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Already Friday, holy crap.

Tweets on Bucs vs Seahawks (with images, tweets) · sgw94 · Storify
Tweets on Bucs vs Seahawks Cuz folk don't wanna scroll

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Kryptonite X of Great Shame
Welcome back to another edition of Word of Muth. Regular readers may have noticed that this column was absent from the rotation last week -- I apologize, sometimes these things happen. I’ll try to make that the last miss of the season. This week we'll take another look at the Bengals, examining what went right and what went wrong against the Dolphins last Thursday night.

Roddy White not out to settle score with Richard Sherman | Atlanta Falcons |
“No, not really,” White said. “I just don’t circle things on the calendar. Every game that I play is the one that is circled throughout the season. There is no one particular game that I go out there and play harder than any other one.

An Insider's Account of Bullying, Hazing and Overall Culture of the NFL | Bleacher Report
I’ve written numerous insider-perspective articles regarding my time in the NFL since becoming a proud member of the Bleacher Report family, but perhaps none has left me as vulnerable or as introspective as the complicated topic surrounding the Jonathan Martin saga.

Five Questions, Five Answers: Atlanta | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Time for our weekly “Five Questions, Five Answers” previewing the upcoming opponent, which this week is Tony Gonzalez (above in an AP photo) and the Atlanta Falcons. Helping us out is D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Week 9 Game Scripts and Average Field Position Data
Week eight brough us the two biggest blowouts of the season; in week nine, we saw the third most dominant win of the year and the biggest comeback of the season.

Sherman on facing Roddy White: “What challenge?” | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Richard Sherman didn’t say much today when asked about the prospect of facing Atlanta receiver Roddy White Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

Double Coverage: Seahawks at Falcons - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The last meeting between the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks was memorable. In last season's divisional playoff matchup, the Falcons jumped out

Warren Moon: Russell Wilson’s maturity helps Seahawks win - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
“He really has a great understanding of the offense, first of all,” Moon said on this week’s episode of “Inside the NFL,” airing Wednesday on Showtime. “It’s kind of similar to what he did in college. I think the kid, the way he prepares is unbelievable. I’ve never seen a kid prepare the way he does for a young player coming into this league.”

Person of Interest: Falcons' Matt Ryan -
"Person of Interest" is a weekly feature in which we put the microscope on one player from the Seahawks' upcoming opponent. This week, it's Atlanta's Matt Ryan.

Notebook: Loss to Falcons still sticks with Seahawks -
Ten months have passed since Seattle played in Atlanta last season.

Seahawks' run defense has hit another mid-year slump -
Seattle's mid-season struggles against the run are nothing new. The difference this year is that the Seahawks can't attribute the issues to injuries like they could in the past - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at

Roddy White of Atlanta Falcons expects to return Sunday - ESPN
"I'm pretty sure I'm going to be out there Sunday,'' White said. "You know, I wanted to get out there and have a full week of practice before I actually played in a game. This was the first full week that I'm going through. I'll be ready to play.''

NFL - Why the Seattle Seahawks are a flawed powerhouse - ESPN
There is a classic football adage that says in order for a team to win, it first has to keep itself from losing.

Seahawks run defense trying to tighten up | Sportspress Northwest
Facing an unproven running back Sunday for the second consecutive week, the Buccaneers torched Seattle for more than 200 yards on the ground.

Dave Boling: Here's to you, Mr. Robinson, for rejuvenating run game | Dave Boling | The News Tribune
Anyone questioning whether Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson has returned to health and strength might collect testimony from a few Tampa Bay defenders.

Cable: ‘We’re developing some really cool depth’ | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
A quick chat with offensive line coach Tom Cable:

Carroll: ‘We’ve got to play better’ | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Here’s what Pete Carroll had to say today:

Seahawks' Baldwin supports Dolphins' Martin | - Sports
No place in NFL for the kind of bullying Miami lineman has undergone

Roddy White: 'I'll be ready to play' for Atlanta Falcons -
Roddy White told reporters he'll be "ready to play" when the Atlanta Falcons meet the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The wide receiver leads off Thursday's injury roundup.

David Wilson put on Giants' IR; Andre Brown activated -
David Wilson was placed on injured reserve Thursday when the New York Giants activated running back Andre Brown. It appears Big Blue is being very cautious with Wilson's recovery.

Sage Rosenfels: Jeff Ireland is a 'jerk' | National Football Post
Rosenfels lashed out on Ireland via Twitter.

Prisco's Picks - Week 10 -'s host of NFL experts provides expert picks, grades and analysis for each game during the season.

NFL Playoff Picture, Week 10: Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints jockey for position | Audibles -
Here’s how the AFC and NFC playoff pictures sit as Week 10 begins: AFC 1. Kansas City Chiefs (9-0): AFC West leader 2. New England Patriots (7-2): AFC East leader 3. Indianapolis Colts (6-2): AFC South leader 4. Cincinnati Bengals (6-3): AFC North leader 5.

Brandon Weeden, Trent Richardson lead the Audibles All-Disappointment Team | Audibles -
To categorize a player's career as a disappointment is a slippery slope. Some players come into the NFL and find themselves in the wrong circumstance for whatever reason. They catch on with second or third teams, and the light goes on.

NFL - Upset watch for NFL Week 10 - ESPN
Upset Watch appears every Thursday for ESPN Insider, as Football Outsiders uses a proprietary formula to forecast the expected point spread of each game based on current DVOA ratings (explained here) and, early in the season, our DVOA projections. Each week we highlight the most likely upset on a game with a line over three points, plus an additional game where a significant underdog has a strong chance to cover.

Top Prospect of Week 10: Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard -
Facing the most athletic receiver he's likely to see during the regular season, Dennard showed off the size, physicality and big play ability that could push him into the first round of the 2014 NFL draft.