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Jets' D-line, Jaguars' WRs among best young position groups -
Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill have led a youth movement at running back in Cincinnati -- but the Bengals' ball carriers don't rank first in Gil Brandt's list of the best young position groups in the NFL.

Sports Media's 10 Rising Stars of 2015

NFL Week 7 Winners and Losers: Panthers and Vikings Are Turning Up the Heat, But Texans Get Barbecued «
Matthew Stafford is going to start calling in sick when Minnesota is on the schedule. In two starts against the Vikings this season, Stafford has been hit 21 times, including the 13-hit pummeling he received yesterday. It’s hard to imagine a more thorough beatdown than the one Minnesota’s defense doled out. At a certain point, it just seemed cruel.

The NFL Top 25 Rankings «
It’s about time for an NFL Top 25 ballot. I’m jealous of college football, where the nation’s finest coaching assistants and interns submit votes each week on behalf of their institution’s head coaches to generate something resembling a national consensus power rankings.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Audibles at the Line: Week 7
Each Sunday, the FO staff sends around e-mails about the games that each of us are watching. We share information about the games that the rest of the group might not be watching, ask questions, and keep everyone else informed about which games they might want to turn into (if they can).

Sour Rankings: Cousins tells us what we like, Liuget plays dirty in Week 7 |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

NFL Week 7 highlighted by Yahoo live stream, Greg Hardy incident | The MMQB with Peter King
The NFL’s first live internet-only game broadcast was an international hit, while the perfect starts for the Panthers and Pats put them in a unique club. Plus more Week 7, including explosions by Miami and Greg Hardy

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Bears take the first QB -- and it's not Jared Goff -
Although unpolished in some areas, Lynch has the size, mobility and arm talent that has NFL scouts highly intrigued and his skill-set makes him a perfect fit in Chicago.

Monday Musings: Dan is the man in Miami, but will Pats kill the vibe? -
Dan Campbell, Coach of the Year? Not so fast. We'll find out if the re-energized Dolphins are for real vs. the Pats. Monday Musings.

Andrew Luck: I’m frustrated with myself | ProFootballTalk
On Football Night in America, Rodney Harrison shared his feeling that Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is still bothered by a right shoulder injury while discussing Luck's poor play in Sunday's 27-21 loss to the Saints.

Report: Players-only meeting led to “heated” exchange over Kaepernick | ProFootballTalk
There were a couple of high-profile heated exchanges on Sunday. As it turns out, the 49ers have already had one. According to Matt Maiocco of, roughly four weeks ago the 49ers had a players-only meeting.

Indy's demise could make the AFC South the worst division ever - NFL
The Colts were supposed to prey on the bad AFC South. Instead, they've become part of the problem. This division could end up 8-32 against the rest of the NFL, writes John Clayton.

Offensive pass interference being called tighter than ever
The NFL is pushing officials to enforce offensive pass interference so strictly that the league is ahead of its 2014 record pace for these penalties.

Record five undefeated teams remain after Week 7 -
The Patriots, Packers, Broncos, Panthers and Bengals all have perfect records through seven weeks. The list will soon fall to four with the Packers and Broncos facing off in Week 8.

Three teams rising, falling after Week 7 -
The month of October has been much different for multiple teams than September. Sean Payton has his Saints trending upwards while Rex Ryan's Bills are on the way down after a hot start.

Lions fire offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi -
The Lions have fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and their offensive line coaches, the team announced Monday. Quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter will take over as offensive coordinator.

Jason Garrett: Greg Hardy won't be disciplined -
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday that Greg Hardy will not be disciplined for Sunday's incident involving special teams coach Rich Bisaccia. Find out what Garrett has to say about the issue.

Seahawks’ opposite ends: Loud, flashy Michael Bennett and understated, overlooked Cliff Avril | The News Tribune
Together their pass rushes bludgeoned Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers and revived Seattle’s defense. The opposite personalities yet similar impacts on games may be the Seahawks’ best hope to revive their 3-4 season.

Has his contract changed expectations for Russell Wilson? - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
A look around the Seattle Seahawks beat.

Richard Sherman defends play, says numbers are 'flawed' - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks at times have asked their cornerback to shadow an opposition receiver, and he says he is happy to do whatever is asked of him.

Three Things from the Seahawks' win over San Francisco - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks improved to 3-4 with a 20-3 win over the 49ers. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Monday Round-Up: Names Michael Bennett Defensive Player of the Week | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Jerry: "A Real Good Chance" Dez Returns Against Seahawks | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
After Sunday's loss to the Giants, Jerry Jones indicated that there's a good chance Dez Bryant will return from his broken foot next week against Seattle.

Brock Huard's Chalk Talk: Tyler Lockett's TD shows how Seahawks can reduce Russell Wilson's sacks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Brock Huard breaks down one of the key plays from the Seahawks' win over San Francisco, a 43-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to rookie Tyler Lockett. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks' Kam Chancellor protests $23K fine on Twitter - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor vented some frustration on Twitter over the weekend after the NFL fined him more than $23,000 for what the league deemed an illegal hit against Carolina. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Matt Cassel can't stop Cowboys' slide against Giants
The Dallas Cowboys made a change, but the result was much of the same.

Optimism for Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins - Monday NFL preview
NFL Nation previews what to watch for around the league Monday, including what's next for Seattle, New Orleans and Miami after big Week 7 wins.

Seahawks' Russell Wilson dresses up as Batman for girlfriend Ciara's birthday party | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Wilson also drove the Batmobile as part of the surprise bash.

Film Breakdown: Tyler Lockett vs 49ers - 5 rec, 79 yards, 1 TD
Tyler Lockett was a three star recruit out of Tulsa, Oklahoma who only had offers to play at Kansas State University and the University of Kansas. He chose