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Seahawks News

Seahawks’ defense is on the rise, with chance vs. Jags to continue the climb – The Athletic
After shaky outings in Weeks 1-5, Seattle's defense has allowed 18 points per game and 1.5 points per drive in its past two games.

Analysis: 5 Players Who Could Be Traded If Seattle Seahawks Decide to Sell by Tuesday's Deadline - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
If the Seahawks declare themselves sellers ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline, who could see their way out of the Pacific Northwest? Reporter Ty Dane Gonzalez speculates five names to keep an eye on.

Clayton: Seahawks in must-win game against Jaguars and familiar faces
Before entering their bye week, the Seahawks first must get a win over the lowly Jaguars to keep their season alive, John Clayton writes.

Seahawks Injuries: Taylor, Lewis to play vs Jags, Eskridge returns after bye
The Seahawks are expected to get two linemen back against the Jaguars and Pete Carroll gave updates on three other injured players as well.

Heaps: Once again, Seahawks need pass rush help at trade deadline
With the trade deadline coming up, Jake Heaps thinks that the Seahawks need to find outside help to boost the team's struggling pass rush.

Seattle Seahawks pass-rusher Darrell Taylor to play vs. Jaguars two weeks after scary injury
Darrell Talyor is set to play against the Jaguars on Sunday just two weeks after the Seahawks' leading pass-rusher was carted off the field.

Russell Wilson “Way Ahead Of Schedule” & Other Seahawks Injury Updates From Pete Carroll
Injury updates from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll ahead of his team’s Week 8 game against the Jaguars.

Friday Round-Up: D.J. Reed Finding Comfort In Right Corner Role
The Seahawks’ fourth-year cornerback discusses switching back to right corner after playing the left side early in the year, the team’s discussions following Monday night’s loss, and more on 710 ESPN’s “Jake & Stacy”.

Why the Seahawks need their Matt LaFleur « Seahawks Draft Blog
The parallels between the Seahawks and Packers are striking.

Pete Carroll has worrying update on Chris Carson injury
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson could miss the rest of the season with a neck injury, according to coach Pete Carroll.

Could Chris Carson be out for the rest of Seahawks’ season? | Tacoma News Tribune
Pete Carroll says Chris Carson “has to make a turn” to show the Seahawks his neck condition has improved. It is possible Carson misses the rest of the season.

NFC West News

Arizona Cardinals Three Factors Lead to Loss - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Run defense, miscommunication and injuries result in Cardinals first loss of 2021 season.

Arizona Cardinals hopeful extra days off helpful for injured quarterback Kyler Murray
Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is hopeful an extra weekend of rest helps quarterback Kyler Murray, who was injured in the final moments of Thursday night's 24-21 loss to Green Bay.

4 winners and a bunch of losers from the Arizona Cardinals 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals are losers for the first time in 2021. Not too bad.

However, in their 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers there were a number of individual losers as well, but we had some...

Red Rain: GB 24 ARI 21 Kliff Notes - Revenge of the Birds
Despite three costly turnovers, Arizona played their hearts out and nearly prevailed over a brilliantly executed game plan by the Packers and their MVP QB.

10 uplifting and deflating plays from Colts-49ers - Niners Nation
20 plays Niners fans will love or shove from the SNF collapse.

The 49ers Lead the League in Defensive Pass Intererence Penalties - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
What the San Francisco 49ers are doing to fix a defense that leads the league in pass interference penalties.

Kenny Young Trade Changes Los Angeles Rams' Defensive Landscape - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
How does the Kenny Young trade change the Los Angeles Rams defense?

Comparing the Rams defense through 7 games to the start of 2020 - Turf Show Times
Do the numbers tell the truth about this year’s Rams defense?

Around The NFL

Jonathan Taylor vs. Derrick Henry: Two top backs, two very different approaches – The Athletic
The league's top two in rushing yardage have done so with workloads that are nothing alike. They face off on Sunday.

More NFL head coaches could be fired during the season, but is that a smart move? – The Athletic
The league tweaked a policy that enables teams to interview candidates working for other teams in the final two weeks of the regular season.

NFL Week 8 game picks, schedule guide, fantasy football tips, odds, injuries and more
What to watch for in every game. Bold predictions. Fantasy advice. Key stats to know. And, of course, score predictions. It's all here for Week 8.

Colts, Patriots have Something to Prove | Football Outsiders
Can the Colts or Patriots beat a quality opponent? Will the Saints play tortoise to Tom Brady's hare? And who the heck is Mike White? Walkthrough has all your Week 8 previews.

Three strong potential trade fits; plus, my favorite upset pick for Week 8
If Marlon Mack is traded, there's one team he'd give a real boost to. Cynthia Frelund identifies three strong potential trade fits. Plus, an upset pick for Week 8 and the forecast on a few notable player projections.

NFL roundup: Latest league news from Friday, Oct. 29
Already without their QB, the Jets might also be without a top target this weekend. WR Corey Davis (hip) is unlikely to play Sunday against the Bengals.

La'el Collins makes wild claim about drug test suspension
Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman La'el Collins suggested that the allegation of him trying to bribe a drug tester had started as a joke.

Packers sit in perfect position to make trade addition for Aaron Rodgers. Or they can keep repeating past mistakes.
Whatever you want to call it — the reminder tour, the revenge tour, the appreciation tour — this expanse of Aaron Rodgers canceling his Week 1 critics is steamrolling on.