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In Today’s Links: Drew Lock looks like he may start tomorrow?; a quick 3rd quarter report card from Curtis Allen; Pete talks Seattle Seahawks match-up with the 49ers; and, can the ‘Hawks improve on a decent performance from last week? Burning q’s, with a’s coming tomorrow afternoon. Stay tuned!

Seahawks News

Drew Lock could start vs. 49ers, did Geno Smith really get hurt in practice? - Seaside Joe
Geno Smith's late-week injury could open door for Seahawks to start Drew Lock in season's most important game: Seaside Joe 1741

Curtis Allen’s third quarter report card « Seahawks Draft Blog
This is a guest article by Curtis Allen…

Seahawks veteran shares keys to slowing down 49ers offense - Seattle Sports
The Seattle Seahawks will need to slow down a dangerous 49ers offense this week. Frank Clark shared what the Hawks have to do on defense.

Pete Carroll Previews Seahawks' 2nd matchup with the 49ers - Seattle Sports
Pete Carroll shared his thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' second matchup with division rival San Francisco and what the 49ers do well.

Friday Round-Up: Jaxon Smith-Njigba In Position To "Breakout" To Close 2023 Rookie Season - Seahawks.com
Marcus Mosher of The 33rd Team breaks down why Seahawks rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba is set to break out before season’s end.

'Super Encouraging': Abraham Lucas, Seattle Seahawks' Offense Ready to Put Best Foot Forward vs. San Francisco 49ers - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Finally back in the lineup after a two-plus month absence, Abraham Lucas helped Geno Smith and the Seattle Seahawks come to life on offense in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys and hopes to see that production translate to a rematch in San Francisco.

NFC West News

49ers news: Nick Bosa & the D-line had their best game vs. the Eagles - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers recording an incredible number of pressures against the Eagles. A number that almost looks fake.

Why the 49ers Have Improved in Pass Coverage - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
The 49ers' secondary was getting roasted prior to the Bye week. Now, they are playing lockdown coverage in their last four games. Here is why.

Colin Cowherd Gets Honest on Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray is often criticized for far too little reasoning.

Glimpse Ahead to the Cardinals’ 2024 Season Part II - Revenge of the Birds
Which of the Cardinals’ free agents and outside free agents would you like to see the team sign for 2024?

Rams tight end Tyler Higbee could miss game against Ravens - Turf Show Times
Rams look to be without their starting tight end Tyler Higbee in Week 14

Los Angeles Rams vs. Baltimore Ravens Preview: Clash of Well-Coached Units in Week 14 - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Coaches Sean McVay, Raheem Morris, John Harbaugh, and Mike Macdonald make for one heck of a Week 14 matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Ravens.

Around The NFL

Jaire Alexander has huge prediction for rest of Packers' season - Larry Brown Sports
Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander made a bold prediction about the rest of his team's season on Friday.

Mike Tomlin's Steelers need major changes, because their core should be playing for more than 9-8 records - Yahoo Sports
The way Pittsburgh plays just isn't sustainable, and at some point, being a threat to win in the playoffs has to outweigh the status quo of just making it there.

Cowboys, Eagles both healthy heading into NFC East showdown - NBC Sports
Every player on the Cowboys' 53-player roster and every player on the Eagles' 53-player roster will be available for Sunday's NFC East showdown in Arlington.

NFL Fantasy Football Podcast: Start ‘em, Sit ‘em Week 14 - NFL.com
Marcas Grant and Michael F. Florio return with a new episode of the podcast.

2023 NFL Offensive Player Rankings, Week 14: Three offenses with exceedingly bright futures - NFL.com
David Carr spotlights three offenses with exceedingly bright futures, including a Green Bay Packers unit led by red-hot quarterback Jordan Love. Plus, an updated ranking of the NFL's top 15 offensive players RIGHT NOW.

NFL Week 14 picks, schedule, odds, injuries, fantasy tips - ESPN
Here's everything you need to know for the NFL's Week 14 games. Which teams will win? Who are the X factors? What are the key matchups?

Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill and the Dolphins' record-setting offense - ESPN
Tyreek Hill's pursuit of Calvin Johnson's record for most receiving yards in a season isn't the only record Miami is chasing.

All 32 NFL owners from worst to first: The good, the bad and a few surprises - The Athletic
The bottom five comprises five of the six most recent owners to buy (rather than inherit) an NFL team, including the Panthers' David Tepper.

NFL Week 14 bold predictions: Chiefs suffer first losing streak since 2021, Bears hang on this time vs. Lions - CBSSports.com
Here are five bold predictions for this weekend's NFL slate

2023 NFL All-Improved Team: Dak Prescott, Jaylon Johnson and more | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
PFF presents its 2023 NFL All-Improved team through Week 13, with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Chicago Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson leading the way.