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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Sunday

Sunday, you guys.

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Three things revisited: Broncos-Seahawks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Looking back on three things discussed here before the Seattle Seahawks' second exhibition game of the 2013 preseason, a 40-10 victory at home against the Denver Broncos on Saturday night:

Seahawks 40, Broncos 10--postgame notes and quotes | - Seattle Sidelines
Before we get to analyzing a game that didn't count, we'll get to the most important and best news of the night: Broncos DE Derek Wolfe appears to be ...

Kearse looks good as kick returner; offense shows up | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Carroll said that Kearse got the nod over Jeremy Lane because he wanted to go with an offensive player first. “I really wanted to put an offensive guy back there first, because they’re more used to getting hit, and we’re so concerned about the football,” Carroll said. “He kind of got the nod over Jeremy Lane. So he took advantage of it, I guess. He did about as well as you could do in cranking out your first opportunity. It was beautiful.”

Brandon Browner takes a chance and ends up with a touchdown for Seahawks | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Browner opted not to down the ball for a touchback when he recovered a fumble in the end zone, instead returning it 106 yards for a touchdown.

Post-game notes and thoughts after Seahawks blast Broncos | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
A pretty fun night for the fans who came to see the Seahawks in person for the first time this season as Seattle blasted the Broncos 40-10.

Kearse shines as Seahawks run away from Broncos -
Jermaine Kearse returned a kickoff 107 yards for a touchdown and added a 12-yard scoring reception as the Seahawks ran away from the Broncos, winning their preseason home opener 40-10. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at

What we learned: Seahawks buck Broncos - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Saturday night’s preseason home opener went about as well as the Seahawks could have imagined, but what are the most important takeaways from Seattle’s 40-10 win over the Denver Broncos?

Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks - Recap - August 17, 2013 - ESPN
NFL Football Recap: Final statistics from the Denver vs. Seattle game played on August 17, 2013

Seahawks punish Broncos, 40-10
The Seahawks ran – and passed, and returned – their preseason win streak to a franchise record seven consecutive games on Saturday night.

Game in Review: Seahawks 40, Broncos 10 -
Jermaine Kearse returned a kickoff 107 yards for a touchdown, Brandon Browner recovered a fumble and ran it back 106 yards for a score and the Seahawks won their second preseason game going away, beating Denver 40-10 at CenturyLink Field. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at

Pre-season week 2 instant reaction vs Denver « Seahawks Draft Blog
The Seahawks didn’t outclass the Broncos, but made a series of big plays to deliver a one-side final score. Here’s some instant reaction…

Three things: Broncos-Seahawks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Three things to watch for Saturday night in the Seattle Seahawks' second exhibition game of the 2013 season, set for 10 p.m. ET at home against the Denver Broncos:

Game in Review: Seahawks 40, Broncos 10 -
The Seahawks won this one going away.

Rob Rang - Montee Ball's struggles cause for concern in Denver
The rookie from Wisconsin ran well but as long as Peyton Manning is taking snaps in Denver, backs need to be effective in the passing game too. Ball struggled in this role throughout the first half of the Broncos' preseason tilt with the Seahawks.

Rams Vs. Packers preseason 2013: Starters struggle through first half - Turf Show Times
Missed tackles and other miscues on both sides of the ball plagued the Rams starters in the first half of Saturday's preseason game against the Packers.

The All-22: Christian Ponder’s confusion against Buffalo’s defense speaks to a larger issue | Audibles -
In 2012, the Buffalo Bills had a multi-million-dollar defensive line with all the talent in the world, but middling results to show for it. A front four consisting of ends Mark Anderson and Mario Williams and tackles Marcel Dareus and Kyle Williams should be able to plug up rushing gaps and terr...

How Many Extra Receiving Yards Should Come on Extra Passes?
On Thursday, Neil and I introduced you to the concept of True Receiving Yards. True Receiving Yards is designed to place every receiver into the same environment. TRY starts with receiving yards, but gives a bonus for receptions and touchdowns, adjusts for how frequently a player’s team passes, adjusts for the league passing environment, and adjusts for the number of games scheduled for the team that season.

Jermaine Kearse stepping up for Seahawks in Percy Harvin’s absence | ProFootballTalk
The Seattle Seahawks needed someone to step up from a young group of receivers when Percy Harvin was forced to undergo hip surgery earlier this month. Jermaine Kearse has answered the bell.

Blaine Gabbert sprains thumb on throwing hand | ProFootballTalk
Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert got off to a good start, but he suffered a sprained thumb on his throwing hand in the second quarter of the preseason game against the Jets.

NFL Recap - Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals - Aug 17, 2013 - Game Recap
The Cowboys committed six turnovers, five in the first half, and the Cardinals sputtered to a 12-7 preseason victory Saturday.

2013 fantasy busts/overvalued | National Football Post
17 names that warrant a cautious approach entering the 2013 season.

Rookie running backs Giovani Bernard and Eddie Lacy shine in preseason outings | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Shutdown Corner: No running backs were taken in the first round of the draft this year, the first time that has happened since 1963. Still, count on a few backs making a huge impact this season. Two of them, Green Bay's Eddie … Continue reading →

DeAndre Hopkins suffers concussion, Texans confirm -
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was forced to exit Saturday's game with a concussion. Could the training-camp sensation end up missing next week's preseason game?

Dolphins' Dustin Keller carted off field with knee injury -
Dustin Keller's future with the Miami Dolphins now is very much in question after the tight end suffered what appeared to be a gruesome knee injury against the Houston Texans.

Mark Sanchez could win Jets' job despite uneven game -
Mark Sanchez directed a quick TD drive Saturday night. He also made key mistakes, drawing boos. And he still might be the New York Jets' starting QB -- by default -- with Geno Smith ailing.

A few minutes with Darren Fells | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Darren Fells said today is the one-year anniversary of his decision to give up pro basketball in Europe and pursue his dream of making the NFL.

A few minutes with DeShawn Shead | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
With all the talk about competition at defensive back, one of the folks who has gone under the radar a bit is second-year pro DeShawn Shead.

St. Louis Rams-Green Bay Packers: What to watch revisited - ESPN
Looking back on five things discussed here before the Rams’ second exhibition game of the 2013 preseason, a 19-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers at the Edward Jones Dome.

Observation deck: Packers 19, Rams 7 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
For the second consecutive week, the Rams participated in a sloppy preseason game and walked out with a loss.