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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Monday

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Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay Packers -- I've got 120 minutes left in me despite calf injury - ESPN
Don't expect Aaron Rodgers to practice much before next Sunday's NFC Championship Game. His strained left calf muscle came through "a little bit worse" after the Green Bay Packers' 26-21 win over the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field.

Cam Newton struggled in Seattle, just like every other quarterback - Cat Scratch Reader
Failing in Seattle is nothing new, and Cam Newton played surprisingly well given the circumstances.

Aaron Rodgers Seals His Legacy with Performance in Ice Bowl II | Bleacher Report
Packers fans are slow to change and hesitant to embrace the new. They do not follow fads or fall for hype. The Packers fan's sense of football history sweeps across decades and generations. Packers fans never fail to love their Packers with all their hearts and souls, but they are cautious, to a fault, when crowning legends.

Packers come back, hold on and advance to NFC Championship Game | ProFootballTalk
The biggest officiating decision in the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs went the Cowboys way, but they didn't have the same luck against the Packers on Sunday.

Jason Garrett is now a free agent | ProFootballTalk
With the Cowboys losing in dramatic fashion on Sunday, some additional drama could be coming. Coach Jason Garrett's contract has expired.  He is a free agent.  He can be hired by any other team. Owner Jerry Jones recently said he intends to keep Garrett.

Dez Bryant: I was reaching for end zone, what am I supposed to do? | ProFootballTalk
As you'd imagine, the decision to overturn what was originally ruled a catch by Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant late in Sunday's loss to the Packers was a popular topic of conversation when Bryant met with the media after the game.

Warren Moon waxes poetic on Russell Wilson -
Russell Wilson is now 5-1 in the postseason. One of his biggest supporters has been mentor Warren Moon, who thought Saturday's win over the Panthers was one of the Seahawks' QB's best games.

Coaching visits tracker -
At least two teams are very interested in Josh McDaniels. Which are the favorites to land the New England Patriots' offensive coordinator? Plus, who else is generating interest?

Packers beat Cowboys, advance to NFC title game -
Even with an injured calf, Aaron Rodgers showed up on Sunday. The Green Bay Packers outlasted the Dallas Cowboys 26-21. They will travel to Seattle next week to face the Seahawks for a Super Bowl berth.

Aaron Rodgers limited, but still shows MVP form in win -
A gimpy Aaron Rodgers shook off his calf strain to channel MVP form in a dominant second half. Do the Packers now have reason to believe they can hang with the Seahawks in Seattle?

Dez Bryant: 'I think it was a catch. They took it away' -
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant walked around the locker room in a state of disbelief after his 31-yard reception was overturned in a crushing loss to the Green Bay Packers.

"Impeccable" Russell Wilson in rare company after another strong postseason performance | - Seattle Sidelines
Following one of the best games of his NFL career, Russell Wilson explained his performance in Seattle’s 31-17 victory by say, "Sometimes,...

How Kam Chancellor — "They call me Batman. Dark Knight" — got well | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
How wise does the Seahawks’ decision to sit Kam Chancellor for two games in November, home wins over the New York Giants and Oakland Raiders that the team felt it could get even with their Pro Bowl strong safety resting for this playoff run, look right now?

Seahawks playoff game draws another huge TV rating | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
As might be expected, a Seahawks playoff game meant yet another through-the-roof TV rating.

Wilson's third-down magic too much for Carolina - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Going 8-for-8 on third down throws, including three touchdowns, isn't half bad for a game manager.

San Francisco 49ers' Greg Roman reportedly headed to Buffalo Bills - ESPN
Greg Roman is expected to join Rex Ryan’s staff with the Buffalo Bills as offensive coordinator after serving as the San Francisco 49ers' OC the previous four seasons, per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

NFL Playoffs Quick Take: Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
Three things to know about the Seattle Seahawks' matchup against the Green Bay Packers on Jan. 18 in the NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field:

Russell Wilson, Seahawks come up big on third down - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Russell Wilson was flawless when it mattered the most Saturday night, going 8 for 8 for 199 yards and three touchdowns on third down in Seattle's win over Carolina. 'That's impeccable work,' coach Pete Carroll said. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

First look at Seahawks vs. Packers in NFC Championship Game - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks will host the Packers for the NFC Championship Game next Sunday at CenturyLink Field in a rematch of the regular-season opener, which Seattle won 36-16. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Explosive plays from Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Luke Willson spur Seahawks victory over Panthers
Seahawks pass catchers produced a trio of explosive plays for touchdowns in Saturday's divisional-round playoff win over the Carolina Panthers.

Packers return to CenturyLink Field for NFC title game
Despite playing with a calf injury that left him limping, QB Aaron Rodgers rallied the Packers past the Cowboys on Sunday and into next Sunday’s NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field.

Russell Wilson showed Cam Newton what a franchise quarterback looks like - Carolina Panthers Blog - ESPN
Cam Newton's mistakes amplified by the efficiency of Russell Wilson.

Russ Wilson in the redzone

Paul Richardson has a torn ACL | Seahawks Draft Blog
This is a huge blow for Richardson. Not only has he been robbed of the chance to finish the season in style, it’s his second ACL injury to the same knee. Technology has advanced enough to expect he will make a full recovery — but there has to be at least some concern about the long term health of the knee after two serious injuries.

Paul Richardson of Seattle Seahawks suffers torn ACL - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson suffered a torn ACL in the team's divisional round playoff game Saturday night and will be out the remainder of the playoffs, sources confirmed to ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Sunday.

The Seattle Seahawks are still favorites to repeat after beating Carolina Panthers - The Washington Post
The Panthers played a decent game, and the Seahawks crushed them, anyway.

Russell Wilson proves his mettle again in Seahawks' win over Panthers - NFL -
The "elite" throw came in the second quarter, with the Seahawks and Panthers tied at 7, with Carolina much closer than expected and the crowd at CenturyLink Field at least a little bit concerned.

Alcohol, Panthers Football, and Terrible Metaphors - Cat Scratch Reader
Two brilliantly insane minds met for a night of watching football and drinking alcohol... or did they?

Seahawks postgame videopalooza: Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Luke Willson | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times

Jermaine Kearse Interview vs Panthers
Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse talks with Tony Ventrella on the field after the game about his one-handed reception and touchdown.