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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…Upvote Share Tweet
CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012In his Week 14 Snap Judgments, Don Banks touches on what's become dÃ©jÃ vu for the Falcons and Bears, the tough Comeback Player of the Year race, the fortunate Steelers and more.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012The 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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 losUpvote Share TweetFrank 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…Upvote Share TweetThis 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…Upvote Share TweetAldon 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Whisenhunt-for-Horton swap could be comingAs 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 CardinUpvote Share Tweet
Cardinals can’t get out of own way, trail 38-0 at halfIt’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 thUpvote Share TweetThoughts 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Dec 9, 2012We'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 »Upvote Share Tweet
Seahawks up 17-0 early on CardinalsSome 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 …Upvote Share TweetSam 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.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 9, 2012With 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…Upvote Share TweetThoughts 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Jags hold 3-0 lead as Jets offense continues to destructLast 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 afUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 9, 2012Brandon 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…Upvote Share TweetAttorneys 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Cardinals, Seahawks draw 49ers-Rams refSEATTLE -- 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…Upvote Share TweetEvery 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, QBUpvote Share Tweet
NFL will consider other kickoff changes in offseasonWhen 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 CommUpvote Share Tweet
710ESPN Seattle audio: Clayton ShowGood 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,…Upvote Share Tweet
Ken Whisenhunt Apologizes To The FansDec 9Ken Whisenhunt after Cardinals embarrassing 58-0 loss to Seahawks.
Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-Seahawks RecapDec 9Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Seahawks' 58-0 win over the Cardinals.
Sunday Blitz: Dolphins-49ers RecapDec 9Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the 49ers' 27-13 win over the Dolphins
49ers postgame press conferenceDec 949ers react following game with Dolphins
Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nears; more Sn…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a less-than-artistic Week 14 in the NFL.
Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays on playoff…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins became relevant again that moment in early March when they swung the blockbuster trade for the St. Louis Rams' No. 2 draft pick, making the Heisman-winning Robert Griffin III a dream come true in burgundy.