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The Jets, and Rushing in Wins and Losses
The Jets are 4-3, and it would not be an exaggeration to say that the team’s success is heavily tied to New York’s ability to control games on the ground.

VIDEO: Julian Edelman shows up on Celtics Jumbotron, chugs entire beer - CBSSports.com
Julian Edelman had some free time over the weekend, so he decided to take in a Celtics game.

NFL Power Rankings: How you like Peyton Manning's Broncos now? - CBSSports.com
It seems like the rich get richer in 2015. Risers this week include the Rams, Raiders and Vikings all getting into the top 12. Fallers are the Lions, Jets and Falcons.

NFL Power Rankings: Unbeatens impress, but too many bad teams - NFL - CBSSports.com
The unbeaten Patriots, Bengals and Broncos are the best of a top-heavy NFL that has way too many lousy teams at the midway point.

What's a week in the NFL look like? Desmond Trufant gives a glimpse
From practices to meals, Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant provides a look at what an NFL player does during the week.

Herschel Walker visits Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams practice
Former Georgia running backs Herschel Walker and Todd Gurley finally met in person Tuesday, with Walker heaping praise on the St. Louis Rams rookie.

Chuck Pagano among NFL coaches on hot seat
With Ken Whisenhunt fired in Tennessee, which head coaches could be next to go? Adam Caplan leads off his list with Chuck Pagano, who has Indy at just 3-5 this season.

Vernon Davis set up for success with Denver Broncos - NFL.com
Vernon Davis has seen his numbers drop over the years, but much of that can be attributed to mediocre play from Colin Kaepernick. Davis now has a Hall of Fame QB throwing him the ball.

Heroes & Villains: Deluxe midseason edition - NFL.com
This season's still-undefeated teams lead our list of midseason heroes, while the Lions are villains for letting down Detroit's long-suffering fan base. Who else made Marc Sessler's list?

Titans must find QB whisperer for Marcus Mariota - NFL.com
The Ken Whisenhunt era is history in Tennessee, but the Titans can't lose sight of what matters most: The development of Marcus Mariota.

Pierre Thomas signs contract with 49ers - NFL.com
Veteran running back Pierre Thomas signed a deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday. He will essentially replace Reggie Bush as the team's passing-down running back.

Fisher: Rams have talked to NFL about concrete track - NFL.com
The Rams are dealing with a workplace safety issue in their stadium. In consecutive weeks, Rams opponents have been injured slipping on the concrete track that lines the Edward Jones Dome field.

Next Gen Stats: Gronk a freakishly stellar specimen - NFL.com
Rob Gronkowski's combination of size and speed make him one of the most dynamic tight ends to ever play the game. His 47-yard touchdown reception Thursday showcased his almost otherworldly talent.

Colts fire offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton - NFL.com
The Indianapolis Colts have decided to fire offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, the team announced Tuesday. They will replace him with Rob Chudzinski.

Dave Boling: Seahawks starting to feel old confidence, momentum | The News Tribune
Timely plays get the Seahawks back to a 4-4 record and remind them what win streaks used to feel like.

Boling: Injury to Ricardo Lockette scary reminder of players’ vulnerability | The News Tribune
Big hit on Seattle Seahawks special teams ace Ricardo Lockette results in neck surgery, and a renewed focus on player safety.

Seahawks snap counts vs. Cowboys: DeShawn Shead remains at nickelback -- but for how long? - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks stuck with DeShawn Shead at nickelback Sunday against Dallas, but they'll have options at that spot now that Marcus Burley has returned an injury and Jeremy Lane about to do the same. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Hawk Talk highlights: In defense of Russell Wilson, Jermaine Kearse - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Highlights from the latest edition of 'Hawk Talk', including Danny O'Neil's take on why quarterback Russell Wilson isn't to blame for the Seahawks' offensive struggles. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Which way is the Seattle Seahawks' season headed? - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Before the Seattle Seahawks’ offense took the field down 12-10 with 6:42 left in Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, quarterback Russell Wilson and coach Pete Carroll had a brief conversation.

Seahawks stand pat at NFL trade deadline - seattlepi.com
The NFL's trade deadline came and went without any moves from the Seattle Seahawks.

Heath Reaches Out To Seahawks WR; But “Not Apologizing For Playing Hard” | Dallas Cowboys
IRVING, Texas – Unsure if he will be getting fined for his hit that injured the Seattle receiver last week, safety Jeff Heath did make sure to reach out to Ricardo Lockette.

Seahawks Reach Halfway Point Believing They’ve Turned Things Around | Seattle Seahawks
Halfway through the 2015 season, the Seahawks are feeling a lot better about their play than they were two weeks ago thanks to back-to-back road victories.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Clutch Encounters: Week 8
Football Outsiders is the internet home for Innovative Statistics and Intelligent Analysis of the NFL and college football. Our writers, led by Aaron Schatz, also provide content to ESPN.com and write the annual book Football Outsiders Almanac.

Midseason Report: NFL's Biggest disappointments - NFL.com
Colin Kaepernick's struggles have finally culminated in a return to the San Francisco 49ers' bench. Who else deserves to be dumped into the season's biggest disappointments so far?