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Gameday, baby.

Marshawn Lynch is impossible to understand but beloved by Seahawks teammates | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
As out-there as some of Lynch’s behavior can seem, as defiant and individualistic as he can sometimes appear, teammates say Lynch is nothing if not real. “I think his rough edges are what makes him a good player,” says defensive lineman Michael Bennett.

Five matchups to watch: Seahawks vs. Cardinals
The Seahawks’ first of five matchups against NFC West rivals in their final six games might be the most important, as they host the division-leading Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.

Arizona Cardinals set to pin a big-time defeat on Seahawks
Seattle weather aside, much has changed since last year's Cardinals-Seahawks game in the Pacific Northwest. In 2014, it's the Cardinals (9-1) who are sitting behind the largest stack of chips at the table, and it's the Seahawks (6-4) who can't afford a loss if they are to stay in the division title race.

Seahawks must cool red-hot Cardinals to keep division hopes alive | New York Post
The Seahawks’ “dynasty” certainly didn’t last very long, but don’t count out the defending Super Bowl champions just yet.

Cardinals vs. Seahawks preview - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Now who would have thought the Seattle Seahawks would be the team in a must-win situation in late November when the Arizona Cardinals came to town?

Seahawks might not admit it, but Sunday’s game is a must-win | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
To reset the stakes, Arizona comes in at 9-1, the best record in the NFL. Seattle is 6-4, which this week would have been good for the No. 8 seed in the NFC --- just six make the playoffs.

Pete Carroll knows it's make-or-break time for the Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
“There’s so much at stake coming up here in the next month and a half,” Carroll said. “I think it’s a really cool time of the year. Everything’s still out there, and everybody’s got to win. I think this is a great time to be watching NFL games because every game will be so crucial. Everybody is feeling like that.”

Cardinals vs. Seahawks: Scouting report, prediction
Kent Somers previews and predicts Sunday's 2:05 p.m. (FOX) NFC West showdown between the Cardinals and Seahawks in Seattle.

Tevin Coleman is a stud plus college football open thread | Seahawks Draft Blog
Tevin Coleman is 6-1 and 201lbs. We’ve talked him up for a while now, but there’s no doubt in my mind he’s right up there with Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley (who tore his ACL last week).

Receivers key on Sunday? Plus Duron Carter & more Marshawn | Seahawks Draft Blog
The Arizona Cardinals recorded one of the big shocks of the 2013 season when they won in Seattle in week 16. It caused a lot of panic at the time.

Seahawks considering using Richard Sherman at WR? -
"He's been very clear in that intent for a long time around here," Carroll told KIRO-FM on Friday. "It's always been a conversation that we've had, and if I need him, I'm going to him, and he knows that."

Pete Carroll wants Marshawn Lynch back in 2015 -
"Marshawn's playing the best he's played since he's been here," Carroll acknowledged. "His feet are on fire. He's tough as hell. He's doing everything. He's catching the ball. He's our guy. And he has been all this time."

Mike Holmgren’s Offensive Playbooks | Jim Light Football
To read the entire 1991 San Francisco 49ers playbook click here To read the entire 1997 Green Bay Packers offensive playbook click here To read the entire 2000 Seattle Seahawks offensive playbook click here

Double Coverage: Seahawks vs. Cardinals - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
A closer look at the Cardinals with the help of Adam Green, who covers the team for - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seattle Seahawks to have 10 defensive starters vs. Arizona Cardinals - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks will have 10 of 11 defensive starters on the field Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks re-sign McDonald to practice squad, release DT Jimmy Staten | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Seattle made a practice squad roster move today, re-signing OL Andrew McDonald, creating space for his return by terminating the contract of DT Jimmy Staten, who was a sixth-round pick in 2014.

Saturday Seahawks notes and links: Seattle set to be as healthy defensively as it has been in a while | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
A late start to some notes and link, but better than never. …

SEATTLE: Seahawks aren’t desperate in must-win against Arizona Cardinals — but it’s close | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
They already have more losses in 10 games than they had all last season. Their defense of their Super Bowl championship is in jeopardy of missing the playoffs.

Key to Sunday: How Seahawks handle Cardinals blitzing every Arizonan short of John McCain | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
My sense is Alvin Bailey is going to start at left guard for James Carpenter tomorrow for the Seahawks against Arizona — partly because Carpenter didn’t practice this week, and largely because Bailey, the undrafted free agent last year out of Arkansas, has played well in the two games since Carpenter sprained his ankle.

Seahawks’ Bennett: “Everything is in our hands. If we play the way we’re capable of, we should be happy” | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
The champs still have a sense of control over their playoff fates. At least Michael Bennett does.

Seahawks notebook: Wagner back, defense getting healthy | - Sports
The Seattle Seahawks have lost a few key players for the season, and center Max Unger is out this week with ankle and knee injuries, but if you’re looking for a reason for optimism, look to Seattle’s defense, which is as healthy as it has been since early in the season.

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

NFL Week 12: One-on-one with Arizona Cardinals’ safety Rashad Johnson | The MMQB with Peter King
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2015 NFL Draft: Arizona State's Foster, Hardison show NFL skill set -
With projected first round receiver Jaelen Strong sidelined with a concussion, Arizona State had to turn to their "other" NFL prospects to defeat Washington State. Fortunately for the No. 13 Sun Devils, running back D.J. Foster and defensive tackle Marcus Hardison were happy to oblige.

Glenn Dorsey won’t be back for at least a few more weeks | ProFootballTalk
Five days ago, the 49ers activated defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey from injured reserve with designation to return.  Per a league source, Dorsey nevertheless remains a few weeks away from being ready to play.

Week 12 “Three and Out” | ProFootballTalk
With only six Sundays left in the season, things are getting more and more interesting for the teams in contention.  And, for some of the teams not in contention, more and more dysfunctional.

NFL Week 12 Picks: The Incredible Shrinking Seahawks | Bleacher Report
Riffs, rants, observations and dissenting opinions from the voices in my head: Here's a warped and dented take on this weekend's games, featuring extra Batman references and Ice Station Zebra parodies.

NFP prospect focus: Tyler Lockett and La’el Collins | National Football Post
Two senior prospects who have been big-time contributors over the years.

Belichick on Suh: “He changes everything” | ProFootballTalk
Patriots coach Bill Belichick is telling his offensive linemen that they have a big responsibility on their hands against Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Sunday. "He changes everything," Belichick said on NFL Network. "You can't let him penetrate or he'll foul the whole play up.

Hoarding pays off for the 49ers -
The 49ers have been hoarding draft picks like a survivalist and canned goods. It's also what gives them an edge when the injury bug bites, says retired NFL defensive end Stephen White.