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FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Clutch Encounters: Week 13
It gets redundant to talk about a "crazy week" in the NFL when some level of craziness has become the weekly norm. This season especially has been unique, with a higher percentage of close finishes and the number of teams still in playoff contention at the three-quarters mark. Having said that, yeah, it was another crazy week where long touchdown runs by quarterbacks, egregious fumbles, and a bunch of missed extra points stood out.

Pittsburgh Steelers surge in NFL Power Rankings for Week 14 | The MMQB with Peter King
Seismic activity in the NFL pecking order this week will leave many questioning the power ranker’s mental state. Please form an orderly line

A Blowout Loss Leads to Questions for the Colts | The MMQB with Peter King
Peter King examines the latest blowout loss for the Indianapolis Colts and what it means for head coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson

Adrian Peterson: Players who want to be great want the ball | ProFootballTalk
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson offered a candid assessment of his team's performance against the Seahawks last Sunday when he said the team was outplayed and outcoached in a 38-7 loss that knocked them out of first place in the NFC North.

Agent's Take: Tom Brady leads list of NFL's most underpaid of 2015 - CBSSports.com
Which extension-eligible players have been the most underpaid in 2015? The list starts with an MVP candidate and includes a breakout tight end, arguably the league's best cornerback and more.

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Myles Jack the versatile LB that Cowboys covet - CBSSports.com
After missing out on linebackers in the first round the last two years, UCLA's Myles Jack will likely be high on the Cowboys' wish list this spring.

NFL Power Rankings: Panthers the only constant in this crazy season - NFL - CBSSports.com
Wrote off the Seahawks, Chiefs and Bucs? Yeah, we'll they're alive and well entering the home stretch. The only constant in this crazy NFL season is Carolina's excellence.

The Denver Broncos rise to the top spot in the NFL playoff projections - NFL
In his updated NFL playoff projections, Aaron Schatz has the Denver Broncos at No. 1 overall, a big deal when you consider what home-field advantage could mean in the competitive AFC.

NFC Playoff Picture: Can Carolina be stopped? - NFL.com
The Panthers' vaunted D got shellacked by the Saints but remain unbeaten thanks to a banner day from Cam Newton. Can they be stopped? Marc Sessler examines in our NFC playoff picture.

Eleven players who need more Pro Bowl love - NFL.com
Russell Wilson is throwing better than ever, but you won't see that reflected in Pro Bowl voting numbers. Gregg Rosenthal spotlights the Seahawks QB and 10 others who justify receiving more votes.

Next Gen Stats notebook: Pats receivers failing Brady - NFL.com
The Patriots are coming off back-to-back losses in part because of poor receiver play. In a related matter, Tom Brady's completion percentage and passer rating have dropped. What's going on?

‘Pedestrian’ no more, Baldwin comes up big | Sportspress Northwest
Doug Baldwin always bristled at the suggestion that Seattle's receivers are "pedestrian." Over the past two weeks, Baldwin and the Seahawks offense has done something about it.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ‘at large’ after surgery? Not really | The News Tribune
Where is Marshawn Lynch? When will he play again? He is “at large,” Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said cryptically and (somewhat) jokingly on Monday.

Seahawks' Pete Carroll laughs at former mentor's postgame rant - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Pete Carroll was treated to a meeting with former Vikings head coaches Jerry Burns and Bud Grant, who were in attendance at Sunday's Seahawks game. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks waive TE Chase Coffman, now have two open roster spots - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks have waived tight end Chase Coffman, leaving them with two opennings on their 53-man roster after the release of cornerback Cary Williams on Monday. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Hawk Talk highlights: Bruce Irvin's future with the Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Highlights from the latest edition of 'Hawk Talk' with Danny O'Neil, including his thoughts on what will happen with linebacker Bruce Irvin once he becomes an unrestricted free agent at season's end. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Should Seattle Seahawks be considered a threat to NFC's top seeds? - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
A roundup of stories about the Seahawks from around the country, including positive takes on Russell Wilson and the Seattle defense.

Carroll hints Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch isn't close to return - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Marshawn Lynch is two weeks removed from surgery and "doing really well," Carroll said, but the running back isn't close to a return to action.

Looking at the Snap Counts from the Seattle Seahawks’ Week 13 Win in Minnesota | Seattle Seahawks
A look at the distribution of playing time from Sunday's win at Minnesota.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Seattle Seahawks 2015 odds: Ravens underdogs at home - Baltimore Beatdown
The Ravens host the Seattle Seahawks this week, coming off a tough defeat at the hands of the Miami Dolphins. In what was originally touted as a matchup of contenders, this game now looks to beat a...

Bell tolls: Seattle Seahawks should still be feared as a Super Bowl contender
For the first time since Russell Wilson’s moment-of-glory-pass at the goal line in Super Bowl XLIX was intercepted by Malcolm Butler, the Seattle Seahawks head into a game again with a winning record.

Additional thoughts on Cary Williams' release from the Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
A few more thoughts and notes on the Seahawks' decision to release cornerback Cary Williams on Monday, including how the move will affect Seattle's salary cap this season and beyond. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Carroll: Seahawks feel “more comfortable” with DeShawn Shead, Jeremy Lane instead of Cary Williams | ProFootballTalk
After being benched against the San Francisco 49ers, it was inevitable that Cary Williams tenure with the Seattle Seahawks was coming to an end sooner rather than later.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson: Five numbers that matter - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks are one of the hottest teams in the NFL of late, thanks to the lights-out play of quarterback Russell Wilson.

Three Things from the Seahawks' win over Minnesota - Danny O'Neil | 710 ESPN Seattle
Three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks improved to 7-5 with a 38-7 win over Minnesota. - Danny Posts - 710 ESPN Seattle

Three Things We Learned From Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll's Week 14 Monday Press Conference | Seattle Seahawks
Key takeaways from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll's media session held one day after his team's 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy football All-Bust Team: Manning, Lacy, and more - Fantasy - SI.com
If you were unlucky enough to draft several of these players, you’re almost surely out of the running in your fantasy league.

The book on stoicism that's taking the NFL by storm - NFL - SI.com
“It doesn’t matter how hard it is to be in the Super Bowl. It’s probably not harder than becoming the emperor of Rome.” Why a book on 2,000-year-old principles of stoicism has spread through the NFL and the sports world.

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Former Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams won't be returning - Baltimore Beatdown
Newly released Cary Williams will not be taking the red eye to Baltimore from Seattle, despite the clamor otherwise. Here's why.