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Seahawks Come Away Disappointed, Yet Encouraged Following 33-31 Loss To Rams
The Seahawks came out on the wrong end of a thriller against the Rams, but Pete Carroll and his players also saw some positive signs they can build off of going forward.

Rapid Reaction: Rams 33, Seahawks 31
Notes, takeaways, and reaction from the Seattle Seahawks' 2018 Week 5 game against the Los Angeles Rams at CenturyLink Field.

Late penalties, big plays cost Seahawks a chance to upset Rams - NFL Nation- ESPN
The Seahawks traded touchdowns with the Rams but were unable to finish in another tough loss.

Rams rally to remain undefeated with 33-31 win at Seattle - Los Angeles Times
On a day when the Rams lost starting receivers Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp because of concussions, they rallied to defeat the Seattle Seahawks, 33-31, before 68,893 at CenturyLink Field.

Untimely penalties end Seahawks’ hope of toppling Rams | The Tribune
The Seahawks had a chance to rally for a victory over the Rams and make things interesting in the NFC West, but two late penalties cost them.

The Seahawks are playoff contenders even with this loss | NBC Sports Northwest
Agree or disagree: Even though the Seattle Seahawks lost 33-31 at home to the Los Angeles Rams, the Seahawks looks like a playoff-contending team?

Earl Thomas obscene gesture directed toward Seattle Seahawks organization, not individual
Earl Thomas' obscene gesture toward the Seattle Seahawks' sideline last Sunday was directed not at coach Pete Carroll or any one person, but at the organization as a whole, a league source tells ESPN.

Bradley McDougald recaps Seahawks loss to the Rams | The News Tribune
Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald recaps Seattle's 33-31 loss to the Rams on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2018 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Good or No Good: The Seahawks offensive line is good | NBC Sports Northwest
Dani Klupenger and Aaron Fentress break down the performance of Seattle's offensive line vs. the L.A. Rams at home on Sunday.

Jon Gruden thinks Derek Carr 'presses' at key moments -
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw an interception on first-and-goal in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, and head coach Jon Gruden said perhaps the QB was trying to do too much.

Around The NFL Podcast: Week 5 recap -
A room full of heroes -- Dan Hanzus, Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling and Marc Sessler -- react to the results of Sunday's Week 5 games.

Garrett defends OT punt: 'It was a long one (yard)' -
After Dallas' third defeat of the season, Jason Garrett defended his decision to punt the ball back to Houston in overtime with such favorable field position.

Mike Tomlin: Certain penalties in Steelers win 'a joke' -
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was asked after Pittsburgh's decisive win against the Falcons about a questionable penalty and used the opportunity to share his feelings on what he felt were other blown calls.

What we learned from Sunday's Week 5 games -
Week 5's slate of matchups did not disappoint. We break down the highs and lows from Sunday's games. Here's what we learned.

Shurmur: Giants 'finito, done' with Odell Beckham talk -
Fresh off a gut-wrenching loss, Pat Shurmur was not having any more nonsense Sunday. The Giants coach told reporters the team has addressed Odell Beckham's critical comments and moved on.

Mason Crosby on five missed kicks: Uncharted territory -
Sunday was a day to forget for Mason Crosby, even if the performance stays embedded within the collective mind of Green Bay Packers fans for quite awhile.

Josh Rosen focuses on scoreboard rather than stats – ProFootballTalk
Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen started off Sunday's game against the 49ers with a bang. His first pass went to wide receiver Christian Kirk for a 75-yard touchdown that put the Cardinals up 7-6 early in the first quarter. Sledding would be considerably rougher the rest of the way.

FMIA Week 5: Awaken the Sleeping Giant? Browns—Yup—Feeling Frisky – ProFootballTalk
Cleveland is fun, competitive and a few breaks from being 5-0. Peter King’s Football Morning in America column covers Week 5 and the Browns