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Seahawks News

Beat the Saints - Seaside Joe
Seaside Joe 1308: The Seahawks could be one win over a mistake-prone team away from first place in the division

Seattle Seahawks TE Will Dissly Tired of Talking About 'That Guy', Denver Broncos QB Russell Wilson - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Dissly is ready to move on from the Geno Smith vs. Russell Wilson questions and focus on Smith.

Pete Carroll Thrilled With Consistency, Growth of Seahawks' Improving Offensive Line - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Racking up 555 yards of offense and nearly scoring 50 points in Detroit, Carroll credited the offensive line for playing a major role in protecting Geno Smith and helping Rashaad Penny break loose in the second half on a historic afternoon.

How the Seahawks look after 4 games: Geno Smith, team MVP? Who would have thought? - The Athletic
Smith has led one of the league's most efficient offenses through four weeks, something few outside Seattle's locker room saw coming.

Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks QB Geno Smith & CB Tariq Woolen Garner Pro Football Focus Week 4 Honors
Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith and rookie cornerback Tariq Woolen earn several honors from Pro Football Focus for performances in Seattle’s Week 4 win over the Detroit Lions.

Let’s talk about Seattle’s defense « Seahawks Draft Blog
Coming into the season, I really had only three main hopes for the Seahawks.

Seahawks cooking on offense but getting burned on defense - Seattle Sports
While the Geno Smith-led Seahawks rolled up 555 yards, third most in franchise history, the defense allowed 520 yards to the depleted Lions.

After years of ineptitude, neglect, 2 reasons why the Seahawks’ offensive line is a weapon
Apparently, the Seahawks didn’t give out a game ball for their highest-scoring shootout win ever in regulation.

Pete Carroll comments on potential personnel changes on defense
Good news: the Seahawks had a secret superstar in QB Geno Smith and are among the top offenses in the NFL this year. Bad news: they also have one of the worst defensive units. After four weeks only the Lions are allowing more points and yards per game and Seattle ranks last in defensive DVOA.

NFC West News

Plead, the Fourth: Los Angeles Rams Final Frame Woes Sinking Success - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
The Los Angeles Rams' Super Bowl defense has featured disappointing finales that have doomed them in the early going.

Rams-Niners loss: LA ranks dead last in NFL in explosive plays through 4 weeks - Turf Show Times
Just as we expected, the two Super Bowl teams are last in big plays right now

The Cardinals beat a bad football team. Now what? - Revenge of the Birds
The Cardinals beat the Panthers on Sunday—as they should have. But does this win tell us anything new about this team?

Arizona Cardinals Elevate in B/R Week 5 Power Rankings - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals climb five spots in these Week 5 power rankings from Bleacher Report.

The 49ers Fleeced the Rams, but did They Save their Season? - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing whether the San Francisco 49ers saved their season with their Monday night win over the Los Angeles Rams.

49ers news: 3 things we learned from the Niners triumphant victory over the Rams - Niners Nation
Victory! "and it feels so good!"

Deebo Samuel trolls Jalen Ramsey and Los Angeles Rams
The San Francisco 49ers wideout made the one of the biggest plays of the game on Monday Night Football. He continued to celebrate Tuesday, but Ramsey wasn't amused.

Move the Sticks: 49ers defense, Justin Fields focus and big play leaders
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

Around The NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Eagles take top spot with Bills, Chiefs close behind - The Athletic
The Bengals climb the rankings after knocking off the Dolphins, while the 49ers and their stout defense jump into the top 10.

2022 NFL MVP odds: Why not Geno Smith? And Josh Allen remains No. 1 for Week 5 - The Athletic
There’s no shortage of viable candidates for the 2022 NFL MVP award as we leave Week 4 of the regular season.

NFL Week 5 Power Rankings 2022 - 1-32 poll, rating defenses
There is a new No. 1 team (again) and an updated top 10. Where do the 4-0 Eagles rank? How far did the Dolphins fall?

Five overreactions at the quarter mark of the 2022 NFL season
Could Cooper Rush pull a "Dak Prescott"? Did the Seahawks upgrade at QB with Geno Smith? Anthony Holzman-Escareno digs into the numbers behind five overreactions to the first four weeks of the 2022 NFL season.

Matt Rhule seemingly throws Baker Mayfield under the bus
Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule seemingly threw Baker Mayfield under the bus for the team's early-season struggles

‘Doomsday is back’: How a stellar defense has carried Cowboys to a 3-1 start and hearkened memories of the glory days
Micah Parsons sat in his mahogany locker on the defensive side of the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium locker room, the linebacker’s jersey removed but a shoulder-padded undershirt intact. His defense had just held the Washington Commanders to only 10 points in the Cowboys’ third straight win. But this week was just the latest statement by the Cowboys' D.

Brett Favre is the face of Mississippi welfare scandal, but it's bigger than him
When he played, Brett Favre was endlessly called a "gunslinger" by NFL media members, a characterization that was celebrated, and took him off the hook for his numerous interceptions and indiscretions. Somewhere along the way, as Favre's never-say-die attitude on the football field was repeatedly excused away because he was so often able to dig his teams out of holes that he put them in, he may have come to realize that it could work off the field too.

Focus on Tom Brady’s personal life deepens: Report claims QB and wife Gisele Bündchen have hired divorce lawyers
The coverage of Tom Brady’s celebrity personal life is not relenting. And it just may get more expansive from this point forward.