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Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Teams Need More Than Playoff Miracles | Bleacher Report
If the classic Christmas specials of the 1960s and '70s taught us anything, it's that Santa Claus is a total jerk.

NFL Passing, 1950 Through Week 13, 2014
In case you haven’t noticed, 2014 is on pace to become the greatest passing season in NFL history. Which may not be surprising, since just a few months ago

2015 NFL Draft: Week 15 Stock Report -
Although far from a flawless performance, Mariota showed in the Pac-12 Championship Game why he is the clear-cut favorite for the Heisman Trophy and projected No. 1 overall pick

The Week in Overreactions: Maybe Chip Kelly isn't the QB Whisperer -
New storylines emerge every week. Some are reasonable, most are not. 'The Week in Overreactions' focuses on the latter.

NFL Grades Week 14: Le'Veon Bell makes Steelers a threat -
Team-by-team grades from every game in Week 14.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Audibles at the Line: Week 14
Each Sunday, the FO staff sends around e-mails about the games that each of us are watching. We share information about the games that the rest of the group might not be watching, ask questions, and keep everyone else informed about which games they might want to turn into (if they can).

Harbaugh not talking about Michigan job | ProFootballTalk
Eight years ago, then Dolphins coach Nick Saban opted to deal with rumors linking him to the University of Alabama by declaring, "I'm not going to be the Alabama coach.

Seahawks hopeful Max Unger, Cooper Helfet can return this week | ProFootballTalk
Starting center Max Unger and backup tight end Cooper Helfet each have a chance to get back on the field for the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday for their rematch with the rival San Francisco 49ers.

Bills waive embattled wide receiver Mike Williams -
The Bills officially waive/injured wide receiver Mike Williams on Monday, the team announced. Will Buffalo continue to shop Williams, who recently injured his calf during practice, as the 2014 season winds down?

Colin Kaepernick symbolic of running QB struggles -
Derek Carr thoroughly outplayed his Bay Area counterpart, Colin Kaepernick, in a stunning Raiders' victory over the 49ers. Is this another sign running quarterbacks may not be the future of the NFL?

Seahawks’ Max Unger, Cooper Helfet, Jeremy Lane could return against 49ers - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks could return one of their most important pieces on offense before Sunday’s rematch with the San Francisco 49ers, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Seahawks draft/FA needs: 8th December status check - Seahawks Draft Blog
#1 Big target (WR/TE) Despite losing Brandon Mebane, Cassius Marsh and Greg Scruggs to injured reserve — plus Chris Clemons, Red Bryant and Clinton McDonald in free agency — Seattle’s defensive line has shown it can still prosper. In the last three weeks the pass rush has excelled, the run defense has been exceptional. Pete Carroll and John Schneider haven’t gone big at defensive tackle early in the draft possibly because they believe they can slot players in.

Snap counts from the Seahawks' win in Philadelphia | - Seattle Sidelines
You know the drill… Below are the full snap counts, but first, a few things that stood out.

Notes from Monday's Pete Carroll press conference | - Seattle Sidelines
Not much in the way of news from Pete Carroll Monday, which, considering that Monday press conferences are often dedicated to injury news, is a...

Seattle’s having fun, living in the moment, scaring the heck out of the NFL | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks’ three-game win streak is based on trust, familiarity and something unexpected: the fun factor. The rest of the NFL should be very worried.

Hugh Millen analysis: Key for Seahawks defense was stopping Eagles’ sweep | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Philadelphia gained just 21 yards on 12 running plays aimed at left end or right end.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll knows defense is playing well, but now can it be consistent | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Recent improvements shown by Seahawks equates to a big difference in point spread against 49ers

Mayock's Slant: Seahawks defensive consistency
Mike Mayock breaks down how the Seattle Seahawks defensive consistency contributed to their domination of the Philadelphia Eagles offense.

Young Seattle Seahawks surging down the stretch - ESPN
Tharold Simon had the first interception on his career. Defensive back Marcus Burley had his first sack. Defensive tackle Jordan Hill had a sack and another tackle for a loss.

Notes from "The Pete Carroll Show" on Seahawks' win over Eagles - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Here's a sampling of what coach Pete Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle's 'Brock and Salk' a day after the Seahawks' 24-14 win over Philadelphia. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Three things from the Seahawks' win over Philadelphia - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks improved to 9-4 with a 24-14 win over the Eagles. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks notebook: Unger will try to practice and return vs. 49ers - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Injury and personnel updates from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's press conference on Monday, including the hopeful return of center Max Unger this week. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Monday in Hawkville: Pete Carroll wants to see more of second-half passing game
As good as Russell Wilson in Sunday’s big win over the Eagles, the Seahawks’ QB was even more efficient and productive as a passer in the second half. “Hopefully we can kind of stay with that,” coach Pete Carroll said.

Seahawks have morphed back into their championship identity
The Seahawks dismantled Chip Kelly's offense during a 24-14 smashing of the Eagles.

Russell Wilson Peaking at Right Time for Highly Dangerous Seahawks | Bleacher Report
I don't know where Russell Wilson ranks among the game's top quarterbacks.

Eagles lose 24-14, fail to measure up to Seahawks
Richard Sherman cupped his ear, antagonizing the Philadelphia crowd during the Eagles' 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, and the Seahawks cornerback had every reason to gloat. There was no possible retort. The silence of the Eagles offense spoke volumes.

Seahawks' defense too fast for the fast-paced Eagles - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
You can run the plays fast, but you can't hide, not from a defense as good as the Seattle Seahawks'.

Game at a glance: Seahawks 24, Eagles 14
In yet another big, must-have game, the Seahawks’ defense came up with yet another big, give-them-almost-nothing performance on Sunday to hand the Eagles their first home loss of the season.

Seattle Seahawks reassert themselves with dominant win over Philadelphia Eagles - NFL -
Musings, observations and the occasional insight in a road-team-friendly Week 14 in the NFL, which was capped by Seattle’s impressive disposal of the previously high-flying Eagles at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field ...

Mark Sanchez is 'trying to impersonate a good quarterback,' says Michael Bennett -
Mark Sanchez finished with 96 yards passing Sunday in the worst offensive performance of Chip Kelly's coaching career.

It's up to Wilson to save Seahawks' offense from front office's poor decisions - Yahoo Sports
It would have been a perfect time to dial in an exceptional No. 1 receiver, but none exists for the Seattle Seahawks. An explosive change-of-pace hybrid? That wrinkle vanished when the franchise called a roster reverse, shipping Percy Harvin and his attitude out of town. So Seattle called on one of the few dynamic players it had on offense, and Russell Wilson faked a handoff and took the most naked bootleg you'll ever see, searing a path between two defensive backs for a 26-yard touchdown.

John Idzik Has Alienated Staff According To ESPN - Gang Green Nation
John Idzik Has Alienated Staff According To ESPN

Seahawks vs. Eagles: Media trumpeting Seattle's defense, Russell Wilson's magic | Take 2 | Seattle Times
The Seahawks’ defense continues to make believers of anyone who wasn’t convinced it’s back in 2013 form, and Russell Wilson remains a revelation.

Killion: 49ers show no signs of life in a must-win game - SFGate
With five minutes left in the game and their team trailing by two scores, John and Jed York and their entourage walked around the Coliseum field, past the north end zone and the Raiders’ bench.