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Kris Richard Week 13 Press Conference | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard talks about how he wants the defense to continue to play disciplined as they have the last few weeks.

Seattle's DeShawn Shead again a starter, this time at CB -
When Shead entered the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Portland State it was easier for him to learn the responsibilities and techniques of a cornerback. After being bounced between the two spots, Shead may have finally found his spot as Seattle's starting right cornerback for now.

Seahawks' Thomas Rawls: ‘I love the hurt, I love the pain, I love the grind' - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Thomas Rawls has carried a heavy load the past two games, but the Seahawks' rookie running back says he plans to outlast his opponents. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks Thursday practice report: Paul Richardson sits again - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
It's looking less likely that Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson will return this week from his hamstring injury now that he missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Cowboys' Undoing
The 2015 Cowboys season came to unofficial close last week with a 33-14 beatdown at the hands of the Panthers. It has been a lost season in Dallas ever since the (first) Tony Romo injury, but there was a brief glimpse of hope once Romo won his first start back. Then reality showed up on Thursday and it turns out teams that lose seven in a row at any point in the season aren't as good as teams that win 10 in a row, no matter who the quarterback is.

The New Andy Dalton | The MMQB with Peter King
As fiery as his red hair, the Bengals’ quarterback has finally taken a leadership role and transformed into an MVP candidate. For the nonbelievers, a postseason win will be the measure of true growth

Consussions, deflategate, officiating, not affecting NFL reveune | The MMQB with Peter King
Labor unrest. The concussion crisis. Stars embroiled in scandals. Scandals mishandled by the league. Poor play. Poorer officiating. And yet, revenues and ratings keep growing. A look at some of the issues that could possibly (but probably not) slow down the NFL’s seemingly unstoppable growth

The Chronicles of Favre-ia -
Whistling rocket balls, locker room laughs, mad-cap comebacks and the NFL's greatest tough guy streak ... Brett Favre's backups go deep on life with No. 4.

Where Colin Kaepernick should land if the 49ers cut ties - NFL
Assuming Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers part ways, which teams/coaches would do the best job of harnessing his talent and developing his potential? Matt Bowen and Mike Sando look at the options.

Buffalo Bills CB Ronald Darby tops Mel Kiper's rookie rankings - NFL
Mel Kiper ranks the most impressive rookies this season, starting with Bills CB Ronald Darby, who has two interceptions this season.

Jimmy Graham's road to recovery from knee surgery - fantasy football
Stephania Bell breaks down Jimmy Graham's patellar tendon injury, outlining next steps following surgery and his outlook moving forward.

Mort & Schefter: 10 names next in line to be NFL head coaches - NFL
NFL teams fire an average of 6.9 head coaches per season, going back to 2000. Our NFL insiders have names to know for the next openings. Mike Shula, Teryl Austin and Adam Gase are among them.

Lions wary of struggling Pack: 'It's Aaron Rodgers, bro' -
Aaron Rodgers has struggled in his last six games, putting up some career lows. However, ahead of tonight's game in Detroit, Lions safety Glover Quin dismissed those Packers problems.

Pete Carroll: No regrets over Jimmy Graham trade -
Did the Seahawks get the better end of the Jimmy Graham deal? Coach Pete Carroll thinks so, even after the playmaking tight end was lost for the year with a torn patellar tendon.

Injury roundup: Jets' Bowles doubts Revis will play -
There is now a very real chance Darrelle Revis won't be on the field when the Jets meet Odell Beckham Jr. and the Giants on Sunday. Track all of Thursday's injuries around the league.

Rams to start Nick Foles at QB Sunday vs. Cardinals -
The St. Louis Rams will start Nick Foles at quarterback for Sunday's tilt against the Arizona Cardinals, the team announced Thursday. Case Keenum will serve as the backup quarterback if he clears concussion protocol.

Earl Thomas Week 13 Press Conference | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas talks about how much fun he had in the win against the Steelers and looks ahead to the upcoming game against the Vikings explaining what makes Adrian Peterson such a good running back.

Can the Seattle Seahawks win out and finish 11-5? - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
If Seattle can get past Minnesota, they then face three teams with losing records and a Arizona team that could be resting its starters in Week 17.

How Kobe Bryant influenced Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Kobe Bryant's competitiveness always stood out to a young Richard Sherman.

Seattle Seahawks' defense: Five questions to ponder - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks' defense is giving up more points and more big plays in 2015. What does this mean for the stretch run?

Seahawks in position to make a run - ESPN Video
With the way Russell Wilson is playing and a favorable upcoming schedule, suddenly the Seattle Seahawks are in position to make a playoff run.

Seattle Seahawks Tight End Luke Willson Ready for Bigger Role in Jimmy Graham’s Absence | Seattle Seahawks
With Jimmy Graham out for the season with a knee injury, tight end Luke Willson is ready to take on a bigger role in the offense.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll: Defense needs to do better against explosive plays - NFL Videos
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll joins "NFL Total Access" to explain how the defense needs to do better against explosive plays, losing tight end Jimmy Graham for the remainder of the season, and a probable timetable for running back Marshawn Lynch's return.

Darrell Bevell Week 13 Press Conference | Seattle Seahawks
Offensive Coordinator Darrell Bevell talks about last Sunday's game against the Steelers and Russell Wilson's 5 touchdown throws.

Updated mock draft: 3rd December | Seahawks Draft Blog
We had some technical issues with the podcast this week -- and it means we've only been able to salvage the first half of the recording. Please still check

Hauschka, Sea Gals convince 8th grader to eat breakfast - Local News |
Here's a recipe for boredom: a middle school assembly about eating healthy and exercise. - Local -

NFL Week 13 game picks: Seahawks edge Vikings; Panthers roll -
Can Aaron Rodgers' Packers get their season on track? Or will Matthew Stafford's Lions secure a surprising season sweep? Elliot Harrison picks the winner of every game on the Week 13 slate.

NFL picks and predictions, Seahawks vs. Vikings 2015: Experts divided on key NFC matchup -
If the season ended today, the Seahawks would travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings in the NFC Wild Card round.

Help Send Seattle Seahawks Strong Safety Kam Chancellor To The 2016 Pro Bowl | Seattle Seahawks
Voting is open for the 2016 Pro Bowl and 12s can cast a ballot for their favorite Seahawks players at

Willson, Helfet to replace Graham for Seahawks
Seahawks to call upon Luke Willson, Cooper Helfet to replace Jimmy Graham

Thursday Round-Up: Assesses the Seattle Seahawks' Place in the NFC Playoff Picture | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Reading, reacting, rewarding: Seahawks' offense causes new issues for Vikings -
After falling behind the Steelers in the fourth quarter last Sunday, the Seahawks turned to one of their offensive staples to kick-start their comeback.

REPORT: Which NFL Fanbase Pirates Content Most Frequently? Answer: Seahawks, Florida Teams
For those who have chosen to forgo high cable bills and poor customer service by "cutting the cord", sports have been the last bastion of a quickly-fading