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One day til Thursday.

Seahawks News

Seahawks takeaways: Why Alex Collins isn't playing more, the Sidney Jones report and get ready for the Rams – The Athletic
Observations from the win over the 49ers, as the Seahawks prep for a quick turnaround to an important "Thursday Night Football" matchup.

In Quest For Complete Game, Third Down Struggles Remain Seahawks' Achilles Heel - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Through the first first four games of the 2021 season, Seattle hasn't been able to play three quarters of quality football on offense. While other factors have contributed, ineptitude on third down has been the main culprit for the team's inconsistency thus far.

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Analyzes the Los Angeles Rams' Usage of CB Jalen Ramsey - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson weighs in on what he's seen from Los Angeles Rams CB Jalen Ramsey through Week 4.

What Seahawks can take from Russell Wilson, Alex Collins' big days
A pair of offensive players played important roles in the Seattle Seahawks coming back to beat the 49ers on the road Sunday in Week 4 action.

Seahawks' real test comes with short week, Thursday matchup vs Rams
There are many questions still circulating around the Seahawks despite Sunday’s 28-21 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Seahawks Mailbag: Short Week Preparation, Action Green & More
You had Seahawks questions; we have answers.

Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks’ Victory Over 49ers Among ‘Biggest Wins’ Of Week 4, NFL Media Says
NFL Media’s Adam Schein ranked the nine biggest wins of Week 4, and the Seahawks got some shine after making the list.

Bravo, Hugh Millen « Seahawks Draft Blog
A curious thing happened yesterday.

Chris Carson misses Seahawks practice two days before Rams | Tacoma News Tribune
Lead back Chris Carson misses practice with a neck issue two days before the Seahawks host the Rams. Alex Collins is ready for a larger role. Dee Eskridge out.

NFC West News

Is 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan a Genius or Fools Gold? - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing whether San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is a genius or fools gold.

49ers passing game recap: How Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance performed against the Seahawks - Niners Nation
From the passing game to Brandon Aiyuk to third downs, we expected more from the Niners offense.

Cardinals Generating Impressive Balance - Revenge of the Birds
One of the things that makes Arizona so deadly - and entertaining - is how they are distributing the ball. This "balance" is very Air Raid in the purest sense: right now they are getting great...

How Murray and Cardinals Outdueled Rams | Football Outsiders
In this edition of Any Given Sunday, we break down the Wild West standoff between the Cardinals and the Rams, and how there could be a new sheriff in town in the NFC West.

Arizona Cardinals are Final Undefeated Team in NFL - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Cardinals have the best record in football through four weeks, a strong start but far from the team's goals.

NFC West Roundup: A Look at the Division After Week 4 - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
After a strong start by the NFC West division, where do things stack up as we head into Week 5?

Rams’ hometown Super Bowl dream in sudden jeopardy – Sportspress Northwest
The Super Bowl this year is booked for Los Angeles and SoFi Stadium, the NFL’s grandest starship. The Rams so want to be there as a participant, not merely as the host, that the franchise busted the off-season’s most dramatic move, trading young QB Jared Goff and a big chunk of its draft future to Detroit for 12-year veteran Matthew Stafford.

How Kyler Murray broke the Rams’ back on 3rd-and-16 - Turf Show Times
The Cardinals QB could have thrown a first down to DeAndre Hopkins, but decided to run it instead.

LA Rams defense: 4 players poised to breakout, 3 whose stock is falling - Turf Show Times
Sean McVay’s defense ranks 27th in yards allowed after leading the NFL in 2020.

Around The NFL

Kyler Murray and Joe Burrow stand tall, while Trevon Diggs continues to ball: NFL Week 4 superlatives – The Athletic
The No. 1 picks from the 2019 and 2020 NFL Drafts earn The Athletic's most outstanding player honors from Week 4. Who else was notable?

Miami Dolphins agree to trade WR Jakeem Grant to the Chicago Bears for '23 pick, source says
The Miami Dolphins have traded wideout Jakeem Grant to the Chicago Bears in return for a draft pick, the team announced Tuesday.

NFL Power Rankings Week 5: 1-32 poll, plus the biggest surprise for every team
Trevon Diggs is picking off everything in sight, Lamar Jackson's passing is continuing to improve and Cooper Kupp has turned into an elite wideout.

Jags owner: Urban Meyer must 'regain trust, respect' - National Football Post
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan released a statement Tuesday saying Urban Meyer needs to “regain our trust and respect” after a weekend incident between the married head coach and a young woman was caught on video.

DVOA Week 4: Bills Move to No. 1 with Dominating Defense | Football Outsiders
The Buffalo Bills move into the top spot in both DVOA and DAVE thanks to the best defensive performance in DVOA history. Plus, Arizona and Cleveland vs. other historical teams that greatly outperformed preseason forecasts in the first month of the season.

Moral compass spinning, Urban Meyer’s job rests in hands of a leggy, long-haired blond. His name is Trevor Lawrence
The first act in this Urban Meyer circus, if anyone can remember that far back, was the hiring and then resignation of controversial strength-and-conditioning coach Chris Doyle, who is currently embroiled in a racial discrimination lawsuit from eight former Iowa Hawkeyes players. It’s worth looking back that far because it was Meyer’s first sizable NFL mistake, followed by a pertinent message he relayed to the outside world.

Offensive Player Rankings, Week 5: Could the Pittsburgh Steelers bench Ben Roethlisberger?
Pittsburgh's deep in the AFC North cellar at 1-3. The offense ranks near the bottom of the NFL in most categories. Does Mike Tomlin have to consider benching Ben Roethlisberger? David Carr provides his thoughts.

Move the Sticks: Reaction to Raiders-Chargers & breaking down top AFC teams
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks discuss Raiders-Chargers, top AFC teams, Deshaun Watson, Bears HC Matt Nagy sticking with Andy Dalton, and Urban Meyer.

Jaguars player unloads on Urban Meyer, says coach has 'zero credibility'
A Jaguars player unloaded on Urban Meyer and said the coach has no credibility among players in the wake of his off-field incident.