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In Today’s Links: a Big Ol’ Info Dump for yall to digest and soothe your tormented souls. Our Seattle Seahawks, hopefully still your Seattle Seahawks, lost a tough one on Sunday, yes we know. But, what you didn’t know, or more specifically what you will know soon, is a whole bunch of stuff, and that stuff is below. The links we provide via Field Gulls are here to inform, to assist, to further the conversations and developing stories regarding our fave team. So I say, grab some icy hot, rub it on your triceps, wipe your tears, and get back in there (the links, that is)! The ‘Hawks can’t quit now and we shouldn’t either. Thanks for being here.

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Seahawks News

Seahawks don't have a QB controversy, they have a whole team controversy - Seaside Joe
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has seven more games to prove that Seattle has improved this season: Seaside Joe 1723 (With more time to consider)

Seahawks QB Geno Smith made ‘good call’ on final running play, Pete Carroll says | The Seattle Times
Seattle’s 17-16 loss to the Rams in Inglewood, California, Sunday left lots of day-after questions about clock management and penalties. Here's what Pete Carroll had to say.

Seahawks Week 12 injury report: team walks-through Monday - Seahawks Wire
Seahawks Week 12 injury report: team walks-through Monday

Next Day: What sticks from another Seattle Seahawks loss to LA - Seattle Sports
Stacy Rost of Seattle Sports' Bump and Stacy details three things sticking with her from Sunday's Seattle Seahawks loss in Los Angeles.

Heading to Seattle « Seahawks Draft Blog
I have a bunch of draft notes to file when I arrive in Seattle but just to let you know they won’t be posted until Tuesday or Wednesday (depending on how jet-lagged I am). My flight departs early afternoon UK time on Tuesday.

Digging into Seattle Seahawks' 'maddening' penalty issue - Seattle Sports
The Seattle Seahawks blew a 13-point lead in Sunday's loss to the Rams, and their issue with penalties continues to rear its head.

Seahawks' Pete Carroll believes Geno Smith to play Thursday - ESPN
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he believes quarterback Geno Smith will be able to recover from an arm injury in time for Thursday's game against San Francisco.

Injury Updates, Cleaning Up Penalties & More From Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll -
News and notes from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s Monday press conference.

Seahawks’ Geno Smith has ‘a great chance’ to play Thanksgiving game following triceps injury vs. Rams: Carroll - The Athletic
Smith finished the game going 22-of-34 passing for 233 yards and one touchdown.

'We Have to Adapt': Seattle Seahawks' Stagnant Offense Preventing Team From Fulfilling Potential - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Continuing a worrisome trend, the Seattle Seahawks followed a fast start offensively in Los Angeles struggling for the final three quarters in a 17-16 loss at Sofi Stadium, an issue further magnified by injuries to Geno Smith and Ken Walker III.

NFC West News

What to Expect From 49ers Rookie Safety Ji'Ayir Brown as the Starter - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Talanoa Hufanga is out for the year with a torn ACL, so that means rookie safety Ji'Ayir Brown will be the 49ers starter the rest of the way.

49ers news: Brock Purdy and the offense continues to roll - Niners Nation
We also saw a glimpse of Elijah Mitchell

Kyler Murray: Cardinals' offense 'let the team down' - ESPN
After Sunday's loss, Murray was frustrated that the Cardinals' offense couldn't do its part to complete a rally.

Former NFL MVP Breaks Down Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Rich Gannon saw good and bad from Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray in Week 11.

Red Rain Podcast: HOU 21 ARZ 16 Tantalizing Decisions Ahead for Cardinals - Revenge of the Birds
Here are some of my post-game tweets after the Cardinals’ 21-16 loss to the Texans:

Rams 10 takeaways: Is the LA offense better without Cooper Kupp? - Turf Show Times
Takeaways from the Rams 17-16 win against the Seahawks

Los Angeles Rams Coach Sean McVay Praises 'Unbelievable Effort' by Defense vs. Seahawks - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
The Los Angeles Rams came away with a clutch win vs. Seattle on Sunday, and a large credit for that goes to their defense.

Around The NFL

Kareem Jackson gets major discipline over illegal hit against Vikings - Larry Brown Sports
The NFL came down hard on Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson on Monday, one day after his latest illegal hit.

Regret, frustration, disappointment pile up for Bryce Young, Panthers - Yahoo Sports
Losses are mounting and answers are tough to find as Carolina's season — and maybe the future of Frank Reich in Carolina — swirls down the drain.

Monday Night Football: Eagles escape with a 21-17 victory over the Chiefs - NBC Sports
Chiefs receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling dropped what would have been a 51-yard touchdown with 1:42 left.

Chicago Bears' Justin Fields excels in return from injury - ESPN
As the Bears evaluate their QB position with an eye on the future, Fields gave them plenty to consider in a loss to the Lions.

Move the Sticks: Breaking down the big Week 11 games -
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

Pressing questions for the Chiefs, Eagles, 49ers and six other NFL contenders: Sando’s Pick Six - The Athletic
With more evidence at hand, we revisit the mysteries facing teams like the Cowboys, Bills, Jaguars and other presumed playoff teams.

NFL Week 11 overreactions and reality checks: Are Browns a playoff team? Brock Purdy MVP? Daron Bland DPOY? -
Breaking down which storylines from Week 11 are overreactions and which are reality

NFL scores and recaps for every Week 11 game | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
PFF broke down the numbers immediately after every NFL Week 11 game, including scores, rookie standouts and more.