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In Today’s Links: more talk about our QB1 and the future at the position; the responsibility seems to be on everyone to get our Seattle Seahawks’ defense back on track; some mock drafts (how daft!); holiday updates, and more! Dive in. We’ve got a few more days til the big game in Santa Clara.

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Seahawks News

Seahawks only get 15 minutes to practice tackling - Seaside Joe
What's the root cause of the Seahawks defensive issues? Seaside Joe 1739

Colin Cowherd says the Seahawks need to go get a quarterback - Seahawks Wire
What do you think?

Seahawks trade up in my first 2024 NFL mock draft « Seahawks Draft Blog
If you missed it last week, check out my horizontal board. It took months to put together, it’s where I’ve graded players vs where I think they might go in the draft.

Huard: 'Heat is on everybody' to get Seattle Seahawks' D on track - Seattle Sports
After a very poor showing in Dallas, Brock Huard shares where things stand for the Seattle Seahawks' defense with seven games to go.

Seahawks QB Geno Smith finding success with more rhythm - ESPN
The Seahawks QB had his best game of the season last week, focusing on timing and rhythm in the passing game. Can he keep it up against the 49ers?

Seahawks Round-Up: Seahawks Spend Day Giving Back To Community Before The Holidays -
The community engagement department of the Seahawks put together a day full of opportunities for current players to give back.

Seattle Seahawks 'One to Watch' in QB Market This Offseason, Says Insider - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seattle Seahawks seem happy with Geno Smith as the team's starter, but what about next season? ESPN's Jeremy Fowler thinks Seattle could be a surprise team in for a quarterback in the offseason.

NFC West News

49ers news: Is Deebo Samuel the most dangerous offensive weapon? - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers have a host of skill players that can do damage. But is Deebo Samuel the most effective?

Brock Purdy is Proving why Kyle Shanahan Chose him as the 49ers' Starter - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Kyle Shanahan chose to roll the dice on Brock Purdy to be the 49ers' 2023 starting quarterback and it's clearly paying off.

Arizona Cardinals RB James Conner Wins FedEx Ground Player of the Week - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Arizona Cardinals RB James Conner won the award after rushing for over 100 yards and two touchdowns.

Is Kyler Murray playing himself into, or out of, Arizona's 2024 plans? - Yahoo Sports
Four games into his return from a torn ACL, Kyler Murray and the Cardinals offense are slowly starting to click.

Jonathan Ledbetter Cardinals/Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year is Jonathan Ledbetter.

How does head coach Sean McVay view Rams current kicking situation? - Turf Show Times
LA’s head coach talks about kicking, preparing for the Ravens and so much more in this weekly presser.

Los Angeles Rams Tyler Higbee and Rob Havenstein Among DNPs in Practice – Injury Tracker - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Stay up to date with the latest injury news for the Los Angeles Rams on

Around The NFL

Four Verts: Zach Wilson couldn't pass up chance to start for Jets again, while 49ers have regained their lofty perch - Yahoo Sports
It makes sense Wilson would be leery and frustrated, but his long-term NFL future is at stake. Also, San Francisco looks scary, Jacksonville looks regretful, and Cleveland looks maxed out.

David Carr doubles down on his Jalen Hurts comments - NBC Sports
On Tuesday, NFL Network's David Carr infused some relevance into a largely irrelevant weeknight studio show by suggesting that the Eagles should bench Jalen Hurts for Marcus Mariota.

How the Commanders reached the crossroads and what comes next - ESPN
New owner Josh Harris could be close to calling time on Ron Rivera in Washington. Here's why the 2023 season failed to launch, and what the implications are for the organization.

NFL Fantasy Football Podcast: Trevor Lawrence injury update, Week 14 previews -
Marcas Grant & Michael F. Florio deliver a new episode of the podcast.

What happened with the Panthers? ‘Hunger Games’ culture, backstabbing and another fired coach - The Athletic
Bryce Young's development. Division among the coaching staff. Mounting losses. Behind the scenes of why Frank Reich was fired.

Mueller: Assessing the 8 NFL teams at 6-6, for 2023 and beyond - The Athletic
They could be playoff teams. They could have early offseasons. What should the people who run these eight NFL teams be thinking about now?

Agent's Take: Rams, Packers among NFL teams with largest dead money salary cap charges in 2023 -
Green Bay is free of Aaron Rodgers' huge cap hit in 2024

NFL Week 14 Power Rankings: Houston Texans move into the top 10, San Francisco 49ers remain at No. 1 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
To kick off an NFL slate full of intriguing matchups, here are PFF's Week 14 power rankings.