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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Saturday

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Otto Greule Jr

The day before.

Seahawks vs. Chargers odds 2014: Seattle favored on the road -
Seattle looked like the best team in football in its first showing after the Super Bowl, and it looks to build on that performance against San Diego.

The San Diego Chargers will lose to the Seattle Seahawks - Bolts From The Blue
Each week, John Gennaro gives San Diego Chargers fans three reasons to be pessimistic about the team's chances in their upcoming game. This week they play the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks.

RENTON: Russell Wilson plays Sunday in San Diego where his father once did | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Russell Wilson knows all about Dan Fouts. Charlie Joiner. Kellen Winslow. “Air Coryell.”

A glimpse into Russell Wilson, who keeps extending NFL records for a QB in his first two-plus seasons | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Russell Wilson’s dad was briefly a Charger, in the preseason of 1980 during San Diego’s “Air Coryell” heyday. He has an aunt who lived near the World Trade Center in New York on 9-11 and had “to escape, basically.”

The Blueprint for Scoring on the Seattle Seahawks - Bolts From The Blue
Kyle Posey goes through a year's worth of game tape to find the weaknesses of the Seahawks' vaunted defense, in hopes that the San Diego Chargers can exploit them and pull out a win.

The San Diego Chargers will win against the Seattle Seahawks - Bolts From The Blue
Each week, John Gennaro provides San Diego Chargers fans with three reasons to be optimistic about the team's chances in their upcoming game. This week, he tells you why the Chargers will win their home opener against the Seattle Seahawks.

Four Jekyll-and-Hyde quarterbacks -
It's easy to spot the quarterbacks rising and falling, but how to diagnose those who mix high and low? Around The NFL examines middle-of-the-pack signal-callers like Geno Smith and Jay Cutler.

A changing of the guard at TST - Turf Show Times
Old faces in new places

Shaun Hill Injury: Limited in Practice, "Game-Day" Decision - Turf Show Times
After the final practice before Sunday's clash in Tampa Bay, we're no closer to knowing who the starting quarterback will be.

Could Daryl Washington Play This Season? - Revenge of the Birds
Could the new NFLPA and NFL drug policy lift Daryl Washington's suspension?

Offensive and defensive formations for Arizona Cardinals against San Diego Chargers - Revenge of the Birds
A look at the personnel packages for the Cardinals.

49ers-Bears preview: Focusing on read option, and NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith absences - Niners Nation
The 49ers and Bears square off on Sunday, so it's time for a big, fat preview of the key storylines. We focus on the read option and dealing with the loss of NaVorro Bowman and Aldon Smith.

Q&A with Windy City Gridiron: On Bears gap integrity, Bears injuries, young talent and more - Niners Nation
The 49ers and Bears square off on Sunday Night Football this week. We chatted with Kev H from Windy City Gridiron, and he provided some answers to questions we have about the Bears.

San Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks preview - ESPN
After opening the regular season with a disappointing loss against the Arizona Cardinals, the San Diego Chargers want to avoid starting 0-2.

12s expected to be huge force in San Diego for Seahawks road opener - Local -
Even though the Seahawks face the Chargers Sunday at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, it could feel a lot more like a home game thanks to the thousands of 12s expected to crowd the stands. - Local at

Seahawks' defensive line rotation still evolving | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
One of the bigger questions for the Seahawks this season was how the defensive line rotation would evolve.

Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner: Charming, fast and nasty | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
Seattle middle linebacker Bobby Wagner has won a Super Bowl at age 24, but he insists he’s just getting started. “I want to be great,” he says.

Focus on: Russell Wilson, and Harrison Wilson III
Russell Wilson isn’t just making a trip to San Diego this weekend for Sunday’s game against the Chargers, the Seahawks’ third-year QB also is taking a trip down memory lane.

Michael out, but Seahawks mostly healthy heading to San Diego - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Running back Christine Michael is among the four Seahawks who aren't expected to play Sunday, while rookie wide receiver Kevin Norwood has a chance to make his NFL debut against San Diego. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Marcus Burley on the spot as man in the middle of Seahawks’ secondary on passing downs Sunday at San Diego | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
The Seahawks are finished with their Friday practice — more like a walkthrough — here in Renton. They leave at noon tomorrow for Sunday’s first road game of the season at San Diego. The Chargers have sold out Qualcomm Stadium (that’s not always a given there), and I’m told there are already packs of Seattle fans in San Diego for the game.

Fly sweep has created a buzz around Seahawks' offense | - Sports
Percy Harvin laughs when he’s asked about the “new” wrinkle in Seattle’s playbook that has everyone talking after the Seahawks’ Week 1 victory over the Green Bay Packers.

Seahawks-Chargers injury report and notes from Friday's session with Pete Carroll | - Seattle Sidelines
Not a lot of news out of Seahawks headquarters, which on Fridays in the NFL tends to be good news. The Seahawks only have three, possibly four...

Vikings' Adrian Peterson indicted in child injury case -
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted for reckless or negligent injury to a child, Ian Rapoport confirmed, according to a source involved in the process.

Game Rewind Film Room: AFC East dark horse? -
In Week 1, Mike Wallace and the Dolphins' offense turned heads, putting the AFC East on notice. Is Miami a legitimate contender to unseat the Patriots as division champs? Marc Sessler breaks them down.

Bruce Arians confident Carson Palmer will play -
Carson Palmer was limited all week in practice and is listed as questionable vs. the Giants with what Cardinals coach Bruce Arians called a "nerve thing" in his shoulder.

John Abraham out for Week 2, considers retirement -
John Abraham's NFL career is suddenly in doubt after suffering a concussion in the regular-season opener. The pass rusher took a leave from the team and was put on the reserve list as he contemplates retirement.

Revised drug policy will have various new features | ProFootballTalk
If/when (when) the NFLPA adopts the drug policy proposed by the NFL on Friday, the revamped procedures will have a variety of new features. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the policy will include the following terms: 1.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Under Pressure: Trouble in Foxborough
Coming into the first week of the season, everyone expected that the Patriots’ offensive line might struggle a little. New England had traded away guard Logan Mankins and his six Pro Bowl appearances to the Bucs in the preseason under the theory that it's better to trade too soon than too late. Also, longtime offensive line coach/miracle worker Dante Scarnecchia retired.

Reversing the trend | National Football Post
Will the NFL have a first-round running back in next May’s draft?

49ers vs. Cowboys All-22: Breakdown of San Francisco's fast start - Niners Nation
In depth analysis using All 22 film of how the 49ers dominated the first half against the Cowboys