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NFL reminds teams of importance of sportsmanship in postseason | ProFootballTalk
The playoffs begin in three days. Millions will be watching each of the 11 games. The NFL, keenly aware of that fact, has made the teams keenly aware of the expectations regarding behavior.

Rams rip St. Louis: Any team that goes there will suffer 'financial ruin' - CBSSports.com
Stan Kroenke is burning a lot of bridges as he attempts to get his team out of St. Louis.

Browns embrace grand experiment with hire of Paul DePodesta - CBSSports.com
In retrospect, the Browns hiring a brilliant baseball mind could go down as one of the most revolutionary decisions in NFL history. Or it could be another footnote in the endless misery of the franchise.

A look at five NFL players who should make the All-Pro team but probably won't - NFL
It's hard to be an impostor and make the NFL All-Pro team given how seriously those choosing the players take the process, but some great players are doomed to be overlooked. Here are five.

Ranking the Year 2 quarterbacks - NFL
Which QBs from the 2014 draft class took the biggest leaps forward this season? Matt Bowen ranks their progress, with the Raiders' Derek Carr and Jaguars' Blake Bortles battling for the top spot.

The breakout players to watch in January - NFL
We know all the stars, but who are the lesser-known players who could swing games in January? Aaron Schatz highlights the breakout players to watch this postseason.

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson mulling retirement - NFL.com
Could Motown lose its best wide receiver? Calvin Johnson is mulling retirement after nine seasons. The Detroit Lions star released a statement on the matter on Wednesday.

NFL coaching tracker: Interviews getting underway - NFL.com
We're in the midst of the hiring-and-firing season for NFL coaches. Around The NFL keeps you up to date with the latest news regarding the head-coaching carousel.

So it had to be Minnesota in January . . . | Sportspress Northwest
Mild and wet for for most of fall and early winter, the weather in the Twin Cities turns mega-brisk Sunday, with a high of zero just in time for the Seahawks Vikings game.

Seahawks' Carroll admits Super Bowl hangover | HeraldNet.com - Sports
RENTON — That's it!Pete Carroll now has the reason the Seattle Seahawks started so poorly this season. It's the reason they are headed to...

Vikes' Zimmer hopes to avoid repeat of 'butt-whipping' to Seahawks - seattlepi.com
After an uneven and unsettling start to their season, the 6-5 Seahawks entered their Dec. 6 Week 13 matchup at Minnesota with postseason hopes still very much in doubt. The Vikings, meanwhile, were flying high after winning six of their previous seven games en route to an 8-3 start.

Seahawks not worried about frigid temperatures vs Vikings - seattlepi.com
The Seattle Seahawks aren't too worried about playing their wild card playoff game versus the Minnesota Vikings in sub-zero temperatures.

Bellevue PD still waiting on toxicology results in Derrick Coleman case - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Results of one of Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman's toxicology tests are in, but Bellevue Police say they are waiting on one additional round of testing since they 'didn't suspect alcohol in the case.' - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Hawk Talk: Mark Glowinski and the Seahawks' offensive-line plans - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Highights from the latest edition of 'Hawk Talk' with Danny O'Neil, includind his thoughts on how rookie guard Mark Glowinski fits into the team's long-term offensive-line plans. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

NFL history shows momentum isn't everything heading into playoffs - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
It's not about racking up wins heading into the playoffs, it's about racking up wins in the playoffs. History provides a pretty good lesson in that regard. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Pete Carroll sees a different Christine Michael in second stint with Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Christine Michael will presumably take a back seat with Marshawn Lynch returning from his injury, but he'll do so having made a strong impression in his second stint with the Seahawks. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch, Kam Chancellor full participants at Wednesday's practice - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Both the Seahawks' offense and defense could get big boosts Sunday, as both Marshawn Lynch and Kam Chancellor were back from injury as full participants in practice Wednesday. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

How advice from Steve Largent helped Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
How advice from Steve Largent helped Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin, and other Seattle-related stories from around the Web.

Super Bowl-winning QBs believe Seahawks' Russell Wilson is in NFL's top five - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Brock Huard texted some Super Bowl winning QBs to ask for three words that define what Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is doing. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Wednesday Practice Report: Running Back Marshawn Lynch and Strong Safety Kam Chancellor Fully Participate For Seattle Seahawks; Running Back Adrian Peterson Sidelined For Minnesota Vikings | Seattle Seahawks
A closer look at Wednesday's practice reports for the Seattle Seahawks and their wild-card playoff opponent, the Minnesota Vikings.

Justin Zimmer (DL, Ferris State) is one to watch | Seahawks Draft Blog
This week draft insider Tony Pauline threw a new name into the mix.

Seahawks vs. Vikings, 2016 NFL playoffs: Betting odds, spread, pick and Wild Card preview - SBNation.com
Looking for a third straight trip to the Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks start their postseason as road favorites against the Minnesota Vikings.

How will Seahawks prepare for cold weather? ‘There’s no simulating zero degrees’ | Q13 FOX News

Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Tyler Lockett Named NFC Special Teams Player of Week 17 | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks wideout Tyler Lockett has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after returning four punts for a franchise-record 139 yards in Seattle's 36-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Do the Seattle Seahawks still have a Super Bowl-caliber defense? - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Seattle's defense -- so important to recent playoff runs -- continued to stymie opponents this year. And the wild-card matchup plays to its strengths.

Playoff game against the Vikings may be coldest yet for the Seahawks - Local News | MyNorthwest.com
Forecasts call for a high of zero and a low of minus-10. If that stays true, it will be the coldest game in Seahawks' history. - Local - MyNorthwest.com

Seahawks set to play coldest game in franchise history | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO
Minnesota is expected to be 5 this weekend for the Seahawks game.When that phrase is interchangeable between describing the point spread or the weather, you know it's going to be a cold game.A wintertime arctic blast is set to nestle into Minnesota on Satu

Seattle Seahawks Get “Real Boost” with Marshawn Lynch and Others Returning to Practice | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks are getting healthier heading into the playoffs, and that includes Marshawn Lynch returning to practice.

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch practices ahead of playoff date with Vikings - seattlepi.com

Look who’s back for Seahawks: Just about everyone, foremost Marshawn Lynch | The News Tribune
It’s like homecoming day for the Seahawks.