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Gameday, baby.

The Packers and the Seahawks are the next big NFL rivalry. | : Kenneth Arthur Article
It's the NFC Championship game that's fifteen years in the making.

NFL bloggers debate who will cover Sunday's Conference Championship games - 01-16-2015
Green Bay is 0-3 ATS as a road underdog this season, losing both straight up and ATS in Seattle, Detroit and New Orleans. And, although this week's line of the Packers +7.5 points can be viewed as possibly quite generous, the Seahawks are 12-1 ATS in the Russell Wilson era when favoured at home by less than 10 points.

Final four QBs, including Seahawks' Wilson, are franchise-caliber | - Sports
Five years ago, Pete Carroll didn't know a lot about the Seattle Seahawks' roster he was inheriting, but he did single out one player and one position.

The Playbook: Breaking down NFL conference championship games |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

NFL Championship Sunday: Adam Vinatieri ready for 30th playoff game | The MMQB with Peter King
Imagine the drama if former Patriot hero Adam Vinatieri plays the villain role in Foxboro. We catch up with the Colts' 19-year veteran. Plus, picking the Super Bowl participants, the spotlight player in Seattle and 10 more things to watch

The 2014 Conference Championship Games Bring Few Surprises
Nobody is surprised to see the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks hosting games on championship Sunday. The Patriots are in the AFC title game for the 9th time in 14 years — NINE times! That is insane. Only six other teams — the Steelers, 49ers, Cowboys, Raiders, Broncos, and Rams — have been to nine conference championship games since 1970, a feat New England has matched since 2001.

Greg Cosell's NFC championship preview: Aaron Rodgers looked fine | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
Aaron Rodgers’ calf injury has been a huge topic of conversation, but from watching the film of last week’s game I can tell you that there’s nothing wrong with his arm.

Greg Cosell's AFC championship preview: The changing Patriots | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
When teams come together in training camp, most of them have a belief in a foundation, and a way they want to play.

Byron Maxwell on Jordy Nelson matchup: 'May the best man win' -
The Packers kept Nelson on Maxwell's side of the field for the entirety of their Week 1 matchup.

49ers interviewed Jim Tomsula three times | ProFootballTalk
Throughout the 2014 regular season, it was an open secret in league circles that 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula would succeed head coach Jim Harbaugh, if/when (when) Harbaugh left.

Mike Carey: I’m right, NFL is wrong about Colts’ muffed punt | ProFootballTalk
Former NFL referee Mike Carey said during the CBS broadcast of the Colts-Broncos game that Colts punt returner Josh Cribbs had muffed a punt and the Broncos had recovered.

86 college players apply for early entry to the draft | ProFootballTalk
When the 2015 draft commences in late April, the incoming class of players with expired college eligibility will be enhanced by 86 players who had remaining years of play in the NCAA. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, 76 players applied for "special eligibility" (i.e.

Russell Westbrook channels his inner Marshawn Lynch | ProFootballTalk
From the world of the NBA comes a post-game press availability that sounded a lot like the post-game press availabilities involving Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.

Packers prepping for second try at CenturyLink Field -
The Packers got rolled the last time they entered CenturyLink Field. But several players believe that previously dealing with one of the NFL's most boisterous crowds will help in the NFC Championship game.

Antonio Cromartie open to Jets reunion with Bowles -
Antonio Cromartie gushed to NFL Network about how smart Todd Bowles is as a coach. With Bowles now in New York, would the free-agent-to-be be interested in a reunion with the Jets?

Championship Sunday Cheat Sheet -
Brace yourselves. Championship Sunday is coming! Kevin Patra presents the consummate primer for Sunday's games, including Marshawn Lynch's Seahawks vs. Eddie Lacy's Packers.

Seattle and Green Bay meet for NFC championship -
After they opened the 2014 NFL season in early September, it seemed inevitable that Aaron Rodgers would get a second chance to throw at Richard Sherman — if he wanted to.

The view from Green Bay: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tyler Dunne on the Packers | - Seattle Sidelines
Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel asked me to answer a few questions on the Seahawks for a weekly feature on his blog, so I had him return the favor and provide a little insight on the Packers heading into Sunday's NFC championship Game.

Marshawn Lynch punting (?) as loose Seahawks approach NFC title game | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune

Remember this guy? Beaten out by Russell Wilson, Matt Flynn returns to Seattle as Rodgers’ backup. Again | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune

RENTON: Playoff trust Jermaine Kearse has with Russell Wilson began from Day One of meteoric Seahawks careers | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
The undrafted wide receiver from Lakes High School and the University of Washington ran routes day and night in the spring and summer of 2012 for a rookie third-round draft pick that was just hoping to be Seattle’s third-string quarterback.



Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Doug Baldwin surprises customers with sandwiches made with Subway's new premium cut, all white meat Grilled Chicken Strips.


What to Watch in the NFC Championship game | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are some thoughts on what to watch in the NFC Conference Championship game Sunday from beat writer Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta.

Moore: Green Bay's D is good, but not as good as the Seahawks' - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Green Bay has made a significant turnaround on defense this season, but the Seahawks have also made big strides since Week 1, giving them the advantage in Sunday's NFC title game. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Arizona Cardinals believe they can re-sign WR Larry Fitzgerald - ESPN
"I’m sure we’ll get it worked out," Bidwill said. "We’ve had a couple of conversations that I think were productive so we’ll continue those discussions or at least (general manager) Steve Keim and his agent will."

Seahawks plan to match Packers offense strength for strength
The Packers’ offense that the Seahawks will face in Sunday’s NFC Championship game is a talented, multi-faceted group. But the Seattle defense will attack it with a talented, multi-faceted group of its own.

Breaking down Daniel Jeremiah’s first mock draft | Seahawks Draft Blog
Yesterday we had a look at Mel Kiper’s first mock draft. Today it’s the turn of former scout and NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah.

Chris Berman reports from Seahawks camp for Countdown - ESPN Front Row

2015 NFL Draft: Smith, Chickillo, Shaw flash at East-West Shrine Game -
The 90th edition of the East-West Shrine Game did not bring offensive fireworks but it could help raise the stock of several prospects in the eyes of NFL scouts. Among those who stood out were defensive ends Za'Darius Smith from Kentucky and Miami's Anthony Chickillo and Southern Cal defensive back Josh Shaw.

Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks preview, prediction
NFC championship game scouting report: Seahawks-Packers

Pete Carroll leads Seahawks through hangover, back to big stage -
Pete Carroll's Seattle Seahawks experienced the Super Bowl hangover, but the coach noticed a need for adjustment. Since making a change, Seattle is 7-0 and on the doorstep of another Super Bowl.