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In Today’s Links: Where do our Seattle Seahawks stand after a tough loss to the Cowboys and a weekend of unhelpful results? Find out, below.

Seahawks News

Seahawks knocked out of playoff picture for first time since start of season - Seaside Joe
Updated NFC playoff picture: Seaside Joe 1736

Seahawks' third straight loss brings playoff hopes into question -
The perception coming out of another prime-time showcase is the Seattle Seahawks put forth a gutty effort and had every chance to end the Dallas Cowboys' long winning streak after outplaying them for chunks of the night. The reality is the Seahawks are struggling in many ways. In fact, Carroll believes his team may be as prepared for the playoffs as they've ever been by what they've experienced during this season. There's only one small issue that needs to first be overcome for Carroll's belief to be tested: Seattle must find a way to make the playoffs.

Seattle Seahawks Fall Out of Final Wild Card Spot With Unfavorable Week 13 Results - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Entering Sunday holding onto the final wild card spot, the Seattle Seahawks dropped out of the race for now and could drop another spot on Monday night with Week 13 results not working to their benefit.

NFC West News

Kyle Shanahan: I love how our team rallied after Dre Greenlaw ejection - NBC Sports
Tempers flared between the 49ers and Eagles before Sunday's game got underway and players got riled up at various other points of the game, but the biggest conflagration came during the third quarter.

49ers 42, Eagles 19: Grades - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Grading the San Francisco 49ers position by position following their 42-19 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

49ers news: Three quick takeaways from the 42-10 win over the Eagles - Niners Nation
The 49ers easily beat their supposed toughest opponent of the season in a 42-19 victory.

What We Learned from Arizona Cardinals' Upset Win vs Pittsburgh Steelers - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Takeaways from the Arizona Cardinals' upset vs a solid Pittsburgh Steelers squad.

Arizona Cardinals withstand two weather delays in dominating win over Pittsburgh Steelers - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals get their third win of the 2023 NFL season.

Rams-Browns final score: L.A. wins again, gets back in playoff picture - Turf Show Times
The Rams run away from Browns in 4th quarter, get back into playoff picture

Los Angeles Rams Notebook: Matthew Stafford, Puka Nacua Complement Strong Defensive Line - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
The Los Angeles Rams weren't phased by the Cleveland Browns' elite defense in Week 13, relying on familiar faces Matthew Stafford and Puka Nacua to win a third straight game.

Around The NFL

NFL Winners and Losers: Texans' grand slam hire of DeMeco Ryans changed everything - Yahoo Sports
The Texans keep winning, and their head coach is looking very good.

NFL 2023 Week 13: Biggest questions, risers and takeaways - ESPN
NFL Nation reporters react to all the action, answering lingering questions coming out of each game. Here's what we learned from Week 13.

Buccaneers WR Mike Evans hits 1,000-yard milestone for decade straight to start career -
Mike Evans surpassed 1,000 yards for the season in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 21-18 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, marking the 10th straight year to start his career in which he’s hit the benchmark.

2023 NFL season, Week 13: What We Learned from Sunday's games -
The Dolphins, Saints and Texans were among the victors to emerge from the early window Sunday in Week 13.

NFL Week 13 takeaways: Is defense Lions’ fatal flaw? Are 49ers now Super Bowl favorites? - The Athletic
The Athletic's NFL experts break down the biggest storylines from Week 13.

NFL playoff picture: Can 49ers surge past Eagles to snag No. 1 seed in NFC? - The Athletic
The No. 1 seeds in both the AFC and the NFC are up for grabs.

NFL Week 13 grades: 49ers earn an 'A' for blowing out Eagles, Steelers get 'F' for upset loss to Cardinals -
Here are the grades for every team that played in Week 13