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Behind Russell Wilson, the Seahawks absolutely destroy the Sain…

Behind Russell Wilson, the Seahawks absolutely destroy the Saints in a Monday night showdown

SEATTLE – Russell Wilson has started just 28 NFL regular-season games. You'd never know by watching him.The Seahawks quarterback plays at a level that's uncanny for a second-year player. When the Saints blitzed eight, he hit Doug Baldwin deep on a beaut…
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  • Seahawks take back the Guinness World Record for crowd noise at…

    Seahawks take back the Guinness World Record for crowd noise at 137.6 decibels

    SEATTLE – After the opening kickoff on Monday night, the Seahawks' video board implored the fans to take back the Guinness World Record for crowd noise.The fans probably didn't need to be prodded.A raucous Seahawks crowd, excited for a meeting against t…
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  • Richard Sherman, cheap shot artist

    Richard Sherman, cheap shot artist

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2013
    Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is better at life than Skip Bayless. Sherman is better at delivering cheap shots, too. In the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Saints, Sherman knocked Saints wideout Kenny Stills off his feet at the back of…
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  • Brett Favre, once a target of the Saints’ bounty program, offer…

    Brett Favre, once a target of the Saints’ bounty program, offers Sean Payton help on earplugs

    yahoo.com Dec 2, 2013
    You'd think the last group that Brett Favre would want to help out is the New Orleans Saints. Favre was the biggest name targeted during the Saints' bounty scandal. New Orleans tried to take him out of the NFC championship game at the end of the 2009 se…
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  • Percy Harvin officially inactive for Seahawks against Saints

    Percy Harvin officially inactive for Seahawks against Saints

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2013
    As expected, wide receiver Percy Harvin is officially inactive for Seattle with lingering soreness in his surgically repaired hip. Harvin didn’t practice for Seattle this week after appearing in his first game with the team two weeks ago against the Min…
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  • Smith likes how Ryan handles pressure

    Smith likes how Ryan handles pressure

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2013
    Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith praised quarterback Matt Ryan for the way he handled playing under duress against a potent Buffalo Bills pass rush. Ryan was sacked a season-high six times in the game -- and was hit nine times -- yet still made som…
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  • Panthers must win NFC South to guarantee home playoff game

    Panthers must win NFC South to guarantee home playoff game

    Ticket invoices are out for Panthers PSL holders, but team likely must win NFC South to host an NFL playoff game…Click to Continue »
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  • PFT on NBCSN: Week 13 Sunday recap

    PFT on NBCSN: Week 13 Sunday recap

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2013
    There’s still one game left to play before Week 13 is in the books, but discussions about Monday night’s Saints-Seahawks matchup will have to wait until we’ve had a chance to take a long look back at everything that happened on Sunday. We had a couple o…
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  • Saints-Rams game flexed to later start

    Saints-Rams game flexed to later start

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2013
    Will the New Orleans Saints (9-2) ever play another noon game this year? The NFL announced that the Saints’ Week 15 game at the St. Louis Rams will be flexed to 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 15. That marks the second straight week the Saints have been fl…
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  • Bucs don’t think Darrelle Revis’ injury is serious

    Bucs don’t think Darrelle Revis’ injury is serious

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2013
    Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis‘ status for Week 13 was up in the air until just before kickoff because of a groin injury, but he was able to give it a go against the Panthers. Revis didn’t make it to the end of the contest, although his groin didn…
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  • We all can scout the Saints like Rivera

    We all can scout the Saints like Rivera

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2013
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I'll finally get to study the Carolina Panthers' next opponent at the same time as coach Ron Rivera. And I'll be on the couch with a bowl of popcorn just like Rivera, as well. There may be a cold beverage involved, too, although River…
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  • Defense finally No. 1, but challenges await

    Defense finally No. 1, but challenges await

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2013
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For months, almost every time a member of the Carolina Panthers' defense has been complimented, the response has been how they won't be satisfied until the unit is ranked No. 1. They might have to come up with a new answer. Hello No. …
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  • W2W4: Closing the screen door?

    W2W4: Closing the screen door?

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2013
    The New Orleans Saints' biggest game of the year to date deserves the biggest What 2 Watch 4. This is Part 3 of 4 as we count down toward the Saints’ “Monday Night Football” showdown at the Seattle Seahawks. With the weather conditions a likely factor t…
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  • First Down/Fourth Down: Jaguars, Buccaneers, Vikings building m…

    First Down/Fourth Down: Jaguars, Buccaneers, Vikings building momentum

    CNNSI.com Dec 2, 2013
    Throwing in the towel would have been easy for the Jaguars. But they're refusing to play for next year.
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  • Tracking 2014 draft order

    Tracking 2014 draft order

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2013
    TAMPA, Fla. -- There haven’t been a lot of positives for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season. But there’s one compelling story worth watching closely over the final four games. That is the NFL draft order for 2014. According to ESPN Stats & Informa…
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  • W2W4: Tackling the problems

    W2W4: Tackling the problems

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2013
    The New Orleans Saints’ biggest game of the year to date deserves the biggest What 2 Watch 4. This is Part 2 of 4 as we count down toward the Saints’ “Monday Night Football” showdown at the Seattle Seahawks. The Saints can probably appreciate better tha…
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  • Falcons-Bills draws smallest Toronto crowd yet

    Falcons-Bills draws smallest Toronto crowd yet

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2013
    Two bad football teams and one bad mayor weren’t enough to put butts in the seats in Toronto on Sunday. According to the Globe & Mail, only 39,869 showed up for Sunday’s annual Ontario NFL fest, the smallest crowd yet for a regular-season game Bills…
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  • NFL in 90: Vernon Davis’ sweet hurdling abilities, Panthers set…

    NFL in 90: Vernon Davis’ sweet hurdling abilities, Panthers set for Saints showdown

    yahoo.com Dec 2, 2013
    Holy (Edwin) Moses! Did you see what Vernon Davis did on Sunday afternoon? The San Francisco 49ers tight end channeled his inner Lolo Jones, pulling off sweet hurdles on not one but two different plays in a 23-13 win over the St. Louis Rams. The first c…
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  • W2W4: Sherman vs. Graham?

    W2W4: Sherman vs. Graham?

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2013
    The New Orleans Saints' biggest game of the season to date deserves the season’s biggest What 2 Watch 4. This is Part 1 of 4 as we count down toward the Saints’ “Monday Night Football” showdown at the Seattle Seahawks. Two of the NFL’s elite players may…
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  • William Moore bracing for yet another fine

    William Moore bracing for yet another fine

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2013
    Falcons safety William Moore ought to be celebrating today, after helping the Falcons to a rare win. Instead, he’s bracing for yet another fine, which will add to a hefty bill for the year. Moore was flagged for leading with his head on Bills wide recei…
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  • Greg Hardy benched two snaps for being late to meeting

    Greg Hardy benched two snaps for being late to meeting

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2013
    The Panthers have been able to withstand the absence of defensive end Charles Johnson the last two games with a knee injury, in part because they have another standout end in Greg Hardy. But Hardy was standing on the sideline watching the start of yeste…
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  • Upon Further Review: Falcons Week 13

    Upon Further Review: Falcons Week 13

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2013
    A review of four hot issues from the Atlanta Falcons' 34-31 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Toronto's Rogers Centre: In the running: The Falcons were able to balance things on offense with a solid rushing attack. Steven Jackson led the …
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  • Upon Further Review: Buccaneers Week 13

    Upon Further Review: Buccaneers Week 13

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2013
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A review of four hot issues from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 27-6 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday: The Schiano Watch: During a three-game winning streak, it appeared as if coach Greg Schiano's grip on his job security was gettin…
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  • Panthers, Eagles lead list of dangerous, under-the-radar conten…

    Panthers, Eagles lead list of dangerous, under-the-radar contenders

    CNNSI.com Dec 2, 2013
    They may not be division leaders or locks for the playoffs, but these teams are still plenty dangerous.
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  • Video - Seahawks Lead Saints After 1st Quarter 00:42

    Seahawks Lead Saints After 1st Quarter

    Dec 2
    Tune to ESPN for live action.
  • Video - Seahawks Lead Saints At The Half 00:28

    Seahawks Lead Saints At The Half

    Dec 2
    Tune to ESPN for live action.
  • Video - New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham 2-yard touchdown 00:31

    New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham 2-yard touchdown

    Dec 2
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees finds tight end Jimmy Graham for a 2-yard touchdown.
  • Video - ProView: Mike Glennon 00:25

    ProView: Mike Glennon

    Dec 2
    Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennons discusses how to attack Seattle's defense, the Seahawks' stout secondary and the noise factor of playing CenturyLink Field.

Sports Columnists

  • Philly’s Perfect Pitcher

    Dec 2
    What a day. What a weekend. And it’s not over: Game of the Century(Link) tonight in Seattle: Saints (9-2) at Seahawks (10-1), and the only thing up for grabs is home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs when both of those teams view the road as kryptonit…