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Seahawks News

Playoffs could be officially out of reach for Seahawks by kickoff, but there's still something to play for
And that makes Sunday’s game essentially as meaningless as any the Seahawks have played since. The Seahawks still have the scantiest of playoff hopes remaining — less than 0.1% according to FiveThirtyEight.com. But the Seahawks could be eliminated by the time kickoff begins if the Eagles and Vikings win their games, which each begin at 10 a.m.

Seahawks-Bears Preview: Snow forecast, COVID lists and more
The Seahawks are set to play the Bears in snowy conditions Sunday at Lumen Field. Get a look at what you need to know here.

Seahawks not same since trading Max Unger for Jimmy Graham | Tacoma News Tribune
Jimmy Graham returning with the Chicago Bears reminds Seattle of the huge cost paid to get him. The Seahawks’ line hasn’t been the same since trading Max Unger.

NFC West News

Arizona Cardinals lose on Christmas Day - Revenge of the Birds
Merry Christmas one and all.

Notable Numbers in Cardinals Christmas Day Loss to Colts - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
From special teams to pre-snap penalties, the Arizona Cardinals will be looking at these notable numbers following their third straight loss on Saturday night.

Colts vs. Cardinals live updates: Christmas Day score, news, channel, highlights, playoff picture and more - The Athletic
The Indianapolis Colts (8-6) travel to State Farm Stadium to take on the Arizona Cardinals (10-4) for the Christmas Day nightcap at 8:15 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 5 49ers Takeaways from Week 16 - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing the good, the bad and the ugly from the San Francisco 49ers' Week 16 loss.

49ers news: What makes Trent Williams one of the best linemen in the NFL - Niners Nation
Alex Rollins has a video breaking down one of the best players in the NFL.

Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota Vikings Week 16: 3 Bold Predictions - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Here are three bold predictions ahead of the Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota Vikings Week 16 matchup.

Rams activate Cam Akers from IR; when will RB make his 2021 debut? - Turf Show Times
Plus the loss of another starter to the COVID-19 list.

Around The NFL

Updated NFL playoff picture: Cowboys clinch berth in Week 16, Colts pulling away from wild-card peers – The Athletic
Only two teams are in so far, but the final Sunday in December could see a number of others clinch playoff berths.

The good (Aaron Rodgers' record), bad (second-half offense) and ugly (run D) from Packers' win over Browns – The Athletic
The Packers stretched their record to 12-3 with a 24-22 win over the Browns, but it wasn't all pretty on Christmas Day.

Carson Wentz delivers in fourth quarter to move short-handed Colts closer to playoffs - Indianapolis Colts- ESPN
Even without several key starters, the Colts QB was at his best late in the game when he led the decisive scoring drive to put the Cardinals away.

Baker Mayfield admits he 'hurt this team' after tossing four picks in Cleveland Browns' two-point loss
After a forgetful four-interception performance at Green Bay, Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield admitted that he let the Browns down Saturday during a 24-22 loss to the Packers that could prove costly in the AFC North race.

2021 Week 16 Hype Video: Fighting for Each Other
The Seahawks take on the Chicago Bears in Week 16 of the 2021 NFL Season at Lumen Field. Tune in to FOX on Sunday at 1:05 pm PT for all the action!

Report: Saints attempted to coax Drew Brees out of retirement - National Football Post
The New Orleans Saints reportedly reached out to Drew Brees earlier this week in a bid to gauge his interest about returning to the field.

Baker Mayfield throws 4 interceptions as Aaron Rodgers, Packers outlast Browns
Baker Mayfield threw three interceptions in the first half against the Green Bay Packers. On each ensuing possession, Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass. Rodgers has four interceptions all season. Mayfield ended up with four on Saturday.

Ravens down to 3rd-string QB as Tyler Huntley hits COVID-19 list
Not even Christmas can cease the Baltimore Ravens' injury woes.

Week 16 Open Discussion | Football Outsiders
We get Christmas day football, and some big games, as Cleveland (7-7) travels to Green Bay (11-3) and Indianapolis (8-6) visits Arizona (10-4).

2021 NFL season, Week 16: What we learned from Christmas doubleheader
The Colts and Packers took home some impressive gifts in the form of huge victories. Here's what we learned from Saturday's Christmas Day doubleheader.

NFL injury updates, latest league news from Saturday, Dec. 25
The Patriots are getting a key offensive weapon back ahead of their most important game of the year. Plus, other news from around the NFL.

Aaron Rodgers' toe injury in worse shape after being stepped on
Aaron Rodgers had a big game on Saturday night, but there was one downside and that has to do with a setback on his toe injury.