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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Gameday

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Gameday, baby.

5 Matchups To Watch: Seahawks vs Broncos
After their meltdown against the Chargers in San Diego last week, the Seahawks return to CenturyLink Field on Sunday looking to recapture their championship mindset against the Denver Broncos.

Rare Super Bowl Rematch As Seahawks Host Broncos « CBS Denver
In Denver, the offseason was spent with "35" being shouted through the halls of the Broncos' facility as a constant reminder.

Earl Thomas may be key to Seahawks' success against Broncos - LA Times
Whiile everyone else thinks of Sunday's Denver-Seattle game as a Super Bowl rematch, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas considers it more of a personal reboot after last week's 30-21 loss at San Diego.

NFL Week 3: Previewing Seahawks-Broncos, injury concerns - NFL -
Chris Burke and Doug Farrar examine the most impressive first-year players, the biggest injury concerns entering Week 3 and the most improved unit in the Super Bowl rematch between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.

Missed tackles hurting Seattle Seahawks defense - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks have one of the most physical defenses in the NFL, which helped them lead the league in fewest points allowed last season.

Turbin finds success, peace with role for Seahawks | Sports | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
Even on the way to winning a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks, running back Robert Turbin was never particularly satisfied with his role or production last season.

Seattle's 12th Man is more than just loud, it is a force throughout the region | Fox News
Success has not made the 12th Man soft. A Super Bowl championship has just added more fuel to the already caffeinated fervor of Seattle Seahawks fans.

Seahawks' defense can’t wait to get back at it vs Broncos
The Seahawks' defense enters Sunday’s game against the high-powered Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field looking to rediscover its game – and regain its swagger – after last week’s setback against the Chargers.

Another tough assignment for newcomer Marcus Burley: Wes Welker | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Thanks to injuries and offseason departures, the Seahawks find themselves thin at cornerback. Marcus Burley, signed just before the start of the season, could play a key role Sunday matched up with Broncos slot receiver Wes Welker.

Seahawks All Access - First Half vs Chargers
Seahawks All Access gives an exclusive look at the first half of the game against the Chargers.

Seahawks All Access - Second Half vs Chargers
Seahawks All Access gives and exclusive look at the second half of the Chargers game at Qualcomm Stadium that resulted in a 30-21 loss.

Double Coverage: Seahawks vs. Broncos, Week 3 - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The popular narrative that accompanied some of the Broncos' offseason moves insisted that the team approached free agency with the Seahawks squarely in mind.

Super Bowl is not must-see TV for MVP Malcolm Smith | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith, the MVP as Seattle crushed Denver in the Super Bowl, says he hasn’t watched a TV replay of the game all the way through. He says he expects a tougher game this time.

Jayson Jenks' NFL power rankings, Week 3 | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Jayson Jenks ranks the 32 teams as we head into the bulk of the Week 3 matchups.

Carroll says limiting yards after catch will be key against Denver - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
'We have to crowd everything and keep everything to minimum gains,' Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tells KIRO Radio 97.3 FM about one key to Sunday's game against Denver. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks-Broncos: What to Watch | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here is what to watch for in Sunday’s Seattle-Denver game from beat writers Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta.

Thanks to San Diego, Seahawks are mentally sharper for Broncos than they were a week ago | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Talent is all over the NFL, of course. Every team has top players that are among the best in football.

Week 3 Cheat Sheet -
Through two weeks, perhaps the most surprising 2-0 team is the Bills. Can electric rookie Sammy Watkins reach 100 yards in back-to-back weeks and keep Buffalo undefeated? Here's your guide to Sunday.

San Diego Chargers place LB Melvin Ingram on IR-recall -
The San Diego Chargers placed outside linebacker Melvin Ingram on injured reserve-designated to return list. The 2012 first-round pick will miss the next eight weeks.

Raiders searching for ways to involve Marcel Reece -
Marcel Reece has just four touches in two weeks. The Oakland Raiders are seeking ways to get the multidimensional fullback more involved in the offense. Can the team learn to fully utilize talent like Reece?

Six for Sunday: Super rematch could be shootout; must-wins for 0-2 teams -
There should be plenty of offense is Sunday's Super Bowl rematch but defense will likely have the final say. Elsewhere, the Colts and Saints face must-win games.

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer out; Drew Stanton will start vs. 49ers -
Drew Stanton will be making the sixth start of his seven-year career on Sunday.

Questions Unanswered as the Focus Shifts | The MMQB with Peter King
NEW YORK—The most important news conference of Roger Goodell’s eight-year reign as NFL commissioner, days overdue, lasted 44 minutes and was peppered with various forms of apology over the original light sentence in the Ray Rice case.

Lions sign CB Mohammed Seisay from practice squad | ProFootballTalk
The Lions’ roster shuffling with an eye on adding secondary help continues.

With Vernon Davis hurting, 49ers promote tight end from practice squad | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers listed tight ends Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald as questionable for Sunday's game in Arizona and they added a little insurance to the roster Saturday to cover themselves in the event either of them can't play.

Thoughts on the value of a fumble vs. an interception
In the late ’80s, The Hidden Game of Football determined that an interception was worth -45 yards and a lost fumble was worth -50 yards. Why was a fumble five yards worse than a pick? That’s because Carroll, Thorn, and Palmer found that, on average, the team gained possession via the turnover was five yards closer to their opponent’s end zone when that turnover was a fumble.

NFL Week 3 Picks: Cousins Skepticism, Seahawks Exposure | Bleacher Report
Riffs, rants, observations and dissenting opinions from the voices in my head: Here's a warped and dented take on this weekend's games and a not-so-successful effort to hopscotch through the NFL's ugly controversy land mine.