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Welcome to Thursday. Happy Harvest! Hope that you are all well as can be. Thank you for being here. Thank you for diligently reading Field Gulls. Although I don’t participate in our discord group as much as I should, I think it’s safe to assume that we all appreciate your support and your patronage. Being a Seattle Seahawks fan can be an uneven and sometimes confounding path to head down. Yet, here we are, prepared to endure and witness the magic of another uncanny match-up with the 49ers. Whether the potion Pete and Co. have conjured works or the combination blows out the top of the beaker leaving them frazzled, we are lucky and privileged to know not yet. Hug your loved ones, share a meal, say a prayer for peace.

Let’s Go ‘Hawks.

#np the scene from Addams Family Values where Wednesday explains Thanksgiving

Seahawks News

Geno Smith expected to play vs. 49ers - Seaside Joe
Ken Walker expected to not: Seaside Joe 1725

Curtis Allen’s week twelve watch notes (vs 49ers) « Seahawks Draft Blog
Where do the Seahawks go from here?

Rost: What kind of 49ers team are the Seahawks facing? - Seattle Sports
Stacy Rost breaks down what you need to know from The Huddle, including a look at the Seattle Seahawks' next opponent, the 49ers.

Seahawks' Geno Smith likely to start; Kenneth Walker doubtful - ESPN
Seahawks QB Geno Smith (triceps) is expected to start Thursday against the 49ers, but running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique) is doubtful to play.

What To Watch In The Seahawks’ Week 12 Game vs. The 49ers -
Players, matchups and storylines to watch when the Seahawks host the 49ers on Thanksgiving.

'We Just Have To Adapt!' Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll On Second-Half Meltdowns - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seattle Seahawks have melted down in the second half of both games against the division-rival Los Angeles Rams this season.

NFC West News

Game Preview: 49ers at Seattle Seahawks - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Previewing the San Francisco 49ers' Thursday Night Football game against the Seattle Seahawks.

49ers injury report: Spencer Burford didn’t practice all week - Niners Nation
The Seattle Seahawks will have Geno Smith, but not Kenneth Murray

49ers Thanksgiving Matchup With the Seahawks may be Getting Easier - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
The 49ers could be facing two backup starters at key positions for the Seahawks.

Cardinals Reacts Week 12: Do you believe in the direction of the Arizona Cardinals? - Revenge of the Birds
Take our survey on the Arizona Cardinals.

Marquise Brown Updates Contract Talks With Arizona Cardinals - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals and Marquise Brown seem to want to continue their time together.

Rams Stock up, stock down: Royce Freeman has earned role in LA offense - Turf Show Times
Royce Freeman has earned a role in the Rams offense when Kyren Williams returns

Los Angeles Rams DB John Johnson Reclaims Larger Role - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
John Johnson finally had his first big game on Sunday after returning to the Los Angeles Rams this offseason.

Around The NFL

Jake Browning has confident quote on taking over as Bengals QB - Larry Brown Sports
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jake Browning had a remarkably confident quote on Wednesday as he prepares to start in place of Joe Burrow.

A Four Verts Thanksgiving: Gratitude for 49ers' offensive nirvana, Jets' and Giants' communal losing and more - Yahoo Sports
It's a great time of year to reflect on the things we're thankful for in the NFL, and Charles McDonald isn't one to disappoint.

Jim Irsay needs someone to protect him from himself - NBC Sports
Jim Irsay is a hazard to himself.

NFL Thanksgiving games: Picks, schedule, injuries, fantasy - ESPN
Everything you need to know for Packers-Lions, Commanders-Cowboys and 49ers-Seahawks, including predictions, fantasy advice and score picks.

Jordan Love made a statement in Packers' win over Chargers - ESPN
If Love turns out to be the long-term answer at QB, we might look back on this game as the moment it became apparent.

NFL Fantasy Football Podcast: Week 12 matchup previews -
Marcas Grant and Michael F. Florio preview the first half of NFL’s week 12 matchups.

2023 NFL season, Week 12: Six things to watch for during Thanksgiving Day games -'s Eric Edholm breaks down six things to watch during Packers-Lions, Commanders-Cowboys and 49ers-Seahawks on Thanksgiving Day.

Jones: AFC playoff race is not what we expected. Will Chiefs have control when it’s over? - The Athletic
The Chiefs' warts were on display in Monday's loss to the Eagles, but every AFC contender has something (or someone) that's a concern.

2023 NFL Week 12 QB Power Rankings: Ravens' Lamar Jackson rises to No. 1, Broncos' Russell Wilson also jumps -
Assessing every team's starting QB as we begin the holiday season

NFL Week 12 Power Rankings: Kansas City Chiefs remain at No. 1, Houston Texans rise four spots | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
To kick off an NFL slate full of intriguing matchups, here are PFF's Week 12 power rankings.