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Will Muschamp replacement at Florida: Seattle Seahawks' Dan Quinn could lead list - NFL -
Florida head coach Will Muschamp will step down at the end of the season.

NFC playoff picture: Cardinals stand atop the conference | ProFootballTalk
There's much left to be decided in the NFC playoff race, but this much is clear: The Cardinals are well ahead of the pack. After beating Detroit on Sunday, Arizona now owns a two-game lead over the rest of the NFC.

San Francsico 49ers see signs of second life at 6-4 -
In the 49ers' locker room on Sunday, players joked with one another and gave credit where credit was due -- to each other and especially to coach Jim Harbaugh. Can the atmosphere last?

Broncos, Colts top NFL's injury report for Week 11 -
Julius Thomas, Montee Ball and Emmanuel Sanders are all injury concerns going forward for the suddenly reeling Denver Broncos.

Broncos, Colts top NFL's injury report for Week 11 -
Julius Thomas, Montee Ball and Emmanuel Sanders are all injury concerns going forward for the suddenly reeling Denver Broncos.

Doing the math
TV sports pundits tend to focus on the predictions they get right, while sweeping past blunders under the rug.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says Marshawn Lynch stayed on field at halftime to get back worked on | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
During his regular Monday radio show on ESPN 710, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll elaborated on why Marshawn Lynch did not to into the locker room at halftime of Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs (you can hear the show here). Specifically, Carroll said that Lynch thought staying outside  would be better for his...

On the Double with The Double S Xpress on November 10, 2014 | BBS Radio
Show Sub Headline:  Guests: Marcus Trufant, Chet Buchanan, Nick Ferguson

Seahawks Morning After: Marshawn Lynch drama takes center stage, but where will it end? | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
As the Seahawks’ will-they-make-the-playoffs drama plays out, the riveting backstory is Marshawn Lynch’s future in Seattle.

Seattle Seahawks in a must-win situation Sunday vs. the Cardinals - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks will always say each game is a championship opportunity, and no one game is more important than another.

Carroll on incompletion to Baldwin: "How is that not pass interference?" - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll thought officials should have called pass interference on the fourth-down pass that sailed over Doug Baldwin's head in the end zone Sunday. 'The push kept Doug from getting to the ball,' he told 'Brock and Salk'. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

In a game where he did so much, Earl Thomas needed to do even more
Monday metatarsal musings, or footnotes from a frigid weekend in Kansas City: After his 11-tackle, two forced-fumble performance, All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas’ Chief concern was one tackle that he didn’t make.

Hugh Millen’s Seahawks analysis: What went wrong on 4th-down failures | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks’ failed three times on key fourth-down plays at Kansas City. Here’s what broke down and why.

Pro Football Focus grades Seahawks vs. Chiefs | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here is this week’s Pro Football Focus gradebook on Seattle’s 24-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday

Seahawks snap counts vs. Kansas City Chiefs | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are the snap counts for Seattle’s 24-20 loss at Kansas City Sunday. There were 73 for the offense and 48 for the defense. A couple quick notes:

Seahawks Second Thoughts: Seattle favored against Arizona | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
A few more notes and thoughts on Sunday’s 24-20 loss to Kansas City and what happens now:

The value of Max Unger and Brandon Mebane to the Seahawks — and what’s next without them | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
If you saw even a fraction of the Seahawks’ loss yesterday in Kansas City you saw how much Seattle’s defense misses Brandon Mebane, who went on injured reserve with a torn hamstring last week. Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs tromped through where Mebane used to stuff blockers and running lanes en route to 190 yards rushing. That is by far the most Seattle’s previously No.-1 rushing defense has allowed this season.

Are good — not great — Seahawks good enough to make NFL playoffs? | - Sports
It's wrong to think that Sunday's loss to Kansas City marked the end of the great run of success by the Seattle Seahawks.

KANSAS CITY, Mo.: More injuries derail Seahawks in 24-20 loss to Chiefs | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Their avalanche of ache finally caught up to the Seattle Seahawks.

Six from Sunday: Backups Ryan Mallett, Jonas Gray lead teams to wins -
In the NFL, you better have a solid backup -- and not just at quarterback. Turns out reserve running backs are shaping teams' fortunes, too.

Chris Borland emerging as star for San Francisco 49ers -
Linebacker Chris Borland has entered the Defensive Rookie of the Year conversation after one month as a starter. Is he good enough for the 49ers to consider cutting ties with Patrick Willis or NaVorro Bowman?

Dansby, Sheard injuries dampen Browns' playoff hopes -
Browns coach Mike Pettine says LB Karlos Dansby (knee) could be out for a month while pass rusher Jabaal Sheard (foot) might be done for the year with injuries suffered in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

Jim Harbaugh: Everything is fine with Ahmad Brooks -
Ahmad Brooks benched himself after expressing his displeasure with the current rotation. He apparently had a sit down with the coach where everything was cleared up.

Injury roundup: Fitzgerald to play through MCL sprain -
Larry Fitzgerald suffered a minor MCL sprain in his left knee during Sunday's victory over the Lions, per Ian Rapoport. What other injuries are being tracked by Around The NFL this Monday?

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Audibles at the Line: Week 11
Each Sunday, the FO staff sends around e-mails about the games that each of us are watching. We share information about the games that the rest of the group might not be watching, ask questions, and keep everyone else informed about which games they might want to turn into (if they can).

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Same Old Sanchez, New Drew Stanton? | Bleacher Report
Stop the quarterback narrative merry-go-round: I WANT TO GET OFF!

Football Savages / The NFL's Stubbornness with Efficiency
Before I start, I would like to say that I was inspired to write this post from a post regarding social science in hockey. Although hockey and football are two very different sports, the same concepts apply. While I am not as qualified to speak on specific psychological matters, I thought to take a different approach to this topic.