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NFC playoff picture: Lions clinch thanks to Eagles’ loss | ProFootballTalk
The big winners in Washington on Saturday were the Lions, who clinched a playoff berth with the Eagles' loss. And the big losers were, of course, the Eagles: They're not eliminated from playoff contention yet, but they're precariously close and now have to have a whole lot of games go their way.

Quarterback Passing Value and First Downs
Nine days ago, I looked at the leaders in passing value, measured as the difference between each quarterback’s ANY/A average and league average, multiplied by such passer’s number of dropbacks. This is the conventional method I have used to measure passing value, but that doesn’t make it the best.

Saturday’s playoff implications: Lions clinch berth - NFL.com
The Lions are headed to the playoff for the first time since 2011. Detroit clinched a spot thanks to the Eagles' loss to the Redskins. Gregg Rosenthal breaks down the rest of Saturday's playoff implications.

Referee for Seahawks-Cardinals: Walt Anderson | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The referee for the Seattle-Arizona game Sunday night is Walt Anderson, according to FootballZebras.com. Anderson, interestingly, hasn't worked a game involving the Seahawks since 2012, a 13-6 loss at San Francisco early in Russell Wilson's rookie season (here is his game chart). The Seahawks are 0-3 in games refereed by Anderson since Pete Carroll took...

Seahawks-Cardinals: What to watch | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are some things to watch in Sunday’s Seattle-Arizona game from beat writers Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta.

Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril pumped about contract extension - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril said he’s starting to get an old feeling about what’s going on with the Seattle Seahawks.

How Arizona Cardinals can beat Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
Earlier Friday, I wrote about why I predicted the Arizona Cardinals to lose Sunday night to the Seattle Seahawks.

Moore: Arizona Cardinals have what it takes to shut down Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
In a game where virtually no one thinks they'll win, the defensive-minded Arizona Cardinals have a rare chance to be an 11-3 team that pulls off an upset win at home against the Seahawks and lock up the NFC's top seed. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Double Coverage: Seahawks vs. Cardinals, Part II - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
A closer look at Seattle's Week-16 game against Arizona with the help of Adam Green, who covers the Cardinals for ArizonaSports.com. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks sign Keavon Milton off practice squad
Down two starting offensive linemen for Sunday night’s game against the NFC West-leading Cardinals, the Seahawks added needed depth on Saturday by signing guard Keavon Milton from their practice squad.

NFC Playoffs: After Eagles' loss, Seahawks are in with a win
Because the Eagles lost to the Redskins on Saturday, the Lions have clinched a playoff berth and the Seahawks, Cowboys, and Packers can do the same by winning on Sunday.

Nate Orchard is underrated, could be a mid-round pick | Seahawks Draft Blog
When I watched Utah beat UCLA, one player stood out. Nate Orchard had four sacks in the game. He dominated from start to finish. But it wasn’t a surprise.

Cardinals, Seahawks finally ready for Sunday night showdown
The preparation process for Sunday night's Seahawks-Cardinals game has been shown the proper respect. Wednesday was allowed to be Wednesday, and no one forced a makeover upon Thursday or Friday, either.

Five matchups to watch: Seahawks at Cardinals
The Seahawks are riding a four-game winning streak as they travel to Arizona for Sunday night’s nationally televised game against the NFC West-leading Cardinals, who are 11-3 and have a one-game lead over the defending division champions.

Seahawks-Cardinals could be an emerging NFC West rivalry | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
With the 49ers dimming this season, who can replace them as the Seahawks’ primary rival? Turns out there happens to be a team poised to be the ranking Seahawk adversary. And even more conveniently, they happen to be playing the Seahawks in a game rippling with significance.

2015 NFL Draft: Nate Orchard, Utah power past Colorado State - CBSSports.com
The Utes dominated the line of scrimmage in the Las Vegas Bowl, handing the Rams a 45-10 loss. Though the ugly final score may have robbed the game of its aesthetic appeal, NFL scouts circled this contest as an opportunity to see Orchard play against projected first round left tackle Ty Sambrailo.

49ers head coach rumors: Team could be looking for 'young offensive specialist' - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers may have some head coaching candidates on their radar. We take a look at the latest news, featuring offensive specialists.

Continuity: Christmas comes early for Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
K.J. Wright, four-year contract extension. A day later, the Seahawks announce Cliff Avril has a new, four-year deal.

‘People have everything they need already inside them’

Dr. Mike Gervais has worked with the Seattle Seahawks, Felix Baumgartner and a host of other world-class athletes.