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17 Power, A Seattle Seahawks Blog: 17 Things I Love About the Jets Win
In no particular order.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Audibles at the Line: Week 10
Apparently some media types were trying to draw comparisons between the rookie seasons of Mark Sanchez and Russell Wilson, as they were both first-year quarterbacks on running-and-defense teams that made (or are threatening to make) the playoffs. These comparisons, of course, are ridiculous. Counting that lob to Tate, Wilson has 14 touchdowns already. Sanchez only had 12 touchdowns all year. Wilson's completion percentage is eight points higher than Sanchez's was, his interception rate is two points lower, his sack rate is lower, his yards per pass is higher. And, of course, his DVOA is about 27 points higher. There is no comparison here.

Golden Tate Is An Excited Schoolgirl | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Golden Tate has caught one touchdown pass, after which he did this. He later threw for one, connecting with Sidney Rice to put Seattle up 28-7. Just before he put up more passing touchdowns than Mark Sanchez, Tate got a first down and started giggling like a schoolgirl. He would have brought the requisite skirt but NFL uniform violation fines can kill the wallet. And the quarterbacks get upset if you steal their skirts.

Golden Tate touchdown catch is indisputable, touchdown dance is disputable -
Tate gets old school.

Pete Carroll definitely happy that Mark Sanchez went to the NFL now -
If Handsome Mark didn't leave early, he probably wouldn't have given Carroll's team these extra opportunities.

How one play changed everything for Seahawks offense - Blog -
Society often praises creativity. We love “outside the box” thinking. We love a new type of television show or a crazy plot twist. But we don't see enough of it. How often do we see the same tired plot lines or unimaginative products? We praise and respect creative thinking, but we all too infrequently have the guts to try it ourselves. The same is true in football.

Jet lag? Not on this Sunday
It was business as usual for the Seahawks on Sunday, as Marshawn Lynch ran for 124 yards to surpass 1,000 for the season and rookie quarterback Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes. But there also were ample doses of the unusual, as wide receiver Golden Tate threw a touchdown pass and cornerback Richard Sherman had a fumble-forcing sack as well as a key interception.

Week 10 - Carroll Postgame Press Conference
Pete Carroll talks with the media following the Seahawks 28-7 victory over the Jets at CenturyLink Field.

Week 10 - Wilson Postgame Press Conference
Russell Wilson talks with the media following his two touchdown 188 yard performance against the Jets at CenturyLink Field.

Instant reaction: Seahawks handle Jets, move to 6-4 " Seahawks Draft Blog
This was a great win. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. During the game I noticed people complaining about play calling, a lack of offense and one or two other issues. Quit complaining. The Seahawks handled this game after the early setback of a Jets turnover-touchdown.

Two-minute drill: Seahawks 28, Rams 7 | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
Golden Tate caught a pass for a 38-yard touchdown, and he threw a pass for a 21-yard touchdown, but his single most impressive play didn't score any points, but it did cause jaws to drop. Facing third-and-5, the Seahawks threw a bubble screen to Tate who faked out two different defenders, hurdling one of them, gaining 13 yards and picking up the first down.

Rapid Reaction: Rams 24, 49ers 24 (OT) - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Thoughts on the St. Louis Rams' 24-24 tie with the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park:

Wrap-up: Seahawks 28, Jets 7 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 28-7 victory over the New York Jets at CenturyLink Field in Week 10:

Wilson, Lynch lead Seattle's 28-7 rout of Jets - Seahawks News -
Wilson, Lynch lead Seattle's 28-7 rout of Jets - Seahawks News at

Rams' Givens, Jenkins face hard lessons - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Chris Givens and Janoris Jenkins might look back on Sunday as a turning point in their young professional lives. Perhaps they'll call it the day coach Jeff Fisher's harsh discipline refocused them as the NFL's figurative rookie wall approached.

Golden Tate puts on a show ... as usual | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
Golden Tate can't do anything in an unmemorable manner. He pooh-poohs ho-hum. He doesn't even make a doughnut run without incident.

Marshawn Lynch puts on another awe-inspiring performance | Steve Kelley | The Seattle Times
This past August, when the Seahawks returned to camp, the offensive linemen found gifts in their lockers courtesy of running back Marshawn Lynch; expensive, glittering watches that tackle Breno Giacomini rated an 8 on a 1-to-10 scale of bling. "I keep it in my room," Giacomini said. "I look at it. When I turn the light on in the morning it gets the day going. It's like the sunshine."

Jets postgame quotables: Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and more | Seahawks Insider
Head Coach Rex Ryan (Opening…) "Obviously that’s a brutal loss right there. We had some opportunities, especially early in the game. We made some critical errors which we still thought we would be able to overcome it in the second half but obviously that wasn’t the case.

Seahawks postgame quotables: Russell Wilson, Golden Tate, Sidney Rice, Richard Sherman and more | Seahawks Insider
QB RUSSELL WILSON (opening… ) No place like home. (On getting pressure on him, and then making adjustments…) That was a huge win for us. They did some great things on defense, they disguised some things and we’re just salvaging the play, just trusting what we’ve been working on, and luckily in the second half, we put some things together and made some plays, got protected long enough to make some plays, and guys made some great catches and Golden Tate’s throw and Sidney beating that defender on a seam route, that was a beautiful job by him, and that was huge.

NFL Game Recap - Rams v 49ers - 710 ESPN Seattle at
Two typically reliable kickers missed. Penalties doomed both sides. And a furious, thrilling finish to regulation ended with a dramatic dud in overtime: a tie. And nobody particularly likes a tie. Especially not the NFC West-leading 49ers, with a chance to separate themselves against a division rival. Or the Rams, eager to snap a three-game losing streak.

Full transcript of Pete Carroll’s postgame press conference | Seahawks Insider
(On the play of the defense…) Everything worked out fine. We handled all of their special aspects, their offense with Tim in the game. The substitutions and the way that they did it; we were one it. It was a really good day for the defense, and for Gus and the coaching staff to handle this. It’s a lot of stuff that they give you; they tried it, they really went for it, and it was not an issue today at all. It comes down to the third downs numbers which were really cool today, and we rushed the passer well enough to give them problems, and Mark had a hard time getting started.

Lynch eclipses 1,000-yard mark, won’t talk about it | Seahawks Insider
Marshawn Lynch is a man of few words. And when it comes to talking to reporters, it’s more like silence. So it’s no surprise that Lynch declined to talk to reporters about breaking the 1,000-yard mark for a second straight season, and the fourth time in his career. But Lynch did talk to several of his teammates on offense before leaving the locker room after the game, congratulating them on helping him reach the key milestone.

Injury roundup: Three star quarterbacks concussed -
Week 10 had a rash of concussions to starting quarterbacks. Jay Cutler, Michael Vick, and Alex Smith also went down.

Golden Tate Something Special in Hawks Win - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
It’s starting to become obvious that Golden Tate, despite his small stature and slow development, is turning into something special. The Seahawks receiver keeps coming up with not only amazing catches, but even more amazing runs after the catch. Every week there seems to be another Golden Tate gem in clutch situations where he makes a difficult catch followed by a long run through a defensive secondary for a first down or score.

Amendola, Goldson are fuzzy on NFL's overtime rules -
Add Danny Amendola to the list of NFL players who don't know the NFL's overtime rules. The Rams wideout admitted he thought more OT was coming after the 15-minute period ended on Sunday.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Manning's effect on Broncos WRs, best reunited tandems and all the latest around the league.

Nick Saban on Texas A&M and Kevin Sumlin’s "Freeze" Play | Smart Football
But Saban isn’t content to merely have his most productive defender on Johnny Football duty. Thursday night, he pulled a page from Texas A&M’s playbook and tried to recruit a 12th Man to help eliminate one of Sumlin’s most effective schemes.

Jones flattered by Holmgren’s apparent interest in Cowboys job | ProFootballTalk
With the Cowboys beating the Eagles on Sunday, the seat under coach Jason Garrett temporarily has cooled. But that won't stop speculation about the future of the team's coaching position.

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch on pace for his best season yet | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News -
In the Seahawks’ 28-7 blowout of the New York Jets on Sunday, running back Marshawn Lynch surpassed 1,000 total rushing yards just 10 games through the season. He now has 1,005 yards on the ground.

Pete Carroll gets triple vindication in Seahawks’ dominant win over Jets | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
If Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll liked to say, "I told you so," he would have had a full slate of opportunuties to do so after his team beat up on the New York Jets, 28-7, on Sunday afternoon. The Jets, who gave Carroll his first shot at an NFL coaching job in 1994, fired him after one season and replaced him with Rich Kotite. Fifteen years later, the Jets traded up to select USC quarterback Mark Sanchez with the fifth overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, a move that Carroll -- then Sanchez's coach with the Trojans -- publicly questioned.

Jets vs. Seahawks: Darrell Bevell's Offense Looks Flawless as 'Hawks Move to 6-4 | Bleacher Report
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell pulled out all the tricks as his unit piled up 363 yards of total offense. Today's game marked the third straight 350-yard plus performance—something they hadn't managed to accomplish since Week 11 of the 2007 season.