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Lions vs. Packers preview: 3 things that will determine the NFC North winner -
This season's playoff bracket hinges on the Week 17 showdown between NFC North rivals. Can the Packers keep rolling, or will the Lions steal the show? Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White previews the big game.

Russell Wilson and his grandma lit up the dance floor on Christmas -
This is an amazing video.

Will the road to NFC championship go through Seattle again?
NFL Media columnist Michael Silver revisits the Seattle Seahawks roller coaster 2014 season, with the team now finding themselves in a position to get home field advantage throughout the postseason like they did in 2013.

Huard's Chalk Talk: Marshawn Lynch's 79-yard touchdown run - Brock and Salk | 710 ESPN Seattle
Brock Huard breaks down Marshawn Lynch's 79-yard touchdown run from the Seahawks' Week-16 win over Arizona. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

NFL Films Preview: Seahawks vs Rams
NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the St. Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks.

NFL Week 17: Doug Baldwin on the Seattle Seahawks' repeat aspirations | The MMQB with Peter King
With one game left in the regular season, the defending Super Bowl champions are a win away from securing the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. But the Seahawks’ robust 11-4 record doesn’t tell the full story of their season.

Reflecting on Jim Harbaugh's tenure: Why firing the 49ers head coach is a massive mistake - Niners Nation
The 49ers appear ready to part ways with head coach Jim Harbaugh in the very near future. We look at how we arrived at this point and attempt to put Harbaugh's imminent departure into context.

Seahawks waive Travian Robertson | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks opened a roster spot Friday, waiving defensive tackle Travian Robertson, the club said. A third-year pro from South Carolina, Robertson appeared in one game for the Seahawks after joining the club on November 18.

Seahawks shoot for NFC West title, top seed | Fox News
A loss to the hosting St. Louis Rams in Week 7 had many questioning if the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks would even be able to make the playoffs.

Seahawks playing much better than when they lost to Rams in Week 7 | FOX Sports
The Seattle Seahawks hardly looked capable of repeating as Super Bowl champions following an October loss in St. Louis that dropped them to 3-3. They've won eight of nine since, however, and are on the verge of locking up home-field advantage through the NFC playoffs for a second straight year.

Sound Transit hopes to resume train for Seahawks
Sound Transit hopes to resume Sounder train service north of Seattle in time for Sunday's Seahawks game.

Dan Quinn returns to make his mark
After leaving the Seahawks for two years, Dan Quinn returns to bring the defense to the No. 1 in the league.

Seahawks' Okung cleared to return, Unger remains a question mark - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks should have at least one of their starting offensive linemen back for Sunday's regular-season finale against St. Louis as left tackle Russell Okung has been cleared to return. Center Max Unger, though, remains a question mark. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Three things from the Seahawks' win over Arizona - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks improved to 11-4 with a 35-6 win over Arizona. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Speedy Luke Willson showing why the Seahawks drafted him - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Luke Willson showed on his 80-yard touchdown reception against Arizona the exact reason the Seahawks felt they had to draft the tight end even after his underwhelming senior season in college. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson reaching historic rushing numbers - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson would need a career-best 158 yards rushing Sunday in the regular-season finale against the St. Louis Rams to reach 1,000 yards rushing this season.

St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks preview - ESPN
It all comes down to this for the Seattle Seahawks. They must beat one of the four teams that beat them earlier this season in order to reach all their regular-season goals.

Jermaine Kearse out; Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson, 11-2 in December: "It doesn’t get any better than this" | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
The Seahawks (11-4) just got off the practice field, after taking Christmas Day off. Coach Pete Carroll said after it that wide receiver Jermaine Kearse is out for Sunday’s game against St. Louis (6-9) with his hamstring injury. Doctors have cleared left tackle Russell Okung to play after he returned from one week out with a bruised lung. The coach made it sound still iffy whether center Max Unger (high-ankle sprain) will play Sunday for the first time in six weeks, though he practiced today. Tharold Simon’s recovery from a shoulder that popped out of place late at Arizona last week has been quicker than the team expected. Carroll said tight ends Cooper Helfet and Tony Moeaki are both "banged up."

Pick 6 Preview | 6 things to watch as Seahawks close out regular season versus Rams - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks are undeniably on the rise.

NFL fines five involved in Rams-Giants scuffle -
Ian Rapoport reports that five players have been fined for the fight that led to a sideline scuffle and four ejections in Sunday's Giants' 37-27 victory over the Rams in St. Louis.

16 things to know about Week 17's injury report -
The Falcons have listed wideout Julio Jones as questionable for Sunday's winner-take-all NFC South showdown with the Panthers. Here's what else you need to know about the Week 17 injury report.

Drew Stanton could be out for rest of Cardinals' season -
Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton might be done for the season, Ian Rapoport reported Friday. The team discovered an infection in Stanton's knee on Wednesday, which required arthroscopic surgery.

Viewer's guide: Week 17 -
Aaron Rodgers' Packers take on Ndamukong Suh and the fierce Lions' D in a fight for a first-round bye. Who will be king of the NFC North? Kevin Patra offers up his final regular-season viewer's guide.

Todd Gurley will make himself available for the NFL Draft | ProFootballTalk
Georgia running back Todd Gurley won’t be drafted quite as high now as he would have two months ago.

Cards could get Warner, but only by cutting him | ProFootballTalk
It remains unlikely that former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner will return to the team after five years away.  And it wouldn't be easy for them to get him, if he perhaps decided while under the influence of egg nog to expose his noggin to further physical contact.

49ers' Anthony Davis on coaching: 'I know what we don't need' -
The 49ers are 7-8. They've collapsed in the second half of games multiple times, and they did so in the second half of the season as well. For the first time since 2010, they won't be going to the playoffs and/or the NFC Championship Game.

Pierre-Paul on hometown discount: 'It's going to be a business situation' -
JPP says he'll do what's best for his family in free agency.

Prisco's Week 17 Best Bets: Falcons will cover, win the South -
The Falcons will not only cover against the Panthers, they'll win the NFC South and earn a playoff spot. And the Giants might be out of it, but New York has payback on its mind against the Eagles.

The Pro Bowl snub team | National Football Post
Several deserving players were left off this year’s rosters for a variety of reasons.

Week 17 NFL Picks: Prepare for a whirlwind final day of regular season |
Things we know with one jam-packed day left in the 2014 regular season:

NFL stat leaders heading into 2014 season finale; Week 17 preview | The MMQB with Peter King
The massively popular National Football League makes a big deal out of everything. A BIG DEAL. A VERY BIG DEAL. Except one thing: the players who are the best at what they do every year. I mean it.

Roger Goodell's 'A Christmas Carol' | Bleacher Report
Deputy NFL Affairs Clerk Bob Cratchit scurried from his drafty basement office into a service elevator, blowing into his cupped palms to ward off the cold as he rose to the executive penthouse of Ebenezer Goodell. He found his boss hunched over his flowcharts as usual. Cratchit knew his boss hated to be interrupted when he was deciding unilaterally, but the circumstances left Cratchit little choice.