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Rams Vs. Seahawks: A Closer Look At This Week's Opponent (Q&A with Field Gulls) - Turf Show Times
To get a better grasp on what the Rams will be dealing with on Sunday, 3k linked up with Danny Kelly who manages Field Gulls, the SB Nation community for fans of the Seattle Seahawks.

Russell Wilson up for NFL Rookie of the Week Honors - SB Nation Seattle
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is up -- once again -- for NFL Rookie of the Week honors, the league announced Thursday.

Brandon Browner fined for hit on Greg Jennings - SB Nation Seattle
Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was handed a fine for his takedown of Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings in last Monday's 14-12 Seahawks win.

Pass rush bolsters Seahawks defense - Yahoo! Sports
'When he got his first two sacks they had to bring the chip to his side to help him, to help the right tackle, so it made it a whole lot easier for me to actually be able to rush backside one-on-one,'' Clemons said.

Larry Fitzgerald describes how the West is being won -
Why are the Cardinals so successful this season? Larry Fitzgerald talks about that and the new NFC West in an interview with SB Nation.

Chris Clemons, Bruce Irvin fuel Seahawks devastating defense - Peter King -
I told Clemons that some vets over the years have shied away from signing in Seattle because it's so far from everywhere -- as far as Siberia, an East Coaster or two has said. Clemons, a Georgian who played at the University of Georgia, said that's actually an advantage for him. "I play better when I'm not close to home anyway,'' he said. "Too many distractions for me back in Philly. I had one of my best years in Oakland, actually. So I like it out here, and I can concentrate totally on football. That's one of the reasons when [GM] John Schneider talked to me in the offseason about extending my contract, I was interested. I signed a five-year deal in Philadelphia, and this was going to be my last year, so it was good to be able to extend it [through 2014]. I've seen too many guys enter the last year of their deal and get distracted by thinking about their contract. I didn't want that to happen to me.''

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Under Pressure: Seattle's Sackfest
It was lost in the outcry over the final play, but at halftime of Monday night’s Seahawks-Packers game, the biggest shock was the Seahawks' eight first-half sacks of Aaron Rodgers, just four off the all-time NFL single-game record. At the rate Rodgers was being sacked, Chris Clemons (four first-half sacks) also seemed to have Derrick Thomas’ NFL record seven-sack day in his sights as well.

Green Bay Packers offensive line woes overlooked -
"I think I didn't use any fundamentals for most of the first half," Bulaga told the Green Bay Press-Gazette. "I was just out there, I don't know what I was out there doing. I just wasn't playing my game, and that happens. "I know that's not going to happen again."

Initial reaction
"In my analysis, he had a good year last year," Carroll said. "So I don’t think he’s made as big a jump as some of the other guys were making because he did so well as a rookie."

St. Louis Rams Injury Update - 9/28/12 - Turf Show Times
Wayne Hunter is questionable for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Game Preview: Week 4 at Rams -
Who matters: RB Marshawn Lynch. As long as Beast Mode keeps Beast Moding, the Seahawks' offense is going to be tough to stop. Lynch leads the NFC in rush yards (305) and is second in the NFL in carries (72). Rookie QB Russell Wilson doesn't seem to mind handing the ball off to Lynch all game either. "I think we're doing a good job of handing the ball to Marshawn and letting him do his thing," Wilson said this week. Lynch could have a big game going against a Rams' defense that surrenders 120.7 rush yards per game, which ranks 22nd in the NFL.

Carroll says he's the reason for the Seahawks' low passing numbers | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
On one hand, you can point to how successful Seattle has been without taking the chances that come with passing repeatedly, and the Seahawks are one catch away from being 3-0. But they're also one official's call away from being 1-2 and frittering away a defensive performance for the ages in the first half on Monday.

Week 5 preview & Georgia prospect tape " Seahawks Draft Blog
I’m going to start creating an open thread each Saturday so if you’re watching a game or a prospect and want to throw some thoughts down – please do. I’ll be watching two games this week: Blog | Friday in Hawkville: Carpenter to make 2012 debut Sunday
"I like it a lot, because I played on the left side my whole life until last year," he said. "I’m very strong and powerful, so I think guard will be the best position for me."

Week 4 - Carroll Press Conference Friday
Pete Carroll talks with the media as the Seahawks head into final preparations for their trip to St. Louis.

Week 4 - Bradley Press Conference
Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley talks with the media as the Seahawks prepare to face the Rams.

After their thrilling win, Seahawks set up for a letdown - Blog -
It's an obvious spot for a letdown. When you go from playing Dallas and Green Bay at home to St. Louis on the road, good luck on recharging the batteries.

St. Louis secondary presents tough test | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
"You’ve got to be physical with him for the whole game, because that’s exactly what he’s going to do," Seattle receiver Sidney Rice said. "He has a nose for the ball. He competes every game on film, so we have to bring our ‘A’ game as receivers."

Small Seattle QB Wilson produces big results : Stltoday
"I've been watching Russell Wilson play since he was in high school," said Rams defensive end Chris Long, who hails from the same part of Virginia as Wilson. "He's an excellent athlete. Believe it or not, he was just as good at baseball, too. He was fun to watch in college. He does a great job playing within their system, but when things break down, he can use his athleticism." - Rams rookie kickers earning rave reviews
"His leg is stronger than Brown’s, maybe the strongest I’ve seen," the insider said of Zuerlein. "I’ve seen him make a 64-yarder in practice. There was room to spare on his 56-yarder against the Bears." Hekker, meanwhile, has shown some growing pains. "He was actually comically inconsistent with some of his directional punts this offseason," the source said. "There was some skepticism with him because there were other punters available with better college numbers.