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NFL vote on Los Angeles upcoming for Rams, Chargers, Raiders | The MMQB with Peter King
The league is nearing a vote to decide which one (or two) teams will get to call L.A. home. Plus, the ‘coaches v. quants’ conflict, and the elimination of a nonsensical rule regarding draft picks

With 21 penalties, Brandon Browner easily leads the NFL | ProFootballTalk
No one in the NFL commits penalties like Saints cornerback Brandon Browner. Browner has been flagged 21 times this season, for a total of 198 penalty yards, according to ESPN.

Report: Cary Williams visiting Titans | ProFootballTalk
Veteran cornerback Cary Williams got released by the Seahawks early this week and his search for another job reportedly picked up on Thursday. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Williams is visiting with the Titans.

Everyone seems to prefer Dolphins' 1966 throwbacks to new look -
It's been another unremarkable season for the Dolphins but there is reason to look forward to Monday night's matchup against the Giants.

Antonio Brown building case for NFL's best receiver
The Steelers' Antonio Brown continues to impress teammates, opponents and evaluators. Is he now the league's top wideout? It's a tough call, but he's definitely getting closer, Mike Sando writes.

The Kansas City Chiefs have been the best team in the NFL over the last two months - NFL
With an offense that has improved, and a defense that simply takes away a big part of some passing offenses, the Chiefs have been a juggernaut of late. Aaron Schatz explores.

Matt Ryan's receivers not doing their share - NFL
Does Matt Ryan deserve blame for the Falcons' rough stretch? Yes, but Atlanta's receivers have done little to alleviate the quarterback's burden, writes Bill Barnwell.

QB Index: Palmer overtakes Brady for top spot -
With Tom Brady's back-to-back losses and Carson Palmer's surging season showing no signs of stopping, Gregg Rosenthal moved the Cardinals' QB to the top spot in this week's QB Index.

Rams' new OC: Gurley 'too good' not to get ball more -
The St. Louis Rams handed the ball to Todd Gurley just 18 times combined the past two games. That's not a good recipe. New offensive coordinator Rob Boras knows that Gurley needs more touches.

A closer look at Giants' growing collection of collapses -
The Giants are 5-7, a bad record that is good enough for first place in the head-scratchingly inept NFC East. But that record doesn't tell the true story of a team that's been allergic to the big moment.

Anquan Boldin: Blaine Gabbert can be 'future' for 49ers -
Anquan Boldin has seen an uptick in production since Blaine Gabbert took over as the 49ers' starting quarterback. The veteran wideout believes Gabbert can be the future in San Francisco.

2013 interception changed paths for Seahawks' Sherman, Ravens' Schaub | - Sports
RENTON — It's a moment that's come to define two men.When the Seattle Seahawks travel to face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, the scene is set...

Dave Boling: New extra point rule makes Seahawks kicker Hauschka less than perfect | The News Tribune
The near-perfection of Steven Hauschka was exactly what the NFL didn’t like.

He Said / She Said – Seattle Seahawks At Baltimore Ravens - Oregon Sports News
Oregon Sports News football writers Julian Rogers and Jessica Ridpath preview the week 14 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks (7–5) and the Baltimore Ravens (4–8).

Is Russell Wilson already the best QB in Seahawks franchise history? - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The public has spoken, but would the results be different without Russell Wilson's recent stellar play? - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

When it comes to diagnosing an NFL play, observers have limitations - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Danny O'Neil points to a play from the Seahawks' win over Minnesota as an example of the danger in making assumptions about the Xs and Os side of football. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Audio: Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett, more join 'The Huddle' - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks rookie standout Tyler Lockett was one of four guests who joined Bob Stelton, Dave Grosby, Tom Wassell and Dave Wyman on 'The Huddle' Thursday on 710 ESPN Seattle. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Are we witnessing the rebirth of the Seahawks or is this just a hot streak? - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks have won for of their last six games, including a dominating performance against a quality Vikings team. But are they finally back to their Super Bowl level form? - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

MVP buzz growing for Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
A daily look around the Seattle Seahawks beat.

After Super Bowl loss, Darrell Bevell has Seahawks offense flying high - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
It was one of the most infamous play calls in NFL history, and he was behind it. But Darrell Bevell moved on and has Seattle ready for another run.

Richard Sherman: Tough to find answers vs. Seahawks offense - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense has found a different gear because they've become so multifaceted in recent weeks.

Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Doug Baldwin “Finally Getting The Chance To Shine” | Seattle Seahawks
Doug Baldwin is on pace for the best season by a Seahawks receiver since 2007, but his big numbers don't come as a surprise to teammates and coaches.

Darrell Bevell often thinks about Super Bowl call: “I am strong” | The News Tribune
He’s been the outcast, the most vilified Seahawk on an otherwise beloved team.

Chiefs, Seahawks contenders; Steelers, Falcons pretenders -
Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks and Big Ben's Pittsburgh Steelers are both 7-5 and in the thick of the playoff race, but Jeffri Chadiha writes only one is a true contender for a postseason berth.

DeShawn Shead says utility role in Seahawks' secondary 'could be holding me back' - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
DeShawn Shead has been a Swiss Army Knife in the Seahawks' secondary, flipping between nickel and both safety positions before ultimately landing as the starting corner opposite Richard Sherman. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

After Further Review: Why Russell Wilson, Seattle's O are taking flight -
Russell Wilson's passing numbers from the past three games are gaudy and downright MVP-like. Has Wilson changed? Is it the scheme? A closer look at the tapes shows it's a little of both.

Jimmy Clausen would join rare club with start against Seahawks | ProFootballTalk
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Jimmy Clausen took the first-team snaps in practice on Wednesday as backup-turned-starter Matt Schaub did not practice due to a chest injury.

Help Send Seattle Seahawks Free Safety Earl Thomas 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' Super Bowl Star Chris Matthews Now A Raven
WR Chris Matthews notched his first career catch, touchdown and 100-yard game in last year’s Super Bowl.

Richard Sherman: Tough to find answers vs. Seahawks offense - NFL Nation- ESPN
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense has found a different gear because they've become so multifaceted in recent weeks.

Baltimore Ravens vs Seattle Seahawks odds: Oddsmakers having trouble with Matt Schaub injury - Baltimore Beatdown
After the loss to the Miami Dolphins and the absolute beating that quarterback Matt Schaub took during the game, it was feared that the Ravens would lose a second quarterback this season to the...

Adam Schefter is wrong, you should go see 'Concussion' -
On Christmas Day, Concussion will be released nationwide in movie theaters. The movie details the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, and his work discovering and publicizing the issue of chronic traumatic...

Don't Sleep On These 4 Second Place Teams — NFL — The Sports Quotient
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