Let's face it, if the Seattle Seahawks are to win today against San Francisco they have to get better play from the quarterback position. That means quarterback Seneca Wallace must perform better than the 12-for-23, 73-yard effort against Tampa Bay.
Seattle's offense has to stay on the field longer, sustain some long drives and put some points on the board to earn a victory. And Wallace has the ability to lead Seattle on those scoring drives.
But like the rest of this team, Wallace seems to lack confidence on the field. If his calf lets him, Wallace needs to make some plays with his feet, which would add another element to this struggling offense. And by making plays with his feet, that should loosen up the 49ers defense and give Wallace even more confidence to lead Seattle offensively. Maybe Wallace should watch this before he takes the field.
Who else do you think needs to step up for Seattle to win today? State your case in the comment section.
In the midst of a gloomy, injury riddled season, Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren tries to get the Seahawks thinking positive, telling players to have fun, Frank Hughes reports this morning.
Mike Singletary's impressive career as an intense linebacker for the Chicago Bears should help him earn the respect of the players as he serves as the interim head coach for San Francisco in his first game against Seattle today.
For the first time since 2002, at 1-5 Seattle sits alone at the bottom of the NFC West, Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald reports.
A short feature on punt returner Justin Forsett from is hometown paper in Texas.
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers need to do a better job protecting quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan, who was sacked eight times against Seattle in the first game, and has been sacked a league-high 29 times.
San Francisco Chronicle columnist Gwen Knapp offers some measuring sticks for new coach Mike Singletary's performance.
David Bass will replace Adam Snyder at left guard for San Francisco, reports Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
Matt Burrows of the Sacramento Bee offers this piece on Jed York stepping up as the face of the San Francisco 49ers.
Kent Somers reports that wide receiver Anquan Boldin will likely play against Carolina today.
The Cardinals face a stiff test today in Carolina, writes the Arizona Republic's Bob McManaman.
It's not a must-win game for Arizona, but if they could sneak away with a victory it would be a big win for the Cardinals, said safety Adrien Wilson, a Carolina native.
Wide receiver Steve Breaston has emerged as a dependable target during Boldin's absence, Mike Tulumello of the East Valley Tribune reports.
St. Louis Rams
The NFL tells the Rams that Jim Haslett must be an interim coach, under the Rooney Rule that allows for qualified minority candidates to interview for all vacant coaching positions.
Stephen Jackson's still a game-time decision. If he can't go, backup Travis Minor is ready for a chance to step into the spotlight.
A key matchup of the Rams-Patriots game will be cornerback Fakhir Brown vs. Randy Moss.
Find a breakdown of the game here.