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Percy Harvin trade factors: Russell Wilson relationship, Cowboys game -
For as much trouble as he created at times, Harvin also had a strong base of support on the team, and several of his former teammates are upset by the trade, which does nothing to help a struggling offense in the short term this season. Even Baldwin, who fought with Harvin, was in his corner and wanted him still on the team. And particularly among hard-nosed Seahawks like running back Marshawn Lynch and key members of the defense, Harvin was very well-liked. So there could be some fallout and tension caused by his exodus.

Unknown Seattle TE makes spectacular catch for first career touchdown -
What a way to make finally make one's first impact in the NFL.

Takeaways from Seahawks 28-26 loss to Rams - Oct. 19, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
After a week of turmoil that saw the trade of receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets and the subsequent divulging of details of his tumultuous tenure in Seattle, the Seahawks capped the week with a 28-26 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Seahawks react differently to playing without Percy Harvin | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
“It was a process,’’ Carroll said. “We are constantly evaluating and re-evaluating. We have made a lot of bold decisions and moves over time. It’s not about making the decision, it’s about making the decision right. So we are going to make this the right decision for our club and move forward and expect guys to take advantage of the opportunity.’’

After loss to Rams, Seahawks must regain killer instinct | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
And so it has come to this for the Seahawks, who once were the darlings of football, the baddest team in the NFL, the model of a franchise that seemed to do no wrong: They are grasping for positive signs in defeat. The Seahawks’ present is precarious at best, and grim at worst.

Special teams breakdowns doom Seahawks against Rams | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
If a truth emerged from Seattle’s 28-26 loss Sunday against the Rams, the players inside the Seahawks’ locker room had no trouble finding it. “Special teams killed us all day,” safety Earl Thomas said.

How officials handled final fumble leaves Seahawks grasping for answers | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
After a crazy weekend that left Seattle’s season more uncertain than ever, cornerback Richard Sherman was sure of one thing — when the whistle blew, he had possession of a fumble by St. Louis’ Tre Mason with 1:14 left in the game.

Robert Turbin steps in at fullback for Seahawks | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks were hoping to emphasize the running game after trading Percy Harvin, but the team was left scrambling when fullback Derrick Coleman broke his feet in pregame warm-ups.

Earl Thomas: ‘We're playing the referees too' | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
“Yeah,” Thomas said. “At least give us a shot. But you know what? I’m not surprised with the referees this season. If you really look at some plays, we’re playing more than our opponents. We’re playing the referees too. I don’t care what anybody is saying. Something is wrong. That needs to be brought up.”

Rams 28, Seahawks 26: First impressions | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Bob Condotta: You can’t question the fight or the effort. But this is simply a different team than a year ago and there were too many breakdowns at key times, many by players in new roles, or simply new players period.

Miracle Worker The Titans and their ever-ready coach, Jeff Fisher, pulled off a play for the ages as the postseason kicked off in spectacular fashion -
There was too much noise and precious little poise in Jeff Fisher's world, and when the moment of truth arrived, Fisher, the Tennessee Titans' ever-ready coach, was startled by a shrill whistle

NFL Week 7: Seahawks' Super Bowl hangover shows in loss to Rams, more analysis and highlights - NFL -
Percy Harvin is gone, and opinions might differ on the pros and cons behind that move. But after Sunday’s events in St. Louis, everybody in Seattle can now agree on this: Last season and its Super Bowl-winning dominance is gone as well, and it’s up to the Seahawks to re-invent themselves and find out where their unpredictable 2014 season will lead.

Are the Seattle Seahawks in serious trouble? | For The Win
The reigning Super Bowl champions are 3-3 after their most surprising loss yet.

NFL Grades Week 7: Are Seahawks in trouble after loss to Rams? -
After losing to the Rams on Sunday, the Seahawks are at .500 for the first time since Week 4 of 2012.

Rams' fake on punt return is all too real for Seahawks - LA Times
Usually the 12th Man is a difference maker for Seattle.

Rapid Reaction: Seattle Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
A few thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 28-26 loss to the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome.

How the Rams fooled the Seahawks with the greatest fake of 2014 | For The Win
Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin teamed up for the fake of the year.

Seahawks’ loss to Rams ends on controversial fumble recovery - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks fell to 3-3 with their 28-26 loss at St. Louis on Sunday, and a controversial officiating decision added a dramatic flourish to the final seconds.

Instant reaction: Rams fool Seahawks, Seattle drops to 3-3 | Seahawks Draft Blog
After a quick scan of Twitter, people are reacting one of two ways tonight. And neither quite hits the right note for me.

Doug Baldwin Boxer Celebration a Shot at Percy Harvin? | The Big Lead
Shots fired!

Game At A Glance: Rams 28, Seahawks 26
Led by Russell Wilson’s passing and running, the Seahawks “won” the second half of Sunday’s game against the Rams. But it wasn’t enough, as they lost 28-26 to fall to 3-3.

Sluggish start leaves Seahawks at 3-3
The Seahawks overcame a 21-6 halftime deficit, but couldn’t climb all the way back in Sunday’s 28-26 loss to the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome that dropped them to 3-3.

St. Louis Rams QB Austin Davis gets it done when needed most - ESPN
After reviewing the film from last week's loss to the San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams quarterback Austin Davis acknowledged he didn't do a good enough job of taking what the defense gives him.

ST. LOUIS: Seahawks swoon: Horrid start, worse special teams seal 28-26 loss at St. Louis | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Russell Wilson ran when he had to. Threw precise darts when he had to. Twice, he willed his Seahawks back from 18 points down to within two points late.

Five takeaways from the Seahawks' loss in St. Louis | - Seattle Sidelines
For the first time since the middle of the 2012 season, the Seahawks lost consecutive games thanks to their 28-26 loss to the St. Louis Rams, who...

In loss to Rams, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson becomes first NFL player to pass for 300, rush for 100 yards - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Once again, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson took over the game for his offense in the second half Sunday and nearly led Seattle to a comeback victory. Unfortunately for the 12th Man, the St. Louis Rams were able to hold on and, aided by special teams trickery, close out the 28-26 upset at the Edward Jones Dome.

Trouble in the NFC West? What you need to know -
The Seahawks and Niners are both reeling following disappointing losses. Is it time to hit the panic bottom in Seattle or San Francisco? This and 39 other takeaways from Sunday's games.

Broncos' offense, defense click in blowout over 49ers -
On a night when Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's career touchdown record, Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware were just as impressive on defense. Just how dominant are the Denver Broncos?

Injury roundup: C.J. Spiller (collarbone) out for season -
Bills running back C.J. Spiller broke his collarbone and will miss the rest of the season after surgery, Ian Rapoport reported. Find out the status of teammate Fred Jackson and more.

Richard Sherman says he recovered fumble vs. Rams -
The conclusion of the Rams' upset over the Seahawks was not without drama. Richard Sherman claims he recovered the fumble that the referees gave to St. Louis. Was it the right call?

Earl Thomas: Refs 'need to stay out of it ... and let us dominate' -
"At least give us a shot," the Seahawks safety told reporters after the game, via the Seattle Times. "But you know what? I'm not surprised with the referees this season. If you really look at some plays, we're playing more than our opponents. We're playing the referees too. I don't care what anybody is saying. Something is wrong. That needs to be brought up.”

Sunday night wrap-up: Broncos can play defense too | ProFootballTalk
Peyton Manning got to have his moment in the first half. But beyond the greatest touchdown-thrower in the history of the NFL, the Broncos are also building a defense that might give him a chance to add some more hardware to his trophy case as well.

Aldon Smith could be back a little early | ProFootballTalk
Before the start of the regular season, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith received a nine-game suspension for multiple violations of league policies.  The seventh game comes tonight. Per multiple league sources, there's a chance that the suspension will be lifted a game or two early.

Manning feared he couldn’t coexist with Harbaugh | ProFootballTalk
So why didn't the 49ers' evaluation of quarterback Peyton Manning become a full-blown pursuit and ultimate acquisition of Peyton Manning? Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Manning ultimately chose not to make the 49ers a finalist for his services.