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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

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It's the day before the day before.

NFL teams are 0-8 since October the week after playing the Seahawks -
The only thing more difficult than playing the Seahawks is playing the game after you play the Seahawks.

K.J. Wright Contract Extension Press Conference
Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright talks with the media after signing a contract extension with the Seahawks to keep him in Seattle for four more years.

Seahawks extend K.J. Wright | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks have locked up a young starter on their stellar defense for the next four years. K.J. Wright, the 25-year-old linebacker who has started all 14 games this season, has signed a four-year extension. "In the offseason, we identified K.J.

Signing K.J. Wright shows Seattle Seahawks' commitment to core players - ESPN
"We’ve been talking about this since the spring," Wright said. "It’s only human that sometimes you wonder, 'Am I going to be here or am I not?' But they told me all along they would find a way to make it happen and they did. It’s a blessing. Pete called me [Tuesday night] to tell me how much I mean to them. I’m glad they chose for me to stick around.”

Four teams 12s should root for in Week 16 besides the Seahawks
With the NFC playoff picture coming into clearer focus, these are the four teams Seattle fans should root for in Week 16 besides the Seahawks.

NFL Game of the Week: Cardinals vs. Seahawks | NFL | Sporting News
Get the latest NFL news, video updates, scores, schedules, standings and more on Sporting News.

Seahawks favored over Cardinals in record Las Vegas odds - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Never has a team as good as 11-3 been such big underdogs at home — by 9.5 points — than the Arizona Cardinals are for this weekend’s NFC West showdown against the Seattle Seahawks.

WR Paul Richardson misses Seahawks practice with hamstring injury - ESPN
Thursday’s injury report was not encouraging for the Seattle Seahawks as receiver Paul Richardson was added with a hamstring injury and the six players who didn’t practice Wednesday did not return.

Seahawks sign K.J. Wright to a four-year extension | Seahawks Draft Blog
K.J. Wright deserves a new contract. A fourth round pick in 2011, he’s one of Pete Carroll and John Schneider’s greatest decisions. Very few players in this league can fly around the field at 246lbs like Wright. He’s a vital piece in what is becoming the best trio of linebackers in the NFL.

Thursday in Hawkville: The numbers behind Russell Wilson’s impressive numbers
Russell Wilson hasn’t become the quarterback during the Super Bowl era with the most victories in his first three seasons by accident. There are other numbers that add up to his run of success.

Arizona Cardinals "embracing" NFC West title opportunity vs Seahawks
Arizona coach Bruce Arians says his club is looking forward to Sunday's possible NFC West-clinching contest: "You don't get to play for the damn things very often"

K.J. Wright on his extension: Seattle's the "perfect place for me" - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
While the money is nice, Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright said being able to avoid free agency and stay in Seattle was a big part of him signing a four-year extension. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks’ offense shouldn’t concede that Sunday will be a defensive battle | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
As great as the Seahawks have been lately, imagine if they cleaned up a few of the things holding back their offense. And then imagine if that inspired Pete Carroll to have greater offensive ambition.

Seahawks’ pass rush turns up heat on opposing quarterbacks | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
After struggling to get sacks early in the season, the Seahawks have 16 in the past four games, including four Sunday against the 49ers.

Bobby Wagner's return was the spark Seattle Seahawks defense needed - ESPN
“I think that’s part of it,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “I think Bobby’s really helped us. I just think it’s kind of the way the season’s gone. Sometimes you find a connection that makes sense, and I think Bobby’s been in the middle of it for a long time. “It was great to get him back.”

Seahawks' rookie Britt to get tested Sunday | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Another Seattle player who would be challenged greatly Sunday by Arizona’s defense is rookie right tackle Justin Britt.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Film Room: Chris Harris
Chris Harris' reputation has only grown this year.

NFP power rankings | National Football Post
Winners of seven of their last eight, the defending champs reclaim the top spot in our rankings.

2015 NFL Draft: Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu sidelined by knee injury -
The college career of the Ducks' cornerback is over and his NFL Draft future is a question mark after severely injuring his knee in practice this week

6 good thoughts about bad* NFL teams -
... some teams that would at least qualify as mediocre. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White offers up his thoughts on NFL rules that don't make sense, the Dolphins' bad decisions, Julio Jones' health and more.