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Andy Lyons

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Seahawks vs. Rams: Full Roster Report Card Grades for Seattle | Bleacher Report
The Seattle Seahawks outlasted the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football by the score of 14-9 . The win moved the Seahawks to 7-1 on the season and 3-0 inside the NFC West...

Seahawks-Rams snap counts | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are official snap counts for the Seattle-St. Louis game Monday night. A couple of quick notes:

Seahawks favored by 16 over Tampa Bay | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Seattle’s offensive struggles in its 14-9 win over the Rams Monday night hasn’t scared off the Las Vegas oddsmarkers, who have installed the Seahawks as being as much as a 16-point favorite for Sunday’s home contest with Tampa Bay.

Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice out for season with torn ACL | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice is out for the year with a torn ACL suffered in Monday night’s 14-9 win at St. Louis.

Seattle Seahawks win a statistical anomaly - ESPN
Sometimes statistics just don’t make sense. Monday night, when the Seattle Seahawks won 14-9 against the St. Louis Rams, was one of those times.

Upon Further Review: Seattle Seahawks Week 8 - ESPN
A review of four hot issues from the Seattle Seahawks’ 14-9 victory against the St. Louis Rams:

Upon Further Review: St. Louis Rams Week 8 - ESPN
A review of four hot issues from the St. Louis Rams' 14-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Power Rankings: No. 4 Seattle Seahawks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A weekly examination of the Seahawks' Power Ranking:

Power Rankings: No. 6 San Francisco 49ers - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A weekly examination of the San Francisco 49ers' Power Ranking:

Power Rankings: No. 25 St. Louis Rams - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A weekly examination of the Rams' Power Ranking:

Power Rankings: No. 17 Arizona Cardinals - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A weekly examination of the Cardinals' Power Ranking:

Earl Thomas best player during best start in franchise history
No one sets higher standards for Earl Thomas than the Seahawks’ fourth-year free safety. And because no one has played any better during the best start in franchise history, Thomas is the choice as first-half MVP.

Draft priority: Guard or Tackle? « Seahawks Draft Blog
Do the Seahawks need to target an upgrade at guard? The question was posed in the comments section yesterday.

Tale of the Tape from NFL Week 8 | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

2014 NFL Draft Week 9 Stock Report: Braxton Miller steps up -
A look at NFL prospects who helped themselves this past weekend and a few who might have hurt themselves

Tomlin benches first-rounder Jarvis Jones | ProFootballTalk
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin hasn’t been afraid to shake up his lineup this season.

Harbaugh is coy about Crabtree’s return | ProFootballTalk
Asked if Crabtree’s return in a few weeks is “still doable,” Harbaugh had this to say: “That’s doable. I’m not going to make any proclamations or profound statements, but he’s right on track for, at some point here, weeks.”

2014 NFL Draft Rankings: Michael Sam makes rise, Teddy Bridgewater still No. 1 | The MMQB with Peter King
The Big Board has a few big changes this week—welcome, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam—but it could be in for a major shakeup when it returns in two weeks. Between now and then, some of next year’s best draft-eligible players will face some of their toughest competition.

Second-half Storylines: Where KC's 8-0 and Brady struggles; what gives? -
Who drafts No. 1 in a QB-rich class? Can Tom Brady figure it out? Is KC legit? These questions and more are addressed as we look at the season's second half.

The Director's Report: Mid-season thoughts | National Football Post
At the midway point of both the college and NFL seasons, expectations and reality have been two different things.

Darrelle Revis to play more for Bucs in man coverage? -
Darrelle Revis has been frustrated with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for forcing him to play so much zone coverage. Coach Greg Schiano said the team is "looking hard" at how they use Revis.

Midseason Report: 32 AFC takeaways -
The AFC was supposed to be the weaker conference this season, but it hasn't played out that way. Here's what we've learned from all 16 AFC teams at midseason.

Midseason Report: 32 NFC takeaways -
With the exception of the New Orleans Saints, the NFC superpowers remain largely the same as last season. Here's what we learned from all 16 NFC teams at midseason.

Tavon Austin's flop draws laughter but no laundry -
Tavon Austin has had a disappointingly quiet start to his rookie season with the St. Louis Rams, but he caught the attention of viewers Monday night thanks to a comical flop on special teams.

Arian Foster, Ben Tate injuries concern Gary Kubiak -
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday that he's "very concerned" about the availability of Arian Foster and Ben Tate for Sunday's game. Find out the rest of the injury updates.

Sidney Rice injury: Seattle Seahawks WR suffered torn ACL in win | Audibles -
The Seattle Seahawks gained just 135 total yards in their 14-9 win over the St. Louis Rams on Monday night, and an offense that is struggling despite the team’s 7-1 record just got some more bad news. The team announced Tuesday that Sidney Rice suffered a torn ACL in the game and will miss the rest of the season. The news was first reported by Pro Football Talk. He had 15 catches for 231 yards and three touchdowns this season.

Explaining the Veteran Waivers Process
While the trade deadline turned out to be almost all bark with no bite, now that it has passed a new chapter opens in the League calendar for veteran players.

Andre Ellington leads Arizona Cardinals to win, more NFL Rookie Watch | Audibles -
Don't tell the 2013 draft class that the NFL is a quarterback-driven league. Midway through the season, the impact players from April's draft seem to be concentrated at one position: running back.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 8 DVOA Ratings
Denver remains on top of this week's Football Outsiders DVOA ratings, and the Broncos still rank as one of the top ten teams in DVOA history despite a bit of a decline in recent weeks. Seattle remains in second place, although the Seahawks' overall rating drops after last night's narrow win over St. Louis. Indianapolis is third, with Carolina a surprising fourth and Cincinnati climbing from 11th to fifth thanks to their 49-9 drubbing of the New York Jets. Chicago climbs two spots to sixth, even on a bye week, although DVOA of course doesn't take into account the effect of injuries (or McCowns) on a team's future peformance. Close behind the Bears are three other NFC contenders, the Saints, 49ers, and Packers, and...

Week 9 NFL Power Rankings - Chiefs Remain #1 | Fanspeak NFL Blog
Week 8 of the NFL Season was filled with exciting finishes, which leads to more shakeups to the standings. So after 8 weeks, here is Fanspeak's Week 9 Power Rankings:

Fumblr: Even LeBron James is amazed by Calvin Johnson -
Fumblr is the fake social media platform that collects the best and worst of the online experience of an NFL fan. Featured this week: Calvin Johnson's ability to save football, Golden Taunting, Tom Brady's Halloween costume, and more.

Week Eight power rankings | ProFootballTalk
An ugly road win is still a road win, and with enough road wins — ugly or otherwise — the road to the Super Bowl will go through Seattle.