Game day is here, with Seattle pretty much needing a win to stay in the playoff hunt. Coach Mike Holmgren has said Charlie Frye will probably be the starter today. But we'll see if either Seneca Wallace or Matt Hasselbeck has recovered enough to get out on the field.
Regardless of who starts, Seattle's Lofa Tatupu and the rest of the defense will need to be at its best today for the Hawks to get a victory. Here's today's Morning Links.
Win or the season's over says Dave Boling.
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Frank Hughes writes about running backs Julius Jones of Seattle and Green Bay's Ryan Grant, both Notre Dame products, meeting today.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers tries to emerge out of Brett Favre's shadow.
With both teams struggling to stop the run, you might see a lot of Jones and Grant today, writes Gregg Bell of the Associated Press.
Frye is looking for a new beginning, writes Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald, as he tries to put his last regular-season start, a forgettable game with the Cleveland Browns, behind him.
More Johnson: The Seahawks have their backs against the wall.
Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal takes a look at Holmgren from his career at Green Bay to now.
Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Gazette says Holmgren's imprint on the Packers still endures.
Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Gazette details the Packers' struggles on offense.
The Packers put rookie running back Kregg Lumpkin on injured reserve and signed running back DeShawn Wynn from the practice squad.
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers will have to be ready for Philadelphia's blitzing defense, writes John Crumpacker of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News says it makes sense for Philly to blitz, considering the trouble San Francisco has had protecting quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat says linebacker Patrick Willis will wear a radio headset today for the first time, showing his emergence as a leader on defense. Maiocco also offers some key matchups for the Philadelphia game.
Matt Burrows of the Sacramento Bee breaks down the game here.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says that both Kurt Warner and Tony Romo were hidden gems.
Former Dallas quarterback Troy Aikman tells Arizona Republic reporter Bob McManaman that the Cowboys could be headed for trouble with all of the off-the-field issues happening around the team.
A scouting report of the game between the Cardinals and the Cowboys.
The Cards can use their game against Dallas as a measuring stick, writes Mike Tulumello of the East Valley Tribune.
Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson says the contest is as close to a playoff game Arizona have gotten to, with the franchises struggles on the field the last few years.
St. Louis Rams
The Rams are in need of an attitude change, and head coach Jim Haslett looks to deliver.
A key matchup will be running back Stephen Jackson vs. former Rams linebacker London Fletcher.