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In Today’s Links: plenty of talking points regarding our Seattle Seahawks. Lots to evaluate, dissect, argue about and over, and such and such. Thank you for being here with us at Field Gulls. It is a wonderful thing to have an audience. See you next time. Thank you for being here.

Seahawks News

Seahawks-Cardinals final result, fan reactions to season finale - Seaside Joe
What happened in Seahawks-Cardinals and what does it make you think about the team? Seaside Joe 1771

It’s been a great run but it’s time for change in Seattle – Seahawks Draft Blog
The only thing that matters is whether you’re moving in the right direction. The Seahawks aren’t — and that’s why this week, a change of Head Coach is required.

NFL Week 18 Game Recap: Seattle Seahawks 21, Arizona Cardinals 20 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
Despite a late drive by the Arizona Cardinals, a missed field goal preserved a 21-20 victory for the Seattle Seahawks.

Instant Reaction: Seattle Seahawks' season ends without playoffs - Seattle Sports
The Seattle Seahawks may have finished the season with a winning record and exciting win in Arizona, but it comes without a playoff run.

Seattle Seahawks left with a lot of same questions from last year - Seattle Sports
Stacy Rost of Seattle Sports reacts to the end of the Seattle Seahawks' season, where questions from the end of last season remain.

Texans win AFC South for first time since 2019 following Jaguars’ loss vs. Titans - NFL.com
After the Jaguars' loss to the Titans, the Houston Texans have clinched the AFC South for the first time since the 2019 season.

Seahawks Season Comes To An End With A “Bittersweet” Victory Over Cardinals - Seahawks.com
The Seahawks pulled off another comeback victory on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough to get them into the playoffs due to a Packers win over the Bears.

Pete Carroll expecting to return as Seahawks coach despite missing playoffs - The Athletic
Carroll, the NFL’s oldest active coach, signed a five-year extension with Seattle in 2020.

Seahawks Rapid Reaction: 'Hawks Season Ends With a Thud Despite 21-20 Win vs. Cardinals - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
While the playoffs were out of reach after the Green Bay Packers held on at Lambeau Field, the Seattle Seahawks hung on for a one-point win over the Arizona Cardinals in spite of the same issues that ultimately derailed a disappointing season.

Seattle Seahawks Avoid Week 18 Arizona Cardinals Upset - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks were locked into a tight battle in Week 18 from start to finish.

It’s been a great run but it’s time for change in Seattle – Seahawks Draft Blog
The only thing that matters is whether you’re moving in the right direction. The Seahawks aren’t — and that’s why this week, a change of Head Coach is required.

Instant Reaction: Seattle Seahawks' season ends without playoffs - Seattle Sports
The Seattle Seahawks may have finished the season with a winning record and exciting win in Arizona, but it comes without a playoff run.

Seattle Seahawks left with a lot of same questions from last year - Seattle Sports
Stacy Rost of Seattle Sports reacts to the end of the Seattle Seahawks' season, where questions from the end of last season remain.

Texans win AFC South for first time since 2019 following Jaguars’ loss vs. Titans - NFL.com
After the Jaguars' loss to the Titans, the Houston Texans have clinched the AFC South for the first time since the 2019 season.

Seahawks Season Comes To An End With A “Bittersweet” Victory Over Cardinals - Seahawks.com
The Seahawks pulled off another comeback victory on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough to get them into the playoffs due to a Packers win over the Bears.

Pete Carroll expecting to return as Seahawks coach despite missing playoffs - The Athletic
Carroll, the NFL’s oldest active coach, signed a five-year extension with Seattle in 2020.

Seahawks Rapid Reaction: 'Hawks Season Ends With a Thud Despite 21-20 Win vs. Cardinals - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
While the playoffs were out of reach after the Green Bay Packers held on at Lambeau Field, the Seattle Seahawks hung on for a one-point win over the Arizona Cardinals in spite of the same issues that ultimately derailed a disappointing season.

NFC West News.

Los Angeles Rams Notebook: Defense Shines, Special Teams Struggles Define Week 18 vs. San Francisco 49ers - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
The Los Angeles Rams pulled out a one-possession victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 18, without their star veterans. What can be taken away from the win?

Rams-49ers Winners & Losers: Carson Wentz secures NFC’s 6th seed for LA - Turf Show Times
Sean McVay’s offense had a new look with Carson Wentz behind the wheel

49ers news: Carson Wentz and the Rams come back to win 21-20 - Niners Nation
The second half felt like a preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams

49ers Suffer Defeat to the Rams, but are Winners With the Lack of Injuries - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
It is the first time since 2018 that the 49ers have suffered a defeat to the Rams in the regular season, but they are still winners with injuries being minimal.

Seattle Seahawks Avoid Week 18 Arizona Cardinals Upset - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks were locked into a tight battle in Week 18 from start to finish.

Around The NFL

Jaguars' collapse started well before loss to Titans, and may unspool into offseason of soul-searching - Yahoo Sports
Jacksonville went from 8-3 with a two-game lead in the division to missing the playoffs entirely. This is still a good team, but the reverberations have probably only just begun.

NFL playoffs schedule, times, betting lines: Texans-Browns set to kick off wild-card weekend - Yahoo Sports
The Cowboys will host the Packers on Sunday afternoon, and then Matthew Stafford will make his return to Detroit on Sunday night.

Asked about Mike McCarthy's future, Jerry Jones says, "We'll see how each game goes" in postseason - NBC Sports
The Cowboys have won the NFC East.

NFL playoff bracket: Schedule, Super Bowl odds, stats, more - ESPN
The NFL playoff field is set, and an exciting wild-card slate lies ahead. Here's everything to know about the 14 teams vying to win Super Bowl LVIII.

2023 NFL season, Week 18: What We Learned from Sunday's games - NFL.com
The Buccaneers kicked off the early window by clinching the NFC South title, while the Bills and Steelers also earned playoff berths thanks to the Jaguars losing and ushering the Texans to the AFC South crown.

NFL coaching change rumors and firings live updates: Falcons fire Arthur Smith; Open jobs, candidates and latest Belichick news - The Athletic
The NFL coaching carousel is in full swing as the 2023 regular season comes to a close.

2024 NFL playoff picture, bracket: Full wild-card schedule after Bills steal AFC East from Dolphins - CBSSports.com
Here's an up-to-date look at the NFL playoff race