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Year of the Center: How Overlooked Linemen Shaped the 2014 NFL Season | Bleacher Report
The 2014 NFL season has been many things: the year of the scandal, the year of the cover-up, the year of J.J. Watt, the year of the rookie wide receiver, the latest pass-happy offensive year to end all years.

Arizona Cardinals-Seattle Seahawks NFC West rivalry; Week 16 preview | The MMQB with Peter King
RENTON, Wash. — Remember, oh, about three long months ago, when 49ers-Seahawks was the best rivalry in the NFL?  The Niners are 7-7, oddly out of the playoff hunt, and are 1-5 against Seattle since late in 2012.

Records Against the Spread
The Titans lost to the Jaguars last night, dropping Tennessee’s record to a woeful 2-13. The 2014 season started off nicely for the Titans, who upset the Chiefs in Kansas City, 26-10, on opening day. Since then, not only has Tennessee gone just 1-13 (the sole win being a 2-point home victory against Jacksonville), but the team is a mind-bogglingly poor 2-11-1 against the spread.

Podcast Episode 39 - Mike Sando - Advanced Football Analytics
Mike Sando, national NFL reporter for ESPN returns to the podcast to recap his list of the best and worst offseason player acquisitions.

Prisco's Week 15 Best Bets: Steelers over Chiefs; Cards will cover -
The Steelers, with an explosive offense, should overwhelm the Chiefs while the Cardinals, despite being down their QB, should keep it close against the Seahawks.

Week 16 intrigues: Manziel's second start, Rex vs. Hoodie one last time -
Prisco: Week 16 offers redemption for Johnny Football, likely the last go-round in the Bill Belichick-Rex Ryan wars and a nasty defensive battle for the NFC West.

LOOK: Jaguars coach Gus Bradley is excited about player's $600K bonus -
Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks is $600,000 richer after sacking Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst on the final play of Thursday's game and Gus Bradley was excited.

LOOK: 49ers logo still visible at deserted Candlestick Park -
An eerie video taken by a drone shows what Candlestick Park looks like one year after the 49ers last played in it.

Testimony suggests other NFL players drugged drinks | ProFootballTalk
The criminal cases involving former NFL safety Darren Sharper contain some of the most disturbing allegations ever made against a current or former pro football player.

Ryan Lindley will start regardless of Drew Stanton’s status | ProFootballTalk
The Cardinals are holding out hope that quarterback Drew Stanton's knee will feel well enough for him to suit up on Sunday, but they aren't wavering from their plan to start Ryan Lindley even if Stanton can play.

DeMarco Murray questionable, won’t have to run “gauntlet” to prove he can play | ProFootballTalk
The Cowboys haven't officially ruled running back DeMarco Murray in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Colts, but things certainly appear to be trending that way.

Viewer's guide: Week 16 -
With just two more weeks left in the season, expect to see a drama filled weekend in the NFL. Kevin Patra previews Tony Romo's duel with Andrew Luck along with the rest of Week 16's action.

11 things to watch during Saturday's doubleheader -
Philadelphia and San Diego take part in separate Saturday games with their seasons hanging in the balance. Can quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Philip Rivers inch their teams closer to the postseason?

Frank Gore: 'Weird knowing' 49ers contract almost up -
Frank Gore knows the end might be near in San Francisco, telling reporters this week, "It's weird knowing that I won't be under contract any more." What's next for the 49ers' running back?

Seahawks sign Cliff Avril to 4-year, $28.5M extension -
The Seattle Seahawks are committed to keeping their defense intact. Cliff Avril signed a four-year, $28.5 million extension Friday, Ian Rapoport reports.

The Year In Seattle Seahawks – Putting The Super Bowl “Curse” To Rest - Oregon Sports News
The expectations were high: The Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks remained mostly intact, save for the notable departures of DE Red Bryant, T Breno Giacomini, and of course, Mr. Fail Mary himself, WR Golden Tate.

RENTON: K.J. Wright's $27M, 4-year deal latest Seahawks core re-up; Wilson, Wagner next priorities | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
K.J. Wright has $27 million new reasons to be smiling as widely as he was before practice Thursday.

Russell Wilson on AZ: “This is why you play in the NFL”; and his goal of never missing a practice in his career | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
That is what Russell Wilson said today about the Seahawks’ showdown Sunday night at Arizona essentially for the NFC West championship on the next-to-last weekend of the regular season Read more here:

Frostee Rucker rewards Arizona Cardinals' patience with career season - ESPN
Arizona Cardinals assistant coach Tom Pratt is a patient man.

ESPN expert picks: Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
Third-string quarterback. Offense stuck in neutral. Defending Super Bowl champs coming to town.

Seahawks retain another core defender by extending Cliff Avril
One day after linebacker K.J. Wright signed a four-year contract extension, defensive end Cliff Avril did the same on Friday as the Seahawks have now locked up six core members of their No. 1-ranked defense.

The Pete Carroll Show: Unger, Okung won't play against Arizona - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seattle's offensive line will be missing a pair of starters against Arizona, coach Pete Carroll telling KIRO Radio 97.3 FM that left tackle Russell Okung and center Max Unger won't be available for Sunday night's showdown with the division-leading Cardinals. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Cliff Avril signs 4-year extension with Seahawks | Seahawks Draft Blog
Seattle had two significant defensive free agents ready to hit the market in 2015. In the space of 24-hours, both were re-signed to long-term extensions.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks: Scouting report, prediction
Kent Somers previews and predicts Sunday's NFL game between the Cardinals and Seahawls (6:25 p.m., Channel 12) in Glendale.

Breaking down the Seahawks’ Week 16 playoff scenarios - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Will the Seattle Seahawks become the first defending Super Bowl champion to return to the playoffs since 2005?

Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks preview - ESPN
If there's a game to get hyped about this week, it's Sunday night in Arizona.

Seahawks vs. Cardinals: Betting odds, spread, preview, and prediction -
The Seattle Seahawks hope to stay hot on the road against the Arizona Cardinals.

Seattle Seahawks extend Cliff Avril four years - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks have signed pass-rusher Cliff Avril to a four-year extension, the team announced Friday afternoon.

Russell Wilson has been the QB Ironman for Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
In case you’re wondering, take a wild guess how many times in his football career Russell Wilson has missed an entire game because of an injury.

A look at five potential playoff matchups for the Seattle Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks
If the Seahawks are to defend their Super Bowl XLVIII win, odds are that they’ll have to beat at least two of these five teams: the Cardinals, Packers, Lions, Cowboys and Saints. Each of these teams is now probable to make the playoffs and the Seahawks are all but a lock to join them, with a 96.9% chance, themselves.

Agent's Take: Seven NFL teams with cash to burn in free agency -
The Jaguars, Raiders, Browns, Jets, Titans, Bengals and Seahawks are going to have a lot of money to spend this free agency.

SNF: Seattle Seahawks-Arizona Cardinals - NBC Sports | NBC Sports
By now, most everybody has seen the quote. 49ers running back Frank Gore was incredulous, perhaps even envious.

Roman: 49ers' Looney had 'tough game' at center | CSN Bay Area
Offensive coordinator Greg Roman recently commended the play of rookie center Marcus Martin for being perfect with his line calls since taking over for injured Daniel Kilgore in the starting lineup.

Russell Wilson will need to be quick, decisive against Arizona | - Sports
For three seasons, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has continually amazed the NFL with his ability to escape pressure, run around, then find an open receiver downfield for a big play.

Seattle GM says John Idzik is right man for Jets - Newsday
If Jets owner Woody Johnson wants the opinion of the front-office architect of the defending

Steve Keim has Arizona Cardinals on right track - Revenge of the Birds

We answer a Marshall Faulk question.