Different day, same story for the Seahawks. One particular statistic stands out among the rest in Seattle's latest loss, a 20-10 setback in Tampa Bay. The Bucs held the ball for 41:41, while Seattle had the ball for just 18:19. The Seahawks gained just 176 total yards.
Seneca Wallace was just 12 of 23 for 73 yards, finishing with a touchdown and an interception. Seattle was 2 of 10 on third down offensively, while Tampa Bay was 10 of 18 on third down.
I thought the defense actually played good, but the offense just didn't give the defense any help by sustaining any drives. View the lowlights here.
And check out the standings here, where you'll find the Seahawks on the bottom looking up. We'll have injury updates and other tidbits from Coach Mike Holmgren's press conference later today.
Frank Hughes talks about the Leroy Hill hit on Tampa receiver Ike Hilliard, which resulted in Lofa Tatupu being knocked out of the game and a Josh Wilson fumble return called back because the refs whistled blew the play dead. Hughes says that play is a microcosm of how the season has gone for Seattle.
Dave Boling writes that with 10 games remaining the team's awful play is making the Seahawks irrelevant with over half the season left.
Boling also writes about Wallace's struggles.
Hughes writes about the 47-yard touchdown by Antonio Bryant where it looked like it might have been offensive pass interference against Kelly Jennings. But the no-call set the tone for the game.
Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald writes about Tatupu's injury. Tatupu suffered a concussion on the play, and D.D. Lewis filled in.
Ex-Seahawks center Rob Tobeck talks to KJR's Mitch Levy and Hugh Millen about Seattle's latest loss in this audio link.
Here's the Associated Press story.
Seattle had trouble shutting down big receiver Antonio Bryant.
Hilliard is OK after the big hit from Hill.
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco turns the ball over three times and commits 13 penalties for 134 yards in a 27-19 loss to the New York Giants.
J.T. O'Sullivan could be on the verge of losing his job after a bad performance against the Giants. But Nancy Gay of the San Francisco Chronicle says he deserves another chance.
However, Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News says the door is open for a quarterback change.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat asks if the 49ers next game at home against Seattle is a must win for head coach Mike Nolan.
Matt Burrows writes about Manny Lawson's blocked field goal on John Carney's 35-yard field goal attempt that cornerback Nate Clements ran back for a 74-yard touchdown. It was pretty athletic play by Lawson. You can watch the play here.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that Anquan Boldin hopes to play this week.
Darren Urban of azcardinals.com has the second installment of his interview with Cardinals general manager Rod Graves.
St. Louis Rams
Happy times in St. Louis, as the Rams take down the big bad Dallas Cowboys for the team's second straight win, reports Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes about the Rams rise from doormats to darlings.
Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that head coach Jim Haslett has re-energized the team's veteran leaders.
Running back Stephen Jackson shows up big against Dallas.
But there was some bad news. Jackson hurt his thigh and could be miss some games.