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Vigil Held Following Hospitalization of Buffalo Bills Player Damar Hamlin Photo by Jeff Dean/Getty Images

Not much to say today. Enjoy the links as I hope they will allow you to find normalcy in an otherwise torrid time. Please donate to Damar Hamlin’s toy drive charity if and when you are able. Thank you for being here.

NFL community rallying around Damar Hamlin by donating to his toy drive - Buffalo Rumblings
Hamlin collapsed on the field on Monday evening after going into cardiac arrest.

Seahawks News

One day without football - Seaside Joe
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Bumpus: Seahawks had a surprise on offense that's a great sign - Seattle Sports
On a day when the Seahawks' offense was banged up and facing a tough matchup, they found success in a way that surprised Michael Bumpus.

Cody Barton in new Seahawks role Sunday. But should he, NFL be playing after Damar Hamlin? - The News Tribune
Cody Barton is preparing for his larger role in the middle of the Seahawks’ defense this weekend.

Seahawks place Jordyn Brooks on IR, sign Tyler Mabry to 53-man roster - The Seattle Times
The Seahawks made an expected move Tuesday, putting middle linebacker Jordyn Brooks on the injured reserve after he suffered an ACL injury in Sunday’s 23-6 win over the New York Jets. Seattle signed tight end Tyler Mabry off the practice squad to fill Brooks’ place on the 53-man roster. Mabry played in Sunday’s game after being elevated off the practice squad and caught a 7-yard pass — his first NFL catch and touchdown — in the second quarter.

Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks Show Support For Bills Safety Damar Hamlin -
Seahawks players sent well wishes to Buffalo Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin after he suffered a cardiac arrest during Monday night’s contest against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Hawk Talk Podcast: Recapping Seahawks vs. Jets -
The Seahawks came together in all three phases to surge past the Jets, 23-6. Nasser Kyobe and Michael Bumpus recap week 17.

Seahawks notes: Sunday’s schedule, replacing Jordyn Brooks, TEs step up and more - The Athletic
The Seahawks aren't worried about the Lions being motivated against the Packers, but Seattle does have a big hole to fill on defense.

Seattle Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker III Could Make Franchise History vs. Los Angeles Rams - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Seattle Seahawks rookie Kenneth Walker III has a chance to make franchise history against the Los Angeles Rams.

Seattle Seahawks Place LB Jordyn Brooks on IR, Make 3 More Roster Moves before Los Angeles Rams Game - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seattle Seahawks have made four roster moves during a week of preparation that could make or break the team's season.

NFC West News

L.A. Rams: Loss to Chargers exemplifies 2023 problems - Turf Show Times
Lack of second half adjustments, bend-but-don’t break pass defense, and missed opportunities rear their heads

The MVP of the San Francisco 49ers Offense - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing who has been the most valuable player on the San Francisco 49ers offense this season.

One Weakness on the 49ers Defense That is Concerning - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
A weakness on the 49ers defense that has only shown glimpses of this season was put on full display against the Raiders.

NFL Playoff Picture: The 49ers appear destined to face the Packers in the first round - Niners Nation
Green Bay is the team "nobody wants to face," despite the 49ers on their way to a double-digit winning streak

The End of an Era for Arizona Cardinals - Revenge of the Birds
QB roulette, Steve Keim’s health, Kyler Murray’s torn ACL and the team’s legal issues with Sean Kugler seems to be putting a close on this era of Cardinals football, but is 2023 any clearer?

Arizona Cardinals Enter Week 18 as Hefty Underdogs to San Francisco 49ers - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
With one game left in the 2022 NFL season, the Arizona Cardinals are 14.5-point underdogs to the San Francisco 49ers on SI Sportsbook.

Around The NFL

Damar Hamlin's family issues statement - Larry Brown Sports
Damar Hamlin's family issued a statement the morning after the Buffalo Bills defensive back collapsed on the field and had a cardiac arrest

For one night, the NFL machine was forced to stop in response to gravity of Damar Hamlin's injury - Yahoo Sports
Someone made the right call. The human call. The only call, really.

Chiefs, Lions Rising in Weighted DVOA | Football Outsiders
A look at teams moving up and down in weighted DVOA compared to full-season DVOA, plus the Vikings and the worst playoff teams ever.

Damar Hamlin tragedy strips away typical NFL facade, revealing human side of the sport that's shamefully lacking - Yahoo Sports
What happens now?

Uncle says Damar Hamlin still 'fighting,' family grateful for support -
The family of Damar Hamlin thanked the public for its support. Hamlin remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Damar Hamlin’s on-field collapse: The scene and the Bills’ immediate reaction to it - The Athletic
As medical personnel worked on Bills safety Damar Hamlin after he collapsed on the field, his fellow players reacted emotionally as one.

Bills safety Damar Hamlin receives outpouring of support; fans donate millions to charitable cause -
The NFL community has seen an outpouring of support for Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who suffered a cardiac arrest during Monday night's game against the Bengals. In the hours since the frightening development, donations have poured into the 24-year-old's c

NFL 2023 playoff picture, standings entering Week 18: Steelers stay alive, Packers will get in with 1 more win -
A look at the NFL standings and playoff prospects after Week 17