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Seahawks' ground game Turbin-powered against San Diego - Danny, Dave and Moore | 710 ESPN Seattle
"I loved the finish," Carroll said. "I've been trying to get Turbo to straight-arm somebody since he got here, and he had a dominant straight-arm. He finally used one in big fashion, and I was really fired up for him."

NFL preseason Week 2: Seahawks in midseason form, steamroll Chargers - SBNation.com
Russell Wilson, Robert Turbin and the Seahawks put on a clinic against the Chargers. Is anyone going to stop Seattle this season?

Seahawks deliver 41-14 thumping to Chargers | Sportspress Northwest
Quarterbacks scored four rushing touchdowns, part of 243 yards on the ground in a rout Friday night of the Chargers. Russell Wilson completed 11 or 13 passes.

Russell Wilson in prime, November form, starting defense shines, Seahawks lead Chargers 24-7 early 3rd quarter | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
As sputtering as last week’s start was for the Seahawks’ first-teamers in the exhibition opener at Denver, that’s how splendid they were tonight against San Diego.

Seahawks rout San Diego 41-14 | HeraldNet.com - Sports
Quarterback Russell Wilson and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks’ starters were dominant, and while the backups were slightly less impressive — a very impressive Terrelle Pryor run notwithstanding — they were good enough to allow the Seahawks to cruise to a 41-14 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Friday night.

SEATTLE: That’s better: Russell Wilson, starters shine, Seahawks rout Chargers 41-14 in second exhibition | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Well, that’s more like it. Pete Carroll had asked for this. The Seattle Seahawks’ coach said he wanted better performances on third downs. Better pass protection for Russell Wilson and his quarterbacks. Just … better.

Few Chargers positives in 41-14 loss to Seahawks - seattlepi.com
Donald Butler and San Diego were not surprised by anything the Seattle Seahawks presented.

What we learned: Seahawks rip Chargers at the CLink - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks evened up their exhibition record Friday night, routing the San Diego Chargers 41-14 in front of their home fans at CenturyLink Field for the first time since January’s NFC championship game. The Hawks put together an impressive performance on both sides of the ball, particularly on offense, where they piled up 243 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.

Seahawks injury updates | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Not much to really report but here it is:

Some notes, quotes and observations on the Seattle Seahawks' win over San Diego | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The first night back at the CLink in 2014 felt an awful lot like all of the days and nights here in 2013.

Robert Turbin runs like a dream in his pursuit to be backup running back | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
It’s one of the more compelling battles of the exhibition season, and on Friday, Robert Turbin took a turbo-charged step forward.

Observation Deck: Seattle Seahawks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The starters for the Seattle Seahawks completely dominated the San Diego Chargers' starters in the first half, building a 24-0 lead en route to a 41-14 victory Friday night at CenturyLink Field.

Observation Deck: San Diego Chargers - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Diego Chargers looked overmatched playing against the defending Super Bowl Champs. With quarterback Russell Wilson and most of Seattle's starting offense playing the majority of the first half, the Seahawks scored on the first four drives in an emphatic, 41-14 win Friday night at CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks -- and their quarterbacks -- run over San Diego, 41-14 - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks more than doubled the Chargers' offensive yardage in the first half. They were just getting warmed up.

Seahawks vs San Diego Chargers: Postgame Tweets
Take a look at what Seahawks players are saying on social media following their 41-14 preseason victory over the San Diego Chargers at CenturyLink Field.

Russell Wilson leads the way in Seahawks’ home opener
After dropping their preseason opener in Denver last week, the Seahawks returned home on Friday night and dropped the San Diego Chargers behind the running and passing of Russell Wilson.

Hundreds kicked off overloaded ferry before Seahawks game | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
An error by Washington State Ferry staff in Bremerton led to hundreds of ferry passengers -- most of them Seahawks fans heading to the Friday night game - being told to get off the boat and wait for the next one.

Seahawks fans vape n' grind - SBNation.com
Preseason brings out the best fans.

Seahawks looking dominant again in first half performance against San Diego | ProFootballTalk
The Seattle Seahawks looked strikingly similar to the team that won the Super Bowl in February in the first half of their preseason game with the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers looked a lot like the Denver Broncos, which isn't a good thing in this instance.

How Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson can succeed in a high-volume offense - NFL - SI.com
The NFL has turned into a passing league. That's a modern-day fact ... and yet, it's no more than a rumor to what may be the league's two best teams. No teams have thrown the ball less in the last two seasons than the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers, the NFC West arch-rivals who prefer to beat their opponents (and each other) into submission with old-school, blunt-force game plans that include heaping helpings of power running and strong, aggressive defense.

Coach Pete Carroll video detailing the Seahawks' tackling techniques | The MMQB with Peter King
When the NFL expanded defenseless player rules to essentially eliminate hits above the shoulders in 2010, Pete Carroll reacted like every other coach. "I was resisting," Carroll, then in his first season as Seahawks coach, told The MMQB last week.

Terrell Owens thinks he can still play, wants to come back | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
Terrell Owens kind of faded away.

Fantasy football 2014 draft preview: Beware of potential NFC busts | SI.com
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from SI.com

Jim Harbaugh 'very pleased' with Blaine Gabbert - NFL.com
Coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday that he's "very pleased" with Blaine Gabbert's progress. Will Gabbert get another audition to nail down the 49ers' backup quarterback job?

Tennessee Titans' Jake Locker shows stuff vs. Saints - NFL.com
After throwing just two passes against the Packers last week, Titans quarterback Jake Locker spread the ball around and generated two scoring drives against the Saints on Friday night.

15 things we learned from Friday night's games - NFL.com
The preseason schedule rolled on with four games Friday. Justin Hunter, Kenny Vaccaro and Zach Ertz all impressed. Around The League recaps it all right here.

'Little-man syndrome' motivates Lions receiver Golden Tate | The Detroit News
Thus far in training camp, Tate has shown a knack for getting open, and he'll regularly take an extra step in any direction at the top of his routes to gain extra separation.

Advanced Football Analytics (formerly Advanced NFL Stats): Podcast Episode 25 - Aaron Schatz
Aaron Schatz, founder of Football Outsiders, joins the podcast to discuss the newly released 2014 Football Outsiders Almanac. Aaron explains how he and his team developed a system to combine game film analysis with box score data to create their own advanced metrics.  He breaks down the difference between rate statistics and totals, and explains how the concept of "replacement level" is important in football. Aaron also provides team-by-team breakdowns and predictions, and finishes up the episode by conquering Dave’s "lightning round" of questions.

Unleash the Franchise "
Does the Colts’ offensive scheme get in the way of Andrew Luck leading the team to victory?

The Steelers and Bills have a wealth of young WR talent. | SportsonEarth.com : Mike Tanier Article
The NFL is crawling with excellent wide receiver prospects. Just about every team has one. Some teams have two or three. The Steelers-Bills joint practices are downright lousy with them.

Building the Perfect NFL Quarterback | Bleacher Report
Take a step into the laboratory of Dr. Frankenstein, and let's piece together what it would take to make up the ideal NFL quarterback.

Is Ryan Nassib in danger of not making Giants' 53-man roster? - CBSSports.com
If Giants coach Tom Coughlin wants to keep just two QBs on the 53-man roster, Ryan Nassib could be on the outside looking in with Curtis Painter winning the backup job behind Eli Manning.

Cardinals training camp: Arians molding team into a fearless bunch - CBSSports.com
Arizona is taking on the personality of its coach, Bruce Arians, and the Cardinals won't be intimidated. Even in the rough and tumble NFC West.

Dwayne Bowe suspended for Chiefs season opener - NFL.com
The Kansas City Chiefs have a more pressing issue with Dwayne Bowe than a finger that has been dislocated "about 15 times."