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11-4.

Marshawn Lynch’s 79-yard touchdown run was sick | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Defensive end Michael Bennett: “It was the best run I’ve ever seen. I felt like he was running for freedom or something. Boy, he was gone. They haven’t had a run like that since the underground railroad.”

Richard Sherman of Seattle Seahawks calls out Patrick Peterson of Arizona Cardinals, downplays criticism - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said he cares as much about people's opinions "as the dirt under [my] shoe," and also was critical of Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson while speaking to NBC's Bob Costas in an interview that aired before Sunday's game.

Forsett's fight - NFL Videos
NFL Media's Michael Silver sits down with Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett to talk about his long hard fight to stardom.

Season of signal-callers: 37 things you need to know - NFL.com
Still the most important position in football, the playoffs are set to be littered with big-name quarterbacks. Tom Brady and Tony Romo will lead their squads into the postseason. Who will join them?

Seattle punter defends Seattle kicker by challenging critics to fight at recess - SBNation.com
Don't worry Steven Hauschka, Jon Ryan has your back.

Seahawks on a familiar dominant path across NFC
"Trust me, I know. It feels like the same season as last year," Seahawks all-pro safety Earl Thomas told USA TODAY Sports. "That's who we are. When we step on the football field, man, there's a presence. And everybody knows it, because you can feel the other team looking at us."

In Showdown, Cardinals Can’t Stop the Seahawks - NYTimes.com
Before Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, the Arizona Cardinals had the best record in the N.F.C., led their division and had one of the toughest defenses in the N.F.L.

Seattle Seahawks take control of NFC West, are best positioned for top NFC playoff seed - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
With their 35-6 rout of the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks not only took control of the NFC West, they put themselves in the best position of all NFC teams to win home-field advantage in the playoffs.

Seahawks are close to completing a stunning turnaround | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
As the Seahawks go caroling around the NFL, singing the songs they want to hear and stiff-arming anyone attempting to impede their joy, they’re writing a remarkable story without realizing it.

Seahawks’ Cooper Helfet, Jermaine Kearse, Tharold Simon injured versus Cardinals - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Cornerback Tharold Simon suffered a shoulder injury with 15 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Seattle trainers appeared to pop Simon’s shoulder back into alignment on the field. After the game, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed the shoulder injury but didn’t immediately have more information.

Cardinals vs. Seahawks results: 6 things we learned in 35-6 loss - Revenge of the Birds
Some takeaways from the embarrassing loss.

Instant reaction: Seahawks thump Cardinals, move to 11-4 | Seahawks Draft Blog
In what was dubbed the biggest regular season game in Cardinals history, they were given a spanking. An absolute spanking.

Seahawks dominate Cardinals to take control of NFC West
After their domination of the Cardinals on Sunday night, the Seahawks can win the NFC West and possibly claim the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs by beating the St. Louis Rams next Sunday.

Seahawks pull into tie for NFC West lead with 35-6 romp over Cardinals
Already assured a playoff spot before taking the field, the Seahawks took it to the Cardinals in Arizona on Sunday night to improve to 11-4 and gain a share of first place in the division.

Dominant win over Arizona has Seahawks eying Super Bowl - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seattle dominated Arizona in a game that wasn't even as close as the 35-6 final score suggests. And after such an impressive performance by the Seahawks, it's not hard to imagine them back in the same stadium for the Super Bowl in February. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Cardinals DT Frostee Rucker: Marshawn Lynch's antics were 'childish' - ESPN
Defensive tackle Frostee Rucker said he didn’t take offense to Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch grabbing his crotch as he dove into the end zone after a 79-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. “It’s childish,” Rucker said.

Rapid Reaction: Seattle Seahawks defeat Arizona Cardinals - ESPN
A few thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 35-6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals:

Rapid Reaction: Arizona Cardinals - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A few thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' 35-6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Seahawks look like the best in the NFL | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
Seahawks prove to Arizona that they’re still the best in the NFC West. Seahawks are one win away from division title and likely No. 1 seed in NFC.

Russell Wilson jump starts a Seahawks blowout of Arizona | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
Quarterback Russell Wilson used his legs to get Seattle going and the Seahawks never look back in a 35-6 victory over Arizona. Wilson finished 20 of 31 for 339 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 88 yards and another score.

Grading the game: Guess what? High marks for Seahawks | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks’ offense and defense received high grades after 35-6 victory at Arizona.

Seahawks 35, Cardinals 6: First Impressions | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Jerry Brewer: After a penalty-plagued first half, the Seahawks proved they’re the beast of the NFL again. Period. The way they dominated this game on offense and defense ranks among the most impressive things the Seahawks have done in the Pete Carroll era.

Luke Willson has a career day for Seahawks | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Seahawks tight end Luke Willson has three catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns to give Seattle a huge lift on offense.

Cardinals offer no excuses for blowout loss at home to Seahawks | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
“We’ve got to own this, we’ve got to lick our wounds,” Arizona linebacker Larry Foote said after the Cardinals’ 35-6 loss to Seattle.

Post-game quotes from Seattle coach Pete Carroll | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here’s all that Seattle coach Pete Carroll had to say after the win over Arizona

The 6 biggest moments from the Seahawks' 35-6 rout of the Arizona Cardinals | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The story line leading up to this game was that it would be a battle of defenses.

Lynch, Wilson run wild for Seahawks; defense dominates again in 35-6 win at Arizona | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Seattle rolls up a team record 596 yards and its defense dominates the Cardinals and their third-string quarterback. The Seahawks (11-4) can win the NFC West and home-field advantage in the playoffs next Sunday at home against St. Louis (6-9).

A roundup of Seahawks tweets following thier 35-6 win over Arizona | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
The Seattle Seahawks grabbed control of the NFC West on Sunday with a dominating 35-6 win over the Cardinals in Arizona.

Seahawks look like they could make repeat appearance in Super Bowl | HeraldNet.com - Sports
GLENDALE, Ariz. — It’s become clear that this stretch of seasons under head coach Pete Carroll has become the Seahawks’ Golden Age. But the past five ...

Seahawks rout Cardinals 35-6, take lead in NFC West | HeraldNet.com - Sports
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Seattle's defense was stifling as usual and its offense had a record-breaking eruption against a defense that's supposed to...

Seahawks take control of NFC in romp over Cardinals - NFL.com
The Seahawks are in the driver's seat for the NFC's No. 1 seed following Sunday night's convincing win over the Cardinals. Is Seattle the favorite to get back to the Super Bowl?

Season of signal-callers: 37 things you need to know - NFL.com
Still the most important position in football, the playoffs are set to be littered with big-name quarterbacks. Tom Brady and Tony Romo will lead their squads into the postseason. Who will join them?

Playoff clinching: Packers, Steelers secure berths - NFL.com
Aaron Rodgers will have a chance to lead his team on a deep playoff run. With the Packers' 20-3 win over the Buccaneers, Green Bay has locked up a postseason bid. Who else will play January football?

What we learned in the first half of Week 16 - NFL.com
Week 2 of the Johnny Manziel experiment ended abruptly, hindering the Browns' evaluation. A poor effort from Jimmy Graham epitomized the Saints' disastrous season. What else did we learn?

Sunday Night wrap-up: Seahawks have too many big plays | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks had more than enough offense to beat the Cardinals Sunday. Actually, they had more than enough on four snaps. The Seahawks traded on big plays and an opponent which couldn't score, taking a 35-6 win over the Cardinals and the inside track for the NFC West title.

Report: Harbaugh decision will be “swift” | ProFootballTalk
No one still knows what 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's future will be.  Answers apparently will be coming soon after the regular season ends. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported during the Sunday pregame show that a "swift" decision will come after the regular season ends regarding Harbaugh's future.

Cardinals won’t release Fitzgerald | ProFootballTalk
When Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill hired G.M. Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians, no one expected them to face so much adversity due to injury -- or to have so much success with a collection of next men up. Next year, they also could be dealing with a salary-cap problem.

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Three NFC South teams among Top 10 - CBSSports.com
For just the second time since the league re-formatted the playoffs, a divisional winner will qualify for the postseason with a sub-.500 record. That club (currently projected to be the Carolina Panthers) will pick no lower than No. 21. The other three teams - Tampa Bay, Atlanta and New Orleans - will "earn" a top 10 selection with the Bucs a possibility for the No. 1 overall pick.

Seahawks-Cardinals: 10 things to know from Seattle's 35-6 win - CBSSports.com
Seattle dominated Arizona on Sunday night. Here are 10 thoughts about it.

NFL Week 16 Grades: Falcons could be playoff team you don't want to play - CBSSports.com
Here's a look at team-by-team grades from every NFL game played in Week 16.

Sorting the Sunday Pile: Dallas dominant in clinching effort - CBSSports.com
The Cowboys are headed back to the playoffs for the first time since 2009 after Sunday's win over the Colts. Here are takeaways from that game and the rest of Sunday's action.

Seahawks' dominance on all sides continues as they thrash Cardinals | SI.com
Seattle continued to look that way in its blowout win over NFC West rival Arizona, but it wasn't the defense or Wilson who defined the action. It was Marshawn Lynch, whose 79-yard touchdown run with 10:14 left in the fourth quarter brought back memories of the "Beastquake" run he pulled off against the Saints in the 2010 playoffs.

2014's biggest busts - NFL - SI.com
SI.com's Aaron Nagler and Chris Burke take a look at the disappointing 2014 campaigns from the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Thiel: Seahawks did it with hands behind backs | Sportspress Northwest
Take a bow, maligned offensive line, for a splendid job in launching Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson to season-best feats in teardown of the Cardinals.