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FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Scramble for the Ball: 2015 in Review
Andrew: I started this season rooting for Peyton Manning to ride off into the sunset with the confetti coming down. Manning's 16 years of greatness seemed headed for a lifetime of unfair underappreciation, with one more Super Bowl win the only antidote. And so you'd think I'd be happy with getting exactly that outcome.

Panthers mistakes in Super Bowl 50: Cam Newton, Mike Shula | The MMQB with Peter King
From Cam Newton’s shaky throws to Mike Shula’s chess-match loss to blockers who couldn’t win one-on-one, a look back at what went wrong for a number of Panthers in their worst game of the season

QBs should protect themselves, but Cam picked the wrong time | ProFootballTalk
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton may have cost his team a chance at the Super Bowl by getting too aggressive on a turnover. After Dalton threw an interception in Week 14 against the Steelers, he injured his throwing hand trying to make the tackle and was lost for the season.

George Toma: Sod on Levi’s field was second-best we’ve had at a Super Bowl | ProFootballTalk
The quality of the playing field at Levi's Stadium has been an issue since the stadium opened and it was an issue for some players during Super Bowl 50. Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib and safety T.J.

Here's who the Broncos could play in NFL's 2016 regular-season opener -
Winning the Super Bowl means the Broncos get to host the NFL's 2016 regular-season opener. Now the question becomes, who will they play?

NFL Draft Big Board: Teams looking for the next Von Miller - NFL, NFLDRAFT - - senior analyst Rob Rang expects a run as pass rushers as NFL teams search deep and wide for their own version of Von Miller. Good news: The 2016 draft is built to sustain such a run on edge players, Rang writes in his latest Big Board.

Taking a closer look at Roger Goodell and a possible NFL yellow card system -
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's proposal to eject players after two personal foul penalties is much better in theory than in practice. Here are some better solutions.

What it's like to get cut in the NFL
From surprise phone calls to running 40s at the local park, seven-year vet Matt Bowen details what this time of year is like for NFL veterans who get cut loose.

Eli explains his joyless demeanor late in Super Bowl -
It was the question half the internet was asking in the moments following the Broncos' game-clinching touchdown in Super Bowl 50: What's up with Eli?

Reggie Bush on NFL future: 'I'm not retiring' -
Reggie Bush won't let his 2015 release from the Lions and knee injury with the 49ers end his football career. Will Bush attract free-agent interest after shooting down retirement speculation?

Hunt: Chiefs have 'ingredients' to make Super Bowl run -
The Chiefs believe they have the makings of a championship club after ripping off 11-straight wins this season, with chairman Clark Hunt saying: "We do feel very, very good about where the team is."

Polian: Manning 'would be ready immediately' as GM -
If Peyton Manning calls it quits, would he be prepared to serve as an NFL general manager? Hall of Famer Bill Polian has no doubts, saying his former quarterback "would be ready immediately."

Russell Wilson, Paul Allen offer gratitude after Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch announces retirement -

Cohen: Making Marshawn Lynch's Hall of Fame case -
Marshawn Lynch retired on Sunday, and true to form, he used exactly zero words to do so.

Ex-Seahawk Justin Forsett on Marshawn Lynch the player, person - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Justin Forsett, who was teammates with Marshawn Lynch in college and with the Seahawks, joined 'Brock and Salk' to reflect on Lynch the player and the person. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Marshawn Lynch puts his custom Jeep up for sale - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Marshawn Lynch's famous ride is available on eBay to help raise money for his Fam 1st Family Foundation. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Offseason predictions for all 32 NFL teams -- Will Kirk Cousins, Colin Kaepernick stay put?
From Kirk Cousins signing a long-term deal in Washington to Colin Kaepernick making amends in San Francisco, NFL Nation reporters give one prediction for every team in the league.

Super Bowl 50 is history, so why not predict next 25 Super Bowl winners? peers into its cracked crystal ball to predict the next 25 NFL champions. Please suspend your disbelief at the door.

Wednesday Round-Up: Analysts Debate Marshawn Lynch's Hall of Fame Credentials | Seattle Seahawks
A daily look at what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks.

10 best plays of Marshawn Lynch six Seahawks seasons
With Marshawn Lynch announcing his retirement it's time to reflect on the 10 most memorable plays of his nearly six Seattle Seahawks seasons.

Studying the Seahawks’ draft trends: Production + Athleticism | Seahawks Draft Blog
Every now and again it’s worth reviewing Seattle’s draft trends in the Pete Carroll era. You only have to look at their first and second round history to work out the kind of prospect they like to take early:

A run through the numbers on Marshawn Lynch's career - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
With Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch set to retire after nine seasons in the NFL, here's a look at his career by the numbers with the help of ESPN Stats & Information and Pro Football Reference. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

The Seattle Seahawks' plan at running back without Marshawn Lynch - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Next season, expect Thomas Rawls to take the lead at running back for the Seahawks, with complementary roles to be determined.

Team Needs & Free Agents - Offseason Low Down -
Evan Silva lists notable Free Agents and breaks down Team Needs for all 32 NFL clubs entering the offseason.

Fantasy Football: Bye-bye Beast Mode -
Marshawn Lynch plans to retire, which is bad news for Fantasy owners, but Jamey Eisenberg says the Seahawks have a quality replacement option ready to go in Thomas Rawls.

The top 10 worst games of the 2015 NFL season |
What does it take to make this list? We tried to strike the right balance between listless blowouts and closely contested slopfests.

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Projecting first two rounds |

Who'll be the first quarterback to go? Who'll take a tumble down the board?'s Chris Burke projects the first two rounds of the 2016 NFL draft.