7:08 AM EST, Sun November 18, 2018
19 hours ago
West Coast bias and the Seahawks success in primetime

West Coast bias and the Seahawks success in primetime

Friday I looked at the success the Seattle Seahawks have had over the last eight and a half seasons in primetime, as the team sports the best winning percentage in the entire NFL in games played under the lights during that period of time. That of course led to one commenter asking what many were certainly asking in their head: Why? Is there some magic sauce that allows the team to excel in primetime? Is it Pete’s motivational abilities? Are they vampires that have greater powers once the sun goes down? Odds are it’s nothing more complex than the time zone in which the Seahawks play...
20 hours ago
The Drive: We can’t possibly publish this ...

The Drive: We can’t possibly publish this ...

Nothing quite like it. The feeling of film. Every time out it’s a guess—and, if you’re lucky, an educated one. Why? The story is dry. All we’ve got are pieces. We can’t seem to figure out what the puzzle is supposed to look like. No one knows anything. But it’s so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know. Aaron Rodgers can’t want to get blown up again. If you’re gonna do it, do it right. If you’re gonna hype it, hype it with the facts. ...
21 hours ago
Enemy Reaction 2018: Green Bay Packers

Enemy Reaction 2018: Green Bay Packers

After consecutive weeks of getting off to great starts, only to lose to the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams, the Seattle Seahawks opted for a terrible start against the Green Bay Packers, but they came away with a much-needed 27-24 win. It was Seattle’s first win after trailing entering the 4th quarter since October 2016, and the largest comeback at home since the 2014 NFC Championship Game against the Packers. This win certainly doesn’t match the 2014 NFC CG’s significance or drama, but it helped Seattle keep its playoff hopes alive for another week. Oh, you damn well know...
22 hours ago
The quietly historic season by Tyler Lockett

The quietly historic season by Tyler Lockett

Tyler Lockett officially held bragging rights over his dad Kevin Lockett by the end of last season. Through three years in the NFL, Lockett had recorded nine touchdowns, one more than the career total of the elder Lockett, a former second round pick who played with the Chiefs, Washington, Jaguars, and Jets from 1997-2003. While it was apparent from the start that Tyler was going to be better than Kevin, totaling 1,819 yards in three years compared to 1,738 by his dad in seven, there was also a significant disconnect between the potential and the results. The 2018 season has bridged the gap...
22 hours ago
Century Links 11/17: Mychal Kendricks Returns to Practice

Century Links 11/17: Mychal Kendricks Returns to Practice

Read! Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks allowed to practice - NFL.comSeahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks is officially permitted to participate in meetings, workouts and practices, but can't play in games or travel with the team. Seahawks Receiver Doug Baldwin Healthy & Productive After Frustrating First Half Of SeasonAfter battling injuries throughout the first half of the season, Doug Baldwin is finally feeling like himself, and it showed in Thursday's win over the Packers. Pete Carroll Shares Injury Updates Following Seahawks' Week 11 Win vs PackersThe Seahawks came out of Thursday night's...
Nov 16, 2018
Danny Kelly returns to the podcast to talk Seahawks and more!

Danny Kelly returns to the podcast to talk Seahawks and more!

The Seattle Seahawks pulled out an exciting 27-24 win over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night, so I pulled back one of the most exciting podcast partners a person could ask for to talk about it: Danny Kelly. As you probably know, Danny ran the show around here for many years before moving on to write about the NFL for Bill Simmons at The Ringer. We hadn’t talked since the preseason, so we had a whole lot of ground to cover in this 107-minute episode of Seaside Chats; that includes what Danny liked and didn’t like about Seattle’s win, their chances of making the playoffs, the...
Nov 16, 2018
Snap Reactions: Notes on the Seahawks’ snap counts from Thursday’s win over the Packers

Snap Reactions: Notes on the Seahawks’ snap counts from Thursday’s win over the Packers

The Seattle Seahawks kept their wildcard hopes afloat and returned to .500 in a massive victory on Thursday night, taking down the Green Bay Packers 27-24. The Packers had a pair of scores come about as a result of curious, or noteworthy player usage. Check out the full snap counts below, before we get into notes of interest: A balanced backfield On Thursday night, we saw what Seattle and Pete Carroll likely envisioned all along, after drafting Rashaad Penny in the first round. All three backs—Penny, Chris Carson and Mike Davis—were involved and we saw a...
Nov 16, 2018
Seahawks overcome more first down sputtering

Seahawks overcome more first down sputtering

Before a season-saving home victory over the Green Bay Packers, the Seattle Seahawks had given their fans little reason to be optimistic about first downs. Because they were bad. How bad? Teams who earn a first down most often on first down, ranked: 32. Bills 31. Cardinals 30. Seahawks Coming into Week 11 and Thursday Night Football, only two lousy teams, with a combined 5-14 record, were worse than Seattle at moving the chains early. So of course, the Seahawks continued the trend against the Packers. Seattle elected to run the ball early in series against Green Bay far more often than...
Nov 16, 2018
Frank Clark sets sights on Seahawks record books

Frank Clark sets sights on Seahawks record books

On Thursday night in the Seattle Seahawks game against the Green Bay Packers, Seattle defensive end Frank Clark continued his torrid pace for recording sacks so far in 2018, adding two more to his season total to give him ten sacks in ten games on the season. It’s doesn’t take a whole lot of math to understand that this puts Clark on a pace equal to exactly a sack per game five eighths of the way through the season, which of course would put him on pace to finish with 16 sacks on the season. If he were to finish with 16 sacks, that would tie him for second in franchise history with...
Nov 16, 2018
Fast Facts: Seahawks remain dominant in primetime under Pete Carroll

Fast Facts: Seahawks remain dominant in primetime under Pete Carroll

When Pete Carroll arrived in the Pacific Northwest in 2010 to take over as the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, he did so having spent the past several years in Los Angeles in the high profile position of coach of the USC Trojans. Whether it was his time as head coach of the Trojans that prepared him to transform the Seahawks into a primetime juggernaut or something else, there is absolutely no questioning the results. On Thursday night the Seahawks took on the visiting Green Bay Packers, and greatly improved their playoff chances with a 27-24 victory over the visitors. However, what...
Nov 16, 2018
Fast Facts: Seahawks offense finally delivers in the fourth quarter

Fast Facts: Seahawks offense finally delivers in the fourth quarter

In Fast Facts on Wednesday I noted how the Seattle Seahawks offense had taken possession of the ball while down one score in the fourth quarter nine times so far in 2018 and had yet to deliver a scoring drive that put the team ahead. Turns out tenth time is the charm. On Thursday Night Football the Seahawks started off the game by digging themselves a significant 14-3 hole to the Green Bay Packers, but fought back to where they found themselves with a chance to take the lead in the fourth quarter. Following a Mason Crosby field goal with just 8:23 to go in the game, the offense got the...
Nov 16, 2018
The key games to focus on this Sunday in regards to Seattle’s playoff hopes

The key games to focus on this Sunday in regards to Seattle’s playoff hopes

As you know by now on account of your hangover and the fact that you still have the box score up on your phone or laptop, the Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night and kept hope alive for a return trip to the playoffs after getting an earlier-than-expected offseason in 2017. The win pulled the Seahawks back to .500 and the schedule ahead gives Seattle plenty of chances to “decide their own fate.” At 5-5, the Seahawks now only trail the 6-3 Carolina Panthers and 5-3-1 Minnesota Vikings in the wild card race. Seattle gets 10 days rest before facing the Panthers in...
Nov 16, 2018
Twitter reacts to the Seahawks victory over the Packers

Twitter reacts to the Seahawks victory over the Packers

On Thursday Night the Seattle Seahawks won their second home game of the season, defeating the Green Bay Packers 27-24 and lifting their record to 5-5 heading into the home stretch of the season. The win was crucial for Seattle’s playoff hopes, as a loss to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers would have left them with very little room for error between now and the end of the season, with three games left against the Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings and the Kansas City Chiefs. With the victory the Seahawks take sole possession of seventh place in the NFC, at least until Sunday when the...
Nov 16, 2018
David Moore’s catch was a product of the NFL’s simplified catch rule

David Moore’s catch was a product of the NFL’s simplified catch rule

One of the biggest issues facing the NFL in recent years—at least as it relates to the on-field product—was their convoluted, maddening catch rule. On a weekly basis, there was a new controversy surrounding a catch or a no catch. The worst rule in sports came to a head during the Buffalo Bills’ trip to New England in Week 16 last season, when a Kelvin Benjamin touchdown was overturned. It was the latest in a line of insane, unjustifiable overturns. Worse for the league, a linesman was caught on Tyrod Taylor’s mic expressing the same disbelief shared by viewers everywhere: Sean...
Nov 16, 2018
Century Links 11/16: Seahawks beat Packers on TNF

Century Links 11/16: Seahawks beat Packers on TNF

Read! Rapid Reaction: Seahawks 27, Packers 24Notes, takeaways, and reaction to the Seattle Seahawks' Week 11 game against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field. Instant reaction: Seahawks win close battle with Packers | Seahawks Draft BlogThe Seahawks vs the Packers. An underrated rivalry. Tonight, it provided another chapter. The game ebbed and flowed throughout. Seattle started poorly, Bad to brilliant: Russell Wilson keeps Seahawks' playoff hopes alive - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPNRussell Wilson rebounds from rough first half and rallies the Seahawks past the Packers in a game they...