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Seahawks rookie Luke Willson is learning from Zach Miller | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
RENTON — Flanked by his extended family and half-dozen friends, Luke Willson sat in his parents’ basement watching the 2013 NFL draft.

Looking at tight end AC Leonard | Seahawks Draft Blog
AC Leonard is a former four-star tight recruit who enrolled at Florida. Physically he looks the part — although he failed to beat out Jordan Reed for playing time with the Gators. You’ll need to be willing to see past the reason he left Florida if you want him to be part of your football team.

The Official Web Site of Earl Thomas | NFL Safety . Seattle Seahawks Zoning In - The Official Web Site of Earl Thomas | NFL Safety . Seattle Seahawks
I’ve been taking every game as a championship opportunity, and I’m just happy we have another one coming up this Sunday with Arizona. We’ve been doing a really good job of zoning in each week, and focusing on the importance of that one game.

Official Richard Sherman Website
Alright 12’s – we are getting down to the 4th quarter of the season and we couldn’t be more locked in! As a unit, we understand the significance of this game, but that doesn’t affect how we prepare. This team treats every week like championship week and that’s the mentality we strive to maintain. The Cardinals are a very explosive team that has a lot to play for. They are going to bring energy to CenturyLink Field tomorrow and we’re preparing for this battle!

The NFL's craziest playoff scenarios -
With two weeks left in the season, there are a lot of crazy playoff scenarios remaining. Gregg Rosenthal dives in with his favorites including Pittsburgh's improbable path to the postseason.

Thursday in Hawkville: Russell Wilson’s quest for consistency continues
Russell Wilson already has done so much for the Seahawks, but the second-year quarterback is striving for the consistency that will allow him to do even more – starting with Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

Seahawks' plans murky at right guard with Sweezy out -
J.R. Sweezy is out for Sunday's game.

Five Questions, Five Answers with Paola Boivin | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Time again for Five Questions, Five Answers, previewing Seattle’s opponent Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals.

Seahawks sing the praises of Brandon Mebane | - Sports
RENTON -- Brandon Mebane doesn't really want to talk about what is shaping up to be yet another impressive season in a career full of them.Instead,...

Doug Baldwin is Recapturing His 2011 Magic - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Dec 15, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) follows the block of tight end Luke Willson (82) against the New Y

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Marshawn Lynch On A Streak He Can't Like
Marshawn Lynch has played 58 regular season games for the Seahawks since being acquired from the Buffalo Bills in 2010. He has rushed for 4,456 yards and 40 touchdowns. He has triggered an earthquake and made countless opponents quake in their cleats. It did not all start out so sunny. His failed to crack 100 yards rushing in any of his first 13 regular season games as a Seahawk. He broke out for 135 yards in Dallas, and never went more than two games without breaking the 100-yard mark after that. Until this season, that is. Lynch is currently on a streak of four games without crossing the century mark, and that is the second time that has happened to him this year.

What you need to know about the Week 16 injury report -
The Cleveland Browns will be without Jordan Cameron for Sunday's meeting against the New York Jets. A concussion will keep the productive tight end out of the game.

The race for second | National Football Post
Which player is most likely to follow Peyton Manning on the final MVP ballot?

Week 16 Game Rankings: Saints at Panthers tops feast of huge games -
The stakes couldn't be higher in Week 16 with division titles, home-field advantage, playoff berths and jobs on the line, with Saints-Panthers topping a monster menu.

G J.R. Sweezy will not play agianst Arizona - Dec. 20, 2013 | Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks will once again have to rotate personnel along the offensive line due to injury. G J.R. Sweezy is out for Sunday's game agianst the Arizona Cardinals due to a concussion suffered last week.

Ten things that intrigue me from NFL Week 16 -
What LeSean McCoy can do vs. the Bears' 32nd-ranked run defense and the Arizona receivers vs. the Seattle corners are two things that intrigue me this week.

Agent's Take: Worst salary caps? Cowboys, Saints, Steelers lead way -
Former agent Joel Corry examines the three teams -- Cowboys, Saints, Steelers -- with the worst salary-cap situations heading into the offseason and what moves can be made by each club.

Carson Palmer makes linemen dress up in goofy Christmas outfits -
You want your Christmas present from Carson Palmer? You better be willing to dress up in some really stupid clothes.

Eight in the Box: The NFL's most disappointing rookies of 2013 | Audibles -
Each Friday, Eight in the Box will highlight a list of eight players, teams or moments and their impact on the 2013 season and beyond … The need for immediate returns in the NFL puts an awful lot of pressure on rookies, who often need some time before they're able to translate their skills ...

The NFC West, formerly a target of derision, now the NFL's best division | Audibles -
RENTON, Wash. -- In 2010, Pete Carroll's first year with the Seattle Seahawks, the franchise did something no NFL team had ever done before -- they won their division with a losing record.

Previewing Carolina Panthers-New Orleans Saints, more Week 16 games | 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 New Orleans (10-4) at Carolina (10-4) -- 1 p.m.

Jay Z’s emergence as an agent could have huge impact on 2014 NFL draft | The MMQB with Peter King
Editor's Note: The weeks between the end of the college football regular season and the start of bowl games are "go time" for agents looking to represent members of the 2014 NFL draft class. Former agent Andrew Brandt detailed that recruiting process Thursday on The MMQB.

Matthew Stafford still has time to develop for Detroit Lions | The MMQB with Peter King
Maybe it’s too late for this season. Maybe Matthew Stafford and the Lions did too much self-inflected damage with their 18-16 home loss to the Ravens last Monday night.

NFL Week 16 TV schedule includes Saints-Panthers, Eagles-Bears | The MMQB with Peter King
Cowboys (7-7) at Washington (3-11), 1 p.m., FOX Not to rehash the Cowboys’ loss to the Packers last week … but let’s rehash the Cowboys’ loss to the Packers last week. Too many things need clearing up. Wideout Cole Beasley took the blame for Tony Romo’s second interception.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Under Pressure: Trolley Problems
Philosophers and other thinkers have long debated the trolley problem. It’s a simple problem, but one without an easy answer. A trolley is barreling down the tracks. Ahead on the tracks are five people tied up on the tracks. You can divert the trolley onto a different track, but there’s a person on that track as well. You can’t derail the trolley, so your choice is to do nothing and watch five people die or divert the trolley and kill one.

Best-, Worst-Case Playoff Scenarios for Every NFL Playoff Contender | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Week 16 NFL Viewing Guide: The Best Matchups From Sunday's Playoff-Defining Games - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Running Back–Linebacker Matchups of the Week Shane Vereen, Patriots vs. Daryl Smith, Ravens There is still a chance — a chance — t

Video: Five prospects to watch during early bowl games -
Senior NFL draft analyst Rob Rang has five players to watch in Week 1 of this bowl season. He joins Adam Aizer to talk about Derek Carr and much more.

Scouting the Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State vs. USC
The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl features some very intriguing prospects. Fresno State’s Derek Carr will be looking to continue his stellar season by finishing off his career with a big win against USC. The Trojans are hoping to get a big performance for potential top-10 pick Marqise Lee. Jon Dove breaks down this dynamic game.

Scouting the New Mexico Bowl: Washington St vs. Colorado St
The Gildan New Mexico Bowl doesn’t feature a ton of NFL prospects but does have at least four who have a chance to make a splash at the next level. This game with give both players an opportunity to further build their resume.