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Seahawks News

Geno Smith can’t save Seahawks vs. Saints, and a season turnaround now seems improbable – The Athletic
Smith couldn't finish the job again Monday in a 13-10 loss to the Saints. Now 2-5, Seattle would need a miracle to make the playoffs.

5 Key Moments That Led to Seattle Seahawks' Crushing Loss to Saints - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seahawks lost by three in prime time for a second straight week. This time, they couldn't finish at home on Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints. Several moments swung the game in New Orleans' favor.

Report Card: Top Performers in Seattle Seahawks 13-10 Loss to New Orleans Saints - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Unable to build off an early 7-0 lead, the Seahawks were held to only 209 yards of offense by a stingy Saints defense and fell short for the third straight week, dropping a 13-10 decision to the Saints. Reporter Corbin Smith hands out his top five grades from a disheartening defeat at Lumen Field.

Clayton: Seahawks are finding out the cost of losing an elite QB
Monday night’s 13-10 Seahawks loss to the Saints is the classic example of what happens when you go from an elite quarterback to a backup.

Heaps: Seahawks' disheartening offensive issues aren't on Shane Waldron
When it comes to the Seahawks' struggles on offense, Jake Heaps thinks that it goes far deeper than play calls by new OC Shane Waldron.

Rost: Why did the 2-5 Seahawks' latest loss feel so ugly?
At 2-5, the Seahawks are far from where they imagined being as they near the season's midway point, and Monday's loss was their ugliest yet.

Without Wilson, Carroll isn’t trusting the guys who remain – Sportspress Northwest
It’s been obvious for years. But there’s nothing like being knocked out of seasonal contention on national TV before mid-season to see a football truth in all its nakedness.

After Third Straight Loss, Seahawks Still Looking “To Finish The Game Right”
The Seahawks were unable to finish and earn a win for a third straight week, but remain confident they can turn things around.

Tuesday Round-Up: Media Reactions To Seahawks’ Week 7 Loss To The Saints
Local and national media had plenty to say after the Seahawks’ loss to the Saints on Monday Night Football.

Pete Carroll is telling you the end is nigh « Seahawks Draft Blog
Seattle’s Head Coach paused. He took a deep breath and composed himself. And as he fought through a little emotion, he delivered the following line:

“I’ve been here a long time. Without Russell, I wouldn’t have been here a long time.”

Move The Sticks: Takeaways from Saints vs. Seahawks; Senior Bowl's Jim Nagy joins
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks to discuss Saints-Seahawks. Plus, Jim Nagy, Executive Director of the Reese's Senior Bowl, stops by to talk college football.

NFC West News

Arizona Cardinals Excel on Third-, Fourth-Down Defense - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Cardinals rank first in the NFL after seven games defense on on both third and fourth down.

Anatomy of a 41 yard “Hole Shot” Pass Murray to Green on 3rd and 23 - Revenge of the Birds
Dropping Dimes.

49ers news: 5 winners, 4 losers, and 1 IDK from the painful loss against the Colts - Niners Nation
Another game full of mistakes and undisciplined play from the Niners.

Coaching Turnover With 49ers is Having a Negative Impact - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
The 49ers saw 10 coaches depart from the team this offseason. It is clearly having a negative impact on them now.

Sports Illustrated Power Rankings: Where do the Rams sit in Week 8? - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
How do the Los Angeles Rams stack up in Sports Illustrated's latest power rankings entering Week 8?

3 Rams on offense having a breakout season with great blocking efforts - Turf Show Times
And all three have gotten there with some nifty blocking.

Around The NFL

Two former Washington Football Team employees crash owners' meeting, demand investigation transparency – The Athletic
A hand-delivered letter asks that results of the investigation into WFT's culture be made public.

NFL's investigation into Washington Football Team won't be released despite pressure, commissioner Roger Goodell says
The NFL commissioner said Tuesday that "protecting those who came forward" would keep the league from releasing its investigation into the workplace culture of the Washington Football Team, despite continued calls for the league to do so.

NFL Power Rankings Week 8: 1-32 poll, plus one thing we got wrong about every team
T.Y. Hilton hasn't meshed with new Colts QB Carson Wentz, Derek Carr expected to have another coach and Robert Quinn has seen a resurgence in Chicago.

Veteran assistant Jerry Gray to call plays for Packers defense vs. Cardinals
The Green Bay Packers will call on veteran assistant coach Jerry Gray to call plays for the defense without defensive coordinator Joe Barry available for Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals.

Report: Teams interested in Texans QB Deshaun Watson want legal issues resolved
In order for the Houston Texans to finally complete a trade that sends quarterback Deshaun Watson to a new NFL city, a huge hurdle must be cleared.

How Ja'Marr Chase and the Bengals Proved the Internet Wrong | Football Outsiders
Before April's draft, the consensus opinion on the Cincinnati Bengals said that their offensive line was so bad that it didn't matter who their wide receivers were. Seven weeks into the season, we can say that certainly has not been the case. As for the Ravens, they're still very much alive, but they have serious problems that need addressing.