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Century Links 12/26: Seahawks Eyeing Playoff Berth


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Pump the brakes on all the anguish, Seahawks fans
Both during and immediately after the Seahawks historic win over the Cowboys, some fans were in utter despair. Have a little faith, people.

Skip Bayless reacts to the Dallas Cowboys’ Week 16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks | FOX Sports
In his discussion with Shannon Sharpe and Joy Taylor, Skip Bayless discusses the return of Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys being eliminated from playoff contention after the Week 16 loss against the Seattle Seahawks.

Arizona Cardinals on playing in Seattle: 'There's our playoff game'
The Seahawks need a win and a Falcons loss to make the playoffs. The Cardinals would like nothing better than to end their season by ending Seattle's.

Seahawks' defense delivers dominant performance after a trying week - NFL Nation- ESPN
The doubts about Seattle's defense won't be silenced for good, but they'll be quelled for a bit after what that group did Sunday against Dallas.

Seahawks may still need help to reach playoffs, but they're long on pride
Bell: Seattle showed plenty of fight against Dallas, keeping their playoff hopes alive for another week.

Seahawks Cornerback DeShawn Shead Completes “Long Journey” Back From Knee Injury | Seattle Seahawks
More than 11 months after sustaining a serious knee injury, DeShawn Shead returned to the field for the Seahawks' Week 16 victory at Dallas.

Christian Kirksey: Hue Jackson hasn’t lost locker room – ProFootballTalk
The Browns are 0-15 after losing to the Bears on Christmas Eve and there was word before that loss of disenchantment with head coach Hue Jackson inside the team's locker room. After the 20-3 loss, linebacker Christian Kirksey was asked about that and said that Jackson still "has the locker room.

Steelers rout Texans to clinch playoff bye – ProFootballTalk
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will have an extra week to recover if the plan is for him to return from his calf injury for the team's first postseason game. The Steelers clinched a first round bye in the AFC playoffs with Monday's 34-6 rout of the Texans.

Doug Pederson shrugs at Eagles’ struggles; “We found a way to win” – ProFootballTalk
Glass half full: The Eagles are 2-0 without MVP candidate Carson Wentz. Glass half empty: The Eagles barely beat the Giants last week, and they barely beat the Raiders on Monday night. Eagles coach Doug Pederson prefers to see the glass as half full after the 19-10 victory over Oakland.

T.J. Yates exits game briefly for concussion evaluation -
Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates briefly left Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers to undergo evaluation for a concussion during halftime.

Cancer survivor David Quessenberry makes NFL debut -
Promoted to the active roster after a three-year battle with non-Hodgkin T-lymphoblastic lymphoma, David Quessenberry made his long-awaited NFL debut Monday versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.

NFL players react to DeAndre Hopkins miracle TD catch -
Move over, Antonio Brown. DeAndre Hopkins' Christmas Day Miracle Catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday might just be the best we've seen this year.

Steelers defeat Texans, clinch first-round playoff bye -
With the Pittsburgh Steelers' blowout victory over the Houston Texans on Christmas Day, the team clinched a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.

Eagles defeat Raiders, grab NFC's top playoff seed -
The Eagles will be staying in Philadelphia for the postseason. They clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a 19-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Christmas.

NFL playoff-clinching scenarios for Week 17 -
It all comes down to this. Week 17 will determine who's in, and who's out. Find out which scenarios will put which teams in the postseason when the dust settles.