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Friday Round-Up: Previewing Week 15 at New York Giants

Posted Dec 13, 2013

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

ESPN's NFL Live crew makes their picks and predictions for Sunday's Seahawks-Giants matchup

Good morning, 12th Man, and happy Blue Friday.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today, December 13, about your Seattle Seahawks:

Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com pins quarterback Eli Manning as his person of interest heading into Sunday's game against the Giants, noting New York may be forced to throw "into the teeth" of Seattle's talented secondary.

CBSSports.com offers a preview of Sunday's game against the Giants, where all eight contributors polled pick the Seahawks to win at MetLife Stadium.

ESPN.com NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers a few statistics to help you make your pick for Sunday's game against the Giants. Sando sides with the Seahawks as his pick for Week 15.

Terry Blount of ESPN.com compares quarterback Russell Wilson's home and road numbers through his first two seasons in the League. Blount also has injury updates from Thursday's practice, noting tight end Zach Miller (ribs) continued to sit out, while center Max Unger (pec) returned in a limited fashion.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports the Seahawks have a chance to break the NFL record for fewest punt-return yards allowed in a season. The record sits at 22, and the Seahawks have allowed just 15 with three games to play.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune eyes how quickly teams can slip from the top of the NFL, evidenced by the already-eliminated-from-playoff-contention Giants.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune says quarterback Russell Wilson's focus is on football despite being drafted by the Texas Rangers in Thursday's MLB Rule 5 draft.

John Breech of CBSSports.com has his latest MVP Projections and quarterback Russell Wilson is ranked at No. 3 on his list behind Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (No. 1) and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (No. 2).

Chris Burke of SI.com outlines the playoff-clinching scenarios for clubs entering Week 15. On the Seahawks, Burke writes, "Seattle clinches the NFC West and a first-round bye with: a win plus San Francisco loss or tie; or a tie plus a San Francisco loss. The Seahawks also could clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win, 49ers loss or tie, plus a New Orleans loss."

The Associated Press has a story on a new look the San Francisco 49ers used to try and take free safety Earl Thomas out of several plays last week.

Former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen breaks down what went wrong when the Seahawks gave up a 51-yard run to 49ers running back Frank Gore in the fourth quarter of last week's game.

Brady Henderson of 710Sports.com says Michael Bennett's brother, Martellus Bennett - a tight end with the Chicago Bears, is hoping to lure Michael to Chicago next season.

Sarah Spain of ESPN.com has a closer look at what makes Seattle's 12th Man the loudest fans in the NFL in this short video.

Sunday's matchup with the Giants is the third most-popular matchup of the week according to Ticketmaster.com's NFL Buzz Index, which ranks each week's games based on site traffic, ticket demand, sales volume, and ticket revenue.

Here at Seahawks.com, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth puts the focus on a lucky 12 who raised the 12th Man flag with his 10-year-old son yesterday at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, has reaction from quarterback Russell Wilson on being drafted by the Texas Rangers in Thursday's MLB Rule 5 draft, and recaps Thursday's events in Hawkville.

And you may have caught it on NBC's TODAY show, but it looks like the 12th Man has already started to arrive in New York City for Sunday's matchup with the Giants.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto

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