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NFL Week 13 All Rookie Team - With the First Pick - NFL Scouting Reports, College Football, and the 2013 NFL Draft
The best part about the draft evaluation process is finally getting to see the prospects make plays during a game. Some of the guys have been better than expected, some worse and some are doing exactly what we thought. Here are the best rookies from week thirteen of the NFL season.

Colin Kaepernick symbolic of running QB struggles -
Running quarterbacks such as Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton have struggled this season. Is Derek Carr already more highly regarded than his Bay Area counterpart?

Eagles vs. Seahawks Preview: Can Philadelphia slow down Marshawn Lynch? - Bleeding Green Nation
Mike Kaye and Dan Klausner preview Sunday's big matchup against the Seahawks in Week 14.

Kawakami: Colin Kaepernick's big talent and small-time mindset, though the 49ers' front office is too weak to even know it's a problem
Colin Kaepernick is a quarterback in the NFL, though sometimes I think he and his fans don’t really want that. They want him to be a superhero–dress up in the regalia for games, leap tall buildings, then vanish into the night when lesser souls wish to befoul it all by trying to get him to explain what just happened.

Maclin likes his chances against Sherman | ProFootballTalk
“The one thing about this league is, everyone is here for a reason,” Maclin said recently, via Eliot Shorr-Parks of “I like my chances against anybody.”

Eagles’ Week 14 breakdown: Seattle Seahawks | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Seahawks Thursday injury report: Helfet, Lane sit - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Cornerback Jeremy Lane and tight end Cooper Helfet both entered the week with iffy statuses after missing Seattle's last game due to injuries. Neither practiced Thursday, Helfet missing his second straight day while Lane sat out after being limited Wednesday. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Person of Interest: Philadelphia's Mark Sanchez - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
A closer look at Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez, a person of interest in Seattle's Week-14 matchup with Philadelphia. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks' Russell Wilson meets Stevie Wonder, attends the Grey Cup - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been busy the last few days off the field, from meeting one of his musical heroes to watching football in another country.

Chip Kelly watched a Seahawks practice under Pete Carroll in 2010 - ESPN
Back in 2010, when Chip Kelly still was the coach at Oregon and Pete Carroll was in his first season as the coach of the Seattle Seahawks, Kelly made a friendly visit to Seattle to talk with Carroll and watch a Seahawks practice.

RENTON: Seahawks’ Pete Carroll scheming to beat the QB he “loves,” Philadelphia’s Mark Sanchez | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
For the last five and a half years — through a Rose Bowl, advice spurned, a meteoric rise and sudden fall — Sanchez has had a constant friend and mentor in Carroll, his former coach at USC.

Russell Okung has nothing to say about Philadelphia’s Trent Cole | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Russell Okung and Russell Wilson were in Vancouver this past weekend to watch the Canadian Football League’s championship game, the Grey Cup.

New York Jets veteran: Management has quit on us -
An anonymous New York Jets veteran told a local reporter that team management has quit on this season, putting the players in a difficult place with four games still remaining. What all did the player say?

Justin Smith: Chris Borland is going to be special -
Justin Smith probably wasn't surprised to see Niners teammate Chris Borland win Rookie of the Month. The veteran defender heaped praise upon Borland this week.

QB Index: Ranking the starters 1-32 -
The Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger is coming off his ugliest game of the season in a loss to the Saints. Around The NFL's Gregg Rosenthal ranks all 32 starters in his latest QB Index.

After Further Review: Why I can't wait to see the Eagles take on the Seahawks -
The NFC East-leading Eagles are getting it done and proving to be a tough out as the postseason looms with an up-tempo offense predicated on the run coupled with a more-than-adequate defense.

Report: Jay Gruden wants RG3 gone | ProFootballTalk
Washington coach Jay Gruden thinks Robert Griffin III cares more about his personal brand than about learning to become an NFL quarterback, and as a result Gruden wants Griffin gone from the franchise.

Sanchez's past and present converge in pivotal Week 14 game vs. Seahawks |
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Too many penalty flags, injuries, J.J. Watt for MVP and Mike Daniels | The MMQB with Peter King
Your eyes are not deceiving you: Flags are on the rise, and so are NFL passing attacks. Should fans care? Do fans care? Will things change? We tackle that, and we find out whether injuries are really as bad as they seem. Plus, thoughts heading into Week 14 in this week’s edition of Settle This.

Ranking the most important games remaining on the NFL schedule |
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From Jim Harbaugh to Chip Kelly, Early Coaching Gossip Is Getting Silly | Bleacher Report
Coach shopping season, like holiday shopping season, arrives earlier every year.

NFL Week 14: Seattle Seahawks-Philadelphia Eagles is can't-miss game | The MMQB with Peter King
“How many of their 12 games did you watch?” I asked. “Pretty much all of them,” Quinn said.