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Happy Saturday, y’all! Hello. It’s Saturday, and I hope that this edition of the links, presented by Field Gulls, finds you doing well. Tomorrow is a big one, always is in the NFL, and our Seattle Seahawks prepare to face a tough Ravens team on the road. It will serve as a big stated challenge for the team as well as a barometer. We’ve all been eyeing this current portion of the schedule as a tell-tale sign on where our team truly stands amongst the 2023 elites. How are we feeling? What do you think our chances are tomorrow? Will the ‘Hawks stand tall and prevail through this mid-season gauntlet? Tell us, confidently, below in the comments. Thanks for being here.

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Seahawks News

How big is difference between Seahawks and NFL's elite? Or basement? - Seaside Joe
Seaside Joe's Seahawks Super Suggestion Mailbag: Seaside Joe 1706

Notebook: Seahawks looking to cut back on penalties — as usual - The Seattle Times
It's an immutable fact of being a Seahawks fan in the Pete Carroll era that you're just going to have to accept a certain amount of penalties every game. Since Carroll took over as coach in 2010, the Seahawks have ranked in the top half of the most-penalized teams every season but one — 2021, when they had the 11th fewest. Illustrative of Carroll's belief that a lack of penalties isn't necessarily a big factor in winning or losing, the Seahawks finished 7-10 that season, the team's only losing record since 2011. Conversely, in each of the two years they went to the Super Bowl under Carroll, the Seahawks committed the most penalties in the NFL.

Rost: 3 key things the Seattle Seahawks can prove against Ravens - Seattle Sports
The Seattle Seahawks see themselves as a contender, and the rest of the NFL should if they can beat the Ravens this weekend.

Why Julian Love must 'step up' for Seahawks' defense vs Ravens - Seattle Sports
When looking at the Seattle Seahawks' matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, Brock Huard thinks safety Julian Love is critical.

Could the Seahawks' Leonard Williams trade be a home run? - ESPN
Seattle has a good history of trading at the deadline. Will the Seahawks' latest move -- a deal for Williams -- be what their run defense needs?

Seahawks Mostly Healthy, Leonard Williams Ready For His Debut & Other Notes Ahead Of Week 9 Game at Baltimore -
Notes from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s Friday press conference ahead of his team’s trip to Baltimore.

Seattle Seahawks Devon Witherspoon Previews Baltimore Ravens, ‘Dangerous’ Lamar Jackson - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Seattle Seahawks rookie cornerback Devon Witherspoon has his work cut out for him but remains confident before facing Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in Week 9.

NFC West News

49ers news: Is Chase Young the answer for the defensive problems? - Niners Nation
We discuss whether Chase Young solves the 49ers problems defensively.

Why the 49ers Players Haven't Bought Into Steve Wilks - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing why the San Francisco 49ers players haven't bought into Steve Wilks.

Kyler Murray, Four Other Arizona Cardinals Questionable vs Browns - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals could see the return of their franchise quarterback.

Cardinals’ secondary school - Revenge of the Birds
Seems the Cardinals secondary can cover, after all

Rams injury report: McVay remains mum on Matthew Stafford - Turf Show Times
Rams final injury report for Week 9 against Packers

Los Angeles Rams QB Brett Rypien Will 'Do What He Needs To Do' In Possible Start vs. Green Bay Packers on Sunday - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
The Los Angeles Rams may be without starting quarterback Matthew Stafford on Sunday at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers.

Around The NFL

Mike Vrabel has critical review of Will Levis' performance - Larry Brown Sports
Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel sounded unconvinced by quarterback Will Levis after Thursday's loss to Pittsburgh.

Titans don't need Will Levis to be perfect, they need him to be the future - Yahoo Sports
Levis will naturally have his ups and downs as a rookie, but Tennessee needs to find out if he's a QB they can build around going forward.

Brandon Aubrey seeks to break NFL kicking record - NBC Sports
Brandon Aubrey's NFL career began inauspiciously when he hooked an extra point only 6:57 into his first game.

NFL Week 9 picks, schedule, odds, injuries, fantasy tips - ESPN
Here's everything you need to know for the NFL's Week 9 games. Which teams will win? Who are the X factors? What are the key matchups?

Jonathan Taylor, Zack Moss fuel Colts' potent rushing attack - ESPN
Different running styles have produced a problem for defenses, which helps a Colts team that lost its starting quarterback.

Move the Sticks: Cowboys vs. Eagles preview, big Week 9 games & Bucky's coach's corner -
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

Dan Fouts and the Air Coryell Chargers went long, fell short and changed football - The Athletic
A team with its fingerprints all over today's NFL faced storms off the field that read like fiction today — probably because some are.

Ranking NFL teams currently in the playoff picture: Eagles, Chiefs still looking super, don't give up on 49ers -
Breaking down the NFL playoff picture through eight weeks

Every NFL team's highest-graded wide receiver from Week 8 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
As we get ready for Week 9, here is each team’s highest-graded wide receiver from a week ago.