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What I Learned From Working In An NFL Team’s Front Office : The Sports Daily
I’ll always remember my first, “Wow, I’m really part of an NFL front office moment.”

Seahawks defense prides itself on coming through in tough situations | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
When opponents start in Seattle’s end of the field, they generally are held out of the end zone.

Seahawks’ defense builds on last year’s lofty heights | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
As the Seahawks prepare to face the Cardinals in a game that can give them the NFC West title and the No. 1 seed throughout the NFC playoffs, the verdict — in the eyes of the players themselves — is in: they are the best in team history.

Make your pick: Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks need just one more win to both claim the NFC West title and clinch the NFC’s No. 1 playoff seed, which would give them a first-week bye and home-field advantage throughout the postseason. And they’ll try to do it this Sunday against the division-foe Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks have a lot to say - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks were quite a talkative group this week, so here are a few interesting quotes that stood out:

Sunday Primer: Week 16 -
It's Cam Newton versus Drew Brees in the battle for the NFC South, while an offensive duel might be brewing between the Bears and Eagles. Get ready for that and the rest of Sunday's action.

Arizona Cardinals’ offense awaits tough test against Seattle Seahawks
Arizona Cardinals’ offense awaits tough test against Seattle Seahawks,The Cardinals’ 2013 season hit bottom in prime time Oct. 17 when the Seahawks dismantled them 34-22 in a game that was nowhere near that close.

GM: Perceived tension with Jim Harbaugh 'overblown' -
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke doesn't view the tension between himself and coach Jim Harbaugh as anything out of the ordinary.

Ed Reed rips media over lack of football knowledge -
Ed Reed hasn't made the impact the New York Jets hoped he would when they signed the veteran safety last month. On Friday, Reed ripped media members who criticize the play of his team.

What you need to know about Week 16's injury report -
The Cleveland Browns will be without Jordan Cameron for Sunday's meeting against the New York Jets. Find out what else we learned from this week's injury report.

Snow, rain expected for many key Week 16 games -
Snow wreaked havoc on a number of games a few weeks ago. Could we be headed for another wet and wild Sunday?

NFC West enjoying its quick turnaround | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Division was laughed at three years ago, but now is mostly feared

Six for Sunday: Pressure's on Romo, Stafford; Saints eye big road win -
Don't count out the Saints at Carolina. It's safe to pencil in a Seahawks win over the Cardinals, while Tony Romo and Matthew Stafford feel the heat.

Biggest NFL stories of 2013: The year begins and ends with Robert Griffin III | Audibles -
As 2013 comes to a close, it's time to review the most remarkable stories (for better or worse) of this NFL season to date. Little surprise, then, which story starts and finishes the year ... and we're not yet done with this one. Dec.

Reality check time for Derek Carr’s stock | Seahawks Draft Blog
One of the more peculiar things we’ve witnessed during the 2013 college season is the sudden rise of Derek Carr.

One more win will gives Zach Miller two more firsts
Zach Miller grew up in Phoenix and went to Arizona State, but the importance of Sunday’s game for the Seahawks’ tight end is wrapping up a division title not beating his hometown NFL team.

Seahawks are big favorites, even with Cards rolling -
The Seahawks can clinch the NFC West and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs if they beat the Cardinals on Sunday.

More than division title, top seed at stake for Seahawks -
The Seahawks stand at the brink of greatness.

Seahawks-Cardinals: Five things to watch | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are five things to watch in the Seattle-Arizona game Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at CenturyLink Field:

Greg Cosell’s Film Review: Tony Romo’s mistakes led to two crucial interceptions against Green Bay | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
There has been a lot said about who should be blamed for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's two fourth quarter interceptions last Sunday against Green Bay Packers, mistakes that led to a 37-36 loss.

14 games have playoff implications | ProFootballTalk
In this week's slate of 16 NFL games, only two will have no effect at all on the playoff race. Here's a handy explanation of how each game can affect each team's path to the playoffs: Playoff implications for both teams Saints-Panthers: A huge game.

Seahawks' offense and defense are running in opposite directions - Seattle Seattle Seahawks |
When it comes to the ground game, the Seahawks are running in opposite directions right now.

How good are the Panthers?
Through 15 weeks, Brian Burke ranks the Broncos, 49ers, Panthers, and Seahawks as the top four teams in the NFL. According to his numbers, Carolina has the #7 offense and the #7 defense.

Fewer Rushing Yards Are Coming From High Draft Picks
In 1990, there were 22 running backs who rushed for at least 700 yards. Of those players, Barry Sanders, Ottis Anderson, Sammie Smith, John L. Williams, Emmitt Smith, John Stephens, Lorenzo White, James Brooks, Cleveland Gary, and Neal Anderson were former first round picks. In addition, Bobby Humphrey, Mike Rozier, and Kevin Mack were selected with first round picks in supplemental drafts, bringing the number to thirteen.