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The Playbook: A complete guide to Week 8 action around the NFL |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Weekend Watch: NFL Preview Week 8 | The MMQB with Peter King
Peter King picks three weekend games: Darrelle Revis vs. Amari Cooper will be a fiery matchup in Jets at Oakland, two perfect teams with quarterbacks at opposite ends of the spectrum will meet when Denver hosts Green Bay, and Indianapolis desperately needs a win at Carolina

Pierre Garcon files class action against FanDuel | ProFootballTalk
[Editor’s note: FanDuel is an advertiser of PFT and PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio. Also, NBC Sports has an equity stake in FanDuel.] The challenges facing the daily fantasy industry have taken yet another twist. For one of the major DFS companies.

NFL Week 8 Best Bets: Packers stay unbeaten, 49ers keep it close enough -
I just don't buy the Broncos and I don't see Aaron Rodgers falling prey to the pick-six phobia that has led to other far lesser quarterbacks losing games to the vaunted Denver defense.

NFL: Back to Backer: Which young players would you lock down if you were GM for a day? (10/29) - Video -
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Six for Sunday: Bengals, Vikings seek validation, and here come the Raiders -
Week 8 should be renamed Validation Week. If the Bengals can knock off the Steelers with Big Ben, consider them validated. Same goes for the Vikings, if they can handle the Cutler-led Bears.

Russell Okung questionable to play against Cowboys with ankle injury - Oct. 30, 2015 | Seattle's Sports Radio 950 KJR
The Seattle Seahawks may have to play the Dallas Cowboys without starting left tackle Russell Okung on Sunday.

As NFL teams get more aggressive with trades, maybe our blockbuster proposals aren't so crazy
Driven by a youth movement, NFL teams have grown less reluctant to make trades. We've proposed five whoppers, including Calvin Johnson and J.J. Watt, as the deadline approaches.

NFL Week 8 predictions: Broncos over Packers, split Bengals-Steelers
NFL Nation reporters pick every game from this weekend, and they like Denver to take down Green Bay.

Police: Ratliff threatened Bears staff after release -
The Chicago Bears released defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff last week. According to a police report obtained by NFL Media, Ratliff did not leave without incident.

Cheers for Cooter's rise; jeers for AP's shrimp problem -
In this edition of the Around The NFL End Around, Dan Hanzus looks back at a week that brought us more Brady dominance, Jim Bob Cooter's big moment and Drake meme's galore.

Carlos Hyde (foot) out for 49ers vs. Rams -
Carlos Hyde (foot) will miss Sunday's contest versus the St. Louis Rams. With their top rusher out, the San Francisco 49ers will turn to Reggie Bush as the starter.

LT Russell Okung questionable to play Sunday (ankle), could mean Alvin Bailey vs. Dallas rush end Greg Hardy | The News Tribune
The Seahawks’ season-long concerns about pass protection got more worrisome when Okung turned his ankle during practice Thursday. Coach Pete Carroll said it will a game-time decision Sunday whether Okung or Bailey plays on the left edge of a line that’s allowed an NFL-high 31 sacks this season.

Cowboys' Bryant 'would be playing' if return were his call -
Dez Bryant says he wants to be smart about his return from a broken right foot, and knows that means including Dallas team doctors, trainers and coaches in the process.

Russell Wilson holding the ball a 'minor problem' for Seattle Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
How do the Seahawks match up against the Cowboys on Sunday? We take a closer look at the numbers.

Strong Seahawks and Cowboys Rushing Attacks and other Key Matchups for Sunday’s game at Dallas | Seattle Seahawks
How Seattle's Marshawn Lynch and Dallas' Darren McFadden perform could go a long way in determining the winner of Week 8's game between the Seahawks and Cowboys.

Four-legged defender protecting Seahawks' turf from foreign invaders - Local News |
Lurking just off shore in Lake Washington are Canada geese. They can't wait to leave their mark. Luckily for the Seahawks, Turf is on the job. - Local -

Richard Sherman has secret little weapon for overcoming losses - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
In previous seasons, Richard Sherman might have dwelled in disappointment with the rest of Seahawks nation after the numbing fourth quarter losses. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Dallas Cowboys might not have enough to beat Seattle Seahawks - Dallas Cowboys Blog - ESPN
The Cowboys are getting healthier and finding a groove on offense, but it doesn't seem like it will be enough.

Scout's Eye: Cowboys-Seahawks Will Be Decided By The Play Of The Lines | Dallas Cowboys
IRVING, Texas – It’s pretty simple this time around. Much like last year, I think this Cowboys-Seahawks matchup comes down to the lines. It’s well-documented how much the Seattle offensive line has struggled this season, and we’ll get into that. But it’s also important to note how much the Cowboys’ front seven has struggled to stop the run – which just so happens to be what the Seahawks love to do. That’s where we’ll start in this week’s keys to the game.   Dallas Cowboys Win If:

Seahawks vs. Cowboys 2015 odds: Dallas getting points at home vs. Seattle -
The Dallas Cowboys will try to break out of a four-game losing streak this Sunday afternoon hosting the Seattle Seahawks as betting underdogs in Arlington.

ESPN Shuts Down Grantland Less Than Six Months After Split With Bill Simmons - BuzzFeed News
The site will cease to operate "immediately," ESPN announced Friday...