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Rockwall’s finest returns home to the DFW area on Thursday. Jaxson Smith-Njigba has been steadily making himself more important in the Seattle Seahawks’ offense. Doing so has certainly helped his confidence, fighting less now with broken bones in his hand, and more now with a struggling offense yet to find its identity. If our ‘Hawks are to improve this season, than no doubt Smith-Njigba will be a big part of that transition. How are you feeling about Thursday’s game against the ‘Boys?

#np My Marion by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Seahawks News

Why Geno Smith's job should be on the line this week against Cowboys - Seaside Joe
Why Seahawks should bench Geno Smith for Drew Lock if Seattle's offense hits rock bottom: 1730

Seahawks Week 13 injury report: Leonard Williams, 4 others DNP - Seahawks Wire
Our first injury report of the week has some starters out, including running back Ken Walker and defensive end Leonard Williams.

Seahawks WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba’s confidence ‘sky high’ as he heads home to play Cowboys | The Seattle Times
On Thursday, Jaxon Smith-Njigba turned in maybe the most spectacular play of Seattle’s season with a body-twisting, one-handed catch of a Geno Smith pass that turned a third-and-nine into a...

Where do the Seahawks go from here? Some thoughts… « Seahawks Draft Blog
The reality check of the Ravens, Rams and 49ers games leaves little in the way of optimism for the rest of the season. Either the Seahawks are going to back-into the playoffs as a sixth or seventh seed (they’re only competing with Minnesota, Green Bay and perhaps the Rams, after all) or they’re going to miss out. It doesn’t feel particularly exciting to discuss this, especially given the likelihood of a swift wildcard exit based on what we’re seeing.

Bumpus: A reality about Seattle Seahawks to come to terms with - Seattle Sports
How can the 6-5 Seattle Seahawks get back on track and improve while the season is going on? Michael Bumpus shares his insight.

Seahawks Round-Up: Jordyn Brooks Continues Upwards Trend in Year 4v- Seahawks.com
Fourth-year Seahawks linebacker Jordyn Brooks continues to blossom as a leader and anchor of the defense.

As Seahawks’ offensive identity crisis mounts, Pete Carroll calls for urgency - The Athletic
Carroll called for the Seahawks to "maximize" their best players, the closest he has come to criticizing play caller Shane Waldron.

Identity Crisis? Seattle Seahawks Still 'Trying to Find it!' Says DK Metcalf - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seattle Seahawks are coming off a poor loss to the San Francisco 49ers, with receiver DK Metcalf saying the team is still trying to find its identity on offense.

NFC West News

Jonathan Gannon: Arizona Cardinals Were 'Deflated' - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals didn't offer much in their 37-14 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Red Rain Podcast: LAR 37 AZ 14 - Gannon and Murray No Match for NFC West - Revenge of the Birds
The Cardinals have played 4 NFC West games and have been outscored by an average of 29.5 to 12.3 points per game. Kyler Murray is now 5-16 in games he’s played versus the NFC West. Both Kyler...

49ers Offensive snap counts and grades: Happy Thanksgiving Seattle! - Niners Nation
Plenty of turkey legs to go around for the 49ers offense

Nick Bosa, Charvarius Ward Have Stepped it up Since the 49ers' Bye Week - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
The two players who have stepped it up the most since the 49ers' Bye week are Nick Bosa and Charvarius Ward. Here is how.

Los Angeles Rams RB Kyren Williams Dominates Arizona Cardinals In Return From Injury - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
In his first game in over a month, Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams ran all over the Arizona Cardinals to fuel a blowout victory.

Rams stock up, stock down: Kyren Williams takes offense to next level - Turf Show Times
Kyren Williams’ stock is skyrocketing after 143 yard performance against Cardinals

Around The NFL

Panthers make more staff changes after Frank Reich firing - Larry Brown Sports
The Carolina Panthers decided to make further changes to their coaching staff Monday after firing head coach Frank Reich.

Tempest Tepper has blown through Carolina again, and the only thing he's winning is a title he doesn't want - Yahoo Sports
Firing Frank Reich on Monday is just the latest of Panthers team owner David Tepper's impulsive whims, which are having a major impact on Carolina's attempts to build a winning culture.

Dak Prescott on being mentioned for MVP: If my name’s in there that means we’re playing well - NBC Sports
The Cowboys quarterback has 23 touchdowns, six interceptions and a 107.4 passer rating.

Next steps for Panthers, Bryce Young with Frank Reich firing - ESPN
Since 2018, only the Jets have a worse record than the Panthers. What does the future hold now that Reich is out?

2023 NFL playoff picture: AFC, NFC seed projections in Week 12 - ESPN
The end of the NFL regular season is approaching, and we're looking ahead to how the 14-team playoff picture could line up en route to Super Bowl LVIII.

Move the Sticks: Reaction to Panthers firing head coach Frank Reich + breaking down big Week 12 games - NFL.com
Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Rhett Lewis look back at the weekend and recap the action from Week 12 of the NFL season on a new episode of Move the Sticks.

Explaining the inexplicable Denver Broncos and other NFL mysteries: Sando’s Pick Six - The Athletic
Plus the challenge facing the Eagles, the special boxes the Cowboys are checking (and one they aren't), Chiefs chunk plays and more.

2023 NFL Week 12 winners and losers: Broncos, Rams make noise as Bills, Patriots are gutted - CBSSports.com
A roundup of this week's movers and shakers

NFL Week 12: PFF Team of the Week & Player Awards | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Green Bay Packers edge defender Rashan Gary headline PFF's NFL Week 12 Team of the Week.