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Carson Palmer faces fallout after poor playoff performance -
To say Carson Palmer struggled in the NFC Championship Game would be a severe understatement. Jeffri Chadiha unwraps the Arizona Cardinals quarterback's six-turnover outing.

Panthers defense turns focus to Peyton Manning after another dominant performance
After flustering Russell Wilson and Carson Palmer, Carolina must now contend with five-time MVP.

Thomas Davis: “I’m Not Missing the Super Bowl ... Believe That” | The MMQB with Peter King
The All-Pro linebacker has beaten the odds and come back from numerous injuries before, but the heart and soul of the Panthers’ D is staring down his biggest challenge yet

Panthers' team effort, on and off field, propels them to SB50 -
The Panthers may have a collection of all-star talent on the field, but NFL Media's Albert Breer writes it's the way they handle things off the field that makes them the favorite to win it all.

Carson Palmer’s Jake Delhomme moment should have Cardinals thinking about the future | ProFootballTalk
Carson Palmer picked a bad day to have a bad day. That's a mild adjustment to a quote from former Panthers coach John Fox seven years ago, after his team disintegrated in a 33-13 home loss to the Cardinals in the playoffs.

Thomas Davis breaks arm, intends to play in SB50 -
Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis left Sunday's NFC Championship Game win over the Cardinals with a broken arm. He says that won't stop from playing in his first Super Bowl.

Arizona Cardinals' biggest stars fall flat in Carolina -
With a trip to Super Bowl 50 hanging in the balance, the Arizona Cardinals' biggest stars imploded in their postseason rematch with the Panthers in an embarrassing 49-15 loss in the NFC Championship.

Super Bowl trip is Peyton Manning's top comeback yet -
Peyton Manning's season -- a season that once appeared destined to be remembered as a sad end to a remarkable career -- will now extend to the Super Bowl. Go figure.

Von Miller makes life hell for Tom Brady -
For four straight quarters on Sunday, New England's Tom Brady spent life on the run. A big reason for that was Denver's Von Miller, who pressured the quarterback relentlessly.

Cardinals looking to lock up Tyrann Mathieu long-term -
If you're an Arizona Cardinals fan, go ahead and buy yourself a Tyrann Mathieu jersey. The top-flight safety is a major priority of the Cardinals and they'd like to sign him to a long-term deal, according to Ian Rapoport.

East-West Shrine Game standouts who could be future Seahawks - Seattle - Scout
The East-West Shrine Game has been good to the Seahawks with the club Kam Chancellor (2010), Christine Michael (2013), Cassius Marsh (2014) and Kasen Williams (2015) among the current players on Seattle's roster who boosted their stock in the prestigious all-star game. Who stood out (and fits the Seahawk profile) this year?

Russell Wilson’s next evolution: Think like a defensive player | The News Tribune
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wants his franchise quarterback, Russell Wilson, to look at offense from a completely opposite perspective.

ESPN's Mike Sando: Re-signing Jermaine Kearse, Jeremy Lane aren't priorities for Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
ESPN NFL insider Mike Sando pointed at cornerback Jeremy Lane and wide receiver Jermaine Kearse as players the Seahawks can replace fairly easily if they lose them in free agency. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: 10 Young Seahawks Who Could Shape the Offseason
1. WR Kasen Williams At 6'3" 217 lbs, Kasen Williams is the prototypical size for a receiver. He is not the fastest player, clocking in at just 4.6 seconds in his 40-yard dash before the draft, but he is a terrific athlete who adds a 35-inch vertical leap to his already tall frame. He showed great potential as a special teams player during training camp, both as a gunner on punts and as a kick or punt block specialist on the edge. After spending the bulk of the season on the practice squad, he was promoted late in the year, and appeared in a couple of games. He could be a perfect fit at split end, and will be under club control for years to come.

The most loyal fans in the NFL: RANKED | For The Win
Seattle leads our rankings but there's a surprise at the bottom.

John McGrath: Seahawks should indulge in the pleasures of tedium | The Olympian
If one thing can be said about the Seahawks during the Pete Carroll Era, it is that they are never boring.

'Momma Lynch' unsure which way Marshawn is leaning - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Considering Marshawn Lynch is perhaps the most unpredictable player in the NFL, it's unlikely that he'll make a firm decision one way or another soon.

Nick Patterson: 5 offseason questions surrounding the Seahawks | - Sports
The Seattle Seahawks' season is over. Seattle finished 10-6, earned a wild-card berth to the playoffs, then beat the Minnesota Vikings in the opening ...