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Seahawks winning despite -- not because of -- poor and porous offensive line | The News Tribune
How much longer can Seattle win games with its blocking, particular pass protection, so awful? A better, more fundamental question may be: How much longer can quarterback Russell Wilson remain upright behind this “protection.”

Takeaways from Seahawks 13-10 win over Lions - Oct. 5, 2015 | Seattle's Sports Radio 950 KJR
Usually in the aftermath of games, I tend to write a story with five thoughts on the game.

Hop, skip, and a blunder saves Seahawks | Sportspress Northwest
LB K.J. Wright and the back judge made mistakes, but Wright's error went unpunished. Kam Chancellor saved the Seahawks' day by thwarting the Lions' best drive of the game.

Patriots clinched a 2013 win after correct illegal batting call | ProFootballTalk
Two years ago, an illegal batting call affected a game between the Dolphins and Patriots. In that case, the rule was properly applied. You know, just in case the Lions' flight back to Detroit could be any more miserable. The Patriots defeated the Dolphins, 27-17, on Oct. 27, 2013.

K.J. Wright: "I didn’t know that rule at all" | ProFootballTalk
After the Seahawks won Monday night and the NFL admitted the deciding play should have been a penalty that allowed the Lions to retain possession, the man who batted the ball out of the back of the end zone told reporters he didn't know he should have been flagged for doing so.

Bad break, missed call allows Seattle to beat Detroit 13-10 -
The Detroit Lions fumbled away their chance at completing a drive that could turnaround the winless start to their season.

Kam Chancellor's game-saving play for Seahawks completes redemption story -

Seahawks vs. Lions: 5 Takeaways from Seattle's 13-10 Win - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Seattle Seahawks escaped. The defense dominated the Detroit Lions and gave up just three points, but the offense struggled. Turnovers and poor play let

Seahawks get it Wright, but Lions feel wronged after missed batted-ball call - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seattle beat Detroit 13-10 after linebacker K.J. Wright batted a fumbled ball out of the back of the end zone, a play that should have given the Lions the ball back but was ruled erroneously. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

What they said: Detroit Lions after their 13-10 loss to the Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
A look at what some members of the Detroit Lions had to say after their controversial 13-10 loss to the Seahawks on Monday night. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Reaction to another controversial Seahawks Monday night win - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
For the second time in four years, the Seahawks won a Monday Night Football game on a controversial ruling in the north end zone of CenturyLink Field. Needless to say, there was no shortage of reaction after the game. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Kam Chancellor’s forced fumble and K.J. Wright’s illegal batted ball help Seahawks stop Lions | The Seattle Times
Kam Chancellor punched the ball loose for a fumble, and K.J. Wright batted the loose ball out of bounds. But that’s when the real controversies began.

NFL admits it erred in not penalizing Seahawks on Detroit’s final fumble play in end zone | The News Tribune
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll admits his team is fortunate "the officials didn’t know how to do it" on K.J. Wright batting the fumble teammate Kam Chancellor forced at the goal line late. Plus, Marshawn Lynch runs well pregame; Seattle’s hopeful he will be back Sunday at Cincinnati.

Strong Safety Kam Chancellor's Late Forced Fumble Secures 13-10 Week 4 Win for Seahawks vs Detroit Lions | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks defense found a way to finish against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks Hope Marshawn Lynch will be "Ready to go" next week and other Injury Updates from Pete Carroll | Seattle Seahawks
Pete Carroll provides injury updates after his team's Week 4 win over the Lions.

Interviews: Breno Giacomini & Geno Smith | Seahawks Draft Blog
Not Seahawks related, but I attended the Jets/Dolphins game in London yesterday and spoke to former Hawk Breno Giacomini and quarterback Geno Smith after the game.

Instant reaction: Kam Chancellor saves Seattle’s season | Seahawks Draft Blog
With Seattle’s season on the line, Kam Chancellor came to the rescue.

Kam Chancellor saves Seattle Seahawks in win over Detroit - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks came ever so close to staring 1-3 in the face Monday night.

Seahawks’ offensive line still a big issue four games into season | The Seattle Times
The offensive line clearly is still and issue, the team still isn’t making the most of Jimmy Graham’s abilities, and there were two unsung defensive heroes — Bobby Wagner and Cliff Avril.

What we learned: Seahawks get controversial win -
Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor punched the ball out of Calvin Johnson's hands at the goal line to prevent the game-winning touchdown in the Seattle Seahawks' 13-10 victory over the Detroit Lions on Monday night. Here's what you need to know:

Lions vs. Seahawks 2015 final score: Seattle extends Detroit's season of misery, 13-10 -
The Lions offense couldn't do anything against the Seahawks' defense, which is good for Seattle because its offensive line nearly ruined everything.

Kam Chancellor's game-saving play for Seahawks completes redemption story -
Two weeks ago, Kam Chancellor was public enemy No. 1 for many Seahawks fan.

Lions' James Ihedigbo: Controversial calls cost wins -
Calvin Johnson accepted the blame for his fumble that cost his team a chance to win Monday night at Seattle, explaining that the winless Lions can't put the game in the hands of the officials.

NFL head of officials said referees ruled incorrectly on illegal bat in Seahawks-Lions -
The head of NFL officiating says K.J. Wright batted the ball and should have been flagged.

Michael Bennett to Seahawks owner Paul Allen: Pay Kam Chancellor - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett had some not-so-subtle words for team owner Paul Allen regarding safety Kam Chancellor on Monday night. 'Pay him!' - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks beat Lions 13-10, aided by controversial non-call at goal-line - Seattle - Scout
It took a disputed punch-out forced fumble at the one-yard line by Kam Chancellor to do it, but the Seahawks survived a fourth quarter rally from the Detroit Lions Monday night to win 13-10, evening the team's record at 2-2 with a trip to Cincinnati to face the 4-0 Bengals next up.

NFL surprises, disappointments, MVP at season's quarter point | The MMQB with Peter King
Here are the biggest surprises, disappointments and more of what we think we’ve learned through four Sundays. Plus, Todd Gurley gets going, kickers have a crazy week and the NFL eyes global dominance

Alex Smith is taking sacks at a near-record pace | ProFootballTalk
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has been sacked 18 times this year, meaning he's on pace to get his name in the record books, and not in a way he'd want. Smith is currently on pace to get sacked 72 times this season. That's a pace that only one quarterback in NFL history has topped.

Rams won’t decide on Ogletree’s status until after surgery | ProFootballTalk
Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree will have surgery on his broken fibula Tuesday, Rams coach Jeff Fisher told reporters, and the team won't make any roster decisions involving Ogletree until after the surgery.

Believe it or Not: CJRB1 again? -
On a week when Todd Gurley looked like the next best thing at running back Chris Johnson continued to look like the starter in Arizona. Can you believe in either? Find out this week in Believe It or Not.

LOOK: 49ers owner tries to give away tickets on Twitter, things get ugly -
Sometimes, giving away free tickets isn't as easy as it looks.

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Nkemdiche to Jags is one of six DTs taken in first -
Interior defensive linemen are the most represented position in this mock draft, led by Mississippi's Robert Nkemdiche in the top-five selections.

Inside Football: It's time for Chip Kelly to execute a few changes on offense -
Chip Kelly created these Eagles, yet seems baffled that his handpicked players can't execute his system. How long before he gives up on his foundering NFL experiment?

Monday Musings: If you still think Jay Cutler isn't tough, that's weak -
Jay Cutler is the definition of toughness in a gritty win over the Raiders -- not that you'd ever give him credit. Also impressive? The Falcons' O-line.

Should the 49ers bench Colin Kaepernick?
The question does not come lightly, but San Francisco's offense can't look much worse than it has with Kaepernick behind center.

Karabell: Todd Gurley could be a top-10 RB
Eric Karabell recaps Week 4 and discusses how first-round running back Todd Gurley dominated, while Melvin Gordon did not

Cowboys VP: Dez Bryant could return after Week 6 bye -
Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said Monday that Dez Bryant has a "real shot" of playing after the team's Week 6 bye following an examination of his surgically repaired foot.

Biggest disappointments of 2015's first quarter -
Colin Kaepernick is lost, Andre Johnson can't be found and the Bills are all over the place. We're four weeks into the season and already Gregg Rosenthal has uncovered some major disappointments.

Biggest disappointments of 2015's first quarter -
Colin Kaepernick is lost, Andre Johnson can't be found and the Bills are all over the place. We're four weeks into the season and already Gregg Rosenthal has uncovered some major disappointments.

Colin Kaepernick Used To Be Russell Wilson, Bro | FiveThirtyEight
The San Francisco 49ers’ free fall continued Sunday, when a 17-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers dropped their record to 1-3 on the season. After an exceedingly t…

Seattle Seahawks may need even more from Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Seattle may be asking Russell Wilson, who should be just entering his prime, to do even more even after two consecutive Super Bowls appearances.