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NFC Championship Caponomics Notes
Here are the notes for the NFC Championship to go along with the AFC Championship notes that you can find here. As I said there, these are just some initial notes looking at their caps and more thorough analysis will be coming on this week’s podcast, which will be coming tomorrow or Friday.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2016 NFC Championship Preview
Once upon a time in the early days of the 2015 NFL season, there were a lot of undefeated teams. You might remember those heady days, when we were debating if New England or Cincinnati or Green Bay was going to go undefeated. And yet, one of the teams sitting at the top of our DVOA ratings for most of the year was a team that started the season 4-2.

Burke Report: How can NFL overtime be fixed? A few proposed changes |

Tom Brady History in Denver, Cardinals deep passing vs. Panthers | The MMQB with Peter King

PFT’s 2015 awards | ProFootballTalk
The regular season ended 20 days ago, and all key coaching and G.M. jobs are now filled. So before the Final Four whittles to the teams that will end up on all of the Super Bowl 50 merchandise, it's a good time to recognize the best of the best from the 2015 regular season.

11 stats to arm yourself with for the Patriots-Broncos AFC title game -
Comparing Brady-Manning, Bill Belichick has reached the conference championship game at an incredible rate, the Broncos strangely never seem to lose when Ed Hochuli refs their games, and more.

2016 NFL Draft: Vernon Adams among Shrine Game prospects boosting stock -
The former Oregon quarterback was the easy choice for MVP honors, tossing three touchdowns - including a record 93-yarder - to guide the West to a 29-9 win. Illinois wide receiver Geronimo Allison and Stony Brook edge rusher Victor Ochi were other big winners Saturday.

2016 outlooks for teams in conference title games, Patriots, Panthers, Broncos, Cardinals - NFL
Field Yates breaks down the likelihood that Denver, New England, Carolina and Arizona will return to the conference-championship round next season.

Cardinals not worried about weather in Charlotte -
While Charlotte is dealing with winter snowstorms this week, the Cardinals aren't worried about the poor weather disrupting their plans ahead of Sunday's showdown with the Panthers.

Deone Bucannon will have 'huge' role vs. Panthers -
With Cam Newton and Greg Olsen keying the Panthers offense, converted safety Deone Bucannon will play a huge role at inside linebacker.

Seattle Seahawks in waiting-game mode for Marshawn Lynch — again | The News Tribune
The Seahawks front office is unsure what running back Marshawn Lynch has planned for the future, but they are operating under the assumption he won’t play for Seattle next season.

Cohen: With Seahawks out, here's who to root for on championship Sunday -

Wyman: Seahawks can make a statement by rewarding Michael Bennett and not Kam Chancellor - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks general manager John Schneider has a lot to consider this offseason, and if you ask 710 ESPN Seattle's Dave Wyman, addressing the deals of Michael Bennett and Kam Chancellor will be his most important task. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Marshawn Lynch's mother says it's not time for her son to retire yet | FOX Sports
Marshawn Lynch's mother says it's not time for her son to retire yet

Seahawks free agent projections | Seahawks Draft Blog
Thanks to Davis Hsu — it’s becoming a lot easier to look at the challenge facing the Seahawks this off-season…

Jermaine Kearse won't return to Seahawks on discount -
Coming off a career year, Jermaine Kearse is looking to shop around. Could the fourth-year wideout leave Emerald City for more lucrative pastures?

Seattle Seahawks Free Safety Earl Thomas Donates $15,000 to Seattle's Union Gospel Mission | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas made an effort to help homeless stay warm this winter by donating $15,000 to Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, funds that provided more than 3,000 blankets to individuals in need.

Marshawn Lynch could owe the Seahawks millions if he retires -
Retiring won't be cheap for Marshawn Lynch.