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After Further Review: Examining what's wrong with the 49ers defense -
The 49ers defense is a mess. Here's what the film has to say about it.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett: "Were clicking right now" - NFL Videos
What do NFL players do on their bye week? Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett joins "NFL AM" to answer that question and evaluate how his team is doing so far this season.

Seahawks atop TNT 32; Seattle’s next foe ranked 30th | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
As long as it’s not 249 degrees and Philip Rivers isn’t spinnin’ it to Antonio Gates, the Seahawks are the class of the NFL.

Is Sunday the End of an Era? | The Sideline View
The San Francisco 49ers have been one of the hottest teams in football over the last couple of years, but former NFL scout John Middlekauff says Sunday could be a crossroads game for Harbaugh and San Francisco.

2015 NFL Draft: Week 5 Prospect Preview -
An in-depth look at the premier NFL prospects to watch in the top college football match-ups this weekend.

Finding Giants: NFL scout's life not for the pampered -
It takes thousands of hours to scout the next All-Pro. NFL Network's 'Finding Giants' -- a 4-part series debuting Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. ET -- give you insight from Giants GM Jerry Reese and his team.

How to judge the Seahawks' receivers | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
By now, the nature of Seattle’s offense is well known: The Seahawks want to run the ball, limit mistakes, play to their defense and take some chances deep down the field, especially on play action.

NFL fines 49ers $8,268 in 10-penalty game against Cardinals - Matthew Barrows - The Sacramento Bee
The 49ers' 10-penalty game against the Cardinals resulted in three fines of $8,268 from the NFL. Anquan Boldin was fined that amount for his headbutt of a Cardinals defensive back in the third quarter.

Tackling the bye week in Fantasy without top Seahawks
The bye week gives the Seahawks a chance to revel in a thrilling victory over Denver for a bit longer and affords them a chance to gain some well-earned rest.

What the Seattle Seahawks learned Thursday night - ESPN
Here are a few notes the Seahawks probably took on Thursday night’s game when Washington, Seattle’s next opponent, lost to the New York Giants 45-14:

Most impressive emerging player in 2014? WVU’s Kevin White | Seahawks Draft Blog
West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White stood out in week one against Alabama. The Mountaineers flirted with an upset and most of that was down to White. He had nine catches, 143 yards and a touchdown (see the video above). For a player who’s suffered with confidence issues in the past, it was the perfect start. A launchpad.

Seahawks players taking business into own hands with online stores - Local -
If you go to Richard Sherman's Twitter feed this week, you won't see any of the usually colorful posts and bombast from the Seahawks star about Sunday's dramatic overtime win over the Denver Broncos. But you will see a few promoting his website and online store. - Local at

What Seahawks learned: Exploding Marshawn Lynch myth and more | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Seahawks have learned to keep handing the ball to Marshawn Lynch, to lean on DB Marcus Burley and to depend even more on Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett.

Will Vernon Davis suit up against Philadelphia? -
The Philadelphia Eagles will be without Mychal Kendricks Sunday in San Francisco, who is the team's best linebacker in pass coverage. Will the 49ers be able to take advantage?

End Around: Eli's still alive, Philbin could be in trouble -
In the latest edition of the Around The NFL End Around, Dan Hanzus looks back at a week that gave us Eli redemption, Joe Philbin madness and more surprising Mike Tomlin selfie work.

NFL Week 4 viewer's guide -
Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler face off as the Packers look to avoid a 1-3 start and the Bears try to stay first in the NFC North. That division matchup leads off the Week 4 viewer's guide.

Six for Sunday: Smith, Fitzpatrick, Peppers get a shot at old teams -
Steve Smith, Julius Peppers and Ryan Fitzpatrick want to beat their old teams in Week 4, while Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles could be in for rough starts.

Redskins believe RGIII would accept backup role -
Is there a QB controversy brewing in D.C.? If the Redskins do make the change to Kirk Cousins under center, team brass believes RGIII would accept the demotion.

Redskins' Jay Gruden: 'Total team debacle' vs. Giants -
The Redskins were terrorized by the Giants in a 45-14 loss that saw Kirk Cousins personally turn the ball over five times. Jay Gruden wouldn't place the blame on his QB, calling it a total team debacle.

Parity rules after three weeks -
After a deeper dive into the league's win-loss records, NFL Media Research noted that 29 of 32 teams have one or more wins over their first three games, including John Brown's 3-0 Arizona Cardinals.

What went wrong for Kirk Cousins Thursday? -
The Kirk Cousins Experience always starts out well. In his first start a year ago, Cousins completed 64.4 percent of his 45 pass attempts for 381 yards and three touchdowns, making for a solid outing even with a pair of interceptions thrown in.

NFL Week 4 features Eagles-49ers, Panthers-Ravens, more | The MMQB with Peter King
The NFL has this “Back To Football" saying at the start of the season, emblazoning it on press releases and passing out T-shirts with the phrase on it. But the first three weeks of the season this year have been more “The NFL Is On Fire.

Anquan Boldin fined for head butt | ProFootballTalk
49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin complained about the officiating in last Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, saying "that crap" cost the team another game.

NFL exec thinks team could be based in London by 2022 | ProFootballTalk
Even though we keep sending them things like a Dolphins-Raiders game, the English for some reason can't get enough of NFL football. And spurred on by a good response to the international series that will include three games this season, the league is emboldened in its pursuit of a full-time franc...

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: State of the Rams
Welcome to another edition of Word of Muth. On tap this week are the St. Louis Rams from their game against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday.

Week 4 NFL picks: Packers-Bears, Lions-Jets, Eagles-49ers, more |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Betting Bad: A Look at Early-Season Pythagorean Outliers
I am getting some well-deserved crap from people about just how bad my predictions have been so far. The Arizona Cardinals have already somehow outperforme