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Seahawks News

Report Card: Top Performers in Seattle Seahawks 26-17 Loss to Los Angeles Rams - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
With Russell Wilson exiting with an injury in the second half and the defense allowing big plays left and right, the Seahawks weren't able to hold off a comeback by their division rivals on their home turf. Reporter Corbin Smith hands out post-game grades after a disappointing loss on Thursday Night Football.

Seattle Seahawks' Survivability in Russell Wilson's Absence Does Not Fall Solely on Geno Smith's Shoulders - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
With three losses already to their name and their star quarterback out for the foreseeable future, the Seahawks have to play to a higher standard to keep their playoff hopes alive. That starts with the defense, which must take this opportunity to lift Geno Smith up rather than use him as an easy scapegoat for any future struggles the team may endure in the coming weeks.

Heaps: Jamal Adams lacks 'feel' in coverage, Seahawks not using him right
Jamal Adams hasn't done well in coverage this year, but Jake Heaps says the Seahawks are also to blame for his lack of big plays.

PHOTOS: Eye On The Hawks - Week 5 vs. Rams
Go behind the scenes with team photographer Rod Mar as he shares moments from the Seattle Seahawks' 27-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football on October 7, 2021 at Lumen Field.

Russell Wilson at youth flag game, Seahawks now 3 games out | Tacoma News Tribune
Russell Wilson at a youth flag game following finger surgery. Seahawks fall three games out of NFC West lead with Cardinals beating 49ers. Geno Smith readies.

NFC West News

Cardinals Stand Strong in Low-Scoring Victory Over 49ers - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals had a season-low in points, but they held on to improve to 5-0.

Arizona Cardinals remain unbeaten after ugly win over San Francisco 49ers - Revenge of the Birds
It was ugly.

49ers lose 17-10 in Arizona: Failed 4th downs define Lance’s start - Niners Nation
The rookie quarterback played well, but couldn’t overcome drops, penalties, and questionable fourth-down playcalling.

Trey Lance again sees 'some good, some bad' in first start for San Francisco 49ers, but QB job still Jimmy Garoppolo's
San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback Trey Lance gave his first NFL start a strikingly similar review to his performance in the second half of last week's loss to Seattle: "Some good, some bad again."

Trey Lance Shows Promise in 49ers 17-10 Loss to Cardinals - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Trey Lance and the 49ers defense was the highlight in the 49ers loss to the Cardinals.

Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods Mic'd Up in Week 5 Win Over Seattle Seahawks - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods was mic'd up during the Week 5 game against the Seahawks. Take a listen to what he had to say.

What do the Numbers Say About the Los Angeles Rams Offensive Line? - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
How has the Los Angeles Rams offensive line fared during the first five weeks of the season?

NFL Week 5 Sunday games open thread - Turf Show Times
Talk about Week 5 in the NFL right here!

Around The NFL

Week 5 takeaways: Chargers, Packers win thrillers; Raiders, Panthers disappoint — and never kick – The Athletic
Carolina can’t be feeling good after giving away a big lead, and kicker drama overshadowed a classic in Cincinnati.

Urban Meyer's Sunday: Fan quips, fist pumps, costly mistakes and a historic loss – The Athletic
The general Jaguars fan sentiment toward Urban Meyer, as expressed Sunday, seems to be one of curious unease.

New York Giants lose RB Saquon Barkley, QB Daniel Jones, WR Kenny Golladay in loss to Cowboys
The Giants lost RB Saquon Barkley, QB Daniel Jones and WR Kenny Golladay to injuries in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

'Sunday Night Football' - Live updates of Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs
An eventful day of Week 5 action is capped off with Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills facing Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in a rematch of the AFC title game. We've got you covered with live updates of all the "Sunday Night Football" action.

NFL Winners and Losers: Even in a win, it's clear the Patriots are nowhere close to great
For many years the most bankable thing in the NFL was Bill Belichick against a rookie quarterback.

Lions coach Dan Campbell in tears after gut-wrenching loss to Vikings
Dan Campbell arrived with the Detroit Lions this offseason with plenty of questions about how he'd fare as an NFL head coach.

But there were no doubts about how much he cares.

Week 5 Open Discussion | Football Outsiders
Week 5 starts with Jets (1-3) and Falcons (1-3) in London, continues with a couple of great 3-1 matchups including Green Bay-Cincinnati and Cleveland at the Los Angeles Chargers, then Sunday night we get Buffalo (3-1) at Kansas City (2-2). Discuss all the games here!

2021 NFL season: Notable injuries, news from Sunday's Week 5 games
Saints QB Taysom Hill has been ruled out against Washington with a concussion. He was carted off the field after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from CB William Jackson.

Seven NFL teams at risk of falling apart due to injuries, major weaknesses
Can the Seahawks survive a month without Russell Wilson? Will the Dolphins overcome sloppy defensive play? Judy Battista identifies seven teams at risk of falling apart due to injuries and weaknesses.

Baker Mayfield goes off on referees over pass interference calls
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield welcomed a fine and called out the officials over pass interference non-calls in Sunday's loss.