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MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT CENTURYLINK FIELD IN SEATTLE, WA

Dec 02, 2019

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ARIZONA CARDINALS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT CENTURYLINK FIELD IN SEATTLE, WA

Dec 22, 2019

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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT CENTURYLINK FIELD IN SEATTLE, WA

Dec 29, 2019

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NFC WILD CARD OR DIVISIONAL HOME GAME: TBD AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS - HOME GAME 1 (DATE TBA) AT CENTURYLINK FIELD IN SEATTLE, WA

Jan 04, 2020

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One of the early stars of the Green Bay Packers, Verne Lewellen, was an all-purpose Back who did it all for Green Bay.  The product of Nebraska (the state and the University) would be named to four straight First Team All-Pro squads (1926 to 1929) and was a large part of their three consecutive NFL Championships (1929 to 1931). 
It is hard not to consider Clay Matthews Jr. as part of football royalty. How can you not? 
In the upstart American Football League, the San Diego Chargers possessed one of the most dominating Offensive Lines in football.  A big part of that was Walt Sweeney, who patrolled the Right Guard position.
One of the main roles of an Offensive Lineman is to create holes for Running Backs.  The Cleveland Browns of the 1960’s had some of the best runners and Dick Schafrath was a big reason that they found as much opportunity to run as they did.
When LeRoy Butler was at the top of his game, there were few Safeties who could touch him.  The problem for opposing teams was that Butler was at his best a lot.
Len Dawson was one of the great Quarterbacks of the American Football League, but a big reason he was able to do what he did was because Ed Budde helped him stay upright.
The Cardinals franchise may have a long and storied history of great players.  Jay Novacek may have played five seasons there, but it was not until he hit “Big D” did he become a star and was used to the best of his ability.
Linebackers are built to strike fear in Quarterbacks.  Greg Lloyd seemed destined to strike fear in virtually everyone around him.
Considered a shutdown Cornerback before there was such a term, Louis Wright would play his entire career with the Denver Broncos.  Drafted in the 1st Round (17th Overall) from San Jose State, Wright paid immediate dividends by being named to the First Team All-Rookie squad.  Denver was developing a reputation for their Orange Crush Defense, but if anyone got past…
The hard luck Cincinnati Bengals have yet to win a Super Bowl, but it was Boomer Esiason who brought them closer than anyone else had when they lost to the San Francisco 49ers on a last minute drive in Super Bowl XXIII.  Fortunately for Esiason, his career did not need a Super Bowl Ring to be considered great.Replacing the productive…
From the University of Mississippi, Larry Grantham was a second round pick by the New York Titans in 1960 (he was a 15th rounder in the NFL) and a member of the original team. 
What is it about the 2000’s and brash Wide Receivers?  Perhaps the most obnoxious (depending on your point of view) of them all was Chad Johnson, who was a major star for the Cincinnati Bengals for a decade.  
Marshall Goldberg was a major star at the University of Pittsburgh, and he would ply his trade well for the Chicago Cardinals.  Goldberg did it all in the early 1940s, especially in the 1941 season where he rushed for 427 Yards, received passes for 313 Yards and was the top finisher in Kick Return Yards (290), earning him the league…
A member of the NFL 1960’s All-Decade Team, Del Shofner was an elite receiver for a six-year stretch (1958-63) and was named a First Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection in all of those years except for 1960. 
Chuck Foreman was called the “Spin Doctor”, but it was not due to his ability to spin his words.  It was due to the way that he could spin his body around would be tacklers.
Shannon Sharpe may be considered the best tight end of the 1990’s, but a consensus number two would likely be Ben Coates.  Coincidentally, the two would wrap up their careers at the star of the new millennium as teammates for the Baltimore Ravens in winning Super Bowl XXXV.
Dan Marino may have been one of the greatest Quarterbacks in National Football League History, but it sure helped that he had Mark Clayton lined up with to throw Touchdowns to.
The 1944 2nd Overall Draft Pick from Wisconsin, Pat Harder lived up to the hype, and he would help the Chicago Cardinals win the 1947 NFL Championship and went on a three-year streak of First Team All-Pro Selections.  
The New Orleans Saints offense has been good for so long, it is forgotten that when they were able to put decent teams together in the early 90’s, it was on the strength of their defense.  Pat Swilling was a big part of those squads.