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FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Audibles at the Line: Week 3
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Despite First Win, Questions Remain About Eagles QB Sam Bradford | The MMQB with Peter King
The Eagles are on the board in 2015, thanks in large part to defense, special teams and an improved running game (plus an assist from Brandon Marshall’s “historically” boneheaded play). But one major question remains unanswered: What do they have in Sam Bradford?

Peter King's Monday Morning QB, Week 3 | The MMQB with Peter King
The games were mostly a snooze but we still learned plenty on the third Sunday of the season. Here's why a trio of surprise teams are 3-0, the AFC North might be all but over and the U-word whispers have begun in New England. Plus weekly awards, Monday night preview and 10 things I think

If only one team goes to L.A., it could be the Chargers | ProFootballTalk
When PFT reported last week that the NFL may send only one team to Los Angeles instead of two, many assumed that this meant the Rams would be the team to make the trek, since owner Stan Kroenke has the means to privately finance a single-team stadium in Inglewood.

The wisdom of John Fox: Bears need “more than zero points” | ProFootballTalk
Bears coach John Fox might be secretive to the point of paranoid. And he might be boring when he does decide to talk. But one simply can not question the offensive brilliance that resides between his ears.

Tomsula: No thoughts of replacing Colin Kaepernick | ProFootballTalk
There may have been less blunt ways to ask it, but there's no doubt that the first question of 49ers coach Jim Tomsula's Monday press conference was the thing on plenty of people's minds after Sunday's 47-7 loss to the Cardinals.

Report: Panthers trade for veteran pass-rusher Jared Allen | ProFootballTalk
The Panthers have been running short on defensive ends since Greg Hardy went on the commissioner's exempt list a game into last season. And when Charles Johnson got hurt, they clearly felt the need to make a big move.

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Jared Goff goes from Golden Bears to Chicago Bears -
Cal quarterback Jared Goff isn't a no-brainer No. 1 pick like Andrew Luck, but he has separated himself as the top passing prospect if he enters the 2016 class and the Bears desperately need to address the position.

Monday Musings: The Bengals are for real, the Dolphins are a joke -
A thrilling comeback win in Baltimore proves these aren't the same Bengals. But the Dolphins? Still the same disappointing team -- which is bad news for Joe Philbin.

Bears: Punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt
Name a number for the Bears and it's not a good one. A closer look at some of the futility.

Why this New England Patriots team has the firepower to go 16-0 again - NFL
It's early, but with the Patriots' offense playing like it's 2007 again, it's not out of the question that New England will make another run at an undefeated season, writes Mike Sando.

NFL's catch rules are broken -- but here's how they can be fixed
Tyler Eifert's negated TD showed that the NFL's catch rules remain flawed. It's time to reverse course and let common sense prevail.

Referee Ed Hochuli could face discipline for comments made to Cam Newton of Carolina Panthers
Referee Ed Hochuli could be subject to discipline if it is proved that he told Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton he "wasn't old enough" to get a call in Sunday's 27-22 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Injuries: Sammy Watkins day-to-day with calf injury -
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins is day-to-day with a mild calf injury after exiting Sunday's win early. It's good news for the first-round pick after a slow start to the season.

Eleven best surprises of the 2015 NFL season -
Arizona running back Chris Johnson and Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton highlight Gregg Rosenthal's list of best surprises of the 2015 season. Who else made the cut?

Highlights of the Seahawks 26-0 shutout of the Bears - Seattle - Scout
Relive some of the coolest moments from the Seahawks successful home opener against the Chicago Bears with these official highlights!

“Don’t matter” the mantra for Russell Wilson’s ongoing learning about throwing to Jimmy Graham | The News Tribune
Two plays in Sunday’s 26-0 win exemplify the learning process between franchise quarterback and his new, unique receiving weapon.

Seattle Seahawks Week 3 grades -
The Seattle Seahawks notched their first win of the 2015 season on Sunday with a 26-0 victory over the Chicago Bears at a raucous CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks rookie Thomas Rawls breaks tackles, misperceptions against Bears | The Seattle Times
The 5-foot-9 undrafted free agent seized the opportunity to fill in for Marshawn Lynch on Sunday and ran for 104 yards on 16 carries.

Seahawks rookie Tyler Lockett’s returns already are a must-watch | The Seattle Times
On a team fraught with infectious personalities, Lockett has emerged as the Seahawks’ greatest source of entertainment. With two touchdown returns in three games, he has become can’t-miss for fans and can’t-catch for opponents.

Seahawks post-game meanderings: Seattle taking a liking to the air so far | The Seattle Times
It's hard not to notice that the Seahawks have thrown more passes than they have run it in each of their three games this year. We may be seeing a different offensive balance this year than in seasons past.

Seahawks Morning After: Why not everything is right with Seattle after blanking Bears | The Seattle Times
Sure, the Seahawks won Sunday, but remember they beat the lowly Bears. There’s still a lot to fix and plenty for fans to worry about, Matt Calkins writes.

Seahawks rookie Thomas Rawls shines in first career start - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Making his first career start, undrafted rookie running back Thomas Rawls rushed for 104 yards on 16 carries while Marshawn Lynch played sparingly because of injuries in Seattle's win over Chicago. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks vs Bears: 5 takeaways from Seattle's blowout win - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Seattle Seahawks got themselves into the win column this week by shutting out the Chicago Bears. The 26-0 drubbing the Seahawks administered was not wi

Day after rational thoughts - Seahawks vs Bears
The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Chicago Bears 26-0 in Seattle Sunday afternoon. What do we takeaway from this game?

NFC West Roundup: Arizona surges, Seahawks up to 2nd place - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The NFC West is finally starting to trend as it was expected to. The Seattle Seahawks began to "get right" with the return of Kam Chancellor, and the resul

Looking at the Snap Count from the Seahawks’ Week 3 Win over the Chicago Bears | Seattle Seahawks
A look at how the playing time was distributed in Seattle's Week 3 win over the Bears.

Seahawks get excited over Thomas Rawls' performance
Running back Thomas Rawls had a breakout game for the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday as he rushed for 104 yards on 16 carries in Seattle's...

Seattle Seahawks’ grades from Pro Football Focus: Solid marks all around for the defense, Russell Wilson | The Seattle Times
Here is the weekly grade book from Pro Football Focus. Offense Russell Wilson earned a +2.6, his first “green” grade of the year. That currently ranks eighth with the Monday...

10 thoughts on the Bears' 26-0 loss to the Seahawks - Chicago Tribune
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears dropped to 0-3 when they were defeated 26-0 by the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at CenturyLink Field, the first time they have been shut out since the final game of the 2002 season.

Terrelle Pryor working out for Seahawks as a receiver | ProFootballTalk
In 2014, the Seahawks traded a seventh-round pick to the Raiders to acquire Terrelle Pryor. Pryor didn't make the team as a backup quarterback to Russell Wilson, leaving him to head to Cincinnati and then Cleveland.

Saints-Panthers: Five Big Things from Saints' 22-27 Loss - Canal Street Chronicles
One of New Orleans' big acquisitions of the offseason, Brandon Browner has been a shell of the player he was with the Seahawks and with the Pats. Maybe what the Saints are now realizing is that a player can hide within a given system, they saw that a few years ago with Jason David.

Richard Sherman: Seattle Seahawks practiced trick punt play 3 times - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN

The Seahawks' trick punt return in the first quarter against the Bears was not something the team has had in its arsenal for awhile.