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FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Final 2013 DVOA Ratings
The Seattle Seahawks finished up the regular season with one more strong win over division rival St. Louis, cementing their spot on top of the Football Outsiders DVOA ratings. You may remember that the Seahawks, despite failing to win their division, ended up 2012 as the No. 1 team in DVOA as well. That makes Seattle the first team since the 1996-1997 Green Bay Packers to finish first in DVOA two years in a row. Even more remarkably, Seattle and Denver finished 1-2 in DVOA for the second straight season. This is the first time since 1999 (St. Louis and Jacksonville) that the top two teams in DVOA are also the No. 1 seeds in each conference, and it is the first time in the history of DVOA (going back to 1989) that the same two teams have finished the season 1-2 in two straight years.

Norris' Mock Draft: Dec. 30 - Mock Drafts -
With the first 20 picks locked into place, Josh Norris lays out his first mock draft of the season.

Bob and Groz Show - Podcasts -
Seahawks receiver Golden Tate, the star of their NFC West-clinching win over the Rams, talks about how the offense rebounded Sunday.

End of season SEA-draft status check & Monday notes | Seahawks Draft Blog
This is a pretty unusual end of season report. Normally there’s at least one glaringly obvious, critical need for the Seahawks.

Pete Carroll 1st Round Bye Monday Press Conference
Head Coach Pete Carroll talks about maintaining the Seahawks style of play, the difference in defense from last season to this season and that Percy Harvin will practice this week.

Russell Wilson 2.0: He’s proving vital to Seahawks’ future | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been even better in his second season.

Seahawks' Percy Harvin cleared for practice, may play in two weeks
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Harvin will practice when the Seahawks return later this week to prepare for their NFC divisional playoff game on Jan. 11. \

Seahawks’ Golden Tate shines against the Rams again — this time with no waving | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate set season highs in receptions and yards against the Rams on Sunday.

Seahawks notebook: Percy Harvin to practice Thursday -
Pete Carroll has been asked about Percy Harvin's status every day for the past five weeks since the receiver's Seahawks debut.

What We Learned: Seahawks' run defense is just fine -
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Pete Carroll glad playoff-bound Seahawks were tested -
The Seahawks didn't want to wait until the final game of the regular season to win the NFC West and secure the conference's top playoff seed.

Seahawks fans finding affordable travel, exorbitant tickets for Super Bowl -
Now that the Seahawks have clinched the top spot in the NFC and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, many fans are thinking Super Bowl. And with the game in New York, travel options abound.

Seahawks keep cool at the right time - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
For most of the day, the St. Louis Rams-Seattle Seahawks game looked more like a mixed martial arts cage match than an NFL regular-season finale.

Further Review: Which Playoff Foe Is Best? | Sportspress Northwest
The Seahawks play one among Packers, Saints or 49ers in two weeks in the divisional playoffs. Question: Which potential opponent is best for Seattle? Vote here.

Injury updates on Willson and others | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
On a timeline for K.J. Wright: “It’s not designated specifically yet, but he feels great. I think the hopes is we’ll take a look at him next week and see where he is. Then, it will be a day-today kind of things. That’s what we hope it will be like. (That view) is really optimistic.”

Carroll says Harvin will practice Thursday with intent of playing in playoff game | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
So, a shift.

Seahawks aren't perfect, but they don't have to be | - Sports
SEATTLE -- The Seattle Seahawks won't go into the NFL postseason playing perfect football.But the Seahawks will go into it knowing they're more than...

Smith's pick-6 gives Seahawks a lift | - Sports
SEATTLE -- With the Seattle Seahawks offense starting slowly against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, it fell to the defense to give the team a lift....

Grading Every Seattle Seahawks Starter's 2013 Regular Season | Bleacher Report
Seattle Seahawks news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Todd Bowles on radar of Browns, Vikings, Lions -
Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is in demand as coaching opportunities arise. The Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions have all requested permission to interview Bowles.

Denver Broncos' Wes Welker cleared for playoff action -
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker, missing in action due to a concussion, was cleared to play Monday after a three-game absence. Find out all the other big injury news heading into the playoffs.

Jon Gruden doesn't want to be considered for NFL job -
Jon Gruden is happy where he is. The ESPN analyst said Monday he has no interest in any of the head-coaching jobs that opened up. "There are plenty of good candidates out there," he said.

2013 NFL Black Monday winners and losers: Rex Ryan, RG3 big winners -
Here are the winners and losers from the day after the end of the 2013 regular season.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Carroll And Schneider Try For Rare Super Bowl Feat
Black Monday in the NFL claimed a number of victims today as five coaches were fired.

2014 NFL mock draft: Offseason planning begins -
Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville can be penciled in as the No. 1 pick in the draft (for now), but after that the draft is wide open. How many quarterbacks will go in the top 10, and how far could defensive end Jadeveon Clowney slip?

Aaron Rodgers; Rob Chudzinski; missed Chargers penalty; NFL Week 17 | The MMQB with Peter King
Not much happened on the last day of the regular season Sunday. Just: • The greatest regular-season game of Aaron Rodgers’ career. I asked him where the 33-28 NFC North title game win ranked, the one with the 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb on 4th-and-8 with 46 seconds left to win...

Rob Chudzinski’s firing is a new lowpoint for the Browns organization | The MMQB with Peter King
By Mark Bechtel The worst part of having The Football Gods aligned against you isn’t the constant losing. It isn’t the draft picks who come already washed up or the coaches who seem chronically overmatched.

NFL 2013 photos of the year: The best of from SI's photographers | The MMQB with Peter King
On an given Sunday (or Monday or Thursday) in the fall, you'll find Sports Illustrated’s photographers on the NFL sidelines, lenses trained on the action. SI doesn't cover every game each week—shooters typically are working on a specific assignment for the magazine, SI.

Aaron Rodgers finds Randall Cobb for winning TD and NFC North title | The MMQB with Peter King
CHICAGO — He’s a Super Bowl champion and a Super Bowl MVP, to say nothing of his regular-season MVP award. So in the grand scheme of things, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did not need this moment.

Shutdown Corner NFL Power Rankings: Seattle starts and finishes in the No. 1 spot | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
NFL Blog: Shutdown Corner

Clay Matthews ruled out for wild card round game with 49ers | ProFootballTalk
If the Green Bay Packers hope to get Clay Matthews back on the field this season, they need to have their season extend beyond this weekend’s game with the San Francisco 49ers.

Where do teams find new head coaches?
Within twenty-four hours of the end of the regular season, Rob Chudzinski, Leslie Frazier, Greg Schiano, Jim Schwartz, and Mike Shanahan were all fired. A couple of more head coaches may join them this week, but all these new openings lead to one question: who will replace them?

NFL Week 17 Winners and Losers: The Lucky Chargers, the Scary Packers, and the Legacy of Chris Conte - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Winners Packers: Aaron Rodgers wasn’t particularly Aaron Rodgers–like, Eddie Lacy looked hobbled, the Packers’ defense continued