3:50 PM EDT, Fri October 20, 2017
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Franchise history suggests if Seahawks can reach 4-2 with win over Giants they will be on a good perch

Franchise history suggests if Seahawks can reach 4-2 with win over Giants they will be on a good perch

Seattle has started 4-2 10 times in the past 42 years, with eight playoff appearances in those seasons The Seattle Seahawks’ encounter with the New York Giants Sunday presents an opportunity for the Seahawks to add another conference win and establish a good start coming out of its bye in 2017. It also gives a chance to put, at potentially 4-2 rather than 3-3, a little cushion between the wins and losses columns for the first time this season—a room to breathe and flap their wings that every team leaving the nest with playoff aspirations should desire. To be honest I used go into every...
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Seahawks Advanced Stats: How do Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner, Doug Baldwin rank against their peers?

Seahawks Advanced Stats: How do Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner, Doug Baldwin rank against their peers?

The Seattle Seahawks had their bye this week. In the NFC West, we saw the San Francisco 49ers lose to the Washington Redskins, the Los Angeles Rams defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Arizona Cardinals hold off a late comeback against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Before we move onto Week 7 and the New York Giants, I wanted to look at some key stats provided by ProFootballFocus Elite through the first six weeks of the season. Russell Wilson is ranked 14th with a PFF QB Rating of 87.7. This measurement takes into account dropped passes, throw aways, spikes, and yards through the air. His...
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Seahawks-Giants preview: Seattle returns from their bye seeking a third straight win

Seahawks-Giants preview: Seattle returns from their bye seeking a third straight win

The Seattle Seahawks return from their bye week and head to the site of their greatest triumph, taking on the 1-5 New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. The paltry Giants are coming off of their first win, a primetime victory in Denver against the Broncos. It was a game that represented an identity shift for New York’s offense, and they’ll now get the opportunity to build upon it against the 3-2 Seahawks. Crucially, Seattle will be aiming to win their third game in a row before returning home for a two-game home-stand. The Giants’ progress last Sunday was encouraging, but they...
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Century Links 10/20: Areas to Improve after Bye Week

Century Links 10/20: Areas to Improve after Bye Week

Read! Seahawks’ post-bye defensive goal? Eliminate big plays | The Seattle TimesSeahawks coaches showed players a tape of every big play the defense has allowed this season when they came back to work this week. Michael Bennett expected to play Sunday for Seattle SeahawksA thin Seahawks team expects Michael Bennett to be ready for Sunday's game against the Giants, but many others are unknown, and coach Pete Carroll says Cliff Avril might not play again. 5 Weird Gameday Food Rituals From Seattle Seahawks Players | Seattle SeahawksSeahawks players share what foods they typically eat...
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Video: Marshawn Lynch ejected from Chiefs-Raiders game for shoving an official

Video: Marshawn Lynch ejected from Chiefs-Raiders game for shoving an official

Marshawn Lynch was barely a part of the Oakland Raiders offensive gameplan during the team’s Thursday Night Football home game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and he definitely won’t be getting any opportunities to improve his 2 carries for 9 yards statline in the second-half, because Lynch has been disqualified. To set the scene: Kansas City Chiefs DB Marcus Peters committed a personal foul penalty by hitting Derek Carr late on a failed 3rd and 10 QB draw (why are the Raiders calling this play?). A fracas ensued between the two AFC West rivals, and Lynch, who was on the sidelines and...
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Thursday Night Football open thread: Chiefs at Raiders

Thursday Night Football open thread: Chiefs at Raiders

A virtual must-win for the Oakland Raiders, who started out 2-0 and have since scored a grand total of 53 points over the course of their four-game losing streak. The Kansas City Chiefs lost their unbeaten record on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they can bury their arch-rivals with a road win on Thursday Night Football. Oh yeah, and Derek Carr is overrated. Just wanted to point that out.
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Football Fantasy! In week 7, rumors of an NFL parity problem are greatly exaggerated

Football Fantasy! In week 7, rumors of an NFL parity problem are greatly exaggerated

The Bad News Bears’ good fumble fortune, Packers with their head cut off, Carson Wentz continues to hoodwink America and the Oakland coaching staff deserves Derek Carr Note: If you came looking for fantasy football recommendations, I don’t have anything for you. This season, Football Fantasy! here at Field Gulls will offer a recurring daydream considering the weekly football schedule from a perspective of entertaining narratives and wished-for results across the non-Seattle Seahawks landscape. Here, we welcome storylines and silliness to topple other interests from week to week as we...
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When will the Seahawks be great again?

When will the Seahawks be great again?

On the path-dependence of memory The 2013 Seahawks did not achieve greatness until just before 10pm EST, on February 2nd, 2014. The season was over, the Lombardi was ours, blue and green confetti rained across Metlife Stadium and in Seahawks fans’ dreams everywhere. And while the actual quality of that team would have been little changed by a loss of that Super Bowl, our perception of it would undoubtedly be different. The 2005 Seahawks had a nearly identical point differential and lost a terribly officiated Super Bowl by 11 points and how many fans view that team as “great”? Winning...
Oct 19, 2017
It's time to get creative to make Branden Albert a Seahawk

It's time to get creative to make Branden Albert a Seahawk

It is no secret that the Seattle Seahawks are in the market for a left tackle, and that acquiring a quality veteran to take over for Rees Odhiambo could make a world of difference over the remaining eleven weeks of the regular season and through the postseason. Unfortunately for the Hawks, one of the major stumbling blocks has been the salary cap and the constraints under which the team is operating financially this season. Branden Albert has been the primary focus of fans for much of the past week, having visited Seattle and received an offer he reportedly declined. The big issue, of...
Oct 19, 2017
Seahawks-Giants preview: 5 Qs, 5 As with Big Blue View

Seahawks-Giants preview: 5 Qs, 5 As with Big Blue View

The Seahawks look to build some momentum on Sunday in New York against the 1-5 Giants. Despite their record, the Giants are coming off of a convincing win against the Broncos, and are a tough team to pin down at the moment. To get some more answers, I sent five Qs over to Ed Valentine of Big Blue View, and he sent me a few As. Q: I think it's easy to see the results of the 1-5 Giants but from an outsiders perspective, maybe not understand what was wrong with the process that got them to this point. So finish this sentence ... The biggest reason for the Giants 0-5 start was ___________ And...
Oct 19, 2017
Century Links 10/19: Avril Out for the Season, Potentially Longer

Century Links 10/19: Avril Out for the Season, Potentially Longer

Read! Cliff Avril heads to IR, considering possible retirement - NFL.comIt appears Cliff Avril's season is officially over -- and his career could be in jeopardy, too. The Seattle Seahawks defensive end is heading to injured reserve, coach Pete Carroll says. Seahawks Wednesday injury report: Bennett sits out but says he’ll play, Quinton Jefferson returns to practice | The Seattle TimesSeattle defensive end Michael Bennett sat out practice Wednesday but said he'll play on Sunday against the Giants in New York. Midseason report: Reviewing the Seahawks’ 2017 draft class | The Seattle...
Oct 18, 2017
Carroll: Cliff Avril headed to injured reserve, hints at possible retirement

Carroll: Cliff Avril headed to injured reserve, hints at possible retirement

In an interview on SiriusXM Seahawks head coach indicates the Pro Bowl defensive end’s season is likely over Fans of the Seattle Seahawks have been waiting for a more detailed injury update on Cliff Avril since Avril left the Sunday Night Football game with reported numbness against the Indianapolis Colts in early October. While most had low expectations following Pete Carroll’s previous description of the injury as potentially long term, during an interview on SiriusXM Carroll stated that Avril will be now be moved to the injured reserve list. “Cliff Avril will go on IR. He’s...
Oct 18, 2017
Seahawks could have used a mulligan on the curious Garry Gilliam decision

Seahawks could have used a mulligan on the curious Garry Gilliam decision

With the Seattle Seahawks coming off a bye week and not much going on other than continuing to not add a player to the offensive line, it’s a good time to look back on the team’s offseason decisions. I am not assuming perfect foresight, but rather, with the information the team had at hand, which decisions seem suspect now? For example, criticizing the Malik McDowell pick feels fruitless because his injury was unforeseeable, and signing Andrew Whitworth never made sense because the team was counting on George Fant as the left tackle of the future (which he backed up by his play in the...
Oct 18, 2017
The New York Giants have struggled to keep tight ends out of the end zone

The New York Giants have struggled to keep tight ends out of the end zone

No team spends more of its salary cap on the defensive side of the ball than the Seattle Seahawks, but the runners-up are the New York Giants, who went on a major spending spree in the 2016 offseason. The defense-heavy acquisitions were key to the Giants making the playoffs last season, but that unit has largely underperformed this season, ranking an uninspiring 22nd in DVOA. Perhaps spurred on by playing a mediocre offense last Sunday, the Giants were able to shut down the Denver Broncos and win 23-10, with Janoris Jenkins intercepting a Trevor Siemian pass and taking it back for a big...
Oct 18, 2017
Referee involved in controversial Patriots-Jets game gets assigned to Seahawks-Giants

Referee involved in controversial Patriots-Jets game gets assigned to Seahawks-Giants

Veteran NFL referee Tony Corrente has the rarity of getting to officiate in the same stadium for the second week in a row. Corrente and his crew have been assigned to this Sunday’s Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants matchup, one week after the controversial New England Patriots at New York Jets game. As a refresher, Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins originally was ruled to have scored a touchdown about midway through the 4th quarter, but when the play was reviewed, Seferian-Jenkins was seen clearly fumbling the ball, and Corrente announced to an irate Jets fanbase that Seferian-Jenkins...