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Julio Jones and Roddy White are not impressed with Josh Norman -
The Falcons receivers don't think Norman deserves to be mentioned with the top corners in the game.'

NFL Power Rankings: Backup QBs should decide battle for AFC's No. 2 - NFL -
The Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals play a game with enormous playoff implications this week, and it comes down to this: Brock Osweiler against AJ McCarron.

Ranking the NFL's scariest offenses
Which offenses scare defensive coordinators the most? From Antonio Brown's Steelers to Cam Newton's Panthers, Matt Bowen has the top-five units most likely to light up the scoreboard.

NFL playoff odds: Breaking down the tight AFC West race
Who's going to win the AFC West -- Broncos or Chiefs? All of a sudden, it's a tight race, and the result will affect seeding in the AFC. Aaron Schatz analyzes all the postseason possibilities.

Five best, worst free-agent signings of 2015 led by Tyrod Taylor of Buffalo Bills - NFL
The Bills found a steal in QB Tyrod Taylor, but the Saints appear to have a dud in penalty-prone CB Brandon Browner. Mike Sando ranks the five finest -- and five worst -- offseason additions.

Which NFL coaches are on the hot seat? -
Teams on the bubble will experience massive disappointments in the coming weeks, and that means massive changes among coaching staffs. Here's a look at the jobs that are most likely to be available.

Belichick: Pats will give thought to resting starters -
The Patriots have earned first-round byes before, but have rarely boasted as depleted a roster at this stage in the season. Will Bill Belichick start resting his players this week?

Bill Belichick doesn't think analytics are reliable -
Bill Belichick gave analytics a look before deciding they aren't the most reliable information out there. Still, analytics sites are becoming widely used around the league.

Injury roundup: Bills place Robert Woods (groin) on IR -
The Buffalo Bills are out of the playoff race, and they'll now place wideout Robert Woods on injured reserve with a groin injury. Check in on the rest of Tuesday's injury news we are tracking.

Doug Baldwin’s historic TD splurge in context | Sportspress Northwest
Seattle WR Doug Baldwin produced an epic spree in NFL history, scoring 10 touchdowns among his last 21 catches -- more than 35 percent of his career total.

McCray, Lane and Burley earning their stripes in the Seahawks secondary - Seattle - Scout
Lost a bit in the brilliance of the Seahawks offense in recent weeks has been the much improved play in the secondary, which continued Sunday with reserves Kelcie McCray, Jeremy Lane and Marcus Burley drawing rave reviews from Pete Carroll.

Carroll on zooming Seahawks: “We’re not going to step off the gas” | The News Tribune
Five consecutive wins and seven victories out of eight games later, Wilson’s on one of the most prolific stretches of passing the league has ever seen. And the Seattle Seahawks (9-5) are back on their customary late-season roll that’s propelled them into the last two Super Bowls.

Carroll: Christine Michael, Bryce Brown for now as lead RBs while Marshawn Lynch remains out indefinitely | The News Tribune
Marshawn Lynch isn’t coming back this week. Maybe not next week, either.

Offense leading the way for Seattle's playoff berth -
Instead of being carried by its defense that's still one of the top units in the NFL, the Seahawks are in the postseason again largely because of an offense that's been tough to slow down for the past five weeks. Seattle won its fifth straight by beating Cleveland 30-13 on Sunday, with another record-setting day from quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver Doug Baldwin as the Seahawks scored 28 or more points for the sixth straight game.

Russell Wilson credits O-line, receivers for Seahawks' red-hot offensive play - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks have been on fire over a five-game winning streak, but Russell Wilson hasn't forgotten about the numerous key players to suffer injuries this season, nor is he overlooking the players who have stepped up in their place. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Three Things from the Seahawks' win over Cleveland - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks improved to 9-5 with a 30-13 win over Cleveland. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks snap counts vs. Browns: Christine Michael, Bryce Brown split time - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The position-by-position snap counts from the Seahawks' 30-13 win over Cleveland on Sunday and a few notes, including how Pete Carroll and company decided on playing time for the running backs. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Taking the pulse of the Seattle Seahawks' defense - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
The latest stories around the Web examine Seattle's dominant defense and the evolution of Russell Wilson.

Five numbers that explain Russell Wilson's hot streak - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been on fire the past five games.

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson not a big sleeper during the week - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson doesn't subscribe to convention wisdom when it comes to sleep, as he gets only 5-6 hours a night during the week.

ESPN's NFL Football Power Index rankings for Dec. 22 - Stats & Info- ESPN
The top two teams in NFL FPI hail from the NFC West heading into Week 16.

Thanks to Secondary Depth Shown vs. Cleveland, Seahawks Defense Feels Like, “We Don’t Have any Weak Links” | Seattle Seahawks
The play of safety Kelcie McCray and cornerback Marcus Burley against Cleveland demonstrated the Seahawks' secondary depth.

Steak bets, Hail Marys and more: The lighter side of Seahawks' Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Russell Wilson doesn't always open up about his personal life, but offered some interesting off-the-field tidbits to 'Danny, Dave and Moore.' - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Who is Mountain West Connection's professional athlete of the year? - Mountain West Connection
The conference has churned out plenty of talent over the years, but which former MWC athlete had the best 2015?