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NFL picks 2015, Week 12: Experts split on Panthers-Cowboys, Seahawks-Steelers - SBNation.com
Our SB Nation writers will try to avoid any turkey picks in this special holiday week of the NFL season.

Steelers notebook: Brown downplays possible matchup against Seahawks' Sherman | TribLIVE

Seahawks Activate CB Jeremy Lane off PUP List; Waive running back Bryce Brown | Seattle Seahawks
As expected, the Seahawks added cornerback Jeremy Lane to the 53-man roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Greg Cosell's Film Review: Russell Wilson when he's at his best | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
When you break down the Seattle Seahawks at their best, they have a dominant run game, a historically dominant defense and quarterback Russell Wilson fits in very well with that.

Greg Cosell's Look Ahead: Broncos have new-look offense for new QB | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
In watching film of the Denver Broncos win over the Chicago Bears, I felt like I was watching coach Gary Kubiak’s offense the way he wants to run it.

Analyzing Team Stats Through 11 Weeks (And 3 Games)
The Carolina Panthers defense is really, really good. Let’s begin with the pass defense. Carolina has faced 444 pass attempts, and allowed 2,462 yards, 13 TDs, and 18 INTs. Carolina has also sacked opponents 33 times for 199 yards. That translates to an impressive 4.0 ANY/A allowed average, the best in the league. But let’s try to get a more precise measure of the passing game.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 11 DVOA Ratings
The top five in DVOA remain the same after Week 11. New England is still at No. 1. Arizona, Cincinnati, and Carolina are now all in a tight pack, separated by half a percentage point, and then there's a gap and Seattle at No. 5. But while there isn't change at the top of the DVOA ratings, there are starting to be some differences between DVOA and weighted DVOA. The two remaining undefeated teams are trending in different directions, part of the reason why there's a big change in our Super Bowl odds this week.

Romanowski: Gabbert was studying film more than Kaepernick | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers haven't been good at winning games the past two years. They've become very adept at leaking unflattering information about employees with whom they're planning to part ways. Last year, coach Jim Harbaugh was the target of the leak machine.

Steelers expect Richard Sherman to shadow Antonio Brown - CBSSports.com
Sherman has been traveling all over the field with No. 1 receivers more often. Shadow coverage has only occasionally affected Brown's performance this season.

Six for Sunday: Patriots short on weapons, Bucs look playoff worthy - CBSSports.com
Tom Brady is 2-5 in games at Denver and the Patriots' offense is running low on offensive weapons. Can they keep the streak going? Three teams that look playoff worthy? The Seahawks, Texans and ... Bucs.

10 Intriguing Things: Denver's D vs. Tom Brady, can the Chiefs stay hot? - CBSSports.com
How will Tom Brady hold up against the Broncos' fierce pass rush, led by Von Miller? Alex Smith and the Chiefs have won four straight and are back in the playoff hunt. Can KC stay hot?

Sean Taylor provided an impact few safeties can match
There aren't many safeties today with the skills of former Redskin Sean Taylor, who died eight years ago today.

Will Richard Sherman shadow Antonio Brown? - NFL.com
With the Seattle Seahawks set to face the top receiver in the NFL in Antonio Brown, it's fair to wonder whether Richard Sherman will shadow the Pittsburgh Steelers wideout.

Seahawks defensive coordinator: Defense must tackle - not just hit - Steelers Ben Roethlisberger - Seattle - Scout
Seattle's first-year defensive coordinator respects the unique challenge that "Big" Ben Roethlisberger presents, pointing out that the key to Seattle beating the Steelers Sunday could be eliminating his ability to throw the ball to his talented receiving corps the old fashioned way - tackling him.

Seahawks' Rawls stays rooted through sudden rise to stardom | HeraldNet.com - Sports
RENTON — This time last week Thomas Rawls was an undrafted rookie coming off a two-carry game. He was continuing to soak up all he could from...

Pete Carroll checks in on Thomas Rawls’ supersonic rise to stardom | The News Tribune
Yes, Thomas Rawls, the guy 32 teams chose not to take with any of the 256 picks in May’s draft, is suddenly a star.

Seahawks Week 12 preview: Pittsburgh Steelers at Seahawks - seattlepi.com

Backup running backs powering Steelers and Seahawks - seattlepi.com
Just as everyone expected before the season began, two of the NFL's most productive running backs will be on display when Pittsburgh makes a rare visit to the Pacific Northwest to face Seattle.

Seahawks' Patrick Lewis, Jeremy Lane expected to play vs. Steelers - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks center Patrick Lewis is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, but coach Pete Carroll indicated that he and cornerback Jeremy Lane are expected to play. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

What to watch for in Seahawks vs. Steelers: Will Richard Sherman follow Antonio Brown? - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Whether or not Richard Sherman will spend the entirety of Sunday's game trailing Antonio Brown is a question, one that coach Pete Carroll was predictably coy in answering. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Five questions that will determine whether the Seattle Seahawks win - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
The ability to run the ball on offense and pressure Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on defense will help decide Seattle's fate Sunday.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls is Ready for his Opportunity | Seattle Seahawks
With Marshawn Lynch sidelined by an abdominal injury, Thomas Rawls will start again this week, and the rookie running back is ready to take advantage of his opportunity.

Seahawks CB Competition “Should Bring out the Best in Everybody” | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks have an open competition at right cornerback 10 games into the season, and in an "always compete" world, that's a good thing.

Thursday Round-Up: Defensive End Cliff Avril Previews Seattle Seahawks vs Pittsburgh Steelers | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Steelers vs. Seahawks 2015 picks and predictions: Experts split in crucial wild card matchup - SBNation.com
The Steelers and Seahawks both need a win to stay in good position in the wild card races, and experts can't agree which team has the edge.