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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Tuesday


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Tuesday's here.

NFL standings, Week 2: Elite eight -
There are eight teams that have yet to lose a game this season. None of them reside in the NFC East, which is even worse than expected. And, yes, the Chiefs are leading the Broncos in the AFC West, technically. Let's decipher the standings.

Pete Carroll’s positive, profound approach to football working wonders in Seattle
Another profile has emerged as we all prepare for an exciting Sunday Night Football game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

Kaepernick vexed by Seahawks’ D, Clink crowd | Sportspress Northwest
QB Colin Kaepernick, who looked unflappable last season during the regular season and playoffs, played his second consecutive bad game at CenturyLink Field.

Inside Slant: A whistle from the stands - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
From an Inside Slant perspective, one play stood out to me during the chaotic first quarter Sunday night at CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks favored by 19-and-a-half over Jacksonville | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The opening lines are out for this weekend’s games, and they show the Seahawks favored by a fairly insane number against lowly Jacksonville — 19-and-a-half.

Seahawks Rout 49ers in First Matchup of Season | Fanspeak's NFC West Blog
The much anticipated NFC West showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers was one-sided as the Seahawks won 29-3. The game was delayed about 60 minutes late in the first quarter when thunderstorms blew through the city of Seattle.

The Daily Win: Richard Sherman and the Seahawks worth hating -
Love him or hate him, Richard Sherman makes life tough for other easy-to-hate NFL personalities.

San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks: Post Game Wrap Up |
The San Francisco 49ers traveled to Seattle to play the Seahawks and suffered a familiar fate from their NFC West rivals. The Seattle defense shutdown the 49ers offense. There was surely a presence by the 12th man as the 49ers were charged with a few false starts on the day. The offense also had some trouble communicating in the huddle and at the line of scrimmage.

Seattle Seahawks crowd makes impact; Johnny Manziel; NFL Week 2 thoughts | The MMQB with Peter King
Thirty years of covering the NFL demands you have perspective after a night like last night. After all, it’s Week 2. Arizona won in Foxboro in Week 2 last year. Peyton Manning threw three interceptions in the first nine minutes in Week 2 last year.

Seahawks fans set crowd noise record, then break it | ProFootballTalk
Lost in the various reasons the 49ers lost on Sunday night is the reality that they likely felt lost at times in a sea of raw loudness. Seahawks fans (led by former defensive lineman Joe Tafoya) set out to set a record for crowd noise, and they apparently did. Twice.

Upon Further Review: Seahawks Week 2 - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
An examination of four hot issues from the Seattle Seahawks' 29-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers:

Taking stock on Seattle’s potential needs « Seahawks Draft Blog
It’s still way too early to get an angle on draft needs, but every week we’ll consider the teams performance and how it could relate to needs in the off-season.

Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett put the pressure on 49ers
Monday metatarsal musings: In his Seahawks’ debut, Cliff Avril had a fumble-forcing sack. Not to be outdone, Michael Bennett added one while on the ground. And that’s exactly why they were signed in free agency.

Seahawks' dominant defense makes a statement -
Seattle's defense forced four turnovers and allowed just three points during Sunday night's blowout win over the 49ers, making a potent San Francisco offense look utterly punchless. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at

Brock and Danny Blue 42 - Podcasts -
Brock and Danny Blue 42 - Podcasts - - Podcasts at Listen to podcasts of shows from News Talk 97.3 KIRO FM, 770 KTTH: The Truth and 710 ESPN Seattle.

Lynch, Seahawks' running game get back on track -
Those sounds you heard Sunday night at CenturyLink Field – other than the thunder roaring overhead – were the sighs of relief from Seahawks fans whose concerns over their team's rushing attack were being eased one Marshawn Lynch run at a time.

Carroll: room for improvement with Seahawks defense -
Another stellar effort from the Seahawks defense was followed by another less-than-satisfied assessment from their head coach.

St. Louis Rams show early knack for comebacks - ESPN
For the first 30 minutes of the St. Louis Rams' 31-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, they found as many ways as possible to dig themselves into a deeper hole that would be difficult to come out of.

Seahawks send message, storm past 49ers - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A one-hour lightning show, about as rare around these parts as a bad cup of coffee or cheap salmon, delayed the inevitable in the showdown of NFC West powers.

Pro Football Focus breaks down the game | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
- Only one offensive player graded in the green (+1.0 or better). That was J.R. Sweezy.

Five things we learned about the Seahawks Sunday night | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
In what we’ll try to make a regular feature on the blog, here’s a day-after look at five things we learned in the Seahawks’ game last night:

Seahawks manage hour-long weather delay, throttle 49ers with timely defense | Audibles -
SEATTLE -- "What a frickin' night." Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll perfectly summed up his team's 29-3 Sunday night dismantling of the San Francisco 49ers with those four words.

Report: Seahawks LT Russell Okung has torn ligament in toe | - Seattle Sidelines
If Okung is out, the Seahawks could use Paul McQuistan, who started the game at left guard, then slid over to tackle after Okung's injury. Another option would be rookie Alvin Bailey, who played with the second team offense at left tackle for much of camp. Bailey was not an option to replace Okung Sunday, as he was not active for game.

49ers vs. Seahawks: Full Roster Report Card Grades for Seattle | Bleacher Report
In a pivotable matchup between division rivals, with first place on the line, the Seattle Seahawks obliterated the San Francisco 49ers by the score of, 29-3...

Darrelle Revis reportedly unhappy with Greg Schiano -
Josh Freeman isn't the only Tampa Bay Buccaneers player irritated with Greg Schiano. All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis reportedly is unhappy with the coach just two weeks into his Bucs career.

Ryan Clady's Lisfranc sprain has Broncos fearing worst -
The Denver Broncos fear offensive tackle Ryan Clady could miss the rest of the season with a Lisfranc sprain. Will the two-time All-Pro's absence slow down Peyton Manning's high-scoring offense?

5 up, 5 down for Sunday | National Football Post
Aaron Rodgers and the Chiefs come up big, while the NFC East flounders in Week 2.

49ers: Jim Harbaugh Press Conference: Sep. 16, 2013 -
Here are some brief notes from 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh’s press conference on Monday, September 16.

Seahawks imperfect, but still bury Niners | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
Seattle relies on its staples, hard-hitting defense and running game, for 26-point victory over San Francisco.

Seattle Seahawks' Russell Okung tears ligament in toe and is unlikely to play Sunday - ESPN
"I know there is some stuff that happened there and we're waiting to figure it all out," Carroll said. "I think it's best just to hold there. If I told you something I'd be making it up."

Injury Roundup: Falcons defense suffers huge blow with Biermann out for season | Audibles -
Here’s a look at the most important injury information we’ve gleaned from Sunday’s games. Kroy Biermann, DE, Atlanta Falcons: It was announced on Monday morning that Biermann will be out for the rest of the season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon against the Rams.

The All-22: Miami Dolphins' final defensive stand vs. Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts | Audibles -
Every week in the All-22, Doug Farrar and Chris Burke take you inside the playbook, examining key schemes, series and trends from the previous week of NFL action.

Greg Bedard's NFL Week 2 Key Moments to Victory | The MMQB with Peter King
It was another crazy week in the NFL, as eight of the 15 games played through Sunday night were decided by four points or fewer. To go a bit deeper inside the games, we’ll take a look at four crucial plays that decided some of the closest contests.

Morning After: MASH Monday - The Morning After -
Patrick Daugherty takes a look at the Week 2 injury carnage while breaking down the week that was.