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5 up, 5 down: Aaron Murray rising, Braxton Miller in decline -
NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah says USC WR Marqise Lee and Ohio State QB Braxton Miller are heading in opposite directions in his college football stock report.

Pete Carroll's Seattle Seahawks in NFC driver's seat entering bye -
At 10-1 with prized offseason addition Percy Harvin back on the field, the Seattle Seahawks are in the driver's seat. Michael Silver marvels at Pete Carroll's creation -- and asks 32 questions across the NFL.

What we learned from Seahawks' win over Minnesota -
xamining the takeaways and unanswered questions from the Seahawks' 41-20 win over Minnesota at CenturyLink Field. Three things we learned:

Quitting the N.F.L. - For John Moffitt, the Money Wasn’t Worth It -
John Moffitt chugged mugs of black coffee and talked almost giddily about how, the week before, he called John Elway, the head of football operations for the Denver Broncos, to tell him he was quitting the National Football League, leaving behind the money and the fame, but also the constant pain and the danger.

Stock Up: Week 11 - Over the Cap
Every Monday during the season we will take a look back at three players who are entering important stages of their contract that may have helped their stock in upcoming negotiations with their play on Sunday. In addition we will also look at one player signed in the offseason to a new contract that exceeded all expectations and provided exceptional value to his team.

Stock Down: Week 11 - Over the Cap
Every Monday during the season we will take a look back at three players who are entering important stages of their contract that may have hurt their stock in upcoming negotiations with their play on Sunday. In addition we will also look at one player signed in the offseason to a new contract that did not live up to the expectations that his contract sets for the player.

Monday draft notes: QB talk, Ebron, Gilbert, top-15 | Seahawks Draft Blog
This is how I see the 2014 quarterback class — no truly elite or obvious number one talent, lots of guys who could potentially start in the NFL.

An interception-infused victory
Monday metatarsal musings: As usual, big plays by the defense paced the Seahawks’ pre-bye victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. But they didn’t come from the usual suspects.

Seahawks will benefit from The Percy Harvin Effect -
With the amount of attention and coverage elite NFL players tend to attract, it's rare when someone lives up to his hype. But after watching Percy Harvin play just 16 downs in the Seahawks' 41-20 victory over Minnesota, Harvin is as advertised.

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson: 'I want to be great one day' - ESPN
"Every day, my goal is: 'Can I be better than I was yesterday?'" Wilson said. "That's my mindset and I really think it helps. I want to be great one day."

Upon Further Review: San Francisco 49ers Week 11 - ESPN
A review of four hot issues from the San Francisco 49ers' 23-20 loss at New Orleans:

Close losses mount, but playoffs in sight - NFC West Blog - ESPN
If the San Francisco 49ers are going back to the Super Bowl, they will have to win three playoff games on the road.

Carroll on ESPN 710: “It’s all coming together just right” | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, during his regular Monday interview on the team’s flagship radio station, ESPN 710 Seattle, said the team is heading into its bye week in about the best position possible.

Upon further review: Fate Of 10-1 NFL teams | Sportspress Northwest
Since 2002, 18 teams, including the Seahawks, started a season 10-1 or better. The 17 before Seattle all won division titles and six reached the Super Bowl, three winning it.

Adrian Peterson: Groin hurt in Minnesota Vikings' loss -
Adrian Peterson didn't look like himself in the Minnesota Vikings' loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The NFL's best running back said a groin injury held back his ability to run with his normal burst.

Monday Morning MD | National Football Post
Should the NFL’s helmetless player rule be modified for safety purposes?

Ahmad Brooks calls penalty for hit on Drew Brees 'bullshit' -
49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks apparently feels he shouldn't have been called for a penalty for his hit against Drew Brees on Sunday.

Playoff Picture for Week 12 and beyond -
Here's a look at the playoff forecast and potential clinching scenarios heading into Week 12 of the 2013 NFL season.

Peyton Manning's protection; Ahmad Brooks penalty; more NFL Week 11 thoughts | The MMQB with Peter King
CHICAGO — We have great and controversial events to discuss, and we shall. But there are great and controversial events every week in pro football, and I’ll get to the rise of a battered Denver offensive line, to the 113-minute weather/tornado-threat delay, and to a foul that, in today’s footb...

NFL Week 11: Decisive moments for Steelers, Raiders, Bears, Saints | The MMQB with Peter King
Matt Schaub may not be a popular quarterback for the Texans, but he was right to be upset with receiver Andre Johnson in a loss to the Raiders (though not to show him up on the sideline); the Bears took a page out of the rival Packers’ playbook to beat the Ravens in overtime; and the Saints to...

Ahmad Brooks bemoans critical penalty call on tackle against Drew Brees | Audibles -
There were 123 offensive plays run in Sunday's 49ers-Saints game. San Francisco linebacker Ahmad Brooks felt that the game's outcome was decided on No. 110.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Audibles at the Line: Week 11
This year, we have a new format for our Monday morning feature Audibles at the Line, combining our Twitter feeds with our e-mail discussion. First, we're replacing our usual back-and-forth with some longer-form dissection of each game that at least one of us watches in depth. Second, every game that we find time for will also have a selection of tweets from us and a few reader tweets we found particularly insightful. To follow these tweets live on Sunday, or to contribute your own thoughts or a question for the FO staff, you can use hashtag #foaud. We discussed the new format in this post.

NFL Draft Week 12 Stock Report: Learn the name Randy Gregory -
A look at NFL prospects who helped themselves this past weekend and a few who might have hurt themselves

2014 NFL Draft: Washington State's Bucannon passes test vs. Arizona -
Washington State's defense has shown the ferocity of a house cat in recent years, but strong safety Deone Bucannon is proving a notable exception.

2014 NFL Draft: USC's Lee, Baylor's Norwood breakout on big stage -
NFL scouts were treated Saturday night with a reminder of Lee's playmaking ability and were introduced to yet another phenomenal athlete for Art Briles' Bears.