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FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Audibles at the Line: Week 9
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).

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Hugh Millen’s Seahawks analysis: Breaking down Bruce Irvin’s pick-six, Marshawn Lynch’s big day | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks’ defensive call helped set up Bruce Irvin’s interception return, and Marshawn Lynch made up for the offensive line’s obvious struggles.

Is read option changing the game or a fading fad? -
Ronald Reagan, who was pretty good at debates, could offer an argument as to the staying power of the read option.

Some Cool Dynamic-Focus Photos Of Raiders-Seahawks
Here's a set of Lytro photos we were sent. Lytro cameras let you focus on different parts of an image, but haven't really been picked up by mainstream photogs for action shots, so this is cool.

New York Giants, Seattle's next opponent, gets hammered at home and loses a couple players | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The New York Giants, Seattle’s next opponent, will come limping into CenturyLink Field Sunday after a 40-24 home loss to the Colts Monday night to fall to 3-5 on the season.

Rams-49ers: Reliving the confusion with Niners Nation - Turf Show Times
Still trying to process what exactly happened on Sunday? Me too. That's why I linked up with David Fucillo from Niners Nation to figure some stuff out.

Pete Carroll on 710 ESPN Seattle: Seahawks could have "six or seven guys" return vs New York Giants
Four key takeaways from coach Pete Carroll's Monday morning conversation on 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Salk"

Russell Wilson’s perplexed over his struggles in win over Raiders | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
One of Russell Wilson’s most celebrated traits has been his ability to diagnose a problem, then pull out his tools and fix it. But Wilson had no such solution to his problems during Sunday’s 30-24 win against the Raiders.

Even with starters out, Seahawks defense stepping it up
In the past two games, which just happen to be victories, the Seahawks’ defense has been closer to the aggressive, physical unit that carried the team to the Super Bowl last season.

Carroll: Seahawks are 'battle-tested' after surviving rash of injuries - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks are beginning to return to health following a disastrous spate of injuries that coach Pete Carroll believes they'll eventually be better off for having endured. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Three things from the Seahawks' win over Oakland - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks improved to 5-3 with a 30-24 win over Oakland. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Carroll says stats aren't telling the story of Sherman's season - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
It took Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman eight games to pick off his first pass of the season, but according to coach Pete Carroll, that dropoff in interceptions isn't a reflection of an overall dropoff in Sherman's performance. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Herman Sarkowsky, original Seahawks owner, dies at 89 | Seahawks | The Seattle Times

RENTON: Pete Carroll feels Seahawks’ season — and health — turning | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
The coach sees the likely return of four and potentially eight injured players for Sunday’s home game against the New York Giants plus a more attacking defenseas reasons to be bullish on the final eight games of the regular season.

Coughlin may need another miracle to rescue Giants -
Tom Coughlin's New York Giants sit at 3-5 after Monday night's 40-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Around The NFL's Conor Orr looks at whether the head coach can right the ship.

New York Giants' Prince Amukamara tears biceps -
The Giants suffered another serious blow to a key player. Cornerback Prince Amukamara suffered a torn biceps against the Colts on Monday night, and he will likely need surgery.

Derek Sherrod waived by Green Bay Packers -
Derek Sherrod and the Green Bay Packers have parted ways. The Packers released the 2011 first-round pick on Monday. Will the offensive tackle find work elsewhere?

Jeremiah: Palmer is playing the best of NFC West QBs -
Carson Palmer has the Cardinals flying high at 7-1. Former scout Daniel Jeremiah said on NFL NOW that Palmer is playing better than Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson and Austin Davis right now.

Chip Kelly: Mark Sanchez is a 'hell of a quarterback' -
Chip Kelly has been studying Mark Sanchez for years, from high school to the pros. The Eagles head coach likes what he's seen from his new starting quarterback -- and what he's capable of.

Seven plays that explain Week 9 -
Each week, the Around The NFL crew will choose the plays that defined Sunday. Week 9's action included heroics from Marshawn Lynch, Mark Sanchez and Rob Ninkovich. Who else made an impact?

Rex Ryan on Percy Harvin: Explosive, exciting, outstanding talent | ProFootballTalk
The Jets suffered another miserable loss on Sunday, but there was one bright spot: Percy Harvin looked great. Harvin had 129 receiving yards, 88 kickoff return yards and eight rushing yards, and coach Rex Ryan said afterward that Harvin did everything the Jets hoped he would do when they traded f...

Arians tells Cardinals not to let anyone else dress in their lockers | ProFootballTalk
So far, the Cardinals have stared down the supposed jinx that goes along with hosting the Super Bowl, overcoming every obstacle that fate has thrown in their path.  But coach Bruce Arians doesn't want to simply weather the storm; he plans to be the storm. As noted by Peter King of TheMMQB.

Eight season-defining moments at NFL's midpoint, both good and bad |
The thrill (or agony, as the case may be) of an NFL season is that you never quite know when you're witnessing the defining moment of a team's season until after the fact. That turning point can take multiple forms: an injury, a surprise performance, a curious coaching decision, an unexpected development that comes out of the front office. Here are eight teams who, for better or worse, have already experienced the moments that sealed the direction of their 2014 season.

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Patriots, Steelers Rock Their Rivals | Bleacher Report
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