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Gameday, baby.

Defense 101: Understanding how the Seahawks play | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Pete Carroll’s defensive strategies were formed nearly four decades ago when he was a graduate assistant coach at Arkansas.

Seahawks' chances for a Super repeat | NBC Sports
PFT Live: Curtis Crabtree of ProFootballTalk & Sports Radio 950 KJR - Seattle joins Mike Florio to preview the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks' season.

Bob McGinn - Packers' Next Opponent: Seattle Seahawks
"That (spread) is expected with what Seattle is coming back with, especially on defense," an AFC personnel man said Tuesday. "Early on, it's going to be all about Seattle. There will be a lot of hype up there."

Ted Thompson, Green Bay Packer GM, on Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, more | The MMQB with Peter King
GREEN BAY, Wis. — In 1992 the Green Bay Packers hired a former Houston Oilers linebacker, Ted Thompson, to be a scout. Thompson was working in Houston selling stocks and bonds for several years, hating it.

How the Seattle Seahawks Changed the NFL - WSJ
As the NFL season begins on Thursday, the league is desperately trying to copy what the Seattle Seahawks have already figured out: how to shut down the passing game.

What you should be watching in the NFL's 2014 season. | SportsonEarth.com : Sports on Earth Staff Article
Seahawks. They are the defending champs, and title holders are always worth watching. Russell Wilson is still coming into his own as a multi-threat QB, and Percy Harvin -- on the four weeks a year he suits up -- is as electiftying as anyone in the open field. And then there is the defense, which led the league with 39 takeaways last year and might be the most entertaining since Chicago's 46 defense of the mid-80s, and that's saying something.

Film Study: How the Seahawks made Aaron Rodgers see ghosts in 2012 - CBSSports.com
There's a play from the 2012 Green Bay-Seattle game that stands out to me, and it isn't the Fail Mary that decided it, even if that is the moment etched deeply into NFL folklore.

Greg Cosell's Preview: Preseason lessons (like, Geno's improvement) | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
• Seattle's offense consistently utilizes quarterback Russell Wilson’s movement skills to stress defenses, both under center and from the shotgun. The Seahawks' pass game very rhythmic; the ball comes out of Wilson’s hands fast. He rarely sits in the pocket and scans. This preseason Wilson threw the ball exceptionally well, with quickness of delivery and precise accuracy.

NFL Week 1 picks: Bears, Broncos and Patriots locks for kickoff weekend - SBNation.com
SB Nation's "expert" NFL picking panel returns for a new season, starting with a slate of Week 1 games that include some picks so obvious, they're sure to be wrong.

Seahawks' Richard Sherman pans Kaepernick, 49ers in 'America's Game'
Winston Churchill said, "History is written by the victors."

Bruce Irvin of Seattle Seahawks says he will pray for Green Bay Packers rookie Corey Linsley - ESPN
Corey Linsley will start at center for the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night in the loudest stadium in the NFL, CenturyLink Field, without having had a single snap with quarterback Aaron Rodgers in preseason play.

Green Bay vs. Seattle: Seahawks Week 1 Preview | Bleacher Report
The first game of the 2014 NFL season will pit the Green Bay Packers against the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and mark the first time the Packers have played at CenturyLink Field since the teams' controversial finish in 2012.

Jason Fitz Show (9-3-14) feat. Adam Schefter, Charlie Daniels & Greg Cosell — TJFS
One of the biggest names in all of sports information, ESPN's Adam Schefter, joins us to talk all things inside the NFL from his eyes. Then, country music and fiddle playing legend Charlie Daniels comes on to talk about his love of the Tennessee Volunteers and Titans and his show rituals on game day. Last, but never least, NFL Films' Executive Producer and quarterback guru Greg Cosell breaks down Tony Romo, Andy Dalton, the Manning brothers and much more.

Keys to the game: Seahawks vs Packers | Seahawks Draft Blog
San Francisco has a 4-0 record against Green Bay in the last two seasons. Two home victories, two road victories. In those four games they've averaged 33

Packers-Seahawks a Spicy Start - ABC News
Packers-Seahawks a Spicy Start

Focus on: The Captains
The players have voted and the Seahawks’ captains for the regular season are quarterback Russell Wilson, strong safety Kam Chancellor, punter Jon Ryan and kicker Steven Hauschka

Seahawks place Jeanpierre on season-ending IR, re-sign Bates - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks have placed backup center Lemuel Jeanpierre on season-ending injured reserve and re-signed wide receiver Phil Bates, the team announced Wednesday. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

2014 Predictions: Seattle Seahawks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
ESPN.com Seattle Seahawks reporter Terry Blount makes his game-by-game picks for the 2014 season.

"America's Game: 2013 Seattle Seahawks"
Follow the Seahawks' journey from their 2012 divisional-round playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons to their championship win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Quotes from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: 'We anticipate seeing everybody’s best shot' | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here’s all that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say today when he met the media for the final time in advance of Thursday’s game against the Packers. He talked about the challenge of repeating, the return of Bryan Walters, the health of the team, and more:

Carroll: LB Bruce Irvin likely to be pass rushing for Seahawks tomorrow; “you’ll have to wait and see” if Earl Thomas returns punts | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
The team just announced it has placed G/C Lemuel Jeanpierre, the backup to center Max Unger last season, on season-ending injured reserve with an unspecified neck injury. Wide receiver Phil Bates is now signed to the active roster. Bates was on the active roster following the final preseason cuts on Saturday. He then got waived Monday when Seattle added wide receiver and kick returner Bryan Walters to the active roster. Bates cleared league waivers yesterday.

SEATTLE: Defending this “big stage” is what Carroll has been prepping Seahawks for since 2010 | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
The Seahawks’ Super Bowl-winning championship video is debuting in a kickoff celebration downtown. After Soundgarden and Pharrell get done rockin’ a concert in the parking lot, the team will be unfurling inside its stadium the first NFL championship banner Seattle has ever seen.

Seahawks’ opener Thursday is the champs’ only home primetime game; “I’ll let you guys speculate those reasons” | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Happy NFL Opening Eve.

Seahawks fans, beware undercover cops in opposing team jerseys | HeraldNet.com - Seattle Sidelines
For the second year in a row, undercover police officers will attend Seahawks games wearing opposing teams’ jerseys as part of the team’s ...

What's different about the 2014 Seattle Seahawks? - NFL.com
These aren't the same Seattle Seahawks you saw win the Super Bowl. Find out what else to look for in their season opener against the Packers on Thursday besides a potentially improved Russell Wilson.

Roundup: Crabtree sits out practice with calf injury - NFL.com
The 49ers received more bad news Wednesday when it was revealed Michael Crabtree is battling a calf injury and missed practice. Will the wide receiver be available on Sunday?

Week 1 Game Rankings: Pack-Seahawks kicks off solid debut week - CBSSports.com
La Canfora: Can't go wrong with Green Bay-Seattle. Add Bengals-Ravens and Colts-Broncos and you can live with a Bears-Bills clunker to have football back, right?

What's different about the 2014 Green Bay Packers? - NFL.com
The Green Bay Packers are ready to unleash an up-tempo, no-huddle attack in Seattle in the NFL season opener Thursday night. Find out what else is different about Aaron Rodgers' squad this year.

News - Around the NFL - NFL.com
The official source for NFL news, schedules, stats, scores and more.

Reports: NFL, NFLPA close on new drug-testing program - CBSSports.com
The NFL and the NFL Players Association are close to a new drug-testing program, which will include hGH testing, ProFootballTalk.com reports.

Harbaugh on McDonald: In America you're innocent until proven guilty - CBSSports.com
On Wednesday, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh reiterated that DT Ray McDonald has yet to be convicted of a crime.

Roger Goodell says he will wait on any potential discipline for Ray McDonald | ProFootballTalk
Roger Goodell firmly admits he got it wrong when it came to handing down discipline for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for a domestic abuse incident this offseason.

Russell Wilson vs. Colin Kaepernick: Not Saint vs. Sinner | Bleacher Report
Bret Bielema's wife loves Russell Wilson. She's not alone, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, where Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks' dynamic young Super Bowl-winning quarterback, is a hero.

NFL Season Predictions, Part 2: The Falling Stars «
After starting yesterday with a look at the eight contestants for football’s worst record, the Grantland NFL Preview continues onward by detailing eight teams that are likely to decline in 2014.

New England Evolution: The Patriots Decide to Play Defense | Rolling Stone
y a revamped secondary could finally get Belichick and Brady back to the Super Bowl

Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals - Rising Stars - NFL - SI.com
Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is looking to put his 6th round draft selection far behind him as he prepares for a breakout second season in the NFL.

Colt Lyerla is still looking for a home - SBNation.com
Former top recruit and projected first round draft pick Colt Lyerla is still seeking to fulfill his potential and make it in the NFL.

Advanced Football Analytics (formerly Advanced NFL Stats): Season Projections Visualization
I put together a season projection visualization that illustrates the playoff probabilities and win totals for each team. The numbers are based on the results of the season prediction project I did for ESPN The Magazine.