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Century Links 1/14: Seattle visits Atlanta, and other Seahawks News


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How Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers can pull off divisional-round upsets - NFL 2016
The Seahawks and Packers face obstacles on their paths to the NFC Championship Game. Here are game plans for the underdogs to pull off upsets.

After injuries, Paul Richardson appreciates Seahawks’ “faith” | The News Tribune
After two seasons ruined by injuries, Seattle’s second-round pick in 2014 is taking advantage of his recent playing time — and of the Seahawks sticking with him. Now he could be a previously overlooked key to Saturday’s divisional playoff game at Atlanta.

Seahawks fan goes the extra miles to show his ultimate dedication
The ultimate Seahawks fan wears his lucky socks and takes a long run, like 150 miles, before each game. But he does it all in China.

Meet the man who programs the Great Wheel's Seahawks designs |
As the Seahawks are about to face the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, Friday night Seattle’s Great Wheel beamed it’s local team's colors of blue and green.

Seahawks core returns to Atlanta, looking for redemption
The Seahawks’ five-year run of NFC Divisional Round playoff appearances will come full circle Saturday when the team faces the Atlanta Falcons for a spot in the NFC Championship Game.

As Seahawks return to Atlanta to face Falcons, Seattle faces another crossroads | The Seattle Times
It would be easy to say this core group of Seahawks is coming full circle four years and one day after dropping a heartbreaker to the Falcons in the same round of the playoffs. But whether it’s a potential turning point for Russell Wilson and the Seahawks is harder to tell.

Playoff Loss at Atlanta Four Years Ago Helped Seahawks “Come Back The Next Year And Do What We Did” | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks' last playoff game in Atlanta ended in heartbreak, but it also helped a young team learn what it took to become champions.

Divisional Round: Seahawks at Falcons Picks & Predictions | Seattle Seahawks
Check out which side the national media is predicting to win Saturday's Divisional Round playoff game between the Seahawks and Falcons.

Space Needle 12 Flag Raising "A Humbling Experience" For Former Seahawks Receiver Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks
Former Seattle wideout Sidney Rice raised the 12 Flag at the Space Needle as the Seahawks ready for their Divisional Round playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Seahawks Opponent Q&A: Get To Know The Atlanta Falcons | Seattle Seahawks
Atlanta Falcons Digital Content Producer Kelsey Conway provides a closer look at the Seattle Seahawks’ Divisional round opponent.

Bill O’Brien: “Whatever the future holds, it holds” | ProFootballTalk
Nearly two weeks ago, rumors and reports first emerged suggesting that Bill O'Brien may not be the coach of the Texans for much longer. Texans owner Bob McNair has denied that O'Brien will be fired, but that has done little to end the chatter.

Chargers name Anthony Lynn head coach | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers officially have a new home. And, officially, a new coach. The latest arrival in Los Angeles has named Anthony Lynn the successor to Mike McCoy, and also the 16th coach in franchise history.

Sean McDermott: I'm confident I can lead Bills forward -
Sean McDermott is confident he can be the leader the playoff-famished Bills need to turn things around in Buffalo. Conor Orr shares five takeaways from his introductory news conference.

Demoff on McVay: I close my eyes and hear Jon Gruden -
The Los Angeles Rams believe they've hired the next Jon Gruden. While introducing Sean McVay on Friday, Rams COO Kevin Demoff gushed about his new coach's excitement, intelligence and maturity.

Next Gen Stats: A case for the three MVP quarterbacks -
Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan and Tom Brady each have a legitimate case to make for the rights to take home MVP honors. Matt Harmon uses Next Gen Stats to make the case for each.

Broncos hire McCoy as OC, Musgrave as QBs coach -
The Broncos are putting together a pretty inspiring offensive staff to boost defensive-minded head coach Vance Joseph. Mike McCoy and Bill Musgrave are in the building.

Steelers' Bud Dupree fined $18K for hit on Matt Moore -
Bud Dupree's hit on Matt Moore last week has resulted in a fine. The Steelers linebacker was fined $18,231 for the hit that knocked out Moore for one play during Pittsburgh's wild-card win.