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Hugh’s view: How the Colts burned the Seahawks’ defensive backs | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
With Seattle missing its three best offensive linemen, its defense had to excel against a Colts offense that entered the game as the NFL’s best at producing drives of 10 plays or more but ranked just 22nd in the league at producing plays of 20 yards or more. Seattle’s cornerbacks allowed two such big plays for critical touchdowns:

T.Y. Hilton says Seahawks' insults fired him up -
"(Brandon) Browner said I'm light as (expletive)," Hilton told USA Today Sports on Sunday.

Monday draft notes – Odell Beckham impressive again « Seahawks Draft Blog
LSU’s Odell Beckham is a player I want on the Seahawks roster. In fact if they lose Golden Tate in free agency, Beckham would be an ideal replacement. He’s incredibly polished, has huge hands and has underrated athletic qualities.

Upon Further Review: Seattle Seahawks Week 5 - ESPN
An examination of four hot issues from the Seattle Seahawks' 34-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts:

Carroll not making excuses after Seahawks' first loss -
Pete Carroll and the Seahawks call it "Tell the Truth Monday," the day of the week in which they cut through the noise and determine what really happened the day before.

What we learned from the Seahawks' loss to the Colts -
Three things we learned:

Upon Further Review: Arizona Cardinals Week 5 - ESPN
A review of four hot issues from the Arizona Cardinals' 22-6 win over the Carolina Panthers:

Carroll press conference update: Unger to return this week, Wagner suffers sprained ankle | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Pete Carroll’s weekly Monday press conference has concluded. Here are a few quick notes and quotes:

Reviewing the keys to the game | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
On Saturday, I posted what I saw as five keys to the game. In the wake of the first loss of the year, I figured I’d review each to see if they indeed played a key role in the game.

Thiel: Weak 3rd-down plays end Seahawks’ run | Sportspress Northwest
Seahawks did a lot of things right, but few occurred on third down, when the game was decided. Diminished offensive line puts too much pressure on Wilson to save games.

News, notes and quotes from Monday: Harvin progressing, Unger expected back | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Pete Carroll said wide receiver Percy Harvin is back working with the team. He didn’t give a firm timeline for Harvin’s return. He also said he expects Max Unger back practicing this week. On to the quick hits:

Don't Blame Colin Kaepernick for His Slow Start in 2013 | Bleacher Report
Playing quarterback in the NFL should be classified as one of the most challenging jobs in the world. Few players over the course of history have mastered the art of picking apart a defense and leading their respective team to the Super Bowl...

Zac Stacy earns another start at RB for St. Louis Rams -
St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Monday that rookie Zac Stacy has earned another start at running back. What are Stacy's chances of against a tough upcoming schedule?

Josh Gordon the subject of Browns-49ers trade talks -
The Cleveland Browns are seeking a second-round draft pick in trade talks for wide receiver Josh Gordon, Ian Rapoport reports. How likely is a trade with the San Francisco 49ers?

Kenny Britt's Titans role in question after ugly outing -
Kenny Britt hauled in only one catch off six targets Sunday in the Tennessee Titans' loss. The receiver's play drew the ire of coordinator Dowell Loggains, who said: "We're gonna have to reassess everything at this point."

Titans will 'have to reassess everything' on receiver Kenny Britt -
Tennessee offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains is not pleased with receiver Kenny Britt.

Week 5 Injury Roundup: Losing Joeckel for the season sets Jags even further behind | Audibles -
Here’s a look at the most important injury information we’ve gleaned from Sunday’s games. Luke Joeckel, OT, Jacksonville Jaguars (ankle): Yes, it's more bad news for the Jags, who traded former first-round left tackle Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens on Oct.

NFL Week 5 Winners, Losers: Daryl Washington leads redemption of suspended players | Audibles -
Maybe sitting out the first four weeks of the season isn't such a terrible thing after all. Several teams got players back this week from four-game suspensions, related to either the league's substance-abuse or performance-enhancing drug policies.

Raiders cut Matt Flynn | ProFootballTalk
Matt Flynn's short tenure in Oakland has come to an end. Flynn, the quarterback acquired by the Raiders in a trade with the Seahawks this offseason, has been released, according to Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated.

2014 NFL Draft: Week 6 Stock Report -
A look at NFL prospects who helped themselves this past weekend and a few who might have hurt themselves.