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Home-field advantage in NFC may not be as important this year

As the 49ers, Seahawks, and Saints jostle for the top seed in the NFC and postseason home-field advantage in the playoffs, maybe they should be careful what they wish for. With Sunday’s 48-46 I-thought-the-AFL-folded matchup between San Francisco and New Orleans, the opening round of the round robin between the Saints, Seahawks, and 49ers concluded. [more]

George Kittle fired up the 49ers with late play

The 49ers took control of the race for the NFC West last night — and by virtue the top seed in the NFC playoffs — but something else happened as well. George Kittle became a cult hero. The 49ers tight end made the play of the day, fending off a facemask and attempt to tackle [more]

Seahawks were on their “high horse” (and got knocked off)

Great news for the Panthers, who lost their fifth straight game yesterday and are still figuring out the mechanics of firing a coach in midseason. They have the Seahawks’ full attention. Via Brady Henderson of ESPN.com, Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin said they were on their “high horse” prior to last night’s loss to the Rams, [more]

Jared Goff: Getting Todd Gurley going “opens up everything”

The Seahawks cut the Rams lead to 12 points on a Quandre Diggs interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter, but they wouldn’t get any closer than that before the night was out. Running back Todd Gurley played a role in that by capping a 95-yard drive with a seven-yard touchdown run that [more]

Rashaad Penny suffered “significant” knee injury Sunday night

The Seahawks lost a game to the Rams on Sunday night and they also lost a running back to a knee injury. Rashaad Penny left the game after hurting his knee on a 16-yard reception in the first quarter. Penny was initially deemed questionable to return before being ruled out and head coach Pete Carroll’s [more]

Sunday Night wrap-up: Rams handle the Seahawks 28-12

Sean McVay might start getting people hired as head coaches again. The Rams head coach, whose offense seemed to plateau this year, had his guys back in gear in Sunday’s 28-12 win over the Seahawks. Despite a pair of Jared Goff interceptions, the Rams moved the ball efficiently throughout the night. Goff finished 22-of-31 for [more]

Quandre Diggs’ pick-six gives Seahawks a spark

The Seahawks offense hasn’t done much tonight. So their defense took things into their own hands. Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs just picked off Jared Goff and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown, the first time they’ve been in the end zone all night. In fitting with the first half, they missed the extra point [more]

Rams getting their offense back in gear

It took them three months, but the Rams appear to have figured out how to move the ball again. They’re up 21-3 at halftime over the Seahawks, looking nothing like the team that has floundered through most of the season. Jared Goff has thrown for 184 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, and [more]

Rams get out to early lead, Rashaad Penny out

The Seahawks got two doses of bad news in the first quarter. First, they lost running back Rashaad Penny. Then they watched the Rams walk into the end zone to take the lead. The Rams went up 7-3 after an impressive drive by an offense that hasn’t been quick-starting this year. After a 33-yard catch-and-run [more]

Ziggy Ansah inactive for the Seahawks, Clowney active

The Seahawks will have defensive end Jadeveon Clowney on the field tonight, but they aren’t fully staffed up front. Clowney is active, after he was ruled questionable for this week with a core muscle injury. The  Seahawks will be without defensive end Ziggy Ansah and linebacker Mychael Kendricks, for tonight’s game against the Rams, as [more]

49ers hope another full week on the road pays off

For the second time this year, the 49ers have a pair of back-to-back games that start at 1:00 p.m. ET. For the second time this year, the 49ers spent the week between those games away from home. After Week One at Tampa, they stayed in Ohio before beating the Bengals in Cincinnati. After Week Thirteen [more]

“Zero steam” for playoff reseeding despite 2019 NFC East debacle

The NFL has shown, time and again, a resistance to making proactive changes. Instead, most big adjustments come as a reaction to a crisis, like the outcome of the Rams-Saints NFC Championship game. And so it’s no surprise that the NFL will continue to resist sound arguments for changing the postseason seeding process, which guarantees [more]

Neiko Thorpe’s season is over after sports hernia surgery

The Seahawks will finish the season without special teams captain Neiko Thorpe, Pete Carroll told reporters Friday. Thorpe underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia, and he was on his way back from Philadelphia on Friday. Thorpe, a backup cornerback, has missed the past two games with the injury. The Seahawks could use the roster [more]

Week 14 injury report roundup

Week 14 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Bears and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Jadeveon Clowney, Ziggy Ansah questionable for Seahawks

The Seahawks got defensive end Jadeveon Clowney back in the lineup for last Monday’s win over the Vikings and he was a participant in practice all week, but the team isn’t ready to rule him in for Sunday’s game against the Rams. Clowney is listed as questionable due to the core muscle injury that kept [more]

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