Jon Ryan running for an important first down in the fourth quarter.

New York Giants top ranking of best teams at the line of scrimmage - NFL - ESPN
Which NFL teams are best at the line of scrimmage? Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus ranks the top five teams in the trenches, with the Giants at No. 1.

Week Five power rankings | ProFootballTalk
1. Seattle Seahawks (No. 1 last week; 2-1):  It's one thing to have a mobile quarterback.  It's quite another to have a mobile quarterback who knows how to use his mobility the right way. 2. Denver Broncos (No.

Percy Harvin amazed by his three nullified TDs
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin expresses his feelings after having three potential touchdowns nullified in the game against the Washington Redskins in Week 5.

Six impressions of Seattle's win over Washington | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are three things that stood out in Seattle's 27-17 win over Washington Monday night from beat writers Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta. First, Jenks: 1, The value of field position really stood out. There’s a reason coach Pete Carroll wants Russell Wilson to throw the ball away on third down rather than risk a turnover, and...

All-22 Breakdown: DeSean Jackson 60-Yard Touchdown
I posted earlier about how Jay Gruden had done his homework with the Seattle defense. The DeSean Jackson 60-yard touchdown was further proof of this. Lets look at the All-22 footage and break it down.

Kawakami: SJPD's internal investigation into some of its officers' relationship with the 49ers, and so many questions to answer
-In the wake about an officer’s actions in the Ray McDonald incident, the San Jose Police Department is launching an internal investigation into the 20 or so officers who work events and in other off-duty capacities as “security” for the 49ers, according to a detailed report by the Mercury News’ Robert Salonga.

Contract Forecast: Russell Wilson
At just 25 years of age, Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson is already on top of the world. The former third round selection in the 2012 draft is the face of his franchise, the toast of his town, and a Super Bowl champion, all in a matter of 2 years. Now five weeks into the 2014 season, Wilson is showing no signs of slowing down, as he and the Seahawks sit tied for 1st in the NFC West at 3-1. The only apparent piece left in his young career's puzzle, is the big contract.

Explaining the Jets: Yes, They Definitely Have a Plan «
Over the past week, Jets general manager John Idzik has come under fire for perceived slights with his work building the 2014 team. A New York Daily News article by Jets beat writer Manish Mehta on Saturday was followed by an embarrassing 31-0 loss in San Diego. Quarterback Geno Smith, Idzik’s second-round pick from the 2013 draft, played dismally before being benched, with postgame reports revealing that Smith had missed a team meeting Saturday. All in all, it was a pretty rough weekend for Idzik.

Marcell Dareus nabs Hoss Of The Week honors with 3-sack game -
Not many people picked the Bills to beat the Lions in Detroit. Even fewer predicted Marcell Dareus would get three sacks and cause all kinds of problems for Matthew Stafford.

Rookie Watch: Undrafted diamonds in the rough -
San Diego Chargers running back Branden Oliver headlines our list of undrafted gems making an early impact this season. Who else had their names called for this week's "Rookie Watch"?

Seahawks seeing red after referees' penalty barrage
The Seattle Seahawks are nicely perched at 3-1, back atop the NFC West standings after a workmanlike 27-17 victory over the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

LANDOVER, Md.: “Beast Mode” paused: Marshawn Lynch doesn’t start for Seahawks – but finishes off Washington late | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
This time, “Beast Mode” had to wait through a delayed start.

Opponents continue to be impressed by Russell Wilson, 'the best player in the NFL' | - Seattle Sidelines
There are few more popular—or pointless—debates in NFL circles that the continuous argument over what quarterback is best, which ones are elite, most valuable, etc. Peyton Manning or Tom Brady? Is Eli Manning surpassing his brother? (No, really, that was a thing once). Is Joe Flacco elite? Is Peyton Manning the best ever? Who’s better, Russell Wilson or Colin Kaepernick? Andrew Luck or RGIII? Luck or Wilson? What’s sexier, Charlie Whitehurst’s hair or Kyle Orton’s mustache? (OK, I made that one up). The list goes on and on.

The Jacksonville Football Sideshow | Rolling Stone
Poolside at EverBank Field, where the NFL's Jaguars are anything but the main attraction

DeMarco Murray gaining first downs at a torrid pace | ProFootballTalk
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has started this season like few running backs in NFL history.

Redskins-Seahawks best and worst - The Washington Post
Best and worst moments from Washington’s 27-17 “Monday Night Football” loss to the Seahawks at FedEx Field.

Seahawks’ Richard Sherman gets hair pulled, dismisses Washington receiver who did it - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Garçon, 28, and Sherman, 26, battled throughout the Week 5 affair, with Sherman emerging victorious on the scoreboard and in the stat sheet after he held the usually prolific Garçon to just two catches for 23 yards on three targets. But it was a hard-fought contest that had the two players jawing back and forth throughout the game.

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks back on top with red-hot Cowboys up next -
A big win for the Broncos over the unbeaten Cardinals puts Denver back up to No. 2 in the Power Rankings, while Arizona drops four spots to No. 8.

Russell Wilson runs and passes Seahawks past Redskins
Russell Wilson ran for a career-high and "Monday Night Football" record 122 yards and threw two touchdown passes as the Seahawks pulled into a tie for the NFC West lead with a 27-17 victory over the Redskins.

Jermaine Kearse throws out "Pass the Peace" celebration after touchdown toss from Russell Wilson
Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse used his first quarter touchdown celebration to raise awareness for quarterback Russell Wilson's "Pass The Peace" campaign that supports victims of domestic violence.

Harvin's impact not lost on Carroll, Seahawks' upcoming opponents - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Wide receiver Percy Harvin may have lost three touchdowns due to penalties Monday night, but his impact on Seattle's win wasn't lost on coach Pete Carroll, nor will it be on the Seahawks' upcoming opponents. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Jon Ryan is Seattle's unsung hero - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Everyone can see how much quarterback Russell Wilson means to the success of the Seahawks, but the unsung hero on the team this season is punter Jon Ryan.

The Film Don't Lie: Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
A weekly look at what the Seattle Seahawks must fix:

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson works his magic again - ESPN
Russell Wilson, the resident magician of the Seattle Seahawks, pulled off another incredible Monday night magic trick in a 27-17 victory over the Washington Redskins.

Seahawks Second Thoughts: Officiating raises some eyebrows in Seattle locker room | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are a few Second Thoughts — some notes and quotes that didn’t get into our initial coverage — on Seattle’s 27-17 win over Washington.

Pro Football Focus reviews Seattle-Washington game | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Seattle at Washington ReFocused article with analysis by Ben Stockwell Offense

Hugh’s view: In the NFL, any win on the road is a good thing | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Analyst Hugh Millen says the Seahawks made it hard on themselves Monday night at Washington.

Morning After: Larry Stone says Seahawks victory never in doubt | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
Sure, the Seahawks were sloppy in their 27-17 “Monday Night Football” victory at Washington. But it’s a measure of the stature they’ve attained that they can make silly mistakes and still coast to a win on the road.

Exquisite — again — Russell Wilson covering almost all Seahawks’ mistakes; Richard Sherman not at fault on WSH TD | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
“It was Cover 2 and I was the safety,” Sherman said. “They ran the perfect play. I was supposed to be where I was.”

The 2012 QB draft class has a chance to be one of the best. | : Kenneth Arthur Article
On Monday night as the Seahawks beat the Redskins 27-17, fans were reminded of two things: That Russell Wilson can be incredibly dynamic on any given play and that not too long ago people were saying that Kirk Cousins should unseat Robert Griffin III (before his implosion on a Thursday night against the Giants).

Dennis Dixon signed by Arizona Cardinals -
With Carson Palmer still in a holding pattern, waiting for some clarity on his injured shoulder, and Drew Stanton going through concussion protocol, the Cardinals are in the market for some quarterback depth.

Gruden: If 'Skins were happy after loss, we'll address it -
After hearing the Redskins' locker room was lively after Monday night's loss to the Seahawks, coach Jay Gruden told reporters that he didn't "know why anybody would be upbeat."

Vic Fangio: NaVorro Bowman return 'later than sooner' -
NaVorro Bowman is eligible come off the team's reserve/PUP list after Week 6, but 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said Tuesday that the All-Pro linebacker's return is still a way off.

Week 5 winners and losers -
A pair of New York men -- Odell Beckham of the Giants and the Jets' Rex Ryan -- saw their respective stock rise and fall in Week 5. Gregg Rosenthal breaks down other winners and losers, including the rise of the NFC East.

Rookie Watch: Undrafted diamonds in the rough -
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns headlines our list of undrafted gems making an early impact this season. Who else had their names called for this week's "Rookie Watch"?

NFL Power Rankings: Surprising Cowboys keep moving up - NFL -
How bout them Cowboys? A dominant running game and a surprisingly efficient defense have 4-1 Dallas climbing up in the ranks but top-ranked Seattle looms in Week 6.

Seahawks P Jon Ryan thinks Delta gave better in-flight food to Orioles -
The Orioles are clearly eating better on their Delta flights than the Seahawks are.

Arian Foster rips 'Thursday Night Football:' No one likes it -
Arian Foster says that both fans and players dislike 'Thursday Night Football.'

DeMarco Murray runs to historic start in 2014 for Dallas Cowboys | The MMQB with Peter King
DeMarco Murray has had an historic start to the 2014 season, with five straight 100-yard games. Despite the success, the Cowboys plan to dial back the running back's usage to keep him healthy and fresh for the end of the year ... and beyond

Weekend flashback | National Football Post
The NFL is without an unbeaten team while the NCAA undergoes a massive shakeup.

Greg Cosell's Week 5 analysis: Cam Newton's improvement is clear | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has had to stay in the pocket more this season, because of ankle and rib injuries. And he’s becoming a better quarterback as a result.

500 touchdown passes
Yesterday, Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes against Arizona. In the process, he joined Brett Favre as the only players in NFL history to throw 500 career touchdown passes. In previewing that game, Mike Tanier noted that it would require us to travel back to 1987 to collect 500 Cardinals touchdown throws.

Waiver Wire: Week 6 - Waiver Wired -
It's the biggest week we've seen on the Waiver Wire all season. Adam Levitan walks you through the options at running back and every other position.