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09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
"There was a game to be won there," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said this week. "That's why it's a real disappointment to let them get away with it." The Vikings (0-2) can perhaps top that.
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The Vikings are treating Sunday as a "grand reopening" of sorts for U.S. Bank Stadium, where fans will return for the team's home opener after being unable to attend games for all of 2020 because of COVID-19. They'll host a kickoff concert for up to 7,500 four hours before game time in Commons Park just to the west of the stadium. Osmo Vanska — in his final year as Minnesota Orchestra music director — will conduct "Symphony of the North," a composition by former Prince keyboardist Tommy Barbarel...
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The former Packers tight end cleared waivers and is joining the practice squad of the Seahawks.
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Offenses can become over-reliant on them and lose their rhythm—something he feels happened to the Seahawks this past Sunday. "Well, I think on offense you want to be as explosive as you can, but you want to be able to do it at a steady pace," Lockett expressed. "It's good to be able to have those plays that we had because we know that we can be able to have those short drives and have success.
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Meanwhile, Dee Eskridge and Rashaad Penny are still not participating.
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
It’s Wednesday, and that means that it’s time to check out the first injury reports of the week for the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks as the two teams prepare for Sunday’s matchup at U.S. Bank Stadium. Let’s take a look at both reports, starting with the visiting team as we always do. Seattle Seahawks Did Not Participate WR D’Wayne Eskridge (concussion) RB Rashaad Penny (calf) OT Brandon Shell (ankle) WR Freddie Swain (back) Limited Participation DT Bryan Mone (elbow) Full Participa...
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Lovie Smith believes in the talent that defensive end Jacob Martin brings off the edge.
09/22/2021   Seattle PI Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Tyler Lockett would have preferred to be anywhere else on Wednesday, rather than standing at the front of an auditorium talking about himself, the numbers he’s put up through the first two weeks of the regular season and the chance he has for more records this week.

The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver seems to prefer the feeling of being somewhat underappreciated even as he continues to put up huge numbers.

“The only thing that’s different is like everybody’s trying to start talking about me,” Lockett said. “I just want to kind of chill and not be in front of the camera. I just want to kind of do me.”

While he may not want the attention, he’s earned it over the first two weeks of the season. Lockett has 278 yards receiving and three touchdowns through the first two games, including long scores of 69 yards in Week 1 against Indianapolis and 63 yards last week against Tennessee where he nearly came to a stop, let two Titans defenders slide by, and outran the pair to the end zone.

Lockett is second in the league in yards — the top three are Deebo Samuel, Lockett and Cooper Kupp, all from the NFC West — and tied for second in TD catches.

Seattle’s offensive system makes it unlikely he'll be able to keep this up, but for now Lockett and his team are enjoying it.

“He has been kind of under the radar in a sense,” coach Pete Carroll said. "He’s doing pretty good. He’s been compensated really well. We know it. We recognize it. He’s doing just fine.”

A wide receiver with two touchdowns of 60 or more yards is a rarity this early in the season. Lockett is one of six players to have at least one touchdown of 60 yards or more in each of the first two games. He’s the first to do it since Steve Smith in 2007 when he had touchdowns of 68 yards in Week 1 and 74...

09/22/2021   Yardbarker Seahawks
Unclaimed on waivers, Jace Sternberger will nevertheless receive another opportunity shortly after his Packers exit. The Seahawks are signing the young tight end to a practice squad deal, according to his agency (on Twitter).
09/22/2021   Yardbarker Seahawks
The 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have all inquired to some degree about adding Sherman.
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Zimmer spoke about the loss against the Arizona Cardinals, facing the Seattle Seahawks, what challenges Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson brings, if he thinks defensive end Everson Griffen and linebacker Anthony Barr will be back this week, and what he has seen from Cousins in the first two games. Cousins discussed the 0-2 start, facing the Seahawks, how he has played this year, if being 0-2 this year is different than last year, plus much more.
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
After choosing not to make any notable moves to address the center position, the Seahawks opened training camp with incumbent starter Ethan Pocic and Kyle Fuller set to compete for the right to snap to Russell Wilson in the regular season. Unfortunately, the competition never materialized as coach Pete Carroll envisioned. Pocic injured his hamstring in the first day of camp and re-aggravated the strained muscle shortly after he returned to action one week later, leading to him missing the bulk o...
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Some critics see inconsistencies in how the league is enforcing the rules so far this season, including Wagner himself.
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
In fact, their defense has already surrendered six touchdowns and the second-most fantasy points to opposing runners after two weeks. Gaskin hasn’t put up great numbers over the first two weeks, but he does lead all Miami backs in touch share. He also has a nice matchup against the Raiders next on the slate.
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is ranked No. 4 in Gregg Rosenthal's Week 3 QB index.
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
As with any sporting event, the hot takes were flying the day after the Arizona Cardinals defeated the Minnesota Vikings in a thrilling 34-33 victory in their home opener at State Farm Stadium. One of those hot takes, from ESPN and First Take host Stephen A Smith, caused quite a stir the day following the game by saying he would rather have Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray over Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. "Shockingly, I'm gonna tell you Kyler Murray," Smith said.
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
It’s put up or shut up week. Fantasy managers have seen several high- and mid-round picks fail to live up to expectations, and in some cases it has been costly. The question for Week 3 is who can get their act together and who might need another week or two. Several candidates began showing signs last week, you just have to take a leap of faith. Start Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill vs. ...
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
So, what went wrong and who should get the blame?
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
After a 2-0 start, the Cardinals are still the lowest-ranked team in the NFC West.
09/22/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The rookie class of quarterbacks that entered the season full of fanfare is finding the adjustment to the NFL is not very easy. Top two picks Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson lead the league with five interceptions after opening the season with back-to-back losses, Trey Lance has barely seen the field and Mac Jones is the only QB to get a win, and that came against Wilson.
09/21/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
NFL expert picks, predictions, lines for Week 3 highlighted by Tampa Bay at Rams, Philadelphia at Dallas, and Green Bay at San Francisco
09/21/2021   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Seahawks worked out a former Texans starter today. The team had defensive tackle Brandon Dunn in for a tryout.
09/21/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
#Bills hold workout with another DB:
09/21/2021   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
How every former Badger in the NFL performed in Week 2
09/21/2021   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Bills are looking into secondary help. They brought in Quinton Dunbar and Damarious Randall for workouts Tuesday.
09/21/2021   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Titans cut McDougald weeks ago but re-signed him to their practice squad before elevating him back to the active roster before Week 1.
09/20/2021   Seattle PI Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — It is one of Pete Carroll’s favorite questions, whether in the midst of a news conference or rallying his players in the locker room.

“Can you win the game in the fourth quarter?” has been Carroll’s cry, and usually during his time in Seattle the answer has been “Yes.”

On Sunday, his team provided a resounding example of how to lose a game in the fourth.

While it hasn’t always been textbook, the Seahawks under Carroll have rarely had a complete collapse in the final period. The lead might get taken away for a moment or two, but only on rare occasions have the Seahawks failed with their end-of-game execution.

Like Sunday.

Seattle lost 33-30 to Tennessee in overtime after blowing a 30-16 fourth-quarter lead. The offense sputtered. The defense let Derrick Henry run for 107 yards in the fourth and overtime. Jason Myers missed an extra point that changed some of the math.

It took a collective series of mistakes to send Seattle (1-1) to the surprising loss.

“There was a game to be won there. That’s why it’s a real disappointment to let them get away with it,” Carroll said Monday.

While there was plenty that bothered Carroll, what stood out was penalties. Seattle was flagged 10 times for 100 yards, five of those personal fouls, including a taunting penalty on D.J. Reed.

“We failed to make the good decisions at the time of the end of the play,” Carroll said.

WHAT’S WORKING

The Seahawks' new offensive system isn’t lacking for big plays. Seattle already has three touchdowns of 60 of more yards after Tyler Lockett’s 63-yard TD catch and Freddie Swain’s 68-yard TD reception on Sunday. Lockett also had a 69-yard TD catch in Week 1 against Indianapolis.

The three TDs of 60 or more yards are the most in any...

09/19/2021   Seattle PI Seahawks

SEATTLE (AP) — Pete Carroll was sullen, almost in a state of disbelief. Of all the crazy outcomes during his tenure as coach of the Seattle Seahawks, there has rarely been a meltdown like this.

Up 15 points at halftime, leading by 14 points early in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks went on to the kind of loss that could prove rather costly playing in arguably the toughest division in the NFL.

“I don’t think any of us expected to lose a game like that,” Seattle wide receiver Tyler Lockett said.

Unable to contain Derrick Henry at key moments, Seattle lost 33-30 to Tennessee in overtime on Sunday. It was a surprising result after the Seahawks led 24-9 at halftime and 30-16 early in the fourth quarter after Freddie Swain broke free for a 68-yard touchdown reception.

It all fell apart with a series of mistakes that encompassed every aspect of the Seahawks roster, leading to a stinging setback.

“We did so many good things and then we really hurt ourselves just too many times when you’re playing a good team,” Carroll said.

Seattle lost for just the fourth time in franchise history when leading by at least 15 points at halftime. It was the second time under Carroll that the Seahawks lost a 14-point fourth-quarter lead, the previous time coming in 2015 in an overtime loss at Cincinnati.

Everyone was at fault. The offense couldn’t put together a fourth-quarter drive for a clinching score. The defense couldn’t get enough stops and committed a handful of untimely penalties that extended Tennessee drives.

And special teams became a deciding factor after Jason Myers missed an extra point following Swain’s touchdown that would have restored the Seahawks' 15-point lead.

“I hate this. I hate having to; 24-9 at halftime, come on,” Carroll said.

Henry took over down the stretch,...

09/19/2021   Seattle PI Seahawks

SEATTLE (AP) — Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans found a way to silence Seattle's notorious noise that hadn't been heard for nearly two years.

The Titans leaned on their All-Pro star and staged the kind comeback they haven't pulled off in a regular-season game in more than a decade.

“I don’t think anyone expected us to come here and get a ‘W,’” Henry said. “I knew if we stuck together, trust in what we preach and what coach preaches, play the way we practice, it would eventually come together for us.”

Henry ran for 182 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns, Randy Bullock hit a 36-yard field goal midway through overtime, and the Titans rallied from a 14-point deficit to stun the Seattle Seahawks 33-30 on Sunday.

“It just never ceases to amaze me. We just got to keep being in opportunities and being in football games where he can help us affect the outcome,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. “That’s really what happened today.”

Down 24-9 at halftime and 30-16 early in the fourth quarter, the Titans leaned on their All-Pro running back, who carried them on the day Seattle welcomed fans back for a regular-season game for the first time since the end of the 2019 season.

They left in silence, thanks to Henry, a terrific fourth-quarter drive from Ryan Tannehill and Seattle’s missed opportunities.

The Titans rallied from a 21-3 halftime deficit to beat Kansas City 22-21 in the 2017 playoffs. The last time Tennessee pulled off a bigger comeback in the regular season was 2006 when it erased a 21-0 halftime deficit to beat the Giants 24-21.

Seattle led by 14 after Freddie Swain busted free from coverage for a 68-yard touchdown with 13:06 left. But Jason Myers missed the extra point, hitting the upright and setting the stage for a wild conclusion.

Henry rumbled 60 yards for...

09/19/2021   Yardbarker Seahawks
Luckily the missed call didn’t hurt the Titans, who moved the ball 21 yards after the punt and kicked a 36-yard field goal to win it.
09/19/2021   Seattle PI Seahawks

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT):

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6:30 p.m.

The NFL has the first 14-11 halftime score in its 102 seasons.

Dallas held the 14-11 lead over the Los Angeles Chargers, prompting the search which confirmed the unusual halftime score was a first.

CBS posted the graphic about the oddity before the end of the first half. It was confirmed after doing a search via Sportradar.

The Chargers got to 11 points with Tristin Vizcaino’s 46-yard field goal and wide receiver Mike Williams catching a screen and going 11 yards for a touchdown. Los Angeles then made the 2-point conversion on Austin Ekeler’s run up the middle.

Vizcaino had a chance to tie it late in the first half, but his 44-yard attempt hit the left upright with 3 seconds remaining. Dallas got the ball at their 49 yard line and nearly scored when Dak Prescott connected with Ceedee Lamb at the Chargers 45.

Lamb then fund an opening and went up the right sideline, lateraling it to Ezekiel Elliott at the 17 before he was forced out of bounds by Derwin James at the 3.

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5:55 p.m.

Arizona Cardinals kicker Matt Prater has capped a wild first half against Minnesota with a franchise-record 62-yard field goal on the final play.

Prater’s kick put Arizona up 24-23 and surpassed the 61-yard field goal Jay Feely made against Buffalo in 2012. Prater is the NFL record holder with a 64-yard field goal for Denver against Tennessee in 2013.

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has thrown for two touchdowns and run for another. Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins has kept pace with his counterpart, throwing for three first-half TDs.

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5:20 p.m.

Tampa Bay tight end Rob Gronkowski has two scoring catches yet again.

Gronkowski caught touchdown passes of 20 yards and 1 yard from Tom...

09/18/2021   Yardbarker Seahawks
Robert Nkemdiche ended up with the Seahawks in April, ending a lengthy stay out of football. Nkemdiche was not with a team in 2020, with the Dolphins having released him in November 2019.
09/17/2021   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Sean McVay influence is now in Seattle with Shane Waldon. Waldron had been with McVay in Los Angeles since 2017 where he was a tight ends coach and eventually the passing game coordinator.
09/15/2021   Yardbarker Seahawks
Kyle Fuller, his mid-game replacement, figures to start in the middle when the Seahawks face the Titans this week.
09/15/2021   Yardbarker Seahawks
Simmons will help fill in for guard Denzelle Good, who will spend the remainder of the year on IR. He’ll join John Simpson as a supporting guard.