The Seahawks accomplished something they’ve been working on all year the past three weeks, rushing for over 100 yards the past three games.
The Seahawks have 18 catches of 25 or more yards this season, 20th in the league.Receiver Sidney Rice was signed to be Seattle’s deep threat, but the Seahawks have not consistently worked Rice into the offense.
Despite missing two games with a shoulder injury, Rice is tied for the team lead with 32 catches for 484 yards and two touchdowns, an average gain of 15.1 yards per catch.
But just seven of Rice’s catches have gone for 20 yards or more. Further, Rice has been targeted 55 times, which fails to crack the top 20 in the NFC.
Seattle’s go-to receiver was targeted just three times against St. Louis, finishing with three catches for 35 yards, including a 14-yard score.
“Sidney’s a great player," Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said. "I think he’ll have more impact when he’s getting the ball seven or eight times a game. That’s where we’d like to get him – in that mode and sometimes more.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated gives Seattle punter Jon Ryan some props, naming him special teams player of the week for his performance against St. Louis.
Dave Wyman of ESPN 710 Seattle takes a closer look at the play of defensive end Red Bryant. And Wyman also wonders how good are these Seahawks?
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that teams are starting to try and spread Seattle out defensively because of the lack of success running the ball against the Seahawks’ stout run defense.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com takes a closer look at what went well and what needs work from Sunday’s game in St. Louis.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports gives Seattle a solid B grade for their efforts on Sunday.
Scott Johnson of The Everett Herald continues his The Game of My Life series with a profile on one of my favorite Seahawks players growing up, fullback Dan Doornink.
Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that Redskins left tackle Trent Williams could miss Sunday’s contest with Seattle with a knee injury. That means that Sean Locklear possibly could see time at left tackle if Williams, who has an MCL sprain, can’t make it back this week. And Tyler Polumbus started at left guard for Washington last week.
Former Seahawk Josh Wilson has a mild hamstring strain, but could be ready for Sunday. And former Seattle defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer also plays for the Redskins.
ESPN’s Mike Sando offers some observations from re-watching Sunday’s Seattle-St. Louis contest.