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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Saturday

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The day before.

NaVorro Bowman to Seahawks fans: “You can’t keep a good man down” | ProFootballTalk
On Sunday, 49ers linebacker Navorro Bowman returns to Seattle for the first time since he suffered a serious knee injury during the 2013 NFC title game. On Friday, Bowman reflected on the injury and its immediate aftermath with reporters.

Against the Grain: Why the ambiguity on catch rules is good for the NFL |
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Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers showdown leads NFL Week 11 | The MMQB with Peter King
Green Bay's won four straight NFC North titles, but the current division leader—Minnesota—is in position to end the reign. Setting up the Pack-Vikes showdown plus the Week 11 spotlight player and 10 things to watch

Three to Watch in Week 11 | The MMQB with Peter King
Peter King picks three must-see Week 11 matchups: Tony Romo's long-awaited return for Cowboys at Dolphins, Brock Osweiler takes over for Denver at Chicago, and Carson Palmer welcomes his old team, Cincinnati, to Arizona for a battle between a great NFC team and a great AFC team

Peyton Manning not traveling with the Broncos | ProFootballTalk
It's been known since Monday that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning won't play on Sunday against the Bears. On Friday, coach Gary Kubiak said Peyton won't even make the trip. The decision represents an extension of the approach taken by the team all week. As explained by Mike Klis of 9news.

11 stats to arm yourself with heading into Week 11 of the NFL season -
The Panthers have scored at least 27 points in seven straight games, Tony Romo and Dez Bryant look to break a Cowboys record, Brock Osweiler makes his first start against a familiar face, and more.

Peterson: Vikings have 'desire to win no matter what' -
The Vikings have a chance to make a powerful statement in the NFC North this weekend against the Packers. Running back Adrian Peterson says Minnesota is ready to surprise people come Sunday.

Rookie of the year watch: Langford rocking status quo -
Jeremy Langford could be moving toward becoming the Bears' running back of future based off his strong play in the wake of Matt Forte's injury. Chris Wesseling takes a look at this year's top rookies.

Matt Hasselbeck re-routed vacation to play catch -
Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck had a missed call from Andrew Luck at the beginning of the bye week last Tuesday and no idea that his world was about to change.

Cheers for Brady's magic gift; sneaky GM humblebrags -
In the latest edition of the Around The NFL End Around, Dan Hanzus looks back at a week that saw J.J. Watt in character, Tom Brady in sweatpants and monkeys riding dogs. We love monkeys on dogs!

Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams among NFL teams that would like offseason do-overs after poor moves
The trade that sent Sam Bradford to the Eagles and Nick Foles to the Rams hasn't worked out -- for either team. But those aren't the only teams that would like a mulligan for an offseason move.

Ten teams that can still crash the NFL playoffs - NFL
Last season, the Carolina Panthers were 3-8-1 and nowhere near a playoff berth. They haven't lost a regular-season game since. Which 2015 team could get hot and crash the party? Here are 10.

The NFL's luckiest and unluckiest teams
Which teams have had the benefit of good fortune? And which have been haunted by bad bounces and close losses? Aaron Schatz crunches the numbers to find out.

Light workload for Seahawks RB Lynch not by design | - Sports
RENTON — Of all the things Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was disappointed about in his team's 39-32 loss to the Arizona Cardinals last...

Earl Thomas reveals he has ADHD, credits Pete Carroll for helping him: “I’m not weird”; says some Seahawks need a realization | The News Tribune
Earl Thomas was at his revealing and genuine best Thursday.

NFC West Week 11 – Is Seattle On The Decline, And Can Arizona Answer The Call? - Oregon Sports News
Nothing about this season has made much sense in the NFC West.

Seahawks meet San Francisco again, this time with their playoff hopes on the line - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Two years ago, the 49ers were the team Seattle had to beat to become the best. On Sunday, a victory over San Francisco is the only thing that will keep the Seahawks from hitting bottom. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Consensus of reporters predict Seattle Seahawks blowout on Sunday - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
The predictions are in and the call is for a big win for the Seahawks over Blaine Gabbert and the 49ers.

Thomas: Seahawks feeling change, Legion of Boom not the same | CSN Bay Area
The Seahawks are struggling for wins this season, and as they prepare to host the 49ers, safety Earl Thomas vented about the decline of his secondary...

John Nordstrom keeps close ties to Seahawks despite selling team years ago - Local News |
When the Seahawks take on the 49ers Sunday, you can count on one of their biggest fans patrolling the sidelines before the game. Many might not recognize him, but they certainly know his name. - Local -

Has 49ers’ Gabbert got his groove back? | The Sacramento Bee
Blaine Gabbert’s outing in the 49ers’ victory over the Falcons was a good first step in proving he’s no longer the skittish, callow quarterback who was chased out of Jacksonville.

Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll: Running Back Marshawn Lynch "Feels Like He Can Play" vs San Francisco 49ers | Seattle Seahawks
Key takeaways from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's Friday morning conversation on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.

Critical comments from safety Earl Thomas on Seahawks' attitude - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
To hear free safety Earl Thomas tell it, what was missing in the first half of last season for the Seahawks might be missing again. He seemed to express as much with some interesting and critical comments on Thursday. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

With Seahawks reeling, Russell Wilson under the microscope - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
With a 4-5 record and inconsistent play, the Seahawks are facing the possibility of missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2011 season.

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson weighs in on Ciara, criticism -
After spending his bye week in Mexico with his girlfriend, Ciara, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had perhaps his worst game of the season last Sunday in a 39-32 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals.