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11/24/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny is likely still a few weeks away from returning from the physically unable to perform list.
11/24/2020   Seattle PI Seahawks

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are a perfect 10.

And they're also once again No. 1 in the latest AP Pro32 poll.

The Steelers improved to 10-0 for the first time in franchise history with a 27-3 rout of the one-win Jacksonville Jaguars.

Pittsburgh received 10 of the 12 first-place votes for 382 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL.

And the Steelers have a quick turnaround as they're scheduled to host the rival Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving night.

“After a layup win over the Jaguars, the Steelers can take another decisive step forward with a win over the Ravens and keep an eye on winning the all-important No. 1 seed in the AFC,” Newsday's Bob Glauber said.

The Kansas City Chiefs, who are coming off a 35-31 win over Las Vegas, stayed at No. 2 in the poll. The Chiefs earned the remaining two first-place votes for 374 points.

And even without Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints remained at No. 3. Backup quarterback Taysom Hill led the Saints to a 24-9 win over the Atlanta Falcons. The 41-year-old Brees is out at least two more games because of fractured ribs.

“Taysom Hill better than expected and defense improving in all facets,” Fox Sports' John Czarnecki said.

The Los Angeles Rams climbed four spots to No. 4 after holding off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 27-24 win on Monday night. The Rams moved atop the NFC West and into the No. 2 spot in the conference’s playoff race while the Buccaneers slid five spots to No. 10.

“The Rams reminded us that they’re one of the NFC’s best teams with back-to-back wins against Seattle and Tampa Bay,” said Jenny Vrentas of The Monday Morning Quarterback. “And this season, it’s (coordinator) Brandon Staley’s defense that is leading the way.”

The Buffalo Bills, who...

11/24/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Unfortunately for Wentz, there’s now growing calls for embattled head coach Doug Pederson to bench him. That includes Seattle Seahawks star wide receiver D.K. Metcalf.
11/24/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Week 11 of the NFL season has concluded and WVSports.com takes a look at how former West Virginia football players are f
11/24/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Marshawn Lynch loves to give back to local communities.
11/24/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The NFC East is on track to make some very bad playoff history.
11/24/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The Seahawks elevated Harrison to the 53-man roster on Monday.
11/23/2020   Seattle PI Seahawks

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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Iowa State women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly will quarantine for 14 days following exposure to the coronavirus.

Fennelly said he has since tested negative along with everyone in the Iowa State program but is following medical advice that includes the quarantine.

“I am thankful to have an amazing staff to manage the program while I’m away,” Fennelly said in the statement. “It will be hard to miss games, but I will watch and cheer along with the best fans in the nation. Our focus continues to be, as always, on the team and we are committed to doing everything we can to allow them to play safely.”

The Cyclones are scheduled to play games against Omaha, South Dakota State, TCU and South Carolina during Fennelly’s absence. Associate head coach Jodi Steyer will take over while Fennelly is in quarantine.

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Utah men’s basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak and multiple Utes players have tested positive for COVID-19.

Krystkowiak announced the positive tests on his weekend radio show.

Utah’s women’s basketball team also announced it was pausing basketball activities due to a positive coronavirus case. It’s two opening games scheduled for this week, against Southern Utah and Utah Valley, were both canceled.

The men’s team is already on pause due to multiple positive tests, according to a CBS Sports report and announced Monday it will not play New Orleans on Friday after consulting with the medical staff.

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The season opener for No. 20 Oregon against Eastern Washington scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed because of two positive COVID-19 cases within the Eagles' program.

The Eagles called for the postponement due to concerns of having enough scholarship players...

11/23/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The Seahawks announced Monday they will play without fans in attendance for their next two home games. The team hosts the Giants on Dec. 6 and the Jets on Dec. 13. “Due to the current case counts of COVID-19 in our state, we will continue playing without fans in attendance at our home games on [more]
11/23/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The Philadelphia Eagles have too many problems to pin the blame on one person. While coach Doug Pederson and quarterback Carson Wentz get most of the criticism for the team's 3-6-1 record, which is good enough for first place in the pitiful NFC East, there's plenty of blame to be spread around. Personnel boss Howie Roseman passed up wide receiver D.K. Metcalf to draft J.J. Arecega-Whiteside in the second round last year and took wideout Jalen Reagor ahead of Justin Jefferson in the first round this year.
11/23/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seattle has placed veteran tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve after he suffered a torn plantar fascia in the fourth quarter of Thursday's win.
11/23/2020   Seattle PI Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seahawks placed veteran tight end Greg Olsen on injured reserve Monday after he suffered a torn plantar fascia in his left foot in Seattle’s game against Arizona.

Seattle elevated defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison to the active roster to take Olsen’s spot. Harrison had been added off the practice squad for the previous two games and was expected to be added to the active roster this week.

Olsen was injured in the fourth quarter of Seattle’s 28-21 win over the Cardinals on Thursday. It was a non-contact injury and Olsen went down immediately.

Coach Pete Carroll said after the game that the typical recovery time is four to six weeks, meaning there is a chance Olsen could return for the postseason should the Seahawks get there.

Olsen had 23 receptions for 224 yards and one touchdown 10 games into his first season with the Seahawks.

Harrison has one tackle in his two games while rotating in at defensive tackle.

Seattle also placed Bo Scarbrough and Stephen Sullivan on injured reserve. Scarbrough had 31 yards rushing on six carries against the Cardinals, but was injured in the fourth quarter after being tackled awkwardly. Sullivan, a rookie, has played sparingly this season after making the switch from tight end to defensive end.

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11/23/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Olsen was diagnosed with plantar fascia issue last week. Harrison hooked on with Seattle’s practice squad in October.
11/23/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Ever wondered if the earth's rotation matters on a kick or if Tom Dempsey had an advantage when he kicked the 63-yarder?
11/23/2020   Seattle PI Seahawks
Unmitigated disaster. The loss to the Arizona Cardinals in week six hurt. It rattled the Seattle Seahawks, who were previously perched atop the NFC West. They were shaken, but in week seven the Hawks rebounded with a defense-powered divisional win over the San Francisco 49ers. And for a minute, it seemed like the Hawks had [...]
11/21/2020   Seattle PI Seahawks

It's difficult to sneak up on anybody in the NFL, given the attention the sport commands.

Yet the Indianapolis Colts have been something of a secret at 6-3. If you're surprised to see them tied with Tennessee atop the AFC South, it's excusable.

After beating the Titans, should they handle one of the NFL's elite teams, the Packers, on Sunday, well, evaluations of the Colts will change from outsider to contender.

“We enjoyed the heck out of that win (at Tennessee). We were all excited," quarterback Philip Rivers says. "That was a big win, but at the same time we know you just have to keep pushing. I refer to it as ... it’s a week-to-week league. It’s what are you doing this Sunday?

"As excited as we are to put ourselves in position here after nine games, we know that our best football needs to be ahead of us starting this week.”

Green Bay (7-2) is solidly in control of the NFC North and in strong position to pursue the conference's top seed and lone playoffs bye. The Packers have only one future opponent that currently has a winning record, the Titans.

Aaron Rodgers disregards the upcoming schedule.

“I think every game is a measuring stick, and there’s ways we can look at every aspect of our matchup and use it to our advantage when critiquing ourselves or coaching up certain things,” the outstanding Packers quarterback says. "Numbers are used to project things, but they’re also a reflection of performance.

“I think every week in the NFL, it’s about winning and it’s about execution. We’ve played great defenses in the past and done well, and we’ve played defenses that ranked really low and not done well. It just depends on the execution and how things match up on Sunday.”

The action began with Seattle temporarily taking the NFC West lead with...

11/20/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
The 35-year-old joined the Seahawks on a one-year, $7M deal this offseason, though he also has a placeholder deal with FOX Sports to start his broadcasting career once he’s done playing.
11/20/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
In total, the Seahawks racked up 165 yards on the ground while Wilson completed 23-of-28 passes for 197 yards. 
11/20/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Olsen signed a one-year deal with Seattle during the offseason after spending the previous 13 seasons between the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers. 
11/19/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks increased their lead over the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth quarter on Thursday night thanks to a rare safety.
11/19/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Dre Kirkpatrick was called for a costly personal foul penalty in the third quarter of Arizona’s game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night.
11/19/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Tyler Lockett suffered a knee injury last week and was given the dreaded "questionable" tag ahead of a key Thursday Night Football matchup with the Cardinals in Week 11. Lockett's status appears to be truly up in the air, and he may well be a game-time decision for this contest. That will certainly have an impact on the Seahawks' offense and the first start 'em, sit 'em decisions of the week for fantasy football owners.
11/19/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Thursday night's Seahawks-Cardinals game will mark the first football game played at Lumen Field. "Through a shared vision and commitment to serving the Seattle community, we are proud to enter a new era of world-class sports and entertainment with Lumen Field," said Chuck Arnold, the president of the Seahawks and First & Goal Inc. in a statement.
11/19/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The Cardinals are hoping to get out of Kyler Murray what the Seahawks have enjoyed for many seasons under Russell Wilson — an elite dual-threat quarterback with at least one Super Bowl ring to show for it. Based on what Arizona has seen from Murray — the No. overall pick the 2019 NFL draft — in a season and a half, the team should feel confident about matching Seattle's fortunes with Wilson.
11/19/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The start time for "Thursday Night Football" between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals is the usual kickoff time for Thursday night games throughout the 2020 NFL season. That means that 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network and Fox from CenturyLink Field, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks will take on Kyler Murray and the Cardinals in a key battle for NFC West supremacy.
11/19/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Dunbar will go on Seattle’s IR list. The offseason trade acquisition is battling a knee injury — one that shelved him for the Seahawks’ Week 10 loss to the Rams.
11/19/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The Cardinals and the Seahawks are playing on Thursday Night Football in Week 11 with the winner getting a chance to take control of the NFC West. This is a rematch of an exciting overtime game from a couple of weeks ago that went the distance and saw the Cardinals emerge victoriously. The Seahawks will be out for revenge while the Cardinals, fresh off a Hail Mary win against the Bills, will look to stay hot.
11/19/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
He passed for 360 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 67 yards and another score, besting Wilson in overtime. In the two games since then, Murray has completed a combined total of 43-of-58 passes for 528 yards and four scores. He has also rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns in that span.
11/19/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
With that all in that in mind, here's breaking down what to expect from the offensive skill players, defenses and kickers on Week 11 TNF: Cardinals: Who to start or sit in fantasy football on Thursday night Murray has emerged as the No. QB in fantasy football this season. He's averaging more than 30 fantasy points per game -- more than Lamar Jackson did last season and Patrick Mahomes did two seasons ago.
11/19/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
There was very little time for Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins to enjoy the wave of celebration after one of the great game conclusions in Arizona Cardinals history. Too much is at stake Thursday night when the Cardinals travel to Seattle. The heroics of what Murray and Hopkins pulled off last Sunday with a last-second desperation touchdown for a 32-30 victory over Buffalo created the opportunity for Arizona to take control of the NFC West race if it can win in Seattle for the fifth time in the...
11/19/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Last year the Seattle Seahawks made waves for holding an 11-5 record with a plus-seven point differential. This year, they’re on pace for something maybe not quite as strange, but still very hard to pull off. We are, of course, talking about the elite and elusive 400/400 club.
11/19/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
But Wilson played three seasons of Division I baseball, and his rights are still technically owned by the New York Yankees. Watching players like Wilson and Murray play quarterback often provides glimpses into their baseball backgrounds, from various arm angles on their throws to the way they slide. We took a look back at the type of player Wilson was when he stepped between the foul lines.
11/18/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
It's not all bad news for Seattle, however, as coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Wednesday that Carlos Hyde should return to the backfield for the first time since he hurt his hamstring in the Oct. 25 matchup.