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The Playbook: A complete guide to Week 13 action around the NFL |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Three to Watch in Week 13 | The MMQB with Peter King
The MMQB's Peter King takes a look at this weekend's slate of games. Russell Wilson is finally getting his down field throws down pat for Seattle at Minnesota, the Rams face their last gasp to make the playoffs against the Cardinals and the Colts have a great chance to shock the Steelers

Linval Joseph ruled out for Vikings | ProFootballTalk
Linval Joseph has been one of the best defensive tackles in the league this season, but the Vikings will have to deal with the Seahawks without his help this Sunday. Joseph has been ruled out with a foot injury that kept him from practicing all week.

Jed York e-mail says ousted team president “instrumental” to team | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers sure seem like a well-organized and well-run bunch these days. So in an effort to head the next wave of reports off at the pass regarding the demotion of team president Paraag Marathe, the 49ers have published the in-house e-mail owner Jed York sent to his staff this morning.

NFL games are ending in incredible fashion at an unprecedented rate -
The last week of NFL action has been pretty remarkable.

12 stats to arm yourself with heading into Week 13 of the NFL season -
Tom Brady can pass Dan Marino for the third-most touchdown passes, the Chiefs are rolling, Brandon Marshall goes for an unusual record, and more.

Johnny Manziel, Brock Osweiler on Bill Barnwell's Must-December Team - NFL
The Browns' and Broncos' young quarterbacks are among the players with the most on the line down the final stretch of the season, writes Bill Barnwell.

Mike McCarthy of Green Bay Packers makes Fail Mary dig -- 'At least our guy really caught the ball'
Packers coach Mike McCarthy was thrilled to be on the winning end of Thursday night's Hail Mary after being on the losing end of the so-called "Fail Mary" in 2012.

How to defend a Hail Mary and how the Detroit Lions screwed up - NFL
There is one standard way to defend the Hail Mary, and one that's a little more unconventional, but has a great shot to work. The Lions chose neither, a terrible plan, says Matt Bowen.

Gurley on hitting rookie wall: 'What wall? I'm good' -
This goes without saying that Gurley has been trying to pound the ball against some fairly good defenses in recent weeks. Has he hit the so called rookie wall?

Bold predictions: J.J. Watt will have sack-fest -
It's time for another round of bold predictions from the Around The NFL team. Remember, these predictions are not for the faint of heart.

Cheers for Hail Mary glory; jeers for tattoos with typos -
In the latest edition of the Around The NFL End Around, Dan Hanzus looks back on a week that saw unreal drama in Motown, Brock's tattoo foul-up and Andy Dalton heaping praise on Coldplay.

Vikings’ Peterson a step up on draft mate Lynch | Sportspress Northwest
While there may only be one Beast Mode, Adrian “All Day” Peterson brings a slightly better resume to the Seahawks game in Minneapolis Sunday against his Vikings.

More vocal Patrick Lewis settling Seahawks offensive line - Dec. 3, 2015 | Seattle's Sports Radio 950 KJR
One of the reasons Patrick Lewis didn't win the starting center job for the Seattle Seahawks was he wasn't vocal enough to adequately communicate along the line of scrimmage.

Seahawks relying on big games from Michael Bennett, Thomas Rawls against the Vikings - Seattle - Scout
Sure, stopping Adrian Peterson will be key. But this is a possible playoff preview. Let's dig a little deeper.

Art Thiel: Seahawks' grunts finally have their stuff together | - Sports
Normally, anyone using the word “funnest” would receive from me the Vulcan shoulder pinch that drops the fool to his feet. But coming...

Seahawks call on Willson again to fill role of primary tight end | - Sports
RENTON — The time has arrived for Luke Willson to step up to the plate.Again.For the second straight season the Seattle Seahawks tight end has...

The key to Seahawks defense getting totally right: trust | The News Tribune
To hear them tell it, the problems with the Seahawks’ star-filled defense at key times this season distill to one factor.

Pete Carroll, one season into Jimmy Graham trade: “Great, long-term decision that we made” | The News Tribune
The Seahawks have another star back on the East Coast recovering from surgery.

What's wrong with the Seattle Seahawks defense? -

Five questions that will determine whether the Seahawks win - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will have the Seahawks' full attention on Sunday.

The five craziest prime-time finishes in the NFL so far this season - NFL Nation- ESPN
The last week has produced three prime-time games that ended with a bang. Are they among the top five of the season so far?

Seahawks “Jack of All Trades” DeShawn Shead Thriving in Latest Role | Seattle Seahawks
Playing his fourth different position this season, DeShawn Shead excelled at right cornerback after taking over the starting job last week.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks NFL countdown | FOX Sports
FOX Sports North takes an in-depth look at the keys to this Sunday's Minnesota Vikings-Seattle Seahawks game

Seahawks vs. Vikings 2015 odds: Minnesota small betting underdog against Seattle -
The Minnesota Vikings will be looking to improve their chances to make the postseason with a win this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

What's making the difference for Seahawks QB Russell Wilson? - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
With their quarterback staying clean and in rhythm behind a jelling line, the Seahawks are trending upward as they hit the stretch run.

Getting to Know the Seahawks with Seattle Times beat writer Bob Condotta -
Russell Wilson is coming off a career-high five touchdown passes and his second-best passer rating of 147.9 in a 39-30 win over Pittsburgh.

Three Things We Learned From Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson's Week 13 Press Conference | Seattle Seahawks
Key takeaways from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's Week 13 Thursday press conference.

Paraag Marathe, 49ers spin control is underway - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers front office is a mess, and for now, we remain somewhat in the dark as to what is actually happening. We have heard reports Paraag Marathe is getting a position change, and...

Jim Tomsula addresses Paraag Marathe story, 49ers Wednesday practice - Niners Nation
It's no surprise Jim Tomsula got some questions about the Paraag Marathe situation on Friday. His answers don't reveal a lot, but we've got a full transcript nonetheless.

Jed York emails 49ers staff regarding 49ers front office changes - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers front office changes have been the subject of much discussion over the last day. CEO Jed York sent out a memo today to staff to discuss the move. Here is the full text of...