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Seattle Seahawks vs Arizona Cardinals - November 6, 2005 Photo by Gene Lower/NFLPhotoLibrary

It’s another Seattle Seahawks game day! In all likelihood, it’s the last one until the preseason opener in August. They need a win over the Arizona Cardinals and a loss (or tie) by the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bears in order to snag the No. 7 seed at the eleventh hour for the second year in a row. How’s everyone feeling about today? Are you still clinging to playoff hopes? Are you just eager for the season to end? Let us know in the comments.

Seahawks News

Seahawks at Cardinals Hype - 2023 Week 18
The Seahawks head to Glendale, AZ for their final game of the 2023 regular season as they get set to take on the Cardinals in a must win game.

Seattle Seahawks DE Leonard Williams Set To Achieve Feat Not Seen In Nearly A Century - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Leonard Williams is set to play his 18th game of the season on Sunday, which would make him the first to appear in that many games since 1930.

Jordyn Brooks ponders if at Arizona is last Seahawks game | Tacoma News Tribune
Jordyn Brooks back from injury, starts with Bobby Wagner at Arizona Cardinals. Brooks’ contract ending. Is it his last Seahawks game? Decision for Pete Carroll.

Seattle Seahawks Playoff Situation 'The Bed We Laid For Ourselves!' Says DK Metcalf - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seattle Seahawks need a lot to go right in Week 18 to make the playoffs, but receiver DK Metcalf says the team only has themselves to blame.

Vision Board: Sea(son) Finale - Seaside Joe
Seahawks-Cardinals vision board predictions: Seaside Joe 1770

Around the NFC West

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan's Reputation will be on the Line in the Playoffs - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing how San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan's reputation will be on the line in the playoffs.

How Kyle Shanahan, 49ers can toe the rest-vs.-rust line in Sunday’s finale - The Athletic
As the 49ers get ready for the playoffs, their roster — in terms of health and flexibility — is in better shape than it was last postseason.

Steve Young is extremely against 49ers sitting Brock Purdy this week
The San Francisco 49ers are planning to sit quarterback Brock Purdy this week. Niner legend Steve Young says he doesn't like the idea at all.

Texans beat Colts for playoff spot, Cardinals' draft slot impacted - Arizona Sports
The Houston Texans defeated the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday to clinch a spot in the playoffs and impact the Arizona Cardinals.

Cardinals WR Marquise "Hollywood" Brown thinks he grew as player in 2023 despite injuries, wants to return to Arizona
James Conner wins PFWA award for team MVP

Even Without First-Round Pick, Los Angeles Rams Have Elite 2023 NFL Draft Class - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
The Los Angeles Rams have one of the elite 2023 NFL Draft classes, according to a new ranking.

Carson Wentz start for Rams could impact potential compensatory picks - Turf Show Times
Raheem Morris could also have big impact on LA’s potential compensatory pick haul

Around the NFL

Former Raiders LB Jack Squirek dies at 64 - NBC Sports
Former Raiders linebacker Jack Squirek died Friday after a battle with an illness, the team announced.

Ravens expect Geno Stone, Odafe Oweh to be OK for divisional round - NBC Sports
The Ravens weren't able to beat the Steelers on Saturday, but it does look like they were able to avoid any severe injuries to players who took part in the 17-10 loss.

Steelers fear Watt suffered left knee MCL sprain against Ravens - ESPN
The Steelers fear defensive MVP candidate T.J. Watt suffered a Grade 3 left MCL sprain in the third quarter of Pittsburgh's pivotal 17-10 win over Baltimore on Saturday, pending further testing, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bill Belichick's future headlines uncertain coaching situations - ESPN
Bill Belichick's future in New England is one of several unresolved coaching situations that teams face as they enter the final week of the regular season.

Jaguars move Christian Kirk to active roster, still game-time call - ESPN
The Jaguars have moved receiver Christian Kirk to the active roster, paving the way for him to play in Sunday's critical AFC South showdown in Tennessee.

Dolphins RB Raheem Mostert (knee/ankle), WR Jaylen Waddle (ankle) not expected to play vs. Bills
Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert and wide receiver Jaylen Waddle are not expected to play against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Saturday evening.

C.J. Stroud, Texans hang on to beat Colts, clinch playoff berth - ESPN
Stroud threw two TD passes, and Houston's defense stiffened on a fourth-down stop late in the fourth quarter.

Ravens' Jadeveon Clowney celebrates bonus with 'very long' dance - ESPN
Ravens linebacker Jadeveon Clowney hopped around the field and waved his arms in the air to celebrate a $750,000 incentive for recording more than nine sacks this season.