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FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Clutch Encounters: Week 6
College football can claim this weekend's craziest finish after what happened between Michigan and Michigan State on Saturday. Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines, leading 23-21, tried to punt in the final 10 seconds. The botched snap was lost and returned by Michigan State for a game-winning touchdown with no time left.

The Anatomy of Baltimore’s Lost Season «
The most disappointing team in the National Football League this season has to be the Baltimore Ravens. Sure, the Seahawks aren’t living up to expectations. The Chiefs were supposed to be better than this. And the Dolphins were bad enough to fire Joe Philbin before Halloween. They’re all disappointments.

The long journey of Justin Houston, one of the NFL’s great mysteries |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

NFL Power Rankings: Move over, Packers, there's a new No. 1 - NFL -
I resisted for a bit, but now is the time to make the change: The New England Patriots are the No. 1 team in my Power Rankings.

Agent's Take: Examining 12 teams with QB instability on the horizon -
Drew Brees and Peyton Manning have been championship-level quarterbacks throughout their career, but their respective teams and others must find stability at the position soon.

Jim Zorn on trick plays: “If it doesn’t work, it really is a disaster” | ProFootballTalk
As Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano has endured harsh criticism for the bizarre fake punt his team tried to run Sunday against New England, former Washington coach Jim Zorn's name has been in the news.

Five trick plays that actually worked
The Colts' bumbled fake field goal got us thinking: When did it pay to be bold? Matt Bowen analyzes five trick plays that were perfectly executed.

Why the Carolina Panthers can win Super Bowl 50
The 5-0 Panthers have proven that they have the key ingredients to win a Super Bowl, including clutch QB play, a solid run game and a steady defense.

Next Gen Stats: Jets turn to dominant defensive front -
The New York Jets have an embarrassment of riches along their defensive line. Find out how impressive the Jets defensive front is in our Next Gen Stats Notebook.

Seattle Seahawks' defense must adjust to vulnerabilities -
The Seattle Seahawks' once-invincible defense is failing to come through in big spots. Bucky Brooks goes to the tape to find out what's holding Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor's crew back.

All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner may be back for Thursday's game vs. the 49ers - Seattle - Scout
The Seahawks are holding out hope that Wagner could provide the boost the Seahawks need.

Seattle safety Earl Thomas’ take on the 2-4 Seahawks: ‘We are going to outlast this … we are the best’ | The News Tribune
This is as low as Seattle has been in the Pete Carroll era: two games under .500 with a team expecting more championships. “I haven’t really been in this kind of situation with a really good team,” said Carroll, who is in his 19th season as a head coach.

Seahawks a surprising disappointment through 6 weeks -
When Pete Carroll struggled as a head coach during his first stint in the NFL, and when Southern California was in its rebuilding phase during his early years in Los Angeles, there was a talent gap that explained some of the shortcomings.

Seahawks Stock Report for Week 7 - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
12th Man Rising takes an in-depth look at some of the player who stood out for the Seattle Seahawks this past week against the Carolina Panthers.

Seahawks snap counts vs. Panthers: Thomas Rawls takes a back seat - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Rookie running back Thomas Rawls was only on the field for two offensive plays Sunday, which marked Marshawn Lynch's return to Seattle's backfield after a two-game absence. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Is it time to start doubting the Seattle Seahawks? - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks' 2-4 start have several writers in the Seattle area wondering if the two-time defending NFC champions are in real trouble.

Richard Sherman -- Seattle Seahawks not down, hard to rattle
A loss on Thursday would drop the Seahawks to sole possession of last place in the NFC West, but the core of the team seems convinced a turnaround is near.

Offense bears some blame for Seahawks' inability to finish against Carolina - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
For the second week in a row, the Seahawks held a lead late in the fourth-quarter. And for the second week in a row, Seattle's offense stalled with the game on the line. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks Running Back Marshawn Lynch Creates Beast Mode Starbucks Frappuccino | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks bring back Derrick Coleman, Lemuel Jeanpierre | ProFootballTalk
The Seattle Seahawks have brought back a couple of players whom they previously exiled -- one for a short time and one for a while. The team has announced the end of the suspension of fullback Derrick Coleman, who was charged last week with hit and run.

Film Analysis: The Panthers game-winning drive against the Seahawks - Cat Scratch Reader
How the Carolina Panthers moved the ball 80 yards through the air in their game-winning drive against the Seattle Seahawks and their "Legion of Boom".

Five Things We Learned From Pete Carroll’s Week 7 Monday Press Conference | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll discussed John Wooden, third-down struggles, injuries and more in his Monday press conference.

Kenny Mayne, Tyler Lockett out on the water - ESPN Video
Kenny Mayne takes Seattle WR Tyler Lockett out on his boat to talk all things Seahawks, including Marshawn Lynch's 401K advice.

Bengals Lead NFL in Not Getting Hurt - WSJ
The Cincinnati Bengals’ most impressive victory this season hasn’t been over any of the teams they’ve vanquished on their way to a 6-0 start. It’s been beating the injury bug.