Seahawks Insider Blog

Morning links: Run to win

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle breaks down the Sunday night’s must-see matchup between San Francisco and Seattle.

O’Neil says the contest pits strength vs. strength, with both teams relying on strong running games to impose their will on their opponent.

O’Neil: “The ground game could be considered Seattle's biggest edge in this game if only it weren't such a large question mark after the season opener.

Seattle was held to 70 yards rushing last weekend in Carolina, its lowest total in any game since December 2011, and if Seattle's run game is held to a similarly pedestrian total against San Francisco, the Seahawks will be in big trouble.

But while the Seahawks may have struggled to run the ball a week ago in Carolina, that's not going to do anything but strengthen their emphasis upon that approach. Running the football isn't a strategy for Seattle so much as a belief system.

Here’s my notebook from Friday's practice detailing all of Seattle’s injuries heading into Sunday’s game.

Clare Farnsworth of writes that Seattle’s receivers are gaining more attention with their play.

NFL Playbook breaks down the Seahawks-49ers matchup in this video link.

Only two of the NFL experts from CBS Sports are taking San Francisco to win this game.

One of the two experts taking the 49ers, Will Brinson of CBS Sports says to don’t sleep on San Francisco.

Bill Simmons of Grantland debates whether to watch Breaking Bad of the Seattle-San Francisco matchup on Sunday night. He’s taking Seattle and the points.

Peter King of THE MMQB writes that Seattle’s defense better keep its head on a swivel if the Seahawks want to keep up with Anquan Boldin.