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If God played football he'd play in Texas: The ultimate fan's journey to football heaven -
PFT Commenter took a wonderful trip to the Lone Star State and learned all about how they play high school, college, and professional football

Football Savages / Week 5 Game Recaps Nobody Cares About
Week 5 Game Recaps Nobody Cares About

A few growing pains for Seahawks’ slightly retooled defense - The Washington Post
Seattle is "only" fifth in the league in total defense after a few lineup changes necessitated by offseason departures.

Fantasy Football - Players to target, avoid in salary-cap leagues for Week 6 - Fantasy Football - ESPN
Running backs have always been crucial to fantasy football, but this season it has been especially difficult to find good ones. LeSean McCoy, Reggie Bush and Eddie Lacy have struggled. The injured, past or present, include Knowshon Moreno, Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead, DeAngelo Williams, Mark Ingram, Jamaal Charles, Doug Martin, and Montee Ball. A couple of big-name players (names not required) are suspended.

Starting C Max Unger’s status for Sunday vs. Dallas iffy; Seahawks sign C Patrick Lewis; Richard Sherman says Dez Bryant “matters” | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Coach Pete Carroll said this afternoon two-time Pro Bowl center Max Unger has a sprained foot and his status is “day to day,” four days before the Seahawks (3-1) host Dallas (4-1).

Rams-49ers: Who's Flying Under the Radar? - Turf Show Times
Taking a look at some players coming in under the radar for Monday Night Football.

Introducing New Rams LB Will Herring - Turf Show Times
Whether you loved or hated Ray Ray Armstrong, Fisher. Has. Spoken. He is gone. Filling his roster spot and presumably role, is OLB Will Herring. Surprised?

Arizona Cardinals to wait and see on QB situation, 'comfortable' with Thomas starting if needed - Revenge of the Birds
Team is hopeful Palmer and Stanton will be back, but it is a real possibility neither will be.

Anthony Davis injury: 49ers OT confirms he suffered sprained MCL - Niners Nation
49ers OT Anthony Davis updated reporters on his injury status. We consider what kind of timeline comes from a sprained MCL.

The Takeaway: Seahawks show Redskins how far they have to go - The Washington Post
For a struggling franchise, there’s no better yardstick than playing against the best. On Monday, the Seattle Seahawks reminded the Washington Redskins they have a long way to go.

Seahawks still favored in Vegas to win Super Bowl XLIX - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Now through the first quarter of their season, the Seattle Seahawks are still favored in Las Vegas to repeat their national championship and win Super Bowl XLIX.

The Amazing Russell Wilson Play Nobody Is Talking About
When the ball is snapped low, Wilson bats it down with his hand and dribbles the football back to his hands so he can grab it and run. It happens so fast at first i didn’t believe what I saw. Most QB’s would have atleast taken a sack or worse fumbled the ball. Instead Wilson gets away and manages to salvage the down with no loss.

10 Takeaways From Pete Carroll: Max Unger, Alvin Bailey "Day-To-Day"
Key takeaways from Pete Carroll's Week 6 Wednesday press conference.

Know Your Enemy: NFC West Update on 49ers, Cardinals, Rams - Week 5
A closer look at how the Seahawks' NFC West rivals fared in Week 5 around the NFL.

What we learned from the Seahawks' win over Washington - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks had three touchdowns nullified by penalties, they didn't force a turnover and they still won on the road. By double digits.

Big Brother? Pete Carroll jokes about meeting with Jon Gruden - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Pete Carroll offered a humorous visual of a production meeting with 'Monday Night Football' commentator Jon Gruden, brother of Redskins coach Jay Gruden. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

A few notes from Pete Carroll's press conference | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Coming off the Monday night game at Washington and a trip back on Tuesday, the Seahawks got off to a little later start today with their usual press conferences and media availability.

Seahawks snap counts in win at Washington: Marcus Burley continues surprising importance on defense | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
The NFL’s official Seahawks snap counts from last night’s game shows Marshawn Lynch ended up playing 44 of Seattle’s final 60 plays, after missing the first seven trying to get his tight back loosened on the sideline by riding a stationary bike. Robert Turbin ran the six of the first seven snaps as the tailback, with Percy Harvin moving from wide receiver on one snap during Seattle’s opening drive. Once Lynch entered, Turbin got just eight snaps over the Seahawks’ final 60 plays. So obviously Lynch’s back loosened after the tight beginning.

Goodell: NFL continues work on domestic violence -
Roger Goodell wrapped up the annual Fall League Meeting on Wednesday by discussing the league's commitment toward and relationship with social issues in the wake of a string of high-profile incidents.

Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton limited in Cards' practice -
Coach Bruce Arians told reporters that rookie quarterback Logan Thomas will take first-team reps in practice on Wednesday while on-the-mend Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton will be limited.

Ryan Clark calls out media, defends teammates after loss -
Following the Redskins' 27-17 loss to the Seahawks Monday night, there was a report that Washington players were laughing and joking in the locker room afterwards.

Geno Smith, Nick Foles among top 10 disappointments -
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints' early-season malaise lead Chris Wesseling's list of the top 10 disappointments. What else made the list?

Buffalo Bills defense will be challenged by Patriots' two tight ends | The MMQB with Peter King
Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is still coming down from the high of being victoriously carried off the field against his former Lions club last Sunday.

Injury roundup: Knowshon Moreno practicing -
Signs point to Knowshon Moreno returning to the lineup against the Packers on Sunday after the Dolphins running back practiced again on Wednesday. That and more in our daily injury roundup.

Goodell: We need to balance due process with protecting the game | ProFootballTalk
In the wake of his disastrous response to the Ray Rice domestic violence case, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league is grappling with revamping its personal conduct policy.

5 things I've learned as an NFL agent | National Football Post
An agent of 28 years shares his experiences.

NFL Power Rankings: Chargers oust Bengals from No. 1 spot |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Week 5 (2014) Game Scripts: The Kardiac Kids Are Back
Last week in this space, we bemoaned the large number of blowouts and the lack of exciting comebacks. Apparently, bemoaning works.