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Seahawks News

5 Seahawks second-half predictions: More explosive plays and a shot at playoff hope – The Athletic
Russell Wilson's eventual return will boost the Seahawks, but they'll need other things to go right to turn things around after the bye.

3 Up, 3 Down: The Best and Worst Starts From Seattle Seahawks' Rocky First Half - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
In this bye week edition of "3 Up, 3 Down," Ty Dane Gonzalez goes over the best and worst from the Seahawks' 3-5 start to the 2021 campaign.

Wyman: A sign of Seahawks pass rusher Darrell Taylor's big upside
There's something in the Seahawks' defense that Darrell Taylor is still learning that's actually a sign of how much upside he has.

Seahawks are improving on defense, but must get Adams more involved
The Seahawks have played better on defense of late, and Jake Heaps said they can be even better by playing Jamal Adams to his strengths.

At least Rolovich was honest; not so with Packers’ Rodgers – Sportspress Northwest
Who knew there would be a sports figure that could make anti-vaxxer Nick Rolovich look almost good?

Thursday Round-Up: Bobby Wagner Discusses Seahawks’ Defensive Turnaround On “The Richard Sherman Podcast”
The All-Pro linebacker discussed the Seahawks’ improved play on defense lately, the competitiveness of the NFC West, and more on his former teammate’s podcast.

Seattle Seahawks 2021 Midseason Honors
A look at some of the players and plays that stood out in the first half of the 2021 season.

Seahawks connected to Odell Beckham Jr « Seahawks Draft Blog
According to Mike Florio’s sources, the three teams to monitor if/when Odell Beckham Jr is released are the Saints, Seahawks and 49ers.

NFC West News

Cardinals Confident in Colt McCoy if Needed - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Should Kyler Murray not play, the Arizona Cardinals remain confident in the talents of backup quarterback Colt McCoy.

Revenge of the Birds Podcast #156: Mini-Bye 2022 Draft Class Sneak Peek with @afc2nfc - Revenge of the Birds
With the mini-bye upon the now 7-1 Arizona Cardinals, the yearly tradition of an evaluation of the team’s needs and standing is here! What does the 2022 draft class look like?

49ers news: Reviewing our preseason predictions that asked if Jimmy Garoppolo should start by Week 11 - Niners Nation
From who starts at QB by Week 11 to injuries to see where we were wrong.

Kyle Shanahan and Brandon Aiyuk "Had Some Words" for Each Other During the 49ers Bye Week - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Brandon Aiyuk said he and Kyle Shanahan had some words during the San Francisco 49ers' Bye week.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans Week 9 Preview - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
What are the main storylines ahead of the Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans' Week 9 matchup?

Everything you need to know about the LA Rams next opponent: Titans - Turf Show Times
How does a team recover from losing its sole identity for the rest of the season?

Around The NFL

Jets vs. Colts live updates: Mike White injury on Thursday Night Football plus score, stats, news, highlights - The Athletic
The Indianapolis Colts (4-5) picked up a 45-30 win against the Jets (2-5) on Thursday Night Football. Jets quarterback Mike White made his second start but left the game in the first quarter with a forearm injury.

From Kyler Murray and Myles Garrett to Ja’Marr Chase, our midseason NFL award winners – The Athletic
Two months into the NFL season, it's time to draw some conclusions. And hand out some hardware.

NFL bad beat(?): Jets almost pull off insane comeback to cover, only to let down bettors
Honestly, if you're complaining about not winning a bet on the New York Jets +10, please stop.

Aaron Rodgers' sneaky vaccine untruth, Von Miller's trade, OBJ's unlikely future in Cleveland and more
The last 72 hours have moved at light speed in the NFL.

Despite crowds and things appearing 'normal,' COVID-19 hasn't left sports and can't be wished away
Despite this week's announcement from the White House that 70 percent of American adults are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, late Wednesday the United States passed 750,000 deaths from COVID-19, the Washington Post reported. That's more than the populations of Wyoming, Vermont and Alaska, and approaching that of North Dakota.

Backup QBs: Trust Taysom Hill, Question Jordan Love | Football Outsiders
Backup quarterbacks are always difficult to forecast in fantasy leagues, but Taysom Hill's running skills give him a higher baseline than most. Jordan Love, meanwhile, is an unknown commodity.

2021 NFL season, Week 9: What we learned from Colts' win over Jets on Thursday night
Carson Wentz and the Colts put up a season-high in points to best the Jets on "Thursday Night Football."

Move The Sticks: Deep dive on Jordan Love and Mel Tucker joins the show
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

NFL's top 10 pass-catching RBs in 2021: Alvin Kamara, Aaron Jones among aerial threats
Running is only one part of a running back's job these days. Nick Shook ranks the top 10 pass-catching backs in the NFL in 2021. Where do Alvin Kamara and Aaron Jones land?

NFL's investigation of Aaron Rodgers, Packers focuses on possible fines, not suspensions - ProFootballTalk
The league is investigating whether and to what extent quarterback Aaron Rodgers violated COVID protocols applicable to unvaccinated players — and whether and to what extent the Packers failed to discipline Rodgers for his transgressions.