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Is this a must-win game for the ‘Hawks?

Seahawks News

5 Matchups to Watch in Seattle Seahawks Week 3 Road Tilt vs. Minnesota Vikings - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
With Brandon Shell a game-time decision, Seattle could face the frightening prospect of pitting a backup right tackle against Minnesota edge rushing phenom Danielle Hunter. Which other matchups will be worth watching at U.S. Bank Stadium?

Seahawks on a mission to stop Vikings' run game and other keys to victory – The Athletic
ICYMI: If Seattle can contain RB Dalvin Cook, Minnesota must rely on Kirk Cousins’ arm, a concept the Seahawks feel works in their favor.

The Challenge of Russell Wilson in Seattle Seahawks' 2021 Offense - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
After the Seahawks' offense struggled to move the ball in the second half of last week's 33-30 overtime loss to the Titans, Matty F. Brown takes a look at what's hindering quarterback Russell Wilson in his transition to Shane Waldron's offense.

Picks to Click: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Reporter Ty Dane Gonzalez gives his five "picks to click" for the Seahawks in their Week 3 battle with the Vikings.

Huard: What Seahawks must do on offense, defense to beat Vikings
If the Seahawks are going to leave Minnesota with a win, Brock Huard thinks that there are key things the offense and defense must do.

2021 Week 3 - Seahawks at Vikings Game Preview
The Seattle Seahawks take on the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 3 of the 2021 NFL regular season.

Russell Wilson: Vikings present challenges, Tyler Lockett is "magical" for Seahawks | Tacoma News Tribune

Quarterback Russell Wilson: Vikings present challenges, Tyler Lockett is "magical" for him and the Seahawks.

NFC West News

49ers promote Kerryon Johnson, put JaMycal Hasty on IR - National Football Post
The San Francisco 49ers promoted Kerryon Johnson from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday and placed fellow running back JaMycal Hasty on injured reserve.

Richard Sherman explains how weight gain hampered 49ers tenure | RSN
Richard Sherman revealed how his weight gain post-Achilles injury hampered his tenure with the 49ers.

DeMeco Ryans and the 49ers defense summed up in one play - Niners Nation
49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans has saved his aggressiveness for obvious passing downs. When offenses are forced to pass, Ryans had made it no secret that he’s going to blitz.

Saturday before football Sunday: What to watch for in Cardinals-Jaguars - Revenge of the Birds
Cardinals are seeking their first 3-0 start since 2015.

Preview: Cardinals Visit the Jaguars in Week 3 - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
How to watch information, previews, injuries and key players for the Arizona Cardinals road matchup against the Jaguars.

He lives with NBA champ Jrue Holiday, Sinbad is his uncle - Rams' Jordan Fuller not starstruck vs. Bucs' Tom Brady
Fuller, the No. 199 pick of the 2020 draft, picked off the most famous No. 199 twice, but the Rams' safety has been around the likes of Mariah Carey and Bruce Springsteen since birth thanks to his mother.

Rams vs. Bucs: Last Minute Thoughts on injury updates, predictions, key ma - Turf Show Times
Key matchups, predictions, and final injury updates.

Around The NFL

NFL reinstating Josh Gordon; WR could play in Week 4, sources say
Wide receiver Josh Gordon is being reinstated by the NFL, sources told ESPN, with the former All-Pro expected to be eligible to play as early as Week 4.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper expects to face Eagles despite 'cracked' rib - National Football Post
Despite revealing he played last week with a cracked rib, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper was a full practice participant Friday and said he expects to play Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

NFL betting: Home-field advantage hasn't been important again this season, will it ever return?
The Seattle Seahawks are known for their home-field advantage. The crowd is loud, and it's a tough place to play.

Denzel Mims still getting very strange treatment from Jets
The New York Jets continue to hold second-year receiver Denzel Mims out of games despite reportedly turning down trade inquiries for him.