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Pittsburgh Steelers-Denver Broncos leads NFL Week 15 preview | The MMQB with Peter King
Pittsburgh’s offense has topped 30 five straight weeks. Denver’s defense has not allowed it all season. Assessing the classic irresistible force vs. immovable object battle, plus more in a playoff impactful Week 15 slate

St. Louis approves $150 million for new NFL stadium | ProFootballTalk
The city of St. Louis has committed to spending $150 million to build a new NFL stadium -- even though there's no NFL team committed to playing in St. Louis. As expected, the vote today at St. Louis City Hall resulted in passage of the plan that would pony up $150 million for a new stadium.

10 Intriguing Things: Beckham vs. Norman, AJ McCarron in his first start -
Will Josh Norman will be able to shut down Odell Beckham? The Panthers' perfect season could hinge on it. How will AJ McCarron fare in his first start? And more.

Six for Sunday: Why losing to the Giants might help the 13-0 Panthers -
Pressure to stay unbeaten is mounting in Carolina, where a loss might actually help in the long term; the MVP race is down to three players; and more.

What to watch for in Saturday's Jets-Cowboys tilt -
Dez Bryant will do battle with Darrelle Revis in Saturday's matchup between the Jets and Cowboys. Find out what else we'll be watching for in a rare Saturday showcase.

Palmer: Tyrann Mathieu like Troy Polamalu, Ed Reed -
Carson Palmer raved about Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu as a mix of former playmaking safeties Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu. Is Mathieu a candidate for Defensive Player of the Year?

Seventeen things to know from Week 15 injury report -
With Sunday's crucial contest with the Falcons looming, the Jaguars got some bad news about T.J. Yeldon on Friday. Can Jacksonville ride Denard Robinson into playoff contention?

Seahawks quarterback Wilson in the midst of historic stretch | - Sports
RENTON — Thursday afternoon at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Russell Wilson did the press conference equivalent of one of his patented...

Signs pointing to Kelcie McCray making 1st career start at strong safety Sunday for injured Kam Chancellor | The News Tribune
Sure looks and sounds like Kelcie McCray will make his first career start at strong safety on Sunday for the Seahawks against Cleveland because of Chancellor’s bruised tailbone. McCray took all the first-team snaps at practice this week.

Fisher: Rams QB Keenum will get tougher test at Seattle -
Coach Jeff Fisher stopped well shy of an endorsement for next season on Friday, a day after Keenum had a near-perfect passer rating of 158 in a 31-23 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Keenum was 14 of 17 for 234 yards and two touchdown passes, both in the first quarter to fuel a dominant first half.

Seahawks do a good job of admitting their mistakes - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
A morning roundup of what's making news on the Seattle Seahawks beat.

Super Bowl champion Red Bryant sees title traits in Arizona Cardinals - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Though he has only been with the Cardinals three weeks, former Seahawk Red Bryant likes what he sees: 'I see a lot of continuity on this team.'

Johnny Manziel and his Weapons vs. a Defense that’s on a roll, and other Key Matchups for the Seahawks vs. the Cleveland Browns | Seattle Seahawks
A look at three key matchups that could decide Seattle's Week 15 game against the Cleveland Browns.

Richard Sherman’s Four Ways to Fix NFL Officiating | The MMQB with Peter King
And the one thing he says you should always remember

Browns' Terrelle Pryor to see more action against Seahawks, who cut him as a QB and tried him out at WR |
Terrelle Pryor will go up against the Legion of Boom, whom he threw the ball on as a quarterback with the Seahawks.

Seahawks give Stanley Jean-Baptiste a chance | ProFootballTalk
When you're a high pick with easy-to-see physical traits, you're going to get multiple chances to fail in the NFL. So the Seahawks are rolling the dice with cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, signing him to their practice squad, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.

Pete Carroll: Seahawks will try to ride the hot hand at running back - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll gave some insight into how the team will use its three options at tailback -- fullback Derrick Coleman, Christine Michael and Bryce Brown -- on Sunday in his weekly appearance on KIRO Radio 97.3. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seattle Head Coach Pete Carroll Comments On The Seahawks' Running Back Situation | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll comments on Seattle's running back situation during a Friday morning segment on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.

Seattle Seahawks: Michael Bennett defends Russell Wilson - NFL -
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett spoke out in defense of quarterback Russell Wilson on Friday.

Friday Round-Up: Seattle Seahawks vs Cleveland Browns Picks & Predictions | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Michael Bennett doesn’t think Mike Pettine is elite, either | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett came to the defense of his quarterback, and said that Browns coach Mike Pettine was not an elite evaluator of quarterback talent. Via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.

Taking an educated guess as to which RBs the Seahawks will feature Sunday vs. the Browns - Seattle - Scout
Bryce Brown has a "great opportunity" against Cleveland, according to Pete Carroll. What to expect from Brown and Seattle's "other" running backs against the Browns' 29th ranked run defense.