A good effort in an East Coast game for the Hawks, but still another loss, this one a 21-19 setback to Miami as Seattle sinks to 2-7 on the season. With the defeat, Seattle now falls 3 ½ games behind Arizona, which hosts San Francisco tonight. The Rams join Seattle in the cellar at 2-7.
Although mathematically still in the NFC West race, realistically the Seahawks will probably be watching the playoffs come January. It leaves Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren and coach-in-waiting Jim Mora in an uncomfortable situation, with Holmgren, set to retire at the end of the year, leading a team that is playing with an eye towards the future.
We'll have updates for you from Holmgren's press conference this afternoon.
Dave Boling says at least the Hawks were entertaining in defeat.
The Seahawks can't overcome five false start penalties and five drops in a close loss to Miami, Frank Hughes reports.
More Hughes: Robinson's drop of a sure touchdown pass could have been the go-ahead score for Seattle.
Holmgren gives more carries to Julius Jones, with good results.
More on Jones from Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald
ESPN's Mike Sando asks if injured quarterback Matt Hasselbeck should return this season.
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers are looking for a fresh start to the second half of their season, reports John Crumpacker of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Mike Singletary's former coach Mike Ditka talks about how Singletary will do as a head coach.
San Francisco quarterback Shaun Hill may struggle in his debut against Arizona tonight.
Kurt Somers of the Arizona Republic says the Cardinals and the 49ers are two teams headed in opposite directions.
Since arriving in Arizona the Cardinals are 0-5 on Monday Night Football. Mike Tulumello details each loss here.
ESPN's Mike Sando details what makes Arizona good this season.
St. Louis Rams
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports on the Rams 47-3 embarrassing loss to the New York Jets.
The St. Louis quarterback situation is up in the air again after Marc Bulger was benched in the second half in favor of Trent Green.
The Rams struggles may have more to do with personnel issues than motivation, writes St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell.