Seahawks Insider Blog

Richard Sherman talks about his praising jinx, plus Seahawks at Chiefs

The Seahawks arrived in Kansas City last night. I'm flying there in a couple hours. Not expecting the Saturday roster moves the team's had 24 hours before the last few, but we'll see.

In this morning's News Tribune I reiterated how Marshawn Lynch being listed as questionable for tomorrow's game at Kansas City doesn't mean he really is. That article also goes into how Kam Chancellor is far fresher right now than the strong safety usually in mid-November, thanks to him sitting out the last two games with a groin injury and bone spurs in his ankles. The Seahawks aren't saying so, but it seems they saved Chancellor so he could be more effective for this six-game gauntlet that starts tomorrow. And the Chiefs will definitely test Chancellor and Seattle's linebackers with Jamaal Charles' running and Alex Smith's short passes to running backs and tight ends.

--Throughout September and October, Richard Sherman was praising how great Bobby Wagner is and how his unheralded play made him one of the best cornerbacks in the league.

Then Wagner got a turf-toe ligament injury Oct. 20 against Dallas -- and hasn't played since.

A couple weeks ago gner was raving about how overlooked Brandon Mebane was, how the entire defense looks better because of how great the defensive tackle was doing the dirty work of tying up blockers and blowing up offensive schemes in the middle.

Now Mebane is out for the year with a torn hamstring.

Who's the next Seahawk that should be worried over Sherman lauding him? That and more is in the weekly give-and-take with the outgoing All-Pro cornerback is here:

--Here are how I see this NFL weekend going, beginning with the games that will be on television in the Seattle-Tacoma market:

(Oh, and thanks for the warning on the Arrowhead food. I'll stick with the Kansas City BBQ before and after the game!)

Oakland at San Diego, 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Channel 7

Chargers have lost three straight, barely won by 3 at Oakland last month. Alas, these are still the Raiders.

Chargers 31, Raiders 17                                     


Detroit at Arizona, 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Channel 13

OK, is this the game the slide finally begins for the 8-1, Carson Palmer-less Cards? Yes, yes it is – because of the D from Detroit.

Lions 13, Cardinals 10

New England at Indianapolis, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Channel 5

First meeting in Indy since 2009, when Peyton Manning beat Tom Brady 35-34. Brady’s got his team rolling now.

Patriots 34, Colts 30


Pittsburgh at Tennessee, 5:30 p.m. Monday, ESPN

How in the name of Mean Joe Green do the Steelers lose to the Buccaneers AND the Jets in the same decade, let alone the same half season?

Steelers 27, Titans 16


San Francisco at New York Giants

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: 49ers 31, Giants 21

Denver at St. Louis

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Broncos 27, Rams 20


Houston at Cleveland

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Browns 23, Texans 10


Atlanta at Carolina

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Falcons 21, Panthers 20


Minnesota at Chicago

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Bears 20, Vikings 17

Cincinnati at New Orleans

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Saints 38, Bengals 27

Tampa Bay at Washington

10 a.m. Sunday

Pick: Redskins 23, Buccaneers 19

Philadelphia at Green Bay

1:25 p.m. Sunday

Pick: Packers 35, Eagles 31