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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Monday

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A case of the Seahawks Monday links.


Head coach Pete Carroll on Seahawks’ penalties: ‘We’re not going to change the way we play’ - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seahawks were called for 14 penalties – the highest in Carroll’s nearly five-year term with Seattle — resulting in 105 yards. Meanwhile, San Francisco was flagged just four times by referee Tony Corrente and crew. But while bemoaning the disparity in calls, Carroll said the team would continue to play its trademark physical, aggressive style of football.

Seattle Seahawks see a penalty imbalance - ESPN
It’s not often that a team goes 1-for-5 in the red zone, has 14 penalties for 105 yards and still wins the game by 16 points on the road against an opponent with a winning record. Carroll That’s what happened Thanksgiving night when the Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers 19-3 at Levi’s Stadium.

San Francisco 49ers to make Jim Harbaugh call after season - ESPN

No matter how tenuous the San Francisco 49ers' situation currently is, the fate of coach Jim Harbaugh won't be resolved until after this season, according to sources.

Arizona Cardinals lose starters Andre Ellington, Tyrann Mathieu and Paul Fanaika in first half versus Atlanta Falcons - ESPN

Already dealing with a hip flexor, Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington said he suffered a hip pointer after getting kneed in the second quarter of Sunday's 29-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Sean Payton supports New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, rips media reports as 'Sunday splash stories' - ESPN

Payton also shot down the notion that anything should be read into the way he has been caught shouting at Ryan on the sideline several times this year -- the latest coming during Sunday's 35-32 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, when the Saints were penalized for having 12 men on the field.

Redskins’ defensive backs take the blame for game filled with coverage gaffes - The Washington Post

A glance at the box score, which displayed a 70 percent completion percentage and a passer rating of 137, would suggest that Clark was crying sour grapes. But considering how easy the Redskins made things for the quarterback and his receivers, Clark had a point.

NFL roundup: Philip Rivers leads Chargers' comeback over Ravens

The New Orleans Saints looked like a first-place team on the field, not just in the standings. Drew Brees threw five touchdowns for the ninth time in his career as New Orleans dominated the sloppy Pittsburgh Steelers, 35-32, today.

No turning back for Browns: Johnny Manziel time has arrived - The Washington Post

It was Johnny Manziel time on Sunday for the Cleveland Browns. It should remain Johnny Manziel time moving forward. There’s no turning back now, for better or for worse.

NFL official to owners: Roger Goodell is 'honest,' honest - NY Daily News

"No part of Judge (Barbara) Jones' decision questions the Commissioner's honesty or integrity, nor his good faith consideration of the issue when he imposed the indefinite suspension on Mr. Rice," Pash wrote.

There’s No Escaping the Scandal, Wherever Ray Rice Lands -

On Friday, an arbitrator ruled that the league had acted improperly in banishing Rice and that he should be reinstated. We knew that Goodell had blundered, but what about the Ravens?

J.J. Watt of Houston Texans 1st D-lineman with 5 TDs in season since 1944 - ESPN

Watt is now the first defensive lineman since 1944 to have at least five touchdowns in a season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Watt is the first player with three offensive touchdowns and 2 defensive scores in a single season -- regardless of position since 1948 when Joe Golding had four touchdown receptions and two interception return scores.