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Seattle's 58-0 victory and its fallout in West

Seattle's 58-0 victory and its fallout in West

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 9, 2012
SEATTLE -- When the CenturyLink Field scoreboard finally topped out at 58-0 in the Seattle Seahawks' favor Sunday, a reporter with no NFL playing experience asked Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt which quarterback would start for him next week. Wh…
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  • Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nea…

    Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nears; more Snaps

    CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012
    In his Week 14 Snap Judgments, Don Banks touches on what's become déjà vu for the Falcons and Bears, the tough Comeback Player of the Year race, the fortunate Steelers and more.
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  • Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays…

    Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays on playoff track

    CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012
    The story just got better this season in Washington after its 31-28 overtime win over Baltimore. Even Robert Griffin III's sprained knee can't dampen the mojo, says Don Banks.
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  • Larry Fitzgerald’s father says “pathetic” Cardinals have quit

    Larry Fitzgerald’s father says “pathetic” Cardinals have quit

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The father of Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has seen enough. Larry Fitzgerald Sr., a sportswriter who occasionally opines about his son’s athletic endeavors, took to Twitter on Sunday and ripped the Cardinals as they went through a dismal 58-0 los
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  • Frank Gore sports dead Dolphins logo after game

    Frank Gore sports dead Dolphins logo after game

    Frank Gore must have been confident that the San Francisco 49ers would beat out the Miami Dolphins. Via Sacramento Bee reporter Matt Barrows, this is the shirt Gore wore after the game. It was a bold choice because Gore had to be assured of the result w…
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  • Vince Young asks Larry Fitzgerald for a job on Twitter

    Vince Young asks Larry Fitzgerald for a job on Twitter

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    This is painful to read. Not painful as in "watching the Cardinals get shut out and surrender half a hundred" painful, but "dude, have some pride" painful. Vince Young, once and (he hopes) future NFL quarterback, took to Twitter on S…
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  • Aldon Smith adds a couple of sacks, Strahan’s single-season rec…

    Aldon Smith adds a couple of sacks, Strahan’s single-season record in reach

    Aldon Smith has broken the 49ers' single-season sack record that stood for 29 years. His 19.5 sacks this season is a number many top notch pass rushers will never approach. And Smith still has three games to add to that total. Michael Strahan might want…
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  • Whisenhunt-for-Horton swap could be coming

    Whisenhunt-for-Horton swap could be coming

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    As the Cardinals close in on an epic defeat at Seattle, in which the team allowed a franchise record 38 points in the first half, it’s time to revisit a report that first surfaced last Monday. According to Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 in Phoenix, the Cardin
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  • Cardinals can’t get out of own way, trail 38-0 at half

    Cardinals can’t get out of own way, trail 38-0 at half

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    It’s a pretty simple formula, really. If you can force your opponent to turn the ball over six times, your chances  of winning improve dramatically. That’s what the Seahawks have done, and why they’re beating the Cardinals 38-0. John Skelton has th
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  • Wrap-up: 49ers 27, Dolphins 13

    Wrap-up: 49ers 27, Dolphins 13

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 27-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins at Candlestick Park in Week 14: What it means: The 49ers improved to 9-3-1, maintaining their lead in the NFC West on a day when Seattle (on its way to 8-5) were winning big and …
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  • The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the double-bird field goal salute, Rex Ryan digesting a delicious meal and Lee Smith being eaten by Bills fans. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Seahawks up 17-0 early on Cardinals

    Seahawks up 17-0 early on Cardinals

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Some things, you can see coming a mile away. The Cardinals are getting less-than-stellar quarterback play and the Seahawks are running well, pointing to a 17-0 Seattle lead. Cards quarterback John Skelton already has an interception, and Marshawn Lynch …
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  • Bradford lifts Rams past Bills in last minute

    Bradford lifts Rams past Bills in last minute

    Sam Bradford threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson with 48 seconds left to lift the St. Louis Rams to a 15-12 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
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  • Mario Manningham, Chris Ivory headline late game NFL inactive l…

    Mario Manningham, Chris Ivory headline late game NFL inactive lists

    yahoo.com Dec 9, 2012
    With just five carries for seven yards on his 10 plays as a member of the San Francisco 49ers, veteran running back Brandon Jacobs says he is "rotting away" with the team. Jacobs will not have an opportunity to build upon those numbers as he w…
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  • Wrap-up: Rams 15, Bills 12

    Wrap-up: Rams 15, Bills 12

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Thoughts on the St. Louis Rams' 15-12 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 14: What it means: The Rams have won three consecutive games for the first time since 2006. Quarterback Sam Bradford enhanced his already strong fourth-quarter credentials with…
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  • Jags hold 3-0 lead as Jets offense continues to destruct

    Jags hold 3-0 lead as Jets offense continues to destruct

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Last week’s Jets-Cardinals game set offensive football back about 60 years. This week’s Jets-Jaguars matchup isn’t quite that bad, but it isn’t going to be the subject of any glowing documentaries on the NFL Network either. The Jaguars lead 3-0 af
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  • Brandon Jacobs says he’s ‘rotting away’ on the 49ers

    Brandon Jacobs says he’s ‘rotting away’ on the 49ers

    yahoo.com Dec 9, 2012
    Brandon Jacobs' first season with the San Francisco 49ers will likely be his last as the the veteran running back took to social media to express his frustration with his playing time this season. "I am on this team rotting away so why would I wann…
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  • Sources: Motions could delay Sherman hearing

    Sources: Motions could delay Sherman hearing

    Attorneys for Richard Sherman plan to file file motions that could further delay the appeal of the Seattle Seahawks cornerback's four-game suspension for a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, sources say.
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  • Cardinals, Seahawks draw 49ers-Rams ref

    Cardinals, Seahawks draw 49ers-Rams ref

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    SEATTLE -- Carl Cheffers, the referee assigned to work the Arizona-Seattle game Sunday, was the same one presiding over two controversial scoring plays earlier this season. Cheffers' crew incorrectly allowed a Carolina touchdown to stand during the Pant…
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  • Week 14 early inactives

    Week 14 early inactives

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Every week we’ll bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. So check back often to see the full list as it becomes available. Rams at Bills Rams: TE Mike McNeill, WR Danny Amendola, QB
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  • NFL will consider other kickoff changes in offseason

    NFL will consider other kickoff changes in offseason

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    When it comes to the possible elimination of kickoffs, there’s currently only one idea:  Greg Schiano’s proposal to give the team that otherwise would be kicking off possession at its own 30, with the down-and-distance set to fourth-and-15. Both Comm
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  • 710ESPN Seattle audio: Clayton Show

    710ESPN Seattle audio: Clayton Show

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Good morning/evening and welcome to Week 14 on the NFC West blog. I'll be heading to CenturyLink Field early Sunday for the Seattle Seahawks' game against the Arizona Cardinals. The plan is to watch the St. Louis Rams-Buffalo Bills broadcast from there,…
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  • Video - Ken Whisenhunt Apologizes To The Fans 00:32

    Ken Whisenhunt Apologizes To The Fans

    Dec 9
    Ken Whisenhunt after Cardinals embarrassing 58-0 loss to Seahawks.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-Seahawks Recap 03:20

    Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-Seahawks Recap

    Dec 9
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Seahawks' 58-0 win over the Cardinals.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Dolphins-49ers Recap 03:07

    Sunday Blitz: Dolphins-49ers Recap

    Dec 9
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the 49ers' 27-13 win over the Dolphins
  • Video - 49ers postgame press conference 04:57

    49ers postgame press conference

    Dec 9
    49ers react following game with Dolphins

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    Dec 9
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