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Scouting The Patriots WR Injury Crisis: The Process and Game Plan - Inside The Pylon
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Week 12 Game Scripts: Six Blowouts, One Huge Comeback, And A Ton Of Passes
Week 12 went down as the most pass-happy week of the season. Most weeks this year have fluctuated with a pass ratio in the neighborhood of 59%, but teams a

Pettine's stubbornness in handling of Johnny Manziel reaches new heights |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota excel as QBs in first NFL seasons | The MMQB with Peter King
It's hard to avoid hyperbole when evaluating the professional progress of the 2015 draft's first two picks. The tape shows that Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are playing beyond expectation in their first seasons and on track to be successful quarterbacks for years to come

League shortens tampering window from three days to two | ProFootballTalk
Several years ago, the NFL adopted in response to the rampant tampering that occurs before free agency a three-day window for legal tampering, during which players due to hit the market can, through their agents, negotiate (but not reach agreement) with potential suitors.

Best-case, worst-case scenarios for all 32 teams - NFL
Cam Newton and the Panthers soar to 16-0. Chip Kelly and the Eagles continue their free fall. Here are the best- and worst-case scenarios for each NFL team.

Five things to know about Cleveland Browns QB Austin Davis
Austin Davis is taking over as the Browns' starting quarterback, ahead of Johnny Manziel -- here is some background info on him.

Colts' Matt Hasselbeck randomly drug tested -
Matt Hasselbeck hinted on Twitter that he became the latest 40-year-old player on the Indianapolis Colts player to be randomly drug tested. What gives?

Russell Wilson tops Week 12 Players of the Week -
Russell Wilson's five-touchdown game helped the Seattle Seahawks get right back into the playoff picture on Sunday. It also earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors this week.

Browns to start Austin Davis, not Johnny Manziel, at QB -
The Cleveland Browns are going to start Austin Davis instead of Johnny Manziel at quarterback on Sunday against the Bengals, the team announced.

Possible head coaches with most to gain -- and lose -
There will be more vacant NFL coaching positions as the season comes to a close. Find out which candidates are the hottest commodities.

Coaching hot seat tracker -
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.

Ryan Mallett working out for Ravens, per report -
The Baltimore Ravens are the first quarterback-needy team to give free-agent quarterback Ryan Mallett a call. The former Texans signal-caller is working out for the team, per a report.

Like Seahawks, Vikings built around the running game and a physical defense - Seattle - Scout
Pete Carroll's philosophy of running the ball and playing stout defense to control the clock will be matched Sunday against fellow defensive-minded head coach Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings. Are the NFC North-leading Vikings better at this style football than the Seahawks?

Improved offensive line play might save Seahawks' season | - Sports
RENTON — What a difference a functional offensive line makes.Three games ago the Seahawks offense got ransacked by a swarming, blitzing defense ...

Two cents worth: Two-point conversion needs to be focus of Seahawks | The News Tribune
Seahawks may need to maximize their scoring opportunities in the final weeks of the regular season by attempting more two-point conversions.

Hawk Talk highlights: What's wrong with the Seahawks' defense? - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Highlights from the latest edition of 'Hawk Talk', which included Danny O'Neil's thoughts on the main issues with Seattle's defense and the job that first-year coordinator Kris Richard has done. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

With Graham out, Cooper Helfet hopes to catch on with improved blocking - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
With Jimmy Graham sidelined for the rest of the season, Cooper Helfet's role is expected to increase. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks' Russell Wilson named NFC's offensive player of the week - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been named the NFC's offensive player of the week, an easy choice after one of the best games of his career. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks' Russell Wilson sets record for fourth-quarter comebacks - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
What are the local and national media saying about the Seattle Seahawks? It's good news if you're a Hawks fan.

Seattle Seahawks see odds of making playoffs increase to 76.4 percent - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Sunday's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers shot up the Seattle Seahawks' odds of making the playoffs according to outlets such as Football Outsiders.

How the Seattle Seahawks' offense carved up the Steelers - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Solid pass protection and timely calls against Pittsburgh's Cover 3 defense made the difference in Seattle's victory.

The Passing Game, Pete Carroll’s Khakis, Eggnog and More in this Week’s Seahawks Q&A | Seattle Seahawks
Answering questions about the Seahawks, and a few other random things, in this week's Q&A.

Sizzling Seattle Seahawks Face Tough Test For Fantasy Football Output | Seattle Seahawks
Scott Engel at previews Week 13 around the NFL from a fantasy football perspective.

How Seahawks’ O-line has U-turned itself, Seattle’s season | The Olympian
What a difference a functional line makes.

Early Look at the Seahawks: Seattle getting taste of NFL parity -
After two years of dominating the NFC with a 25-5 regular-season record, a 5-1 postseason mark and two Super Bowl appearances, the Seahawks have become the face of the roller-coaster ride that is the NFL.

NFC playoff picture: Seahawks are back from the abyss -
The Seahawks might not be the dominant force they once were. But Seattle's Week 12 win over the Steelers has them in good position to get into the playoffs.

Seahawks announce Richard Sherman as 2015 ‘Man of the Year’ | Q13 FOX News

Now You Know How Good Linval Joseph Is - Inside The Pylon
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