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Pre-Snap Reads 10/25: 49ers slump opens door for Seahawks to take NFC West lead


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Geno’s struggles have been pronounced, as have his successes. The resulting emotions regarding the QB1 are strong and mixed. Regardless, our Seattle Seahawks strive for balance, and the offense needs to find some of that. Despite the struggles of a loaded attack, the ‘Hawks find themselves in 2nd place with a chance to put a lot of pressure on the 49ers this coming Sunday with a win at home against the Browns. Do you have faith that Pete and Shane and Geno can get it together in time to run through the next 8 games with some relative relevancy? Disregarding a benching of Mr. Smith, what do the ‘Hawks need to do to find success in the red zone? Let us know in the comments below!!

Seahawks News

Brock-y Roads: Are 49ers overrated? - Seaside Joe
Seahawks eyeing first place in NFC West if all breaks right this weekend: Seaside Joe 1696

3 free agent cornerbacks worked out for the Seahawks on Tuesday - Seahawks Wire
All three of them were cornerbacks.

Booger McFarland: Seahawks, 49ers 'mirror images of each other' - Seattle Sports
Can the Seattle Seahawks catch the 49ers in the NFC West? ESPN's Booger McFarland talked to Brock and Salk about the teams' similarities.

Who could be Seattle Seahawks trade options with Nwosu out? - Seattle Sports
Brock Huard shares his thoughts on four edge players the Seattle Seahawks could look to trade for before next week's NFL trade deadline.

Production from two rookie receivers a good sign for Seahawks - ESPN
DK Metcalf missed Sunday's game with a hip injury, but rookies Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Jake Bobo had their best games of the season.

Seahawks Mailbag - 10-24-2023 -
You had Seahawks question; we have answers.

Seahawks believe in Geno Smith, but untimely errors must be cleaned up quickly - The Athletic
Smith has Pete Carroll's support, and for good reason. But Seattle won't survive this upcoming stretch if his nagging mistakes continue.

Seattle Seahawks Kenneth Walker on Concerns in Red Zone: 'Just Got to Execute!' - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seattle Seahawks managed a gritty 20-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals, but running back Kenneth Walker says the team has to execute better in the red zone.

NFC West News

Arizona Cardinals placing Zach Ertz on injured reserve per reports - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals will place veteran tight end Zach Ertz on injured reserve.

Arizona Cardinals Still at Bottom of NFL Power Rankings - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals are widely considered to be the second-worst team in the NFL in Week 8 power rankings.

Where did 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan's Creativity Go? - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing why San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan seems to have lost his creativity.

Kawakami: The 49ers’ pass rush has disappeared, and so has their identity - The Athletic
The 49ers don't want to be the team that has to blitz to create pressure and still can't get to the QB. But that all happened Monday.

49ers’ slump exposes a wide-open Super Bowl race and a critical NFL trade deadline for top teams - Yahoo Sports
The deadline is Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. ET, but that doesn't mean teams with designs on a Super Bowl run should wait. Monday night revealed why, on multiple fronts.

49ers trade rumors: Why the Niners should consider adding a cornerback - Niners Nation
There have been enough cracks in the coverage during the past couple of weeks for the San Francisco 49ers to take a long look in the mirror.

Rams takeaways: Self-inflicted errors dooms LA in loss to Steelers. - Turf Show Times
Self-inflicted errors doom Rams against Steelers in loss

Los Angeles Rams Release Kicker Brett Maher After Disastrous Performance vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - NFL Tracker - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Follow along with as we keep you up to date with all the latest news for the Los Angeles Rams

Around The NFL

Marvin Jones released by Lions after announcing decision to step away - Larry Brown Sports
The Detroit Lions released Marvin Jones Jr. after the wide receiver announced he is stepping away for family reasons

Patrick Mahomes seeks to go 13-0 against the Broncos, unprecedented in NFL history - NBC Sports
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has started 12 games against the Broncos, and the Chiefs are 12-0 in those games.

NFL Week 8 Power Rankings 2023: How all 32 teams stack up - ESPN
The Bills and Lions are among the biggest drops in this week's rankings. Who else made a move up or down? Plus, we name an under-25 riser on every team.

Move the Sticks: MNF recap, trades we want to see before deadline & Week 8 rookie draft -
Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Rhett Lewis are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

NFL Fantasy Football Podcast: Week 8 waiver wire + real or mirage -
Marcas Grant and Michael F. Florio tell you which fantasy players are the top starts and sits heading into Week 7.

NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Chiefs, Eagles are 1-2, plus one question for each team - The Athletic
Should the Tush Push be outlawed? How will the Lions bounce back? What's going on with Deshaun Watson? We ponder 32 questions this week.

One thing we learned about each team after Week 7: Dolphins offense figured out? Justin Herbert regressing? -
One thing we learned regarding every team that played in Week 7

2023 NFL trade deadline tracker: Grades for every deal | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
We'll be tracking every 2023 NFL trade leading up to the Oct. 31 deadline.