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Humpday, y'all.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 9 DVOA Ratings
Denver remains the No. 1 team in DVOA this week despite their big loss to New England on Sunday, but we can probably table all that "best teams in DVOA history" talk for a while.

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Seahawks add TE Tony Moeaki and re-sign WR Bryan Walters | - Seattle Sidelines
With players getting healthy at some positions, the Seahawks have the roster flexibility to make additions at others, and did so on Tuesday, signing...

Reasons for Seahawks’ optimism: Haven’t played complete game since opener, plus their return to health | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
The Seahawks’ players have their weekly day off from practicing today. They will be back on the field in Renton tomorrow to start full preparations for Sunday’s home game against the New York Giants (3-5), who got hammered at home last night by Indianapolis 40-24 in a game that was 37-10 after three quarters.

Seahawks bring back Bryan Walters to return punts, sign TE Tony Moeaki to indicate Zach Miller may remain out | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Apparently that punt fill-in returner Doug Baldwin fielded at his own 3-yard line last week got Bryan Walters his job back with his hometown team.

The Film Don t Lie: Arizona Cardinals - ESPN
A weekly look at what the Cardinals must fix:

The Film Don't Lie: Seahawks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A weekly look at what the Seattle Seahawks must fix:

San Francisco 49ers weekly film study - ESPN
A weekly look at what the San Francisco 49ers must fix.

Seattle Seahawks defense starting to find its swagger - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks defense is starting to look like the dominant unit it was last season. In the last two games, the defense has allowed only 26 points overall (one Oakland touchdown came on a blocked punt) and an average of only 246 yards of offense.

Strong game for K.J. Wright in return to the weak side - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said it wasn't a coincidence that K.J. Wright made 13 tackles on Sunday in his first game back at his usual weak-side linebacker spot. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Up next: New York Giants
The Seahawks kickoff the second half of their season at CenturyLink Field on Sunday by hosting the New York Giants, who are 3-5 and facing a cross-country flight to Seattle after playing on "Monday Night Football."

For the 2014 Seattle Seahawks, the real season starts now - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The 12th Man’s hand has been hovering over the panic button for most of this season. The only thing keeping Seattle fans from sounding the alarm has been the Seahawks’ ability to trudge through the muck and emerge from their first eight games with five wins.

Seahawks could do worse than to follow Marshawn Lynch’s lead into second half of season
Marshawn Lynch, K.J. Wright, Russell Wilson, Jon Ryan, Steven Hauschka, Justin Britt and Brandon Mebane turned in honor-worthy efforts in the first half of the Seahawks’ season, when those efforts helped the Seahawks go 5-3.

Pete Carroll sees light at end of injury tunnel - Nov. 3, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
After having eight players on their current 53-man roster unable to dress for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders, and an additional two players available only on an emergency basis, head coach Pete Carroll said he sees the light at the end of the tunnel.

The 2014 NFL All-Overrated offensive team. | : Kenneth Arthur Article
Most of the players on our All-Overrated Offense are more than supposed one-year wonders. By looking deeper than just the common numbers and taking a longer examination of the evidence, maybe these guys won't be as prominent in 2015.

Greg Cosell's Week 9 Analysis: How the Patriots beat the Broncos | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
Offensively and defensively, the New England Patriots had great schemes to beat the Denver Broncos.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Clutch Encounters: Week 9
Well, that was not the most exciting of weeks. Three prime-time blowouts. The game of the week had a 22-point difference. Six teams were on a bye week, so that limited the number of games, but we had just four games with a fourth-quarter comeback opportunity, the lowest total in the four seasons I have been recapping.

Stock Up, Stock Down: Week 9 - Risers and Fallers -
I thought it would take Percy Harvin a few weeks to get settled in with the Jets after being traded mid-season. I was wrong. In his two games with New York, Harvin already has 21 targets and has touched the ball 19 times. He only had 26 targets and 33 touches with the Seahawks in five games.

Jerry Rice: Jim Harbaugh is gone, and it’s affecting the 49ers | ProFootballTalk
Jerry Rice, the Hall of Fame former 49ers receiver, thinks Jim Harbaugh is heading into his final eight games as the head coach in San Francisco. Asked by Sports Illustrated if Harbaugh will remain with the 49ers beyond this season, Rice answered, "I really don't think so, I think he’s gone no ...

SI's Twitter 100 - Sports Illustrated -
For our fourth annual Twitter 100, we've compiled an incredibly subjective list of people and organizations to follow for news, information and entertainment from the sports world.

The NFL: Is Derek Carr Silver and Black Enough? | Rolling Stone
Not Silver and Black Enough: Derek Carr and the NFL's Locker Room Dilemma.

Coaching the coach | Irish Examiner
If you hear an Irish rugby player in the coming year using the term ’Always Compete’ or ’Fail Fast’ or admitting to spelling words backwards when they’ve felt over-anxious, you can probably put it down to a recent conversation between Joe Schmidt and a psychologist Dr Michael Gervais.

Week 9 NFL Wrap-up: The Hunger Games "
After all the hype, if Brady-Manning XVI resembled any matchup from the past, its closest sibling would be the original encounter. The Patriots scored 44 points in that 2001 beatdown of Manning and the Colts, still Brady’s best total against his archrival. On Sunday, just one month after he’d been widely written off as past his prime and even finished, Brady completed one of the best four-game stretches of his entire career by dropping 43 points on Manning’s Broncos.

Romo, RG3 and Sanchez: A Field Guide to Quarterback Controversies and Crises | Bleacher Report
Scientists have isolated the fat gene, the skinny gene, the gambling gene, the lazy gene, the bad breath gene, the date-the-wrong-person gene and the gene that compels you to play Which Television Vampire Are You? (I Got Count Chocula!) games on Facebook. At least, that's the impression I get from reading the scientific journals (i.e. the headlines of supermarket tabloids).

Sources: Cowboys have concerns in giving Dez Bryant big-money deal - Yahoo Sports
Dallas Cowboys management has significant concerns about giving star wideout Dez Bryant a massive guarantee in a long-term contract based, in part, on off-field concerns with Bryant, multiple league sources told Yahoo Sports.

NFL Midseason Report: 2014 |
Here’s how suddenly and dramatically a week can change the look and landscape of the NFL: Go back and read all those midseason reviews that were written just last week, after eight weeks of the regular season, and then read this one, from the vantage point of nine weeks in. Suffice to say waiting for every team to play at least eight games before taking an annual midyear snap shot might be the way to go. A week can mean a lot.

Monday Morning MD | National Football Post
Another season, another quarterback clavicle fracture.

The year of the resurgence | National Football Post
2014 has seen quarterbacks like Big Ben and Carson Palmer come back from the brink.

Week Nine power rankings | ProFootballTalk
1. Arizona Cardinals (last week No. 2; 7-1): Bruce Arians doesn't want the Cardinals to let anyone else dress in their lockers during Super Bowl week. If winning the NFC title doesn't work, we suggest storing rotten eggs there. 2. New England Patriots (No.

Week 9 winners and losers -
Colin Kaepernick and Mark Sanchez are headed in opposite directions after a busy Week 9 in the NFL. Gregg Rosenthal has you covered with this week's winners and losers.

Niners DC Fangio: Ahmad Brooks rumors 'out of line' -
The San Francisco 49ers reportedly dangled outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks in trade talks ahead of last week's deadline. Find out why defensive coordinator Vic Fangio says those rumors are "out of line."

Rice: Some 49ers doubt Harbaugh's 'college' mentality -
San Francisco 49ers legend Jerry Rice says that he's heard some complaints from players that Harbaugh's college mentality isn't working in the NFL. Does Rice believe the Niners can turn it around?

Aldon Smith not likely to return to 49ers this week -
Aldon Smith is not expected to be reinstated early from his suspension for Week 10, Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. When will the All-Pro pass rusher be available for the San Francisco 49ers?