NFL 2016: Seattle, Arizona Again Clear Favorites In NFC WestSeattle believes it has rediscovered its swagger from the 2013 Super Bowl title season. There's no Super Bowl hangover from winning or losing to deal with, just the bitterness of an NFC divisional playoff loss to Carolina.
NFL Moves Vikings-Packers To Sunday NightThe Vikings-Packers game at Green Bay that will decide the NFC North title has been moved to Sunday night.
Team Grades: Seahawks Still Searching For Answers After 27-23 Loss To PanthersThe Seahawks led unbeaten Carolina (5-0) late in the game Sunday afternoon at home, but Cam Newton and the Panthers found a way to win and once again leave Seattle fans gasping as to what happened to their beloved Seahawks.
Injury Report: Seahawks Look To Sack Pack, Irvin Misses PracticeWhile it is oftentimes not easy to come away with a win on the road in the NFL, most Seahawk fans probably figured on Seattle (0-1) coming out of its game with the Rams with the victory. As St. Louis proved, however, just about every week in the NFL will lead to several surprises.
Seattle In Need Of Bounce Back Against Green BaySure, the Rams were a very mediocre 6-10 a season ago, but they also have played the Seahawks tough in recent times, including a win over Seattle a season ago in St. Louis. Couple that with the fact that any division game figures to be tough, and you have the recipe that was Sunday's loss to the Rams.
AP Sources: Eagles Scoop Up Byron MaxwellThe 27-year-old Maxwell, a sixth-round pick in 2011, didn't start any games his first two seasons with the Seahawks. He'll join a secondary that is replacing three of its four starters.
Seahawks' Week 17 Playoff ScenariosThe Seattle Seahawks control their own destiny in the race for the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs.
Kaepernick, Strong Defense Help Establish 49ers Among NFL’s Best In 2013Although they made a deeper playoff push a year ago, the 2013 season for the 49ers was far from a letdown. The team continued to improve each week, and heading into the off season know that they have a quarterback and defense that is going to make them contenders for years to come.
49ers Want Payback In Rematch With Carolina PanthersUp next for the 49ers are the Carolina Panthers. Although the Panthers came to Candlestick earlier this season and beat San Francisco, the 49ers are the better team and have a very good shot at winning their second straight road playoff game.
Newton Needs Panthers Players To Step UpThe Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it's not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.
Which Team Is The Best Opponent for Seattle?Seattle has already faced, and beaten, both the Saints and 49ers this season but not the Packers. Does the unknown help or hurt a team in the Playoffs?
5 Things To Takeaway From The Seahawks WinThe Seahawks' top-ranked defense is good enough to win on any field and carry Pete Carroll and company back to New Jersey for the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 3.