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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Saturday

Kevin C. Cox


Seahawks All Access - Mike Robinson
Seahawks All Access breaks down the second half of the Seahawks at Falcons game and talks to Mike Robinson.

Seahawks All Access - Pregame Access
Seahawks All Access focuses on the pregame sidelines before the Seahawks vs Falcons game.

Running Backs- The Walking Dead -
The NFL's a quarterback-driven league, people forget that sometimes. Eventually, the best teams won't even bother drafting running backs. PFT Commenter explains the future of the NFL.

2013 NFL Rookie of the Year: Tavon Austin, Larry Warford impress in Week 10 -
Tavon Austin lives!

Chalk Talk: Peterson vs. Seahawks in '12
Former Husky and NFL QB Hugh Millen breaks down Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's 182-yard performance against the Seahawks last season. The two teams meet again this Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks Math - Sonics Rising
Will the Hawks make the playoffs? This wasn't always so easy to answer.

▶ Vikings vs. Seahawks 2013: Game preview, picks, odds and more - YouTube
hristian Ponder and the Minnesota Vikings travel to Seattle to take on Russell Wilson and the Seahawks in Week 11 NFL action. Photo credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Double Coverage: Vikings at Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks have amassed a 9-1 record despite playing with a patchwork offensive line and a receiving corps that lost one starter in Sidney Rice and never had its key offseason acquisition in Percy Harvin.

Seahawks piecing their starting line back together
Three starters returned to the offensive line during Wednesday’s practice, a definite step in the right direction for a team that is 9-1 despite All-Pro center Max Unger, Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung and right tackle Breno Giacomini missing a combined 18 games.

Christian Ponder of Minnesota Vikings on track to face Seattle Seahawks - ESPN
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder continues to recover from the dislocated left shoulder he suffered Nov. 7 against the Washington Redskins, and barring an unforeseen setback, he will start Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, coach Leslie Frazier said Friday.

Seahawks: Sherman doesn’t need alone time | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Richard Sherman enjoys attention.

Seattle has now gone 36 games without losing by more than 7 points, the second-longest streak since the merger : Seahawks
Since a 23-13 loss at Dallas on November 6, 2011, the Seahawks have not lost a single game by more than a touchdown. We're 26-10 during that stretch, with the losses coming by 6, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 4, 3, 2 and 6 points. In that 36 game span, we've won 15 games by 8+ points, won 11 by 1-7 points, lost 10 by 1-7 points, and lost zero by any more than that.

Saturday preview | Seahawks Draft Blog
I have access to two games this weekend. This is what I’ll be keeping an eye on…

Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks are off and running -
The wait to see Seattle's offense at full stride is over, patience finally paying off.

Pete Carroll says Seahawks will ease Percy Harvin in -
Well, let's say hypothetically that he does, coach. How much would he play? "Everybody needs to be kind of brought along, we think," Carroll said. "If he should be able to play, we'll pick and choose our snaps like we would do in a first game for a guy going into preseason. They play about a quarter of the game. That's kind of the thinking. We don't want to give him too much too soon."

Seahawks' Bruce Irvin enjoying move to linebacker -
"People say they see good stuff, but I only focus on the mistakes," Irvin told 710 ESPN Seattle's "The Huddle" Thursday, "and I've got a long way to go."

How do Lynch and Peterson compare? - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
If watching great running backs is your thing, this is the game for you.

Seahawks continue to mix and match on offensive line | - Sports
Depending on down and distance, it's normal for a football team to change the number of receiver or defensive backs it has on the field, or to replace bulky defensive linemen with quicker pass rushers.

Jonathan Martin meets with NFL investigator Ted Wells -
Jonathan Martin of the Miami Dolphins met with independent investigator Ted Wells for over seven hours Friday to discuss the Richie Incognito saga. Read what Martin had to say.

Dolphins' Mike Pouncey docked for punching Spence -
Mike Pouncey wasn't ejected for punching Bucs defensive lineman Akeem Spence, but he was docked $7,875 for the swing. The Miami Dolphins center leads off this week's NFL fines roundup.

Tony Gonzalez (toe) questionable, Bills receivers out -
Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is questionable to miss just his third game in 17 years Sunday in Tampa. Read more about the injury roundup for Week 11.

NFL Prospect Focus: Missouri Offense | National Football Post
Which Tigers will you see in next year's draft?

Week 11 Game Rankings: After bye blues, menu gets much tastier -
There have been bye weeks and many mediocre matchups but now we start to see feasts heading to the holidays, starting with the Pats-Panthers, Chiefs-Broncos and Niners-Saints.

Ten things from NFL Week 11 that intrigue me -
How will Peyton Manning play on his injured ankle? How will the Chiefs corners match up against those receivers? Can the 49ers' passing game show some life?

Detroit Lions' defense the key to capturing NFC North crown | The MMQB with Peter King
The NFC North crown is there for the Lions’ taking. With a 6-3 record, they lead by a game over the Bears, whom they swept and hold a tiebreaker over, and the Packers, who are playing without quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

NFL Week 11 schedule features Broncos-Chiefs, 49ers-Saints, more | The MMQB with Peter King
Going past the obvious storylines and taking a deeper dive into every Sunday game in Week 11. All times Eastern; click on teams for more on the matchup. Jets (5-4) at Bills (3-7), 1 p.m.

Drew Brees-Sean Payton reunion spurring New Orleans Saints revival | The MMQB with Peter King
"I don’t think it will ever go away. Just that little chip. It’s not anger or resentment or anything like that. But it’s a little chip." —Drew Brees, New Orleans quarterback, on the leftover feeling from the Saints’ bounty suspensions of 2012. There’s another game this weekend.

Eight in the Box: This season's worst NFL offensive lines | Audibles -
Each Friday, Eight in the Box will highlight a list of eight players, teams or moments and their impact on the 2013 season. When teams slump on offense, it's easy to pin blame on the quarterbacks and running backs. Usually, that rush to judgement fails to tell the whole story.

NFL Week 11 preview: Denver Broncos- Kansas City Chiefs, more | Audibles -
Chris Burke and Doug Farrar get you ready for the weekend with The Playbook, a detailed weekly preview that gives you everything you need to know about the upcoming slate of games. Main Events Kansas City (9-0) at Denver (8-1) -- 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC: The AFC West's big day finally arrives.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Under Pressure: Rookie Tackles
If you want to get immediate production from your first-round pick, draft an offensive tackle. Five offensive tackles were taken in the first round this year. Two have played every snap this year. Two more have started all but one game this season which they missed because of injury and the fifth was lost in Week 5 to a fractured ankle. So how have the five fared? Here’s a quick look at the five first-rounders.

William Moore fined $22,050 for hit on Golden Tate | ProFootballTalk
“I can’t control what they call on the field,” Moore said, via “I just continue to play football; run to the ball. And whatever happens, happens. But at the same time, I hope the NFL looks at it from a player’s standpoint and just knows that we’re out there playing ball. We don’t try and go after defenseless players and try to play dirty. We’re just playing football.”

Advanced NFL Stats: Playoff Projections - Week 10
All of the numbers below come from Chris Cox at His app uses the win probabilities from the ANS team efficiency model to run a Monte Carlo simulation of the remaining NFL games thousands of times. Based on current records, our estimates of team strength, and knowledge of the NFL's tie breaking procedures we can come up with some pretty interesting predictions of how each team will fare come the end of the season. If you want to use a different model or just fiddle with the numbers by hand, go ahead and download the app yourself.