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Time moves slow and the events on Monday night linger. In the wake of Damar Hamlin’s on-field cardiac event, the NFL has been deliberating on the season’s remaining schedule and potential playoff seeding implications. By the time you read this line, we may know the outcome. Regardless of the NFL’s decision, the Seahawks will most assuredly have something important to play for on Sunday afternoon. Let the links prepare you.

Also, if you can and are able, please donate to Damar Hamlin’s toy drive charity.

NFL community rallying around Damar Hamlin by donating to his toy drive - Buffalo Rumblings
Hamlin collapsed on the field on Monday evening

Seahawks News

Seahawks QB Survivor: Who entered the 2023 NFL Draft? - Seaside Joe
Grayson McCall is pulling a Rodney Dangerfield: Seaside Joe 1403

Lefko: Schedule conspiracy against Seahawks? Why, of course there is - Seattle Sports
Are you ready for a doozy of a conspiracy theory? Mike Lefko pokes fun at the NFL's Week 18 schedule that may be cheating the Seahawks.

Bumpus: Tanner Muse shows promise for Seahawks at linebacker - Seattle Sports
With Jordyn Brooks injured, it's Tanner Muse's time to shine for the Seahawks. Michael Bumpus shares his takeaways of Muse's play.

Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks Legends Dwight Freeney, Devin Hester Named Pro Football Hall of Fame Finalists -
A pair of former Seahawks announced as part of the 2023 modern-era player finalists.

The Huddle Podcast: Escape From LA -
Michael Bumpus, Stacy Rost, and Dave Wyman preview Week 18 vs. The Los Angeles Rams at Lumen Field.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams Preview: Playoffs Repercussions in Season Finale - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
With the NFL playoffs still within reach in their regular season finale, the Seattle Seahawks host NFC West Division rival Los Angeles Rams.

NFC West News

49ers News: How will the defense bounce back this week? - Niners Nation
Will the 49ers defense regain their dominant form against the Cardinals?

How 49ers Pro Bowl Safety can Rebound From Recent Poor Performances - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
A Pro Bowl season is starting to end as an atrocious one for 49ers safety Talanoa Hufanga. Here is how he can rebound.

Arizona Cardinals: Four Takeaways From Hard Knocks Episode Eight - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
As the in-season series of Hard Knocks begins to wind down for the Arizona Cardinals, here are some key takeaways from the eighth episode.

Cardinals vs Vikings Week 8 Podcast Recap: Analyzing Arizona loss to Minnesota, looking ahead to Seattle - Revenge of the Birds
LISTEN: Blake breaks down the Cardinals loss to the Vikings and looks ahead to the Seahawks and the outlook for the rest of 2022.

Rams’ tight budget makes tough decisions for 2023 free agents - Turf Show Times
Matt Gay, A’Shawn Robinson, Greg Gaines, are all slated to hit open market

Los Angeles Rams LB Bobby Wagner 'Master of Emotions' Ahead of Seattle Seahawks Return - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
After a decade of All-Pro level play for the Seattle Seahawks, linebacker Bobby Wagner is ready to lead his Los Angeles Rams into battle Sunday against his former team, putting emotions aside ... though acknowledging that he won't be without some feelings.

Around The NFL

Report: Ex-Browns star RB in intensive care after swimming incident - Larry Brown Sports
Former Cleveland Browns one-time star running back Peyton Hillis is in intensive care after a swimming accident, according to a report.

Jared Goff Picked First in 2022 Joe Thomas Draft | Football Outsiders
It's time once again for the yearly Joe Thomas Draft! We select players from the eliminated teams to round out the playoff sides, celebrating the best of the worst and pointing out the worst of the best.

If you need a hug in the aftermath of Damar Hamlin's emergency, meet me at the logo - Yahoo Sports

Answering the biggest questions ahead of Packers-Lions showdown -
ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky and Lions reporter Eric Woodyard size up a game that went from an afterthought early in the season to a marquee Sunday night matchup with playoff implications.

Falcons rookie Tyler Allgeier has put would-be tacklers on notice - Atlanta Falcons Blog - ESPN
The Falcons' rookie running back is all substance over style: He's a north-south runner who scoffs at the notion that one defender can tackle him.

How 12-4 Minnesota Vikings remain an enigma - Minnesota Vikings - ESPN
Teams that fit the Vikings' performance profile typically have .500 records. How did Minnesota get here and what does it mean for the playoffs?

NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Thursday, Jan. 5 - keeps you up to date with all of the latest league news from around the NFL. Visit's transaction hub for a daily breakdown.

Move the Sticks: Damar Hamlin, Week 18, CFP National Championship preview -
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

Potential expanded NFL playoffs impact: Jets, Commanders, Saints back in mix - The Athletic
The NFL is looking at a variety of scheduling options and playoff effects tied to the Bills-Bengals postponement.

NFL Power Rankings, Week 18: Surging Packers re-enter top 10; Eagles and Vikings slide down board -
What is the NFL pecking order heading into the final week of the regular season? Dan Hanzus updates his Power Rankings, with a notable boost for the surging Green Bay Packers. Check out the full rundown, 1-32.

NFL free agency 2023: Early look at top 50 free agents features Lamar Jackson, Saquon Barkley as cream of crop -
The top free agents in the 2023 class are going to be in high demand