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Seahawks vs. Panthers: All-22 Film Analysis of Carolina’s run game - Cat Scratch Reader
It isn’t always pretty, but the Carolina Panthers multi-dimensional run game gets the job done. The Panthers won their Week 6 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks because they were dedicated to running the football.

How analytics will improve football | SI.com
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from SI.com

Rams leave St. Louis for Los Angeles after NFL owners vote; mail | The MMQB with Peter King
The Rams are leaving St. Louis for SoCal and building a new stadium in Inglewood. Here’s why Stan Kroenke’s proposal got the votes and where it leaves the two bridesmaids—the Chargers and Raiders. Plus, reader mail

Indianapolis close to five-year extension to combine deal | ProFootballTalk
As part of the sweetheart deal Stan Kroenke offered the NFL in exchange for the keys to Los Angeles, there was talk of the NFL campus there becoming a future site for events such as the Scouting Combine. If that happens, it apparently won't be until 2021.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is unlike any QB in the NFL
His celebrations might irk some, but Panthers QB Cam Newton -- the NFL's biggest kid -- is playing like he owns the field. Here is where that came from.

Looking for players who can be great if they manage to fix one great flaw - NFL
Washington QB Kirk Cousins turned the No. 1 flaw in his game into a nonfactor and suddenly was playing like a star. Here are other players who could be very good if they fix a flaw.

Johnny Manziel era expected to be over in Cleveland - NFL.com
The arrival of Hue Jackson in Cleveland is expected to trigger the end of Johnny Manziel's time with the team, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday.

Hue Jackson hire represents huge coup for Browns - NFL.com
Has there been a moment over the last decade when Browns fans have had complete faith in a coaching hire? Does Hue Jackson represent a new direction Browns fans can finally believe in?

Shedding light on Chancellor's pass interference penalty | HeraldNet.com - Seattle Sidelines
One of the plays that could have been a difference maker in Seattle 10-9 victory over Minnesota last Sunday was a pass-interference penalty on...

Seahawks hoping for big things from Bennett, Avril vs. Panthers - Seattle - Scout
For the Seahawks to continue their Super Bowl push, Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and the rest of Seattle's pass rushers have to be just as disruptive against Carolina as they were last week in the win over the Vikings... albeit in an entirely different way.

"Back to normality": Regular opponent, regular weather for Seahawks | The News Tribune
Beyond how cold they were and all that happened in their latest adventure, the Seahawks essentially survived.

John McGrath: Let Marshawn be Marshawn and worry about the rest later | The News Tribune
Sometime during the next few months, the Seahawks are going to part ways with Marshawn Lynch. Economics related to the team’s salary cap make his departure inevitable, but as is always the case with Lynch, there will be more to the story.

Rams’ move back to Los Angeles likely means Pete Carroll to get Coliseum homecoming next season | The News Tribune
Pete Carroll just gained a yearly homecoming.

Just How Cold Was It?! A First-Hand Account Of The Wildest Wild Card Game - Oregon Sports News
The Seattle Seahawks-Minnesota Vikings Wild Card showdown was third coldest game in NFL history. It was the coldest game in Seattle and Minnesota team history.

National take on Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks gets lost in recitation - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Ever play a game of telephone, where the message gets changed as it's passed along from one person to the next? That's what happened this weekend with some comments from an NFL Network analyst about Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Resilient Seahawks accomplish two franchise-firsts in win over Vikings - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks didn't just win a playoff game for the fourth successive season for the first time in franchise history, they also came back to win a game after being shut-out for the first three quarters. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Sorry Hawks fans, leave your large 12 flags at home - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Any 12s making the trip to Charlotte for the Seahawks playoff game will need to make sure their flags aren't too big. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

How do these bizarre endings keep happening to the Seahawks? - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Yes, Sunday's win against the Vikings was crazy. But, really, shouldn't an unbelievable outcome be practically expected in the Seahawks' Pete Carroll era? - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Did the Seattle Seahawks help cause Blair Walsh's miss in Minnesota? - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Sheil Kapadia brings you the best Seahawks stories from around the web, including one about whether Seattle influenced Minnesota's field goal miss.

Seattle Seahawks head rankings of best teams since 2012
Which team has the most impressive body of work over the past four years? Although Denver has owned the regular season, Seattle's overall success trumps everyone, writes Aaron Schatz.

Best player on every NFL team Pro Football Focus grades
From the Cardinals' Carson Palmer to the Rams' Aaron Donald, Pro Football Focus lists the top-graded player from every team during the regular season.

NFC Playoff Picture: How Each Team Got To The Divisional Round | Seattle Seahawks
A closer look at the four teams remaining in the NFC playoff picture ahead of this weekend's divisional round.

Wednesday Round-Up: What The Rams Move To L.A. Means For The Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

The Carolina Panthers are favored by 2.5 points over the Seahawks. Here’s why | The Charlotte Observer
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Light snow possible for the Panthers-Seahawks game | The Charlotte Observer
There’s a chance – just a chance – that Charlotte could see snow falling from the sky for the first time this winter on Sunday, the same day its NFL team is to open the playoffs.

Defensive Tackle Ahtyba Rubin Having "A Fantastic Season" in First Year With Seattle Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks
Ahtyba Rubin has been a big part of the Seahawks' defensive success, and now is in the playoffs for the first time after seven losing seasons in Cleveland.

Huard's Chalk Talk: Seahawks will need Kam Chancellor at his best against Carolina - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Brock Huard explains why Kam Chancellor vs. Greg Olsen is a key matchup in the Seahawks' divisional-round game against Carolina. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks' new tackling style could change NFL - Business Insider
The Seahawks use a rugby-style tackling method that emphasizes leading with the shoulders rather than the head.

The Panthers have begun talking about the Seahawks: ‘You want the tough team, man’ | Q13 FOX News

Why Seattle Seahawks Are Seen as Better Than Their Record - The New York Times
For weeks, oddsmakers and computer rankings have loved the Seahawks, despite their six losses, and been skeptical of the Panthers, despite their 15-1 record.

Why Russell Wilson will likely outduel Cam Newton - NFL
Russell Wilson vs. Cam Newton is the divisional round headliner. Although it might appear MVP front-runner Newton has the upper hand, Wilson is the better player right now, KC Joyner writes.

Beast Mode's last ride? How Seahawks, Marshawn Lynch got to this point - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Before we begin searching where Marshawn Lynch goes from here in this Seahawks playoff run, Danny O'Neil takes a look at how Seattle and the star running back ended up in their current situation. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Rugby-style tackling continues to work for Seattle Seahawks' defense - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
In their quest to find the best way to tackle, the Seahawks stumbled across an older, potentially safer, way to bring ball carriers to the ground.

I was a diehard fan, until the St. Louis Rams broke me - SBNation.com
Dear future fan: The NFL isn't worth your money.

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.