Seahawks Insider Blog

Seahawks roster move coming; Patrick Lewis' advantageous switch; NFL picks for Week 17

The Seahawks should be announcing a signing to their active roster by this afternoon, before the 24-hour deadline to set rosters for a game. Yesterday they released seldom-used defensive tackle Travian Robertson, leaving them with 52 players signed to the 53-man roster.

My News Tribune colleague Don Ruiz write for today's newspaper on how reluctant Patrick Lewis once was to switch from guard to center -- and how that switch has been paying off for the Seahawks. Lewis might start for the second consecutive game since Max Unger is questionable to play tomorrow against the St. Louis Rams. Unger has missed the last five games with a high-ankle sprain and has practiced sporadically this week.

For entertainment and argumentative purposes only, of course, here are my picks for the final Sunday of the regular season. As usual I am saving the Seahawks' pick for Sunday's paper. The first few games are the ones that will be televised in the Seattle-Tacoma market:

San Diego at Kansas City, 10 a.m. Sunday, Channel 7

Been waiting since September to see the Chargers that beat the Seahawks. They show up today to make the playoffs.

Chargers 20, Chiefs 17


Dallas at Washington, 10 a.m. Sunday, Channel 13

One of the ways the Seahawks can clinch home-field advantage is by Dallas losing. Redskins can only beat the Cowboys with Colt McCoy starting.

Cowboys 21, Redskins 13


Carolina at Atlanta, 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Channel 7

“Showdown” for the title of the scintillating NFC South goes to Matt Ryan’s team. The winner hosts a playoff game next week – would be Seattle if it loses.

Falcons 27, Panthers 20


Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Channel 5

One of the league’s most puzzling teams turns it up at home to win the AFC North.

Steelers 31, Bengals 24


Jacksonville at Houston

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Texans 21, Jaguars 9

Buffalo at New England

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Patriots 31, Bills 14


Chicago at Minnesota

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Vikings 23, Bears 17

Philadelphia at New York Giants

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Giants 16, Eagles 14


New Orleans at Tampa Bay

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Saints 34, Buccaneers 21


Cleveland at Baltimore

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Ravens 14, Browns 10


New York Jets at Miami

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Dolphins 24, Jets 21

Indianapolis at Tennessee

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Colts 34, Titans 17

Detroit at Green Bay

1:25 p.m. Sunday

Pick: Packers 20, Lions 16

Oakland at Denver

1:25 p.m. Sunday

Pick: Broncos 31, Raiders 20

Arizona at San Francisco

1:25 p.m. Sunday

Pick: 49ers 16, Cardinals 10