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Thank goodness it's TGIF!

NFL admits two missed interference calls in Seahawks-Chiefs
Vice president of officiating Dean Blandino informed Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on Thursday that Bill Leavy's crew should have called pass interference against Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith for shoving receiver Doug Baldwin off his bid to catch a 2-yard touchdown pass with 6:33 left in Seattle's 24-20 loss last Sunday.

Pete Carroll adamant: Marshawn Lynch 'is our guy'
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was adamant in his insistence that Marshawn Lynch "is our guy" — not just for this defining, six-game regular-season finishing stretch to determine the 6-4 defending Super Bowl champion's playoff fate — but for the final, 2015 season of Lynch's contract.

2015 NFL Draft prospect preview: Who to watch in Week 13 -
Leonard Williams is a true contender for No. 1 overall. (Getty Images)

Week Eleven Game Scripts: Game Script Winners go 14-0
Some weeks, the NFL is filled with comebacks. Some weeks there are teams that wind up winning with strongly negative Game Scripts. And then there was week 11. There were only three comebacks last weekend, and none of them were last-minute comebacks:

Fitzgerald still optimistic he’ll play | ProFootballTalk
Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has a Grade 2 sprain of the MCL.  That will make it difficult for Fitzgerald, who played on Sunday after suffering the injury, to suit up and play at Seattle in three days. According to John Weinfuss of ESPN.

NFL Picks - Straight Up - Week 12 -'s host of NFL experts provides expert picks, grades and analysis for each game during the season.

QB Index: Rankings and Awards -
The only proof Peyton Manning is mortal comes when teams are able to get pressure against him. See where Gregg Rosenthal has him ranked in this edition of the QB Index, as he also hands out some awards.

Why Bruce Arians has 'Tony Soprano swag' -
This is Bruce Arians' year. Carson Palmer went so far as to compare his coach, who has used his tough love to lead his team to a 9-1 start, to the lead character in a hit television drama.

Reggie McKenzie safe? Raiders owner supports GM -
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis remains extremely supportive of general manager Reggie McKenzie even as his team creeps toward Thanksgiving without a win this season.

Odell Beckham has the brightest future of rookie WRs -
Is Odell Beckham the best of a historically great rookie wide receiver class? Chris Wesseling explains why the Giants star stands out from the crowd.

Seahawks-Cardinals Thursday injury report | - Seattle Sidelines
There were a couple of positives on Thursday's injury report for the Seahawks, most notably Bobby Wagner going from limited in Wednesday's practice to full participation a day later, a good indicator that he is on track to return from a five-game absence this week.

A P.S. on Marshawn Lynch talking — and his future in Seattle; Carroll, Bevell talk Seahawks-Cardinals | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
I wish I could post the audio file I have of Marshawn Lynch talking at his locker yesterday. It would give you a better appreciation for what that scene  like no other is, and why local reporters don’t sweat him not talking to the media. But I don’t have the recording/editing software that would allow me to bleep the profanities — and thus allow me to keep my job(!) So I’ll keep it by not posting what I have. Suffice to say, it’s unique.

QB Russell Wilson, four times, on Seahawks’ sub-200-yard passing games: “It’s on me” | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
There’s a disparity beyond records and place in the NFC West standings between the Seahawks (6-4) and Cardinals (9-1), who meet in what is essentially a must-win game for Seattle on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

RENTON: NT Travian Robertson, C Lemuel Jeanpierre reunite as newest Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Nose tackles and centers are usually the dogs and cats of football.

Could Richard Sherman play wide receiver? | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Whether the Seahawks have issues with their receivers depends a little on who you talk to.

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson says of passing game struggles: 'It's on me' | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
One can’t say Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson isn’t holding himself accountable for the recent struggles of the Seahawks passing game.

Marshawn Lynch among four Seahawks to sit out practice Thursday, Wagner appears on the way back | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Running back Marshawn Lynch was among four Seahawks to sit out practice Thursday, resting a sore back that has plagued him all season.

Seahawks' passing game is failing in one critical component - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
It's easy to point to Percy Harvin's departure as the reason Seattle's passing game has struggled over the last five games. But the issue hasn't been a lack of explosiveness but an inability to find the end zone. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Person of Interest: Arizona's Bruce Arians - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
This week's Person of Interest isn't a player that the Seahawks will face Sunday but the head coach they'll be up against: Arizona's Bruce Arians. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Bruce Arians: Everyone's an 'underdog' in Seattle -
Bruce Arians admitted that heading to visit the Super Bowl champion Seahawks in Seattle is a daunting task. Even at 9-1 the Arizona Cardinals are viewed as the underdog.

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson on passing game struggles: ‘It's on me' | - Seattle Sidelines
It’s no secret that the Seahawks’ passing attack has been a bit off of late, though they did show signs of improvement against Kansas City last week. There are plenty of factors that have played into the struggles this season, from the absence of last year’s leading receiver Golden Tate and the midseason trade of Percy Harvin, to inconsistent though improving pass protection, but quarterback Russell Wilson says that ultimately the improvement has to start with him.

Chiefs-Raiders: The most important stats to know for Week 12's TNF game -
We've got your fancy stats for Week 12's Thursday Night Football game. Study up for Chiefs-Raiders.

Marshawn Lynch to appeal $100,000 fine | ProFootballTalk
“Dude, I screwed up,” Lynch told Hendrickson, referring to the failure to talk to reporters before leaving the locker room. “Go back in,” Hendrickson replied. “I can’t even move,” Lynch said.  “My back’s killing me.”

Silent to News Media, Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch Is Fined Again -
The N.F.L. fined Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 on Wednesday for violations of the league’s news media policy.

Seahawks insist there's no Super Bowl jinx for champs
Richard Sherman doesn't buy into talk of Super Bowl curses circling above the defending champion Seattle Seahawks.

Seattle Seahawks: There is No Reason for Seahawks to Part With Marshawn Lynch in 2015 - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 280+ Sites
There are no football or financial reasons for the Seattle Seahawks to part with their Marshawn Lynch prior to the 2015 season.