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Arizona Cardinals' Carson Palmer goes inside a game plan for MMQB | The MMQB with Peter King
Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals allowed The MMQB inside the installation of the game plan for their Week 8 meeting with the Browns. How does a QB absorb and apply so much complexity—nearly 200 plays, plus all of their possible permutations and adjustments—in less than a week? Commitment and confidence help—and so does virtual reality

Carson Palmers studies O-line Protections | The MMQB with Peter King
Welcome to Carson Palmer's office. Watch the Arizona Cardinals quarterback absorb a game plan and prepare his offensive line protections

NFL history says one of these two teams will win the Super Bowl -
Being 9-0 has its advantages.

Prisco's Week 11 NFL Picks: Cardinals beat Bengals, Packers sack Vikes -
Who wins in Week 11 in the NFL? Pete Prisco makes his picks for all the games.

Derek Carr and Geno Atkins are among players far better in in 2015
Geno Atkins is back in star form. Derek Carr is becoming a star for the first time. Those two are among the 10 most improved players in 2015, according to Pro Football Focus.

A year ago Smith was loading trucks, now he is on Seahawks' roster | - Sports
RENTON — A year ago Kevin Smith was clocking in at Fed/Ex in Los Angeles, loading and unloading delivery trucks as he contemplated his future....

Gabbert provides 49ers' offense new look against Seahawks -
(AP) — Having not won in Seattle's CenturyLink Field since 2011, the San Francisco 49ers are hoping a change at quarterback can spark their struggling offense against the Seahawks. Despite the 4-5 record, the Seahawks still boast the league's second-ranked defense in both total yardage and passing yards.

Promoted Smith getting thrown in immediately for Seattle -
(AP) — Kevin Smith knows there are examples in Seattle of wide receivers graduating from the practice squad and eventually becoming major contributors on the active roster. The release of Matthews and the season-ending neck injury suffered by Ricardo Lockette on Nov. 1 have left the Seahawks with only five wide receivers on the active roster.

Video: New receiver Kevin Smith on being promoted by Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Kevin Smith, who played for UW in college, talked to the media Wednesday about being signed by the Seattle Seahawks from their practice squad. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Darrell Bevell sheds light on why wide receiver Chris Matthews couldn't stick with Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
'We just didn't feel like we got what we were looking for,' Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said of wide receiver Chris Matthews, who was waived Tuesday. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

What does the future hold for Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch? - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
With his production declining, one has to wonder if Seattle will be looking to move on from Marshawn Lynch, who is owed $11.5 million next season.

Seattle Seahawks still have 42.3 percent chance of making NFL playoffs - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
A heartbreaking loss to the Arizona Cardinals didn't do too much damage to the Seattle Seahawks' playoff chances, according to Football Outsiders.

Why We Love Sports Today: Marshawn Lynch - ESPN Video
17-year-old Terrance Downs works at McDonald's and he has high hopes of owning a fashion store. It wasn't until he met Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch, that his dream began to become more of a reality.

Despite criticisms, Russell Okung sees progress for Seahawks' O-line - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Veteran offensive lineman Russell Okung called Seattle's penalties 'drive-killers' but sees positives in Seattle's up-tempo offense. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Blaine Gabbert Has Familiarity with Seahawks Defensive Scheme
Though Gabbert has knowledge of what to expect from the Seahawks second-ranked defense, facing them on their home turf is a whole different experience.

Cowboys add another former Seahawks running back | ProFootballTalk
If Shaun Alexander's phone rings today and it's a 972 area code, he might want to pick it up. The Cowboys continue to draw from the Seattle discard pile, signing running back Robert Turbin, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Colin Kaepernick’s benching by 49ers no surprise to Seahawks’ Richard Sherman | The Sacramento Bee
Richard Sherman said he isn’t particularly surprised Colin Kaepernick no longer is the 49ers starting quarterback. But the Seahawks cornerback – regarded by 49ers fans as the biggest villain in the teams’ rivalry – wasn’t slamming Kaepernick, to whom he once flashed the “choke” sign after a late-game interception.

Bruce Arians's call lifts Arizona Cardinals over Seattle Seahawks - NFL -
Bruce Arians's risky but brilliant playcall sealed the deal late in the game for the Cardinals against the Seahawks, as Andre Ellington scored the touchdown that secured the Cardinals of a crucial victory over their division rivals.

Promotion to 53-Man Roster “A Dream Come True” for Seahawks Wide Receiver Kevin Smith | Seattle Seahawks
In Pete Carroll's "Always Compete" world, Kevin Smith was able to win a job midway through the season, taking a roster spot from Chris Matthews.

Are Seahawks putting Russell Wilson in position to succeed? - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Here are five thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks after having watched the All-22 copy of Sunday night's loss to the Arizona Cardinals. All numbers are courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information unless otherwise noted.