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Larry Fitzgerald reflects on first NFL catch after reaching 1,000 | The MMQB with Peter King
Fresh off his 1,000th career catch, Larry Fitzgerald reflects on his first reception, and how many more he thinks he has left. Plus, readers react to the shakeup in this week’s Fine 15

Frank Clark and Jason Pierre-Paul are among the players who have done the most in the fewest snaps - NFL
Which NFL players deserve more playing time based on big-time production from limited snaps? Sam Monson has the Snap Stars of 2015.

Chiefs and Texans rank among NFL's most improved offenses and defenses
Which units have their teams surging in the second half? Mike Sando ranks the offenses and defenses that have made the biggest in-season leaps.

Manziel faces 'harsh' repercussions for another slip-up - NFL.com
Johnny Manziel is back under center for Cleveland, but Browns coach Mike Pettine made it clear that another off-field slip-up by the second-year quarterback could put his season on ice.

Ben Roethlisberger leading historic Steelers offense - NFL.com
Ben Roethlisberger is directing a historically prolific attack with Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Chris Wesseling examines the NFL's most explosive offense.

'Moneybacker' Deone Bucannon key to Cardinals D - NFL.com
Second-year safety Deone Bucannon is leading the Cardinals in tackles at a position called moneybacker. Find out why Bucannon's versatility makes this defense "special."

Rams sending Robert Quinn to injured reserve - NFL.com
Robert Quinn's season is finished. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Rams defensive end will be placed on season-ending injured reserve with a back issue.

Which teams should Seahawks fans be rooting for this week? - Seattle - Scout
The Seahawks currently control the sixth and final spot in the NFC playoff chase. Which teams are they hoping wins (or loses) in Week 14 to strengthen Seattle's position?

Carroll's faith in Cable paying off for Seahawks | HeraldNet.com - Sports
RENTON — Garry Gilliam's greeting to a familiar face inside the visiting locker room at the University of Minnesota was a question. Actually,...

Pete Carroll on when RB Marshawn Lynch might return from abdominal surgery: “I don’t know” | The News Tribune
The question is starting to shift past “When will Marshawn Lynch return to play for the Seahawks?” to “Will Marshawn Lynch ever play for the Seahawks again?”

Garry Gilliam compares Seahawks' offensive line criticisms to the stock market - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seattle's much-maligned o-line has shown dramatic improvement of late, allowing seven sacks in four games and opening holes for a dominating Thomas Rawls running attack. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Closing schedule could set up Seahawks for another strong finish - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks have won five of their last six games while their next three opponents have a combined 10-26 record, setting Seattle up for what could be another strong finish. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Help Send Seattle Seahawks Linebacker K.J. Wright To The 2016 Pro Bowl | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks fans can help send their favorite players to the 2016 Pro Bowl by casting a ballot at Seahawks.com/ProBowl.

How Seahawks Held Adrian Peterson to 18 Rushing Yards
In the past five weeks, Adrian Peterson has rushed for 634 yards on 87 carries good for 7.3 yards per carry. This past weekend, the Seahawks’ defense completely dismantled the 8-3 Vikings in all aspects of their game plan. Peterson, on the ground, only managed 18 yards on eight carries good for a measly 2.3 yards per carry. How did the Seahawks stop the Vikings’ run game so successfully this match? Let’s use the film to find out.

Updated first round mock draft: 9th December | Seahawks Draft Blog
If the Seahawks need to replace Bruce Irvin it could be with a very different player

Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll Shares Injury Updates on RB Marshawn Lynch, LB Brock Coyle, TE Jimmy Graham & More | Seattle Seahawks
Injury updates from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll's Week 14 Wednesday press conference.

Can The Seahawks Get Back To The Super Bowl? | FiveThirtyEight
The Seattle Seahawks came into 2015 as championship favorites, having put up one of the best two-year runs in NFL history, with a bid for back-to-back titles un…

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: Darrell Bevell 'not available' for BYU - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is not going to be a candidate for the BYU coaching job.

Inside Russell Wilson's great three-game stretch - Stats & Info- ESPN
A look at how good Wilson has been over the last few games and over the course of the season for the Seahawks.

Five questions about the Seattle Seahawks' playoff scenarios - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
With four games remaining, here's a breakdown of how things are shaping up for the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC playoff picture.

Russell Wilson once considered signing with Baltimore Orioles - Baltimore Ravens Blog- ESPN
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson set to play in the city where he might have become a baseball star.

Thomas Rawls leads Seattle Seahawks' list of undrafted free agents. - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
As late as mid-August, it was unclear if Thomas Rawls would make the 53-man roster. Now he seems like a good bet to be the running back of the future.

Russell Wilson is playing as well as we've seen and there are multiple reasons why - NFL
Russell Wilson has been on fire the past month. Is it a run of good fortune, or is this a player evolving into something better? Matt Bowen takes a look at the many ways Wilson can beat you.

Baltimore Ravens vs Seattle Seahawks: Week 14 Preview - Baltimore Beatdown
As has been the case a few times this year, two disappointing teams face off against each other on Sunday. Once figured to be a marquee matchup and potential Super Bowl preview, the Baltimore...

How undrafted free agents have been key to Seattle Seahawks' success - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Running back Thomas Rawls is among the many undrafted players making an impact for the Seahawks.

Steven Hauschka’s Extra Point Conundrum - Inside The Pylon
Know Football, Love Football

Seahawks throttle Vikings on road, returning to dominant form - NFL.com
After three straight wins, are the Seahawks returning to their old form that led them to back-to-back Super Bowls? That's the feeling Michael Silver witnessed after Sunday's big road win.

NFL picks 2015, Week 14: Experts favor Cardinals, Bengals and Patriots in pivotal matchups - SBNation.com
With just four weeks left in the regular season, there are plenty of teams still fighting for a playoff spot. SB Nation's NFL panel is here to predict how Week 14 will play out.

The NFL's catch rule is better than you think - SBNation.com
The NFL has done a good job this season of consistently applying its well-found 'catch rule,' even if many fans don't like it.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub still hurt, backup QB Clausen might play against Seahawks - Baltimore Beatdown
With Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub getting roughed up against the Miami Dolphins in week 13, backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen could get his time to shine.

Ravens vs Seahawks: Team expects tight end Maxx Williams and Crockett Gillmore to play - Baltimore Beatdown
With the Ravens losing rookie tight end Nick Boyle to a suspension for the final four games of the 2015 NFL season, the once deepest position group on the team suddenly became the weakest. The...