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Already Thursday. Weird.

Breaking Down What Makes the Seattle Seahawks Such a Dominant Force | Bleacher Report
Ever since head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider took over in the Emerald City, the Seattle Seahawks have been lauded for their ability to draft the perfect players for their system while finding valuable gems in free agency...

Russell Wilson is a Deep Ball Master - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Russell Wilson is having a good season. This isn’t a controversial statement. He is third in the NFL in passer rating and is coming off a complete dismantling of a solid Saints defense on Monday. He has led his team to the best record in the NFL this season. In case anyone needs a refresher, here is his basic stat line for 2013:

Kaepernick and Wilson: In their words | CSN Bay Area
Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson, the two young quarterbacks leading the 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, will face comparisons as long as they meet twice a season as NFC West rivals.

Seattle Seahawks thump New Orleans Saints, take control of NFC | The MMQB with Peter King
The Seahawks are a very good football team, maybe the best in the NFL, as Monday night’s surprise shellacking of the Saints suggests. But it’s not all Russell Wilsons and Marshawn Lynches in Seattle, where backups keep leading the way

Seattle Seahawks: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 13 | Bleacher Report
Seattle Seahawks news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Seahawks' Depth Proving to Be Ultimate Difference-Maker for Seattle | Bleacher Report
By now, we all know how destructive of a team the Seattle Seahawks are. They not only have the best record in football, but they are the first team in the NFL to clinch a playoff berth in 2013...

Mike Wallace, Percy Harvin, Trent Richardson among failed blockbusters | The MMQB with Peter King
It’s certainly not the sexiest story line of Week 14, but Mike Wallace will make his return to Pittsburgh Sunday, with the former Steelers No. 1 receiver-turned-Miami Dolphin eager to lead his new team into the enemy territory of Heinz Field.

B/R Interview: Colin Kaepernick Dishes on 49ers Offense and Improvement Areas | Bleacher Report
McDonald’s and Xbox teamed up with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to help promote its Xbox One holiday contest...

Road to Super Bowl looks like it goes through Seattle | - Sports
SEATTLE -- On New Orleans' first play from scrimmage Monday night, Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane found himself unblocked on his...

Morning Links: Suspensions, bye week didn’t slow down Seahawks | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
I thought Red Bryant had some interesting thoughts, per usual, on the matter. “If anything, we rallied around each other even more,” Bryant said. “It’s unfortunate a couple of our guys got jammed up. But, we support those guys fully. We know there’s a lot of facts behind the scenes in the situations that a lot of people are not privy to.

ESPN with more details on Monday’s TV ratings | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
ESPN this morning released more details on the TV ratings for Monday Night’s game. Here is the press release:

First look: 49ers | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here’s our weekly First Look at Seattle’s upcoming opponent, which this week is Colin Kaepernick (above in an AP photo) and the San Francisco 49ers;

What the national media are saying about the New Orleans Saints and NFL |
Lost in the rubble of Monday night's beat down by the Seattle Seahawks was New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' poor performance which included passing for 147 yards and one touchdown while also committing a costly fumble (SB Nation).

Bell: Russell Wilson's mind catching up to his athleticism
It's easy to become enamored with the athleticism that Russell Wilson brings with him to work.

Morning links: 49ers remain favored | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
It’s looking more and more as if the Seahawks will indeed be underdogs on Sunday when they play the 49ers in San Francisco.

49ers Willis: ‘Who will be the team that’s physical to the very end?’ | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
“It’s going to be a test of wills,” Willis said. “Who will be the team that’s physical until the very end? With us, I have no question in my mind that we want to take that challenge and rise to the occasion.”

Seahawks' Russell Wilson improving his MVP chances - ESPN
“What usually happens is the teams that have to most success attract that [MVP] type of attention,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday on his 710 ESPN Seattle radio show. “No question. [Wilson] is playing that type of football, but that doesn’t matter, and I think he would tell you the same thing.”

Tuesday in Hawkville: Seahawks’ defense rises to the top
The Seahawks emerged from Monday night’s matchup against a potent Saints offense and a prolific passer in Drew Brees as the NFL’s No. 1-ranked defense in average yards and passing yards allowed.

49ers remind fans about 'home field advantage plan' -
Remember "Rams Rules", that cringe-worthy video the team made as a guideline for cheering protocol during games at the Edward Jones Dome?

Vernon Davis wants 49ers to avenge loss to Seahawks -
"Any time you play a team and you lose, the next opportunity you get to play them again, it's definitely a statement game," Davis said, per the San Jose Mercury News.

Seahawks garner co-favorite status for Super Bowl, according to latest odds from Las Vegas - Linemakers - Sporting News
There are now co-favorites to win Super Bowl 48, as the Seahawks have joined the Broncos atop the NFL futures board at the LVH SuperBook. After Seattle’s dismantling of the Saints on Monday night, and Denver’s second win over the Chiefs in three weeks, both teams are priced at 2-to-1 odds at the Las Vegas bet shop.

QB Index: Ranking the starters 1-32 -
Russell Wilson makes us want to speak in cliches and write corny. He hits a season high in our QB Index, which ranks every NFL starter, but did he do enough to beat out Peyton Manning?

2014 mock draft: 4th December | Seahawks Draft Blog
Time for the first mock draft of the year. I wanted to mix things up a little bit compared to some of the mocks out there, but here’s a few pointers…

Bad news didn’t sully Seahawks' attitudes | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Team rallied rather than wilted after hearing of teammate’s suspension heading into crucial game

Peter King spends week embedded with NFL refs, Part 1 | The MMQB with Peter King
Note from The MMQB’s editor-in-chief, Peter King: In November The MMQB was granted unprecedented access to an NFL officiating crew during the week of the Nov. 17 Ravens-Bears game in Chicago.

Circadian timing may give edge to West Coast NFL teams in night games
A new analysis of National Football League results suggests that the body's natural circadian timing gives a performance advantage to West Coast teams when they play East Coast teams at night.

Upon further review: 14-game home win streak | Sportspress Northwest
During the home win streak, the Seahawks beat 8 opponents by at least 20 points. Last team with that many blowouts during a home win streak: 1972-73 Dolphins.