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K.J. Wright Is Back; But Several Seahawks Starters Questionable For Sunday’s Game vs Chiefs
Injury updates from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll ahead of Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Tedric Thompson out, 2 more Seahawks DBs questionable for KC | The News Tribune
Free safety Tedric Thompson is out. Fellow starting defensive backs Shaquill Griffin and Bradley McDougald are questionable, as are the right side of the offensive line and other starters. Sunday night’s task against the soaring Chiefs is getting even tougher.

Seahawks have the perfect offense to beat the Chiefs. But...
...the big question for the Seahawks this week is if their defense can hold up. If the version that faced the Vikings plays, the answer is a definite yes.

Sunday Night Football: Seahawks host Chiefs as underdogs
Tied for the AFC West lead, the Chiefs are 2.5-point road favorites on the NFL odds against the Seahawks with a 54.5-point total in their Sunday Night Football matchup at sportsbooks monitored by

Keys to the Game: Can the Seahawks slow down Patrick Mahomes at all? Can the Seattle offense keep up? | The Seattle Times
Seattle's defense will have a big challenge in slowing down Mahomes, who leads the NFL with 45 touchdown passe --- 11 more than anyone else in the league.

Baldwin still showing up for Seahawks in injury-filled season | Q13 FOX News
Doug Baldwin knows he's fortunate to have spent eight years in the NFL and to have established himself as one of the better players on several elite teams. He also knows he's fortunate to have gotten this far without having a season defined by obvious injuries affecting his play — until this year.

Three Key Matchups: Seahawks vs Chiefs
Taking a look at three matchups that could make the difference in Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Seahawks Host 2018 CenturyLink High School Athletes of the Week
The Seahawks, CenturyLink, and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM partnered to host this year’s standout student-athletes for a leadership summit

Cliff Avril Hosts Holiday Shopping Surprise With Jacob Martin And Poona Ford
Alongside Jacob Martin and Poona Ford, Cliff Avril surprised unsuspecting shoppers at Target and Fred Meyer, covering their shopping expenses and spreading holiday cheer.

Rams RB Todd Gurley game-time decision vs. Cards -
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, coach Sean McVay told reporters.

Matt Barkley signs 2-year contract extension with Bills -
Signed off of his couch by the Bills earlier this season, Matt Barkley can now move the rest of his furniture to Orchard Park. Buffalo handed Barkley a two-year contract extension through 2020 on Friday.

Falcons' Julio Jones 'game-time decision' vs. Panthers -
Julio Jones' availability for Sunday is up in the air. Falcons coach Dan Quinn told reporters that the wide receiver will be a game-time decision against the Panthers.

Frank Gore intends to return for 15th NFL season -
Frank Gore's season might be over, but his career is not. The Dolphins running back will not need surgery on his injured foot and intends to play a 15th season in 2019.

Injuries: Lamar Miller 'has a chance to play' vs. Eagles -
Texans running back Lamar Miller (ankle) has a chance to play Sunday against the Eagles. Miller was limited in practice the past two days. Plus, other injuries we're tracking on Friday.

Sean Payton wants to increase game-day rosters -
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton recently advocated for the 46-man roster on game day to increase. The Saints had two offensive lineman exit with injuries in last week's Week 15 matchup.

Leonard Fournette admits he 'could be in better shape' -
A hamstring sidelined Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette for six weeks. Ahead of Sunday's Week 16 game, Fournette indicated he could be in better shape at this point in the 2018 season.

Washington’s Montae Nicholson had previously unreported DUI – ProFootballTalk
Washington safety Montae Nicholson, who was arrested in Virginia this week for assault and battery and public intoxication, had a previously unreported drunk driving arrest. FOX 5 in D.C. reports that Nicholson was arrested for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania in 2017.

Seahawks won’t back off if they can’t clinch with a win on Sunday night – ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks will be playing to win on Sunday night, no matter what. As if there was ever any doubt about that. A reporter asked coach Pete Carroll on Friday whether the Seahawks would rest starters on Sunday night against the Chiefs if other results earlier in the day would prevent Seattle from ...

Geoff Swaim headed to IR – ProFootballTalk
The Cowboys apparently have given up on Geoff Swaim returning this season. The team is expected to place its starting tight end on injured reserve Saturday, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Running back Darius Jackson will get the call-up from the practice squad.