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Century Links 12/29: Seahawks Hoping for Help in Week 17


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Two for one special: Seahawks playoff hopes tied to Atlanta, setting up a wild final Sunday | The News Tribune
It’s a simple scenario to get into the NFL playoffs – beat Arizona and have Atlanta lose to Carolina – but complicated by the games’ starting at the same time.

Earl Thomas, Michael Bennett miss Seattle Seahawks practice 3 days before Arizona game | The News Tribune
Seattle lists Thomas with a new knee injury, after he played through a heel issue in recent weeks. Bennett has a new, unspecified illness. So does reserve offensive lineman Matt Tobin, indicating a bug may be going through the locker room.

Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals: Inside the numbers
Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals: Inside the numbers. Here is how the Cardinals and Seattle matchup in some key statistics this Sunday.

Wilson hopes win over Cardinals gets Seahawks to playoffs
They have been stretches in previous seasons where Russell Wilson is the reason Seattle would have offensive success

Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin on wanting the ball more, why Larry Fitzgerald is a mentor | The News Tribune
The Seahawks’ receiver was caught by NFL Films on the sideline angrily demanding the ball while his offense struggled last week at Dallas. This weekend Baldwin will be opposite one of his mentors when the Seahawks host the Cardinals in the regular-season finale.

Seahawks Linebacker Bobby Wagner Named 2017 Steve Largent Award Winner | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner will be presented with the Steve Largent Award prior to Sunday's game against Arizona.

Thursday Practice Report: Jarran Reed Returns To Full Participation; Eight Seahawks Sidelined | Seattle Seahawks
A closer look at Thursday's practice report for the Seahawks and Cardinals ahead of their Week 17 matchup at CenturyLink Field.

How Cardinals Receiver Larry Fitzgerald Helped Doug Baldwin Develop Into The Receiver He Is Now | Seattle Seahawks
Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who has made his mark on Seahawks players like Doug Baldwin and Richard Sherman, could be playing in his final game Sunday.

Podcast Player - K.J. Wright talks brain injury awareness, previews Seahawks' regular season finale against Cardinals

Podcast Player - Will Tre Madden's return have an impact for the Seahawks?

Podcast Player - Seahawks Spotlight: Byron Maxwell

49ers bummed Rams resting star players – ProFootballTalk
Here's how quickly things change in the NFL. The Rams are good enough that they're parking starters this week in anticipation of the playoffs. And the 49ers are disappointed to hear that because they suddenly feel like they have a chance.

Geno Smith believes he’s still a starting-caliber quarterback – ProFootballTalk
With the offseason nearly upon us and a number of teams about to enter the market, one guy wants to make sure the league doesn't forget about him as an option.

Dak Prescott on playing Week 17: 'It's important to me' -
Dak Prescott has no plans to sit during the team's Week 17 tilt against the Philadelphia Eagles. After Prescott's poor play against Seattle, the QB is hopeful to end the season on a high note.

Johnny Manziel moves closer toward playing in CFL -
Canadian Football League Commissioner Randy Ambrosie announced Thursday that the league is prepared to approve a contract for Johnny Manziel to play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Injuries: DeAndre Hopkins expected to sit out Sunday -
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is expected to miss the first game of his five-year career due to a calf injury on Sunday. Who else is dealing with injuries heading into Week 17?

Jacksonville Jaguars open up more seating for playoffs -
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Thursday they are opening up thousands of additional seats for the playoffs at EverBank Field. The additional tickets go on sale Friday.

Giants name Dave Gettleman their general manager -
The New York Giants have found their new general manager. The Giants named Dave Gettleman as their new GM, the team announced Thursday.

Coaches on the hot seat: Who could be in trouble? -
Will the Indianapolis Colts move on from Chuck Pagano? Gregg Rosenthal runs through teams facing coaching uncertainty as the 2017 NFL season wraps up.