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Sandmeyer and Churchill: Potential key factor for Seahawks offense
I admit, this is nerdy, perhaps even for yours truly. But I'm fascinated with the X's and O's dynamic in football, and I came across something interesting when watching the All-22 of several Carolina Panthers games, then investigating exactly what I was watching.

Seahawks move to AFC just one realignment scenario
The NFL's Los Angeles relocation committee has recommended that the owners accept the Chargers and Raiders plan. That means realignment is coming if owners

Seahawks vs Panthers playoffs
The Carolina Panthers will face a much different Seahawks team than they one they beat on October 18th. It's been 3 months since the Seahawks played host t

Michael Bennett: Seahawks' Doug Baldwin won't get enough credit because he's not Odell Beckham, Jr. - Seattle - Scout
Russell Wilson called it the best catch he'd ever seen.

Seahawks notched unique win in playoff history | Sportspress Northwest
The Seahawks stood history on its head three times in beating the Minnesota Vikings 10-9 Sunday to advance to the divisional playoffs against the 15-1 Carolina Panthers.

Dave Boling: Taming the road a valuable lesson for Seahawks | The News Tribune
The Seattle Seahawks escaped their wild card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings, amid minus-25 wind chills, coming away only a little bit bloodied but more than a little scared.

The News Tribune’s weekly Seahawks chat, playoff edition before Carolina | The News Tribune
Join us for a Seahawks chat, starting at 1 p.m. PT.

The Seattle Seahawks’ Road To A Rematch - Oregon Sports News
With less than 30 seconds to go in the game, everyone in the bar sat forward on their chairs and stools, their fingers tapping nervously on the counter. The Seattle Seahawks were up 10-9 when the Minnesota Vikings lined up for a 27-yard field goal. If the kick were good, Seattle would get the ball back with roughly 20 seconds left, and down 12-10. The Vikings were in a perfect position to win the NFC Wild Card match, but then it happened.

Ten Facts You Should Know About The Seattle Seahawks And Carolina Panthers - Oregon Sports News
Nearly everyone I spoke with today, including my own son, seems to be concerned about this Carolina Panthers game. I get it. They are 15-1. The Seattle Seahawks barely got by a lesser Minnesota Vikings squad, and scored just 10 points. Simple logic would seem to heavily favor the Panthers. Thankfully, football logic is far more nuanced than that. Before any of you throw in the towel too soon, consider these 10 facts.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, Marshawn Lynch's agent, offer different messages -
Contrary to claims made by Marshawn Lynch's agent last week in a Seattle Times interview, the Seahawks running back did not have a physical setback last Friday before the team took off for Minnesota without him, according to coach Pete Carroll.

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart, WR Ted Ginn. Jr., S Kurt Coleman likely to return against Seahawks -
The playoff bye week came at the right time for the Carolina Panthers.

Three Things from the Seahawks' wild-card win over Minnesota - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks' beat the Vikings 10-9 in the wild-card round. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks' Tyler Lockett keeps his cool during first playoff game - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks rookie Tyler Lockett said Sunday's wild-card game felt no different than any of the others -- except, of course, for the bitter cold. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Revisiting three key more plays from the Seahawks' wild-card win - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
A closer look at the three key plays from the Seahawks' win over Minnesota: their fourth-quarter fumble recovery, Earl Thomas' deep pass breakup and the pass interference penalty on Kam Chancellor. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Are Seattle Seahawks the most dangerous team in the NFC? - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
That's just one of the questions local and national media are asking following Seattle's improbable victory over Minnesota.

How Cam Newton and Russell Wilson can exploit two top defenses - NFL
In a game featuring two of the NFL's hottest defenses, Matt Bowen puts together a game plan for the Panthers' and Seahawks' offenses as they try to advance to the NFC title.

Seattle Seahawks have 18.7 percent chance to win the Super Bowl - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
According to Football Outsiders, the Seahawks have the best odds of any remaining playoff team to win the Super Bowl.

Did Seattle Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman Influence Minnesota Vikings Kicker Blair Walsh's Missed Field Goal? | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's near-block of a Blair Walsh field goal earlier in Sunday's wild-card playoff game at Minnesota may have played a role in Walsh's miss that ensured a win for Seattle.

Carolina Panthers on facing Seattle Seahawks: ‘You want the tough team, man’ | The Charlotte Observer
The Carolina Panthers received absolutely the hardest playoff draw possible for a 15-1 team that has homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.

Five questions about Seattle Seahawks-Carolina Panthers matchup - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
How will the Seahawks handle the Carolina blitz? Will they be able to run the ball? And how will they contend with Greg Olsen?

Seahawks Have Been Remarkably Resilient in the Postseason Under Pete Carroll | Seattle Seahawks
Under Pete Carroll, the Seahawks are 5-2 in playoff games in which they have trailed by nine or more points. The rest of the NFL is 6-41 in that situation.

The Seahawks' road to a rematch |
With less than 30 seconds to go in the game, everyone in the bar sat forward on their chairs and stools, their fingers tapping nervously on the counter.

Breaking Down WR Aaron Burbridge and WR Braxton Miller | National Football Post

Breaking Down WR Leonte Carroo and OL Vadal Alexander | National Football Post

From Lynn Swann to Martavis Bryant, the top 10 catches in playoff history |
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Peter King previews Kansas City at New England | The MMQB with Peter King
In his last two playoff games, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has gone on the road and put up 44 and 30 points. Peter King takes a look at the divisional matchup between streaking Kansas City and New England

Pete Carroll called the league about penalty on Kam Chancellor | ProFootballTalk
For a moment on Sunday afternoon, it appeared that an incredibly costly pass interference penalty had gone against Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, helping the Vikings get into range for a game-winning field goal.

Report: 49ers no longer in running for Hue Jackson | ProFootballTalk
When Hue Jackson interviewed with the 49ers on Sunday, there was a report that he could be named the team's next head coach by the end of the day. That didn't happen as Jackson went on the interview with the Browns and set up an interview with the Giants and the chances of Jackson winding up in S...

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Cowboys pass on a QB to take Laquon Treadwell -
The Cowboys have question marks on defense and will entertain the possibility of drafting a quarterback with their top-five pick. But adding an impact player on offense like Treadwell will pay immediate dividends.

Agent's Take: What's next for RG3? -
With Washington nearly certain to release Robert Griffin III after Super Bowl 50, the former Rookie of the Year could end up in plenty of different locations and situations heading into next season.

NFL Divisional Playoff Picks: Seahawks stun Panthers, Steelers lose -
If you want to know which teams are going to win in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, you've come to the right place.

Report: Davante Adams unlikely to play vs. Cards -
Davante Adams suffered a knee injury in the Packers' Wild Card win over the Washington Redskins. The injury is reportedly likely to keep him out Saturday versus the Arizona Cardinals

San Francisco 49ers to meet with Tom Coughlin -
The Tom Coughlin tour continues. In one of the more surprising storylines of the offseason, the 69-year-old former Giants head coach will meet with the 49ers on Tuesday for their head coaching vacancy.

Concerned about NFL safety? Eject players more often
A more aggressive policy regarding ejections would represent a unique deterrent for NFL players on the path to reckless play.

Study NFL coaching diversity crisis
New study exposes the NFL's real coaching diversity crisis

Bridgewater: I need to be more aggressive in 2016 -
Teddy Bridgewater helped guide the Minnesota Vikings to the playoffs, but the quarterback understands that in order to take the next step he needs to learn to be more aggressive in big spots.

Six biggest mysteries of the Divisional Round -
Which Peyton Manning will we see versus the Steelers? Will Ben Roethlisberger's injured shoulder prevent him from throwing downfield? Those are just two of the Divisional Round's biggest mysteries.

Ben Roethlisberger has torn ligaments in shoulder -
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger revealed during a radio interview Tuesday that he has torn ligaments in his throwing shoulder in addition to his previously known injury, a sprained AC joint.

Bucs interview OC Dirk Koetter for head coaching job -
The Tampa Bay Buccaneer interviewed offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter for their head coaching position Tuesday. Koetter is the favorite to the land the job after his work with Jameis Winston in 2015.