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Hump day.

The Coach Who Won’t Leave the Locker Room - WSJ
Why Carolina Panthers’ Ron Rivera has become obsessed with integrating himself into his players’ personal workspace.

NFL Week 6 picks: Eagles over the Giants, Browns upset Broncos - CBSSports.com
If you're wondering which NFL teams are going to win in Week 6, you've come to the right place.

NFL Power Rankings: Hard to believe how far Ravens, 49ers have fallen - NFL - CBSSports.com
Proof of how hard it is to sustain success in the NFL? Just look at the Ravens and 49ers. Both are shells of the teams that met in the Super Bowl less than three years ago.

Johnsons have turned Cardinals’ rushing average from worst to first | ProFootballTalk
It's no surprise that the Cardinals are a good team this year. They were a good team last year, too, until they lost starting quarterback Carson Palmer and backup quarterback Drew Stanton.

Carlos Dunlap: How we finish means more than how we start | ProFootballTalk
After the Bengals beat the Seahawks on Sunday, some of their players talked about the "statement" they made by coming back from 17 down to move to 5-0 on the season. On Monday, attention shifted away from pats on the back to the tasks that still lie ahead for the Bengals this season.

Chiefs place Charles on IR, call up Spencer Ware | ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs had some veteran running backs in for workouts to start the week, but the new member of the backfield comes from within the organization. The Chiefs announced Tuesday that they have elevated Spencer Ware from the practice squad to take Jamaal Charles's roster spot.

NFL should follow CFL's lead in reviewing pass interference
Pass interference is not a reviewable play in the NFL's replay system. But why not? The precedent already has been set north of the border.

Texas trooper takes photo with Dallas Cowboys RB Christine Michael during traffic stop
A Texas trooper faces a disciplinary review for having his photo taken with Cowboys running back Christine Michael during a traffic stop.

NFL - Vegas handicappers rank all 32 teams heading into Week 6
Which team is the NFL's best in Las Vegas' eyes? Dave Tuley and two Vegas handicappers give their power ratings for every NFL team heading into Week 6.

Heroes & Villains: McCown is magic, Saints are sinners - NFL.com
Josh McCown and Matt Hasselbeck are enjoying late-career glory, while the Saints are a slow-motion car wreck. Marc Sessler offers up his list of Heroes & Villains for Week 5.

Kuechly practices after missing last 3 games with concussion - seattlepi.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Luke Kuechly was back in his comfort zone Tuesday, on the football field wearing a helmet and shoulder pads. The Panthers middle linebacker returned to practice exactly one month after suffering a concussion in the Carolina's season-opening 20-9 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The four-year pro spent four weeks in the NFL's concussion protocol and missed three games before being cleared to return. Kuechly has more tackles the last three seasons than any other player in the league and was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. Kuechly was injured while making a tackle on Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon on Sept. 13. Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery practiced after missing the last two games with a high ankle sprain. ... Defensive end Jared Allen did not practice after pinching a nerve in his back in the team's Week 4 win against Tampa Bay.

Seahawks' turnover stats don't add up to Pete Carroll - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Winning the turnover battle usually means winning the game for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, but that hasn't been the case so far this season. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Brock Huard on how the Seahawks can better utilize Jimmy Graham - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Brock Huard explained during Tuesday's edition of 'Blue 42' that the Seahawks can learn from how other teams use their tight ends to get Jimmy Graham more involved. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

NFL Power Rankings: Can the Seattle Seahawks rebound again? | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Here are Shutdown Corner's power rankings after Week 5.

Looking at the Snap Counts from the Seahawks’ Overtime Loss to the Cincinnati Bengals | Seattle Seahawks
A look at the distribution of playing time for the Seahawks in their Week 5 loss at Cincinnati.

The NFL's War On GIFs Is A Losing Battle - Forbes
The NFL, UFC, and two high-powered college conferences demanded this week Twitter take down several GIFs and Vines that unaffiliated media outlets have shared on the platform, claiming copyright infringement. Though it's debatable whether they're on the right side legally, this is a fight they should abandon.

Seattle Seahawks, after two straight Super Bowls, are top NFL team in Ultimate Standings
In ESPN The Magazine's annual ranking of 122 pro sports teams: Seattle remains the NFL's top franchise largely because ownership has invested in winning.

Seahawks' turnover stats don't add up to Pete Carroll - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Winning the turnover battle usually means winning the game for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, but that hasn't been the case so far this season. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks' defense no longer Legion of Boom quality - NFL - SI.com
The Seahawks’ defense once had the reputation of being one of the most intimidating units in the league. Now, nobody seems to be scared of it anymore. What happened?

Seattle Seahawks not seeing payoff from Jimmy Graham deal - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Through five games, Jimmy Graham has just blended in. It's on the coaches and Russell Wilson to figure out a way to get more out of their tight end.

Bengals offensive coordinator: Seattle Seahawks didn't adjust - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert snared two touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks in the exact same spot in the end zone.

Greg Cosell's Week 5 Review: How the Bengals came back vs. the Seahawks | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: With a 24-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter, one would expect the Seattle Seahawks' defense to close out the win. As we know, that didn't happen.