It's probably time to stick a fork in the Seahawks for 2008. At 2-6, Seattle is three games behind Arizona, 34-13 winners over St. Louis on Sunday, in the NFC West division at the midpoint of the season.
After a promising performance against San Francisco last week, Seattle laid another egg against the Eagles. The offense in particular failed to get anything going, with seven drives of three-and-outs and 233 yards of total offense.
The Hawks now travel to Miami next week, followed by two home games against Arizona and Washington.
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Seattle does still have two games against the Cardinals, but at this point it seems like the Hawks are playing for draft position.
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Frank Hughes says Seattle's loss to Philadelphia erased all the optimism from Seattle's win over San Francisco last week, and the team's playoff chances have all but diminished as well.
Dave Boling says Seattle played hard, but the talent level and bone-headed mistakes are not allowing this team to win. Boling says you can also stop thinking about the playoffs.
A Seneca Wallace-led offense again struggles to move the chains, but there's plenty of blame to go around.
John McGrath says the Seahawks are starting to look very familiar to that other team that plays on Montlake.
Koren Robinson's 90-yard touchdown catch was one of the few bright spots for Seattle.
Little-known tight end Brent Celek had a career day against Seattle.
Key injuries to Patrick Kerney and Lofa Tatupu leave the defense short handed, writes Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald.
More Johnson: Hawks running game continues to struggle.
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco linebacker Jeff Ulbrich doesn't drive a Bentley or a Hummer, he gets around in an environmentally friendly Prius.
Matt Maiocco takes a break on the 49ers bye week to celebrate his child's birthday. He also offers his 49ers All-Pro team of guys playing on other teams around the league, along with an interview with Mike Singletary from the NFL network.
If you don't believe the Cardinals are for real, their 34-13 thrashing of the Rams in St. Louis might change your mind.
Edge has been supplanted as Arizona's feature tailback by rookie Tim Hightower, a move he knew was coming.
Not only is Arizona's offense potent, the Cardinals have proven they can overcome adversity.
The Cardinals defense also played a role in getting the team going, Darren Urban of azcardinals.com reports.
Mike Tulumello of the East Valley Tribune offers more on the Cardinals defense.
St. Louis Rams
The Rams jumped out to an early lead against the Cardinals but couldn't contain Arizona's explosive offense.
One of the few highlights for St. Louis fans was former Rams coach Dick Vermeil being honored at halftime.
Former Rams quarterback Kurt Warner again turns back the clock and plays like he did when he was with St. Louis.
The Rams are 5-19 since quarterback Marc Bulger signed a $65 million deal in 2007, but St. Louis Post-Dispatch Bryan Burwell says Bulger has been unfairly criticized.