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ESPN Wisconsin - 11/02/13 Next men up -- The GM: His way
He is serious. He is not trying to be self-deprecating. He’s not trying to be folksy. And he certainly isn’t amused by your reaction – C’mon, really? – the first time he answered the question.

Hawk Blogger: The Morning After: High-Wire Act Continues, Seattle Beats Bucs 27-24 In OT
Everyone loves a good game of Jenga. Players pull block after block out of the stack and place them on top of the pile, leaving increasingly precarious holes in the foundation. There are breath-taking moments when the tower remains standing despite seemingly impossible foundational flaws. It teeters. It sways. It somehow withstands. The Seahawks have become Jenga masters. It is not enough to poke out the safe center blocks in the foundation. They go for the most risky edge blocks. If they were in a bar fight, they would forget the whole beating of a man with a hand tied behind their backs, and instead surrender all their limbs and insist on a blindfold before thrashing their enemy. The problem with a Jenga approach to a football season is that the tower always collapses, no matter how talented the player. Seahawks fans and players can be proud of their resolve to come back and win this game, but they have to know that the season is wobbling. Tempt fate too many times, and you will see her claws

Carroll: Wilson “got banged around” but indicates he won’t miss any time | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
But in the way that only Carroll can, he indicated that there’s nothing that would cause Wilson to be in danger of not playing this Sunday at Atlanta. “He’s sore today,” Carroll continued. “Just walked out of the training room with him. He’s got a big smile on his face. He’s fired up and all that. We’ll take good care of him and see if we can get him all cleaned up and ready to go for the weekend.”

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Audibles at the Line: Week 9
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.

Hugh’s view: analyzing key plays in the Seahawks’ massive comeback | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
If you're down 21-0 after 28 minutes, you're going to have to win most of the key plays thereafter. Here's a few:

Max Unger’s concussion is another hit to Seahawks’ offensive line | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Unger, a Pro Bowl center, left Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers with a concussion and his status for next Sunday’s game is unknown.

What we learned from the Seahawks' win over the Bucs -
Three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks improved to 8-1 with a 27-24 overtime victory over the winless Buccaneers at CenturyLink Field. Three things we learned:

The Pete Carroll Show: Russell Wilson got 'banged up' -
"How are you guys doing?" Russell Wilson asked a group of reporters as he stepped to the podium Sunday evening.

Upon Further Review: Seahawks Week 9 - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
A review of five hot issues from the Seattle Seahawks' 27-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

Pro Football Focus grades the game | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
As always on Monday, here is the Pro Football Focus official review of the Seahawks-Tampa Bay game. And here are a few additional notes:

Hawks' wide receivers: 16 catches for 152 yards, 2 TDs | - Sports
SEATTLE -- For all the talk about Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin being out with injuries, you would think the wide receiver corps would be a weak link...

Seahawks' comeback? 'Wilson making a lot of plays' | - Sports
SEATTLE -- Even Russell Wilson had to allow himself a moment of anger on the sideline Sunday.With his team trying to dig itself out of a three-...

Slow Starts Becoming Major Problem for Seattle Seahawks | Bleacher Report
Is trouble brewing in the Pacific Northwest? Despite the Seattle Seahawks ' 8-1 record, fans and media members alike are beginning to wonder whether or not this team can continue its winning ways amidst slow starts...

Who are the next NFL head coaching candidates? | National Football Post
Expect to see these names when the coaching carousel season begins.

Buccaneers vs. Seahawks: Full Roster Report Card Grades for Seattle | Bleacher Report
The Seattle Seahawks escaped with a 27-24 overtime win against the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers jumped out to an early 21-0 lead, and it looked like Seattle was headed for its first home loss since 2011, but the Seahawks battled back and pulled off the largest comeback in franchise history.

Dave Krieg's Strike Beard: Seahawks 27, Buccaneers 24 (OT)
What do you call a team that allows a winless opponent to take the ball away three times, beat the living shit out of their invaluable franchise quarterback, and rack up 350 yards of offense with rookies starting at QB and RB?

Nnamdi Asomugha waived by San Francisco 49ers -
The San Francisco 49ers waived Nnamdi Asomugha on Monday. The team also activated wide receiver Mario Manningham and cornerback Eric Wright.

NFL Week 9: Eight videos that explain it all -
Pierre Garcon, Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Case Keenum and Ryan Tannehill all help explain a wild Week 9 in the NFL. Who else made our "Only the Best" list?

Injury roundup: Michael Vick's return to Eagles on hold -
While quarterback Michael Vick still nurses a hamstring injury, Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Nick Foles will take first-team reps. That and more in Monday's injury roundup.

Matt Flynn released by Buffalo Bills after three weeks -
The Matt Flynn era in Buffalo was a short one. The Bills released the veteran quarterback three weeks after he signed with the team. Flynn became expendable when EJ Manuel was cleared for practice Monday.

5 up, 5 down for Sunday | National Football Post
Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles decimated the Oakland defense on Sunday to the tune of seven touchdown passes.

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph could miss a month with broken foot -
Christian Ponder remains the Vikings' starting quarterback for at least another week, but the offense will be without the services of Kyle Rudolph. The tight end could be sidelined for as long as a month with a broken foot, coach Leslie Frazier announced Monday.

Gary Kubiak, John Fox situations sadly dominate NFL Week 9 | The MMQB with Peter King
It was an NFL weekend we'll never forget, for better and for worse. It was a weekend of record performances and dazzling plays, but our thoughts are with two coaches in somber situations

NFL Week 9 Decisive Moments for Redskins, Titans, Cowboys and Colts | The MMQB with Peter King
Week 9 in the NFL was full of drama off the field, as Peter King illustrated in his Monday Morning Quarterback column. On the field, a slate of games that looked underwhelming at the start of the day turned out to have many surprises as well.

Tom Brady makes Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers D look foolish | Audibles -
Troy Polamalu is a gambler.

NFL Midseason Review: Highs and lows from first half of NFL season | Audibles -
The NFL never hurts for intriguing storylines, and so the 2013 season may be par for the course. Yet, it feels as if there are more high-profile talking points as we head into November: the Chiefs’ remarkable turnaround, Chip Kelly’s offense, Calvin Johnson and the league’s receivers one-upping each other on a weekly basis, the explosion of undrafted players into critical roles and so on.

Mario Manningham activated from PUP list | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers added some much-needed help in the passing game Monday, activating wide receiver Mario Manningham from the physically unable to perform list.

Josh Brown unsurprised about Richie Incognito allegations | ProFootballTalk
“None of it shocks me,” Brown said, via the New York Daily News. “I don’t know any details obviously. The league hasn’t released anything. But Richie seems to be a person with a tortured soul. He’s had these issues for quite awhile and it’s sad.”

Advanced NFL Stats: Sunday's Numbers Have Been Crunched
Sunday's numbers are now available, including advanced stat box scores, top players of the week, team stats, and season leader boards.

Jets now 5-4, but have worst points differential of any 5-4 team ever
After defeating the Saints 26-20, the Jets now own a 5-4 record. New York was ranked 32nd by ESPN in their pre-season power rankings, a fact Rex Ryan brings up during every other press conference. But while the record is a pleasant surprise, the Jets aren’t necessarily playing well. Or, at least, they play really, really badly in their losses. In fact, the Jets have the worst points differential of any team with a winning record after nine games in NFL history:

2014 NFL Draft: Seminoles may have nation's best running backs -
Coming to an NFL team near you soon: Florida State running backs Devonte Freeman, James Wilder, Jr. and Karlos Williams.