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In Today’s Links: Geno still rolling with support from the flock; Waldron needs to call more RPOs; some midseason awards and such. All the while, our Seattle Seahawks sit on the cusp of a huge road challenge tomorrow against the baneful Los Angeles Rams.

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Seahawks News

Seahawks fans remain supportive of Geno Smith as starting QB - Seaside Joe
Seahawks fans split on several key issues, but don't think Pete Carroll should bench Geno Smith for Drew Lock: Seaside Joe 1720

Tyler Lockett questionable for Seahawks because of hamstring issue -
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams after not practicing all week because of a hamstring injury. Lockett had eight catches for 92 yards and a touchdown last week against Washington.

Why Seahawks' Riq Woolen is having a better sophomore season than some might think - The Seattle Times
Sunday's game in Los Angeles against the Rams starts something of a five-game gauntlet for the Seahawks of what are not only tough overall opponents, but also challenging offenses and quarterbacks.

Jayden Daniels is interesting « Seahawks Draft Blog
I’ve spent the last few days watching every LSU game from this season, focusing on quarterback Jayden Daniels.

Bump: Why Seahawks' offense needs to use more RPOs - Seattle Sports
If the Seattle Seahawks want to add another wrinkle to their offense, Michael Bumpus has a concept they should utilize more often.

Carroll: Why Seahawks' Wagner became a 'true Hall of Famer' - Seattle Sports
Bobby Wagner will likely make history during the Seattle Seahawks' next game. Pete Carroll shared lots of praise for his linebacker.

Seahawks 2023 Midseason Honor Roll -
A look at the players, plays and trends that stood out in the first nine games of the 2023 season.

Pete Carroll Reveals Seattle Seahawks 'Big Deal' Improvement After Win vs. Washington Commanders - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seattle Seahawks have won three out of their last four, and head coach, Pete Carroll likes how his team plays from start to finish.

NFC West News

49ers vs. Bucs: Can Nick Bosa and Chase Young get to Baker Mayfield? - Niners Nation
Tampa Bay’s roster still has some pieces remaining from their Super Bowl victory in 2020. But not enough pieces to hold the advantage over San Francisco.

Why the 49ers Need Trent Williams and Deebo Samuel - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
George Kittle recently explains why the San Francisco 49ers offense needs both Trent Williams and Deebo Samuel.

Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans List Key Stars Questionable for Week 11 - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals have released their final Week 11 injury report ahead of their matchup with the Houston Texans.

What does Kyler Murray need to do to prove he’s the team’s franchise QB? - Revenge of the Birds
Kyler Murray is finally back from injury... and he looked pretty good last week. But there are still questions about whether he is a true franchise QB. What can Kyler do to answer those questions for good over the rest of the season?

Rams must attack this weakness on the Seahawks defense to win - Turf Show Times
How the Rams should attack the Seahawks defense in Week 11

Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks Week 11 Preview: Can Rams Spoil Seattle's Season? - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
The Los Angeles Rams have struggled since they last played the Seattle Seahawks, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to play for in Week 11. Can Los Angeles pull off the upset?

Around The NFL

Joe Burrow's season-ending injury only accentuates problems the Bengals already had - Yahoo Sports
Cincinnati's season has taken an ugly turn with news that Joe Burrow is out for the year, which adds to issues the team already faced due to a dropoff on defense.

Broncos spring for new grass field at Mile High Stadium - NBC Sports
Some owners protect their investment.

Charissa Thompson issues statement addressing her troubling admission - Larry Brown Sports
Charissa Thompson has received a tremendous deal of backlash after she made a stunning admission about her time working as a sideline reporter, and she has since tried to clarify her remarks.

NFL Week 11 picks, schedule, odds, injuries, fantasy tips - ESPN
Here's everything you need to know for the NFL's Week 11 games. Which teams will win? Who are the X factors? What are the key matchups?

Ranking NFL rookie starting QBs: Good, bad and ugly, from C.J. Stroud to Tommy DeVito - The Athletic
Houston's C.J. Stroud clearly has been the best of the 2023 QB class. How do the other nine who have started games rank behind him?

Mike Tomlin heads top 5 candidates in Coach of the Year race; Sam Howell's viability as a franchise QB -
Coach of the Year is emerging as one of the more compelling award races in the 2023 NFL season. So, who are the top five candidates? Bucky Brooks provides his ranking. Plus, an examination of Sam Howell's viability as a true franchise quarterback.

AFC teams affected the most by Joe Burrow, Deshaun Watson injuries: Steelers now with an attractive path -
Examining the fallout of Burrow and Watson being done for the season

Highest-graded NFL players at every position ahead of Week 11 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
Jared Goff and Tyreek Hill lead the way at their positions ahead of NFL Week 11.