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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Monday

Stephen Brashear

Brand new week, gang. NY Jets on the horizon.

Seahawks have found their 6'4" QB and his name is Sidney Rice -
But then we found out that Rice is 'too thin' to play quarterback.

Golden Tate helicopter touchdown makes Pete Carroll happy -
Rod Tidwell?

Week 9 - Wilson Postgame Press Conference
Quarterback Russell Wilson talks with the media following the Seahawks 30-20 victory over the Vikings at CenturyLink Field.

Rapid Reaction: Seahawks 30, Vikings 20 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' victory over the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field in Week 9:

Dominant RBs, but Russell Wilson only winning QB - NFC West - ESPN
Two teams with dominant running backs traded sledgehammers to the gut Sunday at CenturyLink Field. The Seattle Seahawks also brought to the fight an efficient, poised quarterback with a veteran's feel for the pocket and the arm strength to fire the ball downfield on occasion.

Golden Tate with a helicopter TD (and he - Faux John Madden's Photos - LockerDome
Golden Tate with a helicopter TD

Wilson throws three TD passes as Seahawks beat Vikings | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks beat the Vikings 30-20 at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, producing a season-high in scoring.

Postgame analysis: Seahawks 30, Vikings 20 -
Death, taxes and the Seahawks winning at home. Not much is guaranteed in life, but those three things are. Rookie QB Russell Wilson threw for 173 yards and three touchdowns as the Seahawks (5-4) improved to 4-0 at home Sunday with a 30-20 win over the visiting Minnesota Vikings (5-4) at CenturyLink Field. How big was the win? The victory moves the Hawks into the No. 6 spot in the NFC and makes them 4-0 at home for the first time since the team's Super Bowl season of 2005.

Dynamic Russell Wilson showing he can do it all - Blog -
It was a win three weeks in the making. For three weeks, Russell Wilson has stepped up his game, only to see his efforts wasted. In San Francisco, it was the five dropped passes that sabotaged his stats. In Detroit, the defensive miscues overshadowed what had been his best day.

Lynch, Wilson lead Seattle past Vikings 30-20 - Yahoo! Sports
''I am a fan,'' Wilson said. ''Watching those two guys run the football you don't see it too often in this lifetime.''

Carroll: Second-half surge seals victory | Seahawks Insider
"We were more disciplined in our run gaps," Seattle safety Earl Thomas said. "Throughout the game, Adrian Peterson would press the line of scrimmage and then jump cut to the backside of the play. So we made a big emphasis in the second half on just maintaining our gap responsibility and just wait on him. We were patient and it paid off for us.

Instant reaction: Seahawks beat Vikings, struggle with Peterson " Seahawks Draft Blog
Who would’ve guessed Seattle’s biggest problem would suddenly be the defense? Touted as elite just a few weeks ago, the Seahawks are now struggling a bit. The secondary continues to cover big guys pretty well, but the run defense is becoming a problem. Yes, Adrian Peterson is an incredible player. But it isn’t just Adrian Peterson. For the last three games this unit has not played well against the run. Blog | Game at a glance: Seahawks 30, Vikings 20
A recap of the Seahawks’ 30-20 victory over the Vikings at CenturyLink Field on Sunday:

Lynch, Wilson lead Seattle past Vikings 30-20 - Seahawks News -
Russell Wilson found himself admiring Adrian Peterson breaking tackles and Marshawn Lynch bullying his way through a pileup. The matchup between the top two rushers in the NFL didn't disappoint.

John Moffitt returns to lineup, but not to right guard | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
"He might have had a concussion issue," coach Pete Carroll said of Carpenter's situation. "He also took a flu shot. We were treating him for being sick to his stomach and stuff. So we weren't quite sure, and at the end of the week we just ruled him out with concussion symptoms. We had to play it safe."

Video: Pete Carroll reacts to Seahawks victory | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times

Game in review: Seahawks 30, Vikings 20 | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
Players of the game • Vikings running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 182 yards, most by a Seahawks opponent since Frank Gore gained 207 yards in September 2009. Peterson is the first player in two years to rush for two touchdowns in the same game against Seattle.

Game in review: Seahawks 30, Vikings 20 | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
Players of the game • Vikings running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 182 yards, most by a Seahawks opponent since Frank Gore gained 207 yards in September 2009. Peterson is the first player in two years to rush for two touchdowns in the same game against Seattle.

Thiel: One pass play breaks though for Seahawks | Sportspress Northwest
Amid the huzzahs for the ground-pounding of Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch Sunday, the play will be little noted. But we call it forward here because, well, everyone knew going into the Seahawks-Vikings game that Peterson and Lynch were great rushers. We didn’t know Russell Wilson could throw a fastball like Felix Hernandez. Now we do. It represented what can make the Seahawks a playoff team.

Percy Harvin: Frustration led to tiff with Leslie Frazier -
"I just want to score points," Harvin said, via ESPN Twin Cities. "It's frustrating not scoring. So, it was just a little frustration. Just was trying to get things right."

Injury roundup: Antonio Brown, Darren McFadden hurt -
Antonio Brown, Darren McFadden, Kendall Wright, Jordy Nelson and Robert Griffin III were among the walking wounded after Sunday's games. Gregg Rosenthal examines all the major injuries.

Russell Wilson keeps improving for Seattle Seahawks -
Russell Wilson hasn't been as flashy as some other rookie quarterbacks this season, but the Seattle Seahawks have to be pleased with progress he's making, especially in Sunday's win.

NFL Week 9: Breaking down the top three plays | National Football Post
Urlacher, Wallace and Doug Martin. Let's check them out.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
There is a reason Christian Ponder has not performed as well of late. Through the first three games of the season, the second year man had a 104.9 passer rating. But over the last five, his passer rating is 74.6. The difference? Teams have a good library of tape on Ponder now. One front office man said opponents are defending Ponder differently, giving him different coverage looks and different angles of pressure. Meanwhile, Ponder has responded by trying to do too much. The Vikings need to simplify things to get Ponder back on track.

WR Justin Hunter: Unvarnished Moss | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
If you attempt to keep up he’ll run by you. If you try to get in his way he’ll run around you. And in those cases you succeed in sticking close, he’ll leap over you. Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter is a 6-4, 200 lb., gazelle in pads.

Every NFL Team's Biggest Red Flag at Midseason | Bleacher Report
One NFL team ends each season as champion, but for the other 31 teams, the season ends up defined by their flaws. The outcomes of games hinge on what a team can't do well just as often as they hinge on what it can do better than most others. Halfway into the season, it is painfully clear what the No. 1 obstacle to success will be for teams around the NFL. What problem areas are the biggest red flag for each NFL team?

Cincinnati’s Post-Handoff Jump Pass | Smart Football
While Tim Tebow may have been the guy who made famous the so-called "jump pass": where a run-threat player runs towards the line on a run-action before raising up and tossing the ball to a (hopefully) wide open receiver. It’s an extreme form of a play-action "pop" pass over the middle, and with guys like Tebow in charge it had a single-wing twist.