More NFC contenders lost on another Sunday Seattle did not play. The upshot: No matter what they do Monday night at home against Minnesota, if the Seahawks beat the NFC’s two worst teams over the final four weeks they are in the playoffs.
The Seahawks are feeling good about waiver-pickup Jordan Simmons’ having to make his second career start Monday night, because of another injury to right guard D.J. Fluker. That’s because of how well Simmons did in his first game last month.
Russell Wilson gives a tongue-in-cheek explanation for throwing a San Francisco 49er’s shoe during last weekend’s Seahawks win--plus a better explanation for why he is so risk-averse in Seattle’s offense.
Seahawks rookie punter Michael Dickson leads Pro Bowl fan voting that ends next week. The fifth-round draft choice and native of Australia is the only Seattle player leading voting at a position to play in next month’s all-star game in Orlando, Fla.
Through 12 games Russell Wilson has 29 touchdown passes, only five behind his NFL-leading total from 16 games last season, with just five interceptions. He has the highest passer rating of his career. Why? Because of how effectively, and often, his Seahawks have run the ball.
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan makes an assertion that doesn’t exactly fit Russell Wilson’s altruistic brand: that the Seahawks’ quarterback threw a Niner’s shoe up the field to gain an advantage in Seattle’s win Sunday over San Francisco.
Coach Pete Carroll had injury news on Chris Carson (good) and D.J. Fluker (not so good). And he has an answer for why the Seahawks allowed 414 yards passing to San Francisco’s backup quarterback on Sunday.