And there’s also no doubt that the Lions will pose a stiffer test for the Seahawks than did the Bears and backup QB Jiummy Clausen (and also without leading WR Alshon Jeffrey). Seahawks one of three teams without interception through three weeks.
Most of the major competitions including the Millionaire Maker include the 1:00 games, the 4:00 games, and the two primetime games from Sunday and Monday night. “Those guys are maybe smarter than me”. “The Seahawks offense continued to struggle against the weak Bears defense on Sunday, 0-2 in the red zone while failing to convert on 11 different third down tries”. “We do know that doesn’t determine what happens in the game unless you let it. It’s how you finish that’s important”.
“I think the way in which the story was framed was a little bit sensationalized”. “It may not be the approach, but it’s been the reality”.
KEY INJURIES: DeAndre Levy (hip) has practiced on limited basis all week and has been declared doubtful. He has 15 catches for 161 yards.
Jess, I saw two nice developments for Seattle: Graham is now officially back in the swing of things (8 targets, 7 catches, 83 yards, 1 TD), and Rawls (104 yards on 16 carries) is a keeper. The late Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford were calling the game back when ABC was really the first to turn regular season NFL football into a must-watch event. You can finish strong and still be productive early, something Seattle is still trying to figure out. We’re continuing to move that around. I feel like I could predict that the sun will come up tomorrow and we’d get the moon instead.
Both teams have had surprisingly slow starts to the season. Last week against Chicago the Seahawks were 0-for-6 on third down in the first half. But improve they must – otherwise Seattle’s new look won’t be fashionable for long. This week they go up against a familiar face in Cliff Avril, who may be one of the best pass rushers in the league.
It has come to my attention, probably because I brought it to my own attention, that I wasn’t very good at picking the outcome of games against the spread in September. He has two total touchdowns and will make plays with more opportunities. You do that and the percentage goes up a lot. “I would hope that he comes back and he’s the same player he was when he left”.
Whether Levy can return on Monday to help that defense will be a day-to-day evaluation process. You can do a lot of things to them right now whether it’s just pure speed and brute strength to beat them or by confusion. “At least the second-half improvement indicates the Seahawks are capable of getting the offense rolling”. That unit will be better, according to Lombardi, when they start taking care of the football and running the ball with a few kind of consistency. “The ball was coming out faster, we were protecting, we were getting open on our routes, just everything was going the way it’s supposed to be going”.
This week, he’ll get his first crack at a decent workload, and it shouldn’t take much for him to overtake Bell-who looks like he’s just about done at this point. But we had offers made and all of that on the table and it just didn’t work out right.