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The day before.

NFL playoffs: How Vikings-Seahawks wild-card game could be close | The MMQB with Peter King
The Seahawks throttled the Vikings by 31 last month but aren’t huge favorites in Sunday’s playoff rematch. Here's a look at how Minnesota could pull off the upset. Plus six surprise players and a wild-card preview

2016 Super Bowl odds: Patriots, Cards begin playoffs as co-favorites -
The No. 2 seed in each respective conference has the best overall odds, while the No. 6 seeds each have the best odds of any team playing on Wild Card Weekend.

10 Intriguing Things: QBs making first playoff starts, AP vs. Seahawks' front -
How will QBs Teddy Bridgewater, Brian Hoyer, Kirk Cousins and AJ McCarron fare in their first playoff starts? Will Vikes lean on AP's legs?

10 stats to arm yourself with for Wild Card Weekend of the NFL playoffs -
Marshawn Lynch can reach two playoff milestones in his return, the Steelers go for the Cowboys' all-time playoff wins record, why the Chiefs' win streak might not be a good thing come playoff time, and more.

Associated Press will re-examine the makeup of All-Pro teams | ProFootballTalk
The makeup of the annual Associated Press All-Pro teams has become increasingly archaic: With two running backs and a fullback making the first team, the 2015 All-Pro lineup looks more like something out of the 1940s. But that may change.

Wild-card round routinely has teams with better record on the road | ProFootballTalk
Although neither the Texans nor Washington finished the 2015 season at or below .500, both will host teams in the wild-card round having better records. In Houston, the 11-5 Chiefs visit the 9-7 Texans. In Washington, the home team is 9-7 . . . and the Packers are 10-6.

Trending in NFL - AP All-Pro team unveiled; How to prepare for frigid football
Recapping Friday's top stories, which include the Raiders' Khalil Mack making the AP All-Pro team at two positions, and a look at how NFL players stay warm in cold-weather games.

NFL coaching tracker: Buccaneers schedule interviews -
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.

Rodgers on Packers' O: Maybe I have to let it fly more -
The Packers' offense has been dismal this season. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinks he might have to take more risks in order to be successful in the playoffs.

Bold predictions: Jeff Janis to the rescue for Packers -
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' offense need a boost. Will special teams dynamo Jeff Janis be the answer to their problems? Maybe. Read that and the rest of our Wild Card Weekend predictions.

2015 All-Pro team: Analysis of the first-team roster -
Raiders second-year defender Khalil Mack is already making history. The linebacker/defensive end nabbed All-Pro honors from the AP at both positions. Marc Sessler breaks down the selections.

Speaking with the Enemy: Linval Joseph is Sunday's X-factor - Seattle - Scout
What's the latest on Vikings' stars Adrian Peterson and Linval Joseph? We ask's Tim Yotter that and more in our preview of Sunday's wildcard playoff game.

Answers to questions that defined Seahawks' 2015 season -
Four months ago, Seahawks fans had much different worries than they have now.

Seahawks say they're ready for frigid weather in Minneapolis - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
With temperatures in Minneapolis forecasted to be around zero degrees, Sunday's wild-card game against the Vikings could be one of the coldest in NFL history. The Seahawks, though, mostly downplayed the effect that will have. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

The Pete Carroll Show: Marshawn Lynch will play, Luke Willson out for Seahawks-Vikings - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told KIRO Radio 97.3 FM Friday morning that tight end Luke Willson will miss Sunday's wild-card game against Minnesota due to a concussion. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Person of Interest: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Minnesota's Adrian Peterson led the league in rushing this season for the second time in his career, but he only carried eight times for 18 yards when the Seahawks and Vikings played in December. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Grown-up Seahawks remember lessons from playoffs 3 years ago - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seattle's playoff run begins the same way its success started three years ago: on the road. But expectations have changed for the Seahawks since then, when they had just started to see their potential. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson doing damage downfield - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Russell Wilson is as elusive as they come, but what concerns Vikings coach Mike Zimmer most is the Seahawks quarterback's deep-ball accuracy.

Sheil Kapadia, ESPN Seahawks - ESPN
ESPN NFL Nation Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia discusses what the workload will be like for Marshawn Lynch, how the weather will play a factor for this game and what Seattle's kryptonite is.

Seattle Seahawks To Wear White Jerseys, Blue Pants in Wild-Card Playoff Game at Minnesota Vikings | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks will wear white jerseys paired with blue pants for Sunday's wild-card playoff matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.

Seattle Seahawks kicker freezes footballs to prep for ice-cold conditions | FOX Sports
There's only so many ways Seahawks and Vikings players can prepare for the arctic-like conditions expected for this weekend's game.

DuPont, South Sound Seahawks fans rally on Blue Friday | The News Tribune
South Sound Seahawks fans flocked to DuPont early Friday morning to rally with former Hawks players, Blitz the team mascot and the Sea Gals in advance of the Hawks Sunday matchup against the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the NFL playoffs.

Seahawks list Marshawn Lynch as questionable, Luke Willson out vs. Minnesota - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
After saying that Marshawn Lynch will play Sunday in the Seahawks' wild-card game against Minnesota, coach Pete Carroll told reporters Friday afternoon that the team isn't ready to make a final determination about his availability. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll Comments on Running Back Marshawn Lynch's Status vs Minnesota Vikings | Seattle Seahawks
During a Friday morning interview on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll commented on running back Marshawn Lynch's status for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL playoffs - Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings brace for historically cold game
Wondering how arctic conditions will affect Sunday's Seahawks-Vikings playoff game? Here are 10 things you should know about frigid football.

Seattle Seahawks’ Defense Stands Out, Even Across Eras - The New York Times
Seattle’s Z-Score, a measure of how many standard deviations an element is from the mean, shows just how good its defense has been over the last four years.

Seattle Seahawks bundling up for frigid game against Minnesota Vikings | FOX Sports
Ahead of their game against the Minnesota Vikings in frosty Minneapolis, the Seattle Seahawks are preparing to face the coldest game the current roster has ever experienced.

Seahawks Top Ranking in Football Outsiders’ DVOA “A Good Sign of Consistency” | Seattle Seahawks
According to, the Seahawks are the best team in the NFL, and have been for four years.

Richard Sherman breaks down film of Seahawks defense - NFL -
Everybody knows who Richard Sherman is, of course. The Sherman I wanted to get to know was the one who watches tape constantly to get extra intel on a receiver, who seems to have total recall of every snap he’s ever played.

A More Involved Adrian Peterson vs The NFL's No. 1 Run Defense & More Key Matchups For The Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings | Seattle Seahawks
A detailed look at three key matchups that could determine whether the Seahawks or Vikings advance to the divisional round of the playoffs.

Bruce Irvin knows he could be playing final games as a Seattle Seahawk - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Three-year starter Bruce Irvin has been a versatile defensive weapon, and presents one of several tough decisions awaiting the Seahawks.