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FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 20 DVOA Ratings
As usual after the Conference Championship games, we're not going to bother with the full 32-team table of weighted DVOA ratings, since there are only two teams left and most teams haven't played for three weeks. Instead, let's just look at the two remaining teams, Carolina and Denver.

NFL Fox TV Broadcast of Cards-Panthers NFC Championship Game | The MMQB with Peter King
The FOX crew allowed The MMQB inside its preparation and production of the Cardinals-Panthers NFC Championship Game to see how Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and others get the job done. Spoiler alert: It involves cough drops, film study and text messages from—boom!—John Madden

On Belichick’s Decisions, Cam’s Celebrations and Palmer’ future | The MMQB with Peter King
Peter King wraps up Championship Weekend

49ers’ Arik Armstead is a Chip Kelly fan from their Oregon days | ProFootballTalk
The only 49ers player who has played for new head coach Chip Kelly is Arik Armstead, last year's first-round draft pick out of Oregon. And Armstead is thrilled to play for Kelly again.

Arians says he probably should have sat Palmer in Week 17 | ProFootballTalk
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians insisted after the NFC Championship Game that Carson Palmer's finger injury is not the reason Arizona lost. Nevertheless, Arians wishes he had kept Palmer healthier.

Ranking every NFL player in Super Bowl 50 Carolina Panthers Denver Broncos
From 1-106, Mike Sando ranks every player on the active rosters for the Panthers and Broncos in the Super Bowl. Luke Kuechly and Von Miller top the list, and Cam Newton isn't far behind.

Ultimate 50, Round 2: Which Super Bowl champions make final 16? -
Can the '72 Dolphins top the '02 Bucs to remain undefeated? Will the '85 Bears get past the '90 Giants to reach the Round of 16? And which Steelers team wins in a head-to-head matchup: the '75 version or Big Ben's '08 squad? Those answers and more in the second round of the Ultimate 50.

2016 Mock Draft: Is Ezekiel Elliott the answer to the Giants' run woes? -
The offensive identity of the Giants centers around the passing game, but new head coach Ben McAdoo hopes to achieve better balance and consistency in the run game, making Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott a natural fit for New York in the top-10.

Super Bowl 2016: The 8 biggest storylines in Panthers-Broncos -
Here are 8 storylines to follow for the Panthers-Broncos game coming up in Super Bowl 50.

Seven big storylines heading into Super Bowl 50 -
There's nearly two weeks to dissect the matchup between the Broncos and Panthers, so let's take a look at seven big storylines we'll be dissecting until Super Bowl 50 kicks off.

Bruce Arians: Cards have 'few holes to fill' next season -
The Cardinals got blown out in the NFC Championship Game, but Bruce Arians knows he has the foundation to compete for Super Bowls for years to come.

Niners hire Jim O'Neil as defensive coordinator -
The 49ers have hired former Browns defensive coordinator Jim O'Brien for the same position on Chip Kelly's staff. Find out why the position is especially challenging in San Francisco.

NFL Draft: The NFL is terrible at scouting RBs
Thomas Rawls of the Seattle Seahawks is just the latest example of how bad the NFL is at scouting RBs for the NFL Draft.

Will seahawks re sign jon ryan?
Will seahawks re sign jon ryan?

Dave Boling: Carolina Panthers follow Seahawks blueprint en route to Super Bowl | The News Tribune
While providing little in the way of solace for disheartened Seattle sports fans, it’s not out of the question to offer the opinion that the Seahawks finished up as the second-best team in the NFC.

Seattle Seahawks In Search Of Toughness - Oregon Sports News

Derrick Coleman's attorney: Bellevue PD trying to 'save face' - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Bellevue police previously said they were waiting on a toxicology report, by documents indicate they were ready months earlier. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Hawk Talk: Live Seahawks chat with Danny O'Neil - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
As he does each week during the NFL season, Danny O'Neil will host a live Seahawks chat today at noon. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Do the Seattle Seahawks have a replacement for Bruce Irvin?
Tuesday's look at the top Seattle Seahawks stories on the web discusses possible replacements for Bruce Irvin and how to shuffle the offensive line.

Ranking 50 greatest players in Super Bowl history - Nos. 50-31 - NFL
Check out #SuperBowl50Rank,'s ranking of the best players in the biggest game in sports. Today we unveil Nos. 50-31, which include two gun-slinging QBs with memorable performances.

Picking the best team ever for all 32 NFL franchises
From no-brainers such as the 1985 Bears to tough decisions such as the 2015 Panthers, NFL Nation reporters choose the best all-time seasons for every NFL team.

2016 NFL Pro Bowl: Most declined invitations in history
With more players than ever declining to go to the Pro Bowl, should the NFL make it something other than an all-star game?

NFC West Update: Arizona Cardinals Fall Short of Super Bowl 50; San Francisco 49ers Hire Chip Kelly as Head Coach; Rams Return To L.A. | Seattle Seahawks
As the NFL offseason gets underway for most teams, check out the latest news on the Seahawks' division rivals.

5 keys that could decide Super Bowl 50 | FOX Sports
With storylines abound, there are some notable topics you should keep your eye on over the next two weeks.

Hawk Blogger: Possible Seahawks Free Agent Targets At Defensive Tackle
There were plenty of issues with the Seahawks offensive line, but age was not one of them. The oldest player was 27-year old left tackle Russell Okung. Father time may have more to say about the productivity of the Seahawks defensive line. The youngest starters were 29-year old Cliff Avril and Ahtyba Rubin. Michael Bennett is 30 and Brandon Mebane turned 31 recently. With both Rubin and Mebane set to hit free agency, now is the time to turn over the interior of that line with younger players who can be relied on for more than one more season. There are few under-the-radar free agents that could fit the bill.

Seahawks seven round mock using Tony Pauline’s grades | Seahawks Draft Blog
I used Tony Pauline’s rankings to try and piece together a range for each prospect. The idea was to try to enhance the pass rush, the physical toughness/size in the trenches and deliver an edge.

Bellevue PD Chief: Confidence in investigation of Seahawks' Derrick Coleman is 'rock solid' - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
In a press conference Tuesday, Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett said officers treated the Seahawks running back like any other citizen. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks fan petition calls for ban on Seahawks fan petitions
One fan has had enough with a trend he calls "embarrassing."

Will Jimmy Graham be back with the Seattle Seahawks? - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
GM John Schneider said recently that it seemed unlikely Seattle would move on from Jimmy Graham, who suffered a serious knee injury late in the season.

Seahawks “Couldn’t Be More Excited” about Growth in Passing Game | Seattle Seahawks
The improvement shown by the Seahawks' passing game in the second half of the season is a big reason for optimism heading into next season.

How Marshawn Lynch's retirement would impact Seahawks' salary cap - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Comments from Seahawks general manager John Schneider on 710 ESPN Seattle about running back Marshawn Lynch 'leaning towards retirement' invite a closer look at how that would impact Seattle's salary-cap situation. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Super Bowl winner trains with Vodafone Warriors - Warriors
Find out why Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Haushka joined the Vodafone Warriors at training today. Image |