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Players who could surprise the masses at Super Bowl XLVIII

Doug Baldwin

NWSB Insider Chris Anderson talks about Super Bowl XLVIII and gives you five relatively unheralded players that may have a huge impact on Sunday’s matchup between the Seahawks and Broncos. Doug Baldwin, Zach Miller, Matt Prater, and Montee Ball all make this list. With all that said, the time of speculation is almost over. Enjoy the game folks.

ICYMI Seahawks vs. Giants – Defense embarrasses G-men

Eli Manning saw a lot of Red Bryant and the ground on Sunday (Kenny Via/The News Tribune)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Seattle’s triumphant victory over the New York Giants on Sunday. Making the trip to the east coast, the Seahawks and their stellar defense limited the Giants’ putrid offense en route to a 23-0 win that saw them take a big step forward in securing home field advantage.

Oklahoma City vs. Portland: Second half comeback fuels win

Can anybody stop the Blazers? (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Portland’s thrilling win over the Oklahoma City Thunder and gives you some things to love and hate from the contest. Down after the first half of play, LaMarcus Aldridge and the Blazers exploded in the second half en route to a statement win against OKC.

Saints vs. Seahawks – Week 13 “game balls”

Russell Wilson Jonathan Ferrey Getty Images

NWSB Editor and Insider briefly recaps Seattle’s blowout victory over the New Orleans Saints and hands out his game balls for the offensive, defense, and special teams player for the Seahawks. Russell Wilson had his best performance of the year, After the game the chants of MVP, MVP could be heard, and after that kind of performance, well, they’re completely merited. Byron Maxwell stepped up big, and Steven Hauschka was automatic once again.

ICYMI Saints vs. Seahawks – Crowd breaks record in win

Bennett Quake

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Seattle’s blowout victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night football and gives you some things to love — and possibly hate — from the contest. Amid the intense atmosphere that was CenturyLink the Seahawks came out and absolutely dominated the No. 2 Saints en route to a rousing 34-7 victory that saw an aftershock of Marshawn Lynch’s infamous Beast Quake.

ICYMI Portland vs. Los Angeles: Huge Third Sparks Win

Portland saw significant contribution from all starters on Sunday (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s victory over the Los Angeles Lakers and gives you some things to love and hate from the contest. Bouncing back from just their third loss of the season, the Blazers burst out in front of LA and managed to hold them off en route to their 14th win of the season.

Five reasons the Saints vs. Seahawks matchup will blow your mind

Seahawks Blog

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Seattle’s huge game against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. With both teams boasting the best offenses and records in the NFL, this game will be a matchup for the ages as the victor likely takes home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

ICYMI Chicago vs. Portland: Third quarter surge sparks win

Mo Williams was the lone bench player to score for the Blazers last night (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s game against the Chicago Bulls last night and gives you some things to love and hate from the contest. While the Blazers did come away with a win, they did so after Derrick Rose went down with an injury in the third quarter, bursting out for 34 points in the quarter en route to a big comeback win at home.

ICYMI Portland vs. Milwaukee: Road sweep complete

The Blazers took care of business on the road once again (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s latest victory on the road and gives you some things to love and hate from the contest. Cleaning up the Milwaukee Bucks for their eighth straight win, the Blazers completed a road sweep while showing the nation they have what it takes to get the job done. They now head home for a huge matchup against the Chicago Bulls.

Three Cheers! Players responsible for last night’s win

The LA way (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Portland’s win over Brooklyn last night — their seventh in a row — and talks about three players who really set the tone for the victory and earned ‘game balls’. Wesley Matthews has been on fire this season, LaMarcus Aldridge has been everything he has needed to be, and Mo Williams is asserting himself off the bench. It’s going to be a fun year.

ICYMI Portland vs. Brooklyn: The streak continues

Think he's got the touch right now? (NBA.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Portland’s seventh consecutive victory, the win in Brooklyn yesterday, and some things to love and hate from the game. Sitting atop the Northwest Division of the Western Conference, who could have expected the Blazers to be flying this high so early on in the season? The impact of Wesley Matthews has been huge and Portland is clearly making an early statement to the league.

Vikings vs. Seahawks – Week 10 “game balls”

Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the Seattle Seahawks’ blowout win over the Minnesota Vikings and hands out his game balls for the offensive, defensive, and special teams player of the game. While there are plenty of players who could earn each accolade, Russell Wilson, Walter Thurmond III, and Percy Harvin were clear game-changers on Sunday afternoon. Watch out, NFL, Seattle is just getting started.