Dec 21, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) reacts during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. The Rams defeated the Seahawks 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Wilson on future with Seahawks: ‘You never know’

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been the subject of multiple trade scenario discussions by media and fans this season. And even though no movement for the quarterback has manifested, the seven-time Pro Bowler isn’t exactly throwing cold water on the idea.

In a news conference held with the media this week via Zoom, Wilson said, “I think that you never know … I know for me personally, I hope it’s not my last game. But at the same time, I know it won’t be my last game in the NFL.

“So I’m just focused on the day and getting better today. And so that’s my focus. That’s my goal. I love this city, and I love this moment. I love these guys. And so we’ve got to make sure we get better today. That’s the only thing that matters.”

Wilson, 33, has two years remaining on a contract that will pay him an average of $35 million. A departure would require an outright release — unlikely with a $26 million dead cap hit in 2022 — or a trade, which would be most likely to occur prior to March 20, the fifth day of the new league year, when he is due a $5 million roster bonus.

If a trade is in the offing, that would leave Sunday’s game with the Detroit Lions as Wilson’s final home game as a Seahawk since he was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, a tenure of ten seasons.

Wilson has started nearly every game of that run, missing only three games earlier this season after he suffered a ruptured tendon and dislocation of his right middle finger in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Rams.

The one-time Super Bowl champion has had one of his worst statistical seasons of his career, throwing for 2,639 yards with 18 touchdowns on 64.9 percent passing. He did express that he feels his stated pursuit of more Super Bowl victories remains possible in Seattle.

“Obviously we can’t do it not being in the playoffs right now,” Wilson said. “But I think that most importantly is it takes a lot of effort, takes a lot of things. It takes a lot of pieces and I think that we have a good amount of those pieces. A lot of them.”

–Field Level Media

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is sacked by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Preston Smith (91) late in the 4th quarter of the 17-0 win at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.   Photo by Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK

Cardinals hope to have Kyler Murray back against Seahawks

It seems the Seattle Seahawks might not be getting any breaks when it comes to opposing quarterbacks this week, either.

After Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers was cleared by COVID-19 protocols the day before the Seahawks met the Packers at snowy Lambeau Field, a game Green Bay won 17-0, it appears Arizona’s Kyler Murray is on the mend as the Cardinals prepare for this weekend’s trip to Seattle.

Murray, who has missed the past two games with a sprained left ankle, returned to practice Wednesday.

“It’s one of those things where you’re not really making it worse even though it may feel that way,” Murray said. “Just kinda gotta get used to that and work through it. It gets better as it goes. …

“I’ve made crazy progress. I’m way further along than I thought I would be. And like coach said, I’m pretty close.”

Murray was in the midseason MVP conversation before the injury as he’s passed for 2,276 passing yards and 17 touchdowns in eight games. He leads the NFL with a 72.7 completion percentage.

“We’ll see,” Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said when asked about Murray returning against Seattle. “He was out there moving around pretty good (Wednesday) and has just gotten better each day. We shall see how it progresses …

“We gotta make sure he’s comfortable. I don’t have odds, but I’ve been hopeful each week that he could kinda turn the corner on it and hasn’t yet completely, but hopefully this is the week.”

The Cardinals (8-2), with a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West, have a bye next week so they could be cautious with Murray.

Kingsbury said backup Colt McCoy, who was knocked out of last Sunday’s 34-10 home loss to Carolina with a pectoral injury, should be ready to go if Murray isn’t.

Leading receiver DeAndre Hopkins has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury and still hadn’t returned to practice by midweek. Also missing practice time were defensive lineman Corey Peters (shoulder), offensive lineman Justin Pugh (calf), linebacker Tanner Vallejo (knee), running back Jonathan Ward (concussion) and safety James Wiggins (knee).

The Seahawks (3-6) got quarterback Russell Wilson back last week after he missed three games following finger surgery, yet still suffered their first shutout since 2011 — the year before Wilson entered the league.

Wilson was 20 of 40 for 161 yards with two interceptions — both in the end zone.

“I felt confident in my hand,” Wilson said. “I felt confident with all the hard work. It was just a bad game in those two plays really. Those really were the defining moments of the game. When you’re playing good football teams, that’s usually what it is. They either go your way or they don’t. I didn’t play timid at all.”

Seahawks running back Chris Carson returned to practice last week after missing four straight games with a neck injury but wasn’t on the active roster for the game against the Packers.

Carson has missed practice time this week, and his status remains uncertain.

“What I would say is he didn’t make the positive progress that we would have hoped. We’re still working with him. I don’t have a good update for you,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “Just have to wait a couple more days and we’ll have more.”

Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown suffered a hip strain against the Packers and has also missed practice this week, as have wide receiver DK Metcalf (foot), offensive tackle Jamarco Jones (back), tight end Gerald Everett (groin) and defensive end Kerry Hyder Jr. (calf).

–Field Level Media

Oct 3, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) dives for the end zone while being tackled by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair (51) and cornerback Jimmie Ward (1) during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson hits milestone in win over 49ers

Russell Wilson overcame a sluggish start to throw for two touchdowns and run for another score to earn his 100th regular-season victory as the Seattle Seahawks defeated the NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers 28-21 Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif.

Alex Collins rushed for a 14-yard touchdown with 12:07 remaining to help the Seahawks (2-2) clinch the victory.

Wilson, who became the second quarterback to win 100 starts in his first 10 seasons — Hall of Famer Peyton Manning is the other — completed 16-of-23 passes for 149 yards.

Rookie Trey Lance, who took over for injured Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) at halftime, threw his first two NFL touchdown passes for the 49ers (2-2), both to Deebo Samuel.

Lance hit Samuel with a 76-yarder late in the third quarter to pull the 49ers to 21-13 and then found him for an 8-yard touchdown with 1:20 remaining. Lance rushed for a two-point conversion to make it a seven-point game, but the Seahawks recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.

Garoppolo was 14-of-23 for 165 yards, with one TD and one interception, and Lance was 9-of-18 for 157 yards.

San Francisco’s Trey Sermon led all rushers with 89 yards on 19 carries.

With the score 7-7, the Seahawks scored two touchdowns in less than a minute in the third quarter to take the lead. Wilson scored on a 16-yard scramble with 5:22 left in the third to break the 7-7 tie.

The 49ers’ Trenton Cannon fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and two plays later Wilson hit Freddie Swain with a 13-yard scoring strike to make the score 21-7.

After the Seahawks went three-and-out on the game’s first possession, the 49ers drove 71 yards, with Garoppolo completing all six of his pass attempts for 70 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown to Ross Dwelley.

The Seahawks had minus-7 total yards until an 80-yard touchdown drive late in the second quarter pulled them to 7-7 at the half. Wilson hit DK Metcalf from 12 yards out with 1:54 left in the second quarter to tie the score.

49ers kicker Robbie Gould suffered a groin injury in pregame warmups and was unavailable. Punter Mitch Wishnowsky made an extra point but missed a 41-yard field goal early in the second quarter that would’ve given San Francisco a 10-0 lead.

–Field Level Media

Sep 26, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws the ball during the first quarter against Seattle Seahawks at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Kirk Cousins, Vikings earn first win of ’21 vs. Seattle

Kirk Cousins completed 30 of 38 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns as the Minnesota Vikings earned their first victory of the season, defeating the Seattle Seahawks 30-17 Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis.

Alexander Mattison, playing for Dalvin Cook, who was sidelined by an ankle injury, rushed 26 times for 112 yards for the Vikings (1-2) and added 59 yards on six receptions.

Greg Joseph, who missed a last-second, 37-yard field goal attempt that would’ve given the Vikings a victory at Arizona last week, made all three of his kicks to account for all of the scoring after the intermission.

The Seahawks (1-2) blew a double-digit lead for the second consecutive week after losing to visiting Tennessee 33-30 in overtime the previous Sunday.

Russell Wilson was 23-of-32 passing for 298 yards and a touchdown for the Seahawks. Chris Carson rushed 12 times for 80 yards and a score.

The Vikings rallied from an early 17-7 deficit.

Cousins found Adam Thielen for a 15-yard touchdown pass to cut Seattle’s lead to 17-14 with 5:28 left in the first half.

Seattle had a chance to score on its first four drives of the game, but Jason Myers missed a 44-yard field goal late in the second quarter. It snapped a streak of 37 consecutive field goals for Myers, the fourth-longest in NFL history.

The Vikings took advantage, with Cousins driving them down the field and hitting Justin Jefferson with a 3-yard touchdown pass with 16 seconds left in the half to give Minnesota a 21-17 advantage. Jefferson had a game-high nine receptions for 118 yards.

The Seahawks tallied on their first drive of the game, as Wilson hit DK Metcalf with a 10-yard scoring strike.The Vikings responded with a 70-yard drive capped by Cousins’ 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tyler Conklin.

Seattle got a 53-yard field goal from Myers with 27 seconds left in the opening quarter to take a 10-7 lead. The Seahawks scored again on their next possession as Carson rushed for a 30-yard TD, making it 17-7.

–Field Level Media

Oct 4, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99) during the second half against the New York Giants at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Rams face Seahawks with a shot at first place

In the tough NFC West, the Los Angeles Rams actually gained ground during their bye week.

While the Rams were idle, Seattle, Arizona, and San Francisco all lost.

“It was a pretty solid bye week,” Rams receiver Cooper Kupp said. “They did us some favors there.”

That means Los Angeles (5-3) is within a game of the first-place Seahawks (6-2) as the teams get set to meet Sunday at SoFi Stadium, where the Rams have yet to lose.

“I certainly wasn’t upset to see those teams not come away with wins,” said Rams coach Sean McVay, whose team suffered a 28-17 loss at Miami entering the bye. “I’ll say this: If we handle our business, you don’t have to get into the business of watching other teams.”

With five of their final eight games against division rivals, including two against the Seahawks, the Rams are ready to get back into their own business.

While Los Angeles has been known for its offense under McVay, the team is 21st in the NFL at midseason, scoring 24.1 points per game. The Seahawks, led by MVP candidate Russell Wilson, are averaging a league-best 34.3.

“I don’t think as a team we truly need to reset,” said Kupp, who was limited in practice this week with a wrist injury. “I don’t think we need to reinvent the wheel here. It’s just about really dialing in on the details. It’s just about solving the problems they’ve given us the tools to solve. The standard we set for ourselves is greater than what we’ve put on paper in the last few weeks.”

The Rams have instead been led by their No. 2-ranked defense, allowing 19 points a game. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald, a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, has nine sacks through eight games, second-best in the league.

“He could win (the award) every year, in my opinion,” Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey said of Donald. “It’s starting to get to the point where everyone knows he’s the best, so no matter how great he does, people sometimes don’t look at it as, ‘Wow, that’s amazing,’ because they’re getting used to it.”

The Seahawks are coming off their second defeat in the past three games, a 44-34 defeat at Buffalo. Their league-worst pass defense allowed Josh Allen to throw for 415 yards and three touchdowns.

Uncharacteristically, Wilson turned over the ball four times, with two interceptions and two fumbles.

“What I will tell you is I don’t recognize that game. We haven’t seen us look like that, and it’s a game that I don’t have any place in my brain for it,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “It’s just such an out-of-character game across the board that I don’t even recognize us.”

The Seahawks are headed into the toughest stretch of their schedule, with a home game against Arizona (5-3) after their trip to Los Angeles.

“I think we have a great chance to be successful,” Wilson said. “We’ve got a lot of great games coming up, and we’ve got to go out there and just do everything we can to win. I think the one thing that we do great is we respond. And let’s make sure that we respond at a high level.”

The Seahawks have been without running backs Chris Carson (mid-foot sprain) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) each of the past two weeks and it’s uncertain if they’ll return Sunday. Defensive backs Quinton Dunbar (knee) and Shaquill Griffin (hamstring) are also questionable.

The Rams could also be short-handed in the offensive backfield as leading rusher Darrell Henderson Jr. (thigh/quad), has missed practice time this week.

–Field Level Media

Oct 4, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99) during the second half against the New York Giants at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Rams face Seahawks with a shot at first place

In the tough NFC West, the Los Angeles Rams actually gained ground during their bye week.

While the Rams were idle, Seattle, Arizona, and San Francisco all lost.

“It was a pretty solid bye week,” Rams receiver Cooper Kupp said. “They did us some favors there.”

That means Los Angeles (5-3) is within a game of the first-place Seahawks (6-2) as the teams get set to meet Sunday at SoFi Stadium, where the Rams have yet to lose.

“I certainly wasn’t upset to see those teams not come away with wins,” said Rams coach Sean McVay, whose team suffered a 28-17 loss at Miami entering the bye. “I’ll say this: If we handle our business, you don’t have to get into the business of watching other teams.”

With five of their final eight games against division rivals, including two against the Seahawks, the Rams are ready to get back into their own business.

While Los Angeles has been known for its offense under McVay, the team is 21st in the NFL at midseason, scoring 24.1 points per game. The Seahawks, led by MVP candidate Russell Wilson, are averaging a league-best 34.3.

“I don’t think as a team we truly need to reset,” said Kupp, who was limited in practice this week with a wrist injury. “I don’t think we need to reinvent the wheel here. It’s just about really dialing in on the details. It’s just about solving the problems they’ve given us the tools to solve. The standard we set for ourselves is greater than what we’ve put on paper in the last few weeks.”

The Rams have instead been led by their No. 2-ranked defense, allowing 19 points a game. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald, a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, has nine sacks through eight games, second-best in the league.

“He could win (the award) every year, in my opinion,” Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey said of Donald. “It’s starting to get to the point where everyone knows he’s the best, so no matter how great he does, people sometimes don’t look at it as, ‘Wow, that’s amazing,’ because they’re getting used to it.”

The Seahawks are coming off their second defeat in the past three games, a 44-34 defeat at Buffalo. Their league-worst pass defense allowed Josh Allen to throw for 415 yards and three touchdowns.

Uncharacteristically, Wilson turned over the ball four times, with two interceptions and two fumbles.

“What I will tell you is I don’t recognize that game. We haven’t seen us look like that, and it’s a game that I don’t have any place in my brain for it,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “It’s just such an out-of-character game across the board that I don’t even recognize us.”

The Seahawks are headed into the toughest stretch of their schedule, with a home game against Arizona (5-3) after their trip to Los Angeles.

“I think we have a great chance to be successful,” Wilson said. “We’ve got a lot of great games coming up, and we’ve got to go out there and just do everything we can to win. I think the one thing that we do great is we respond. And let’s make sure that we respond at a high level.”

The Seahawks have been without running backs Chris Carson (mid-foot sprain) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) each of the past two weeks and it’s uncertain if they’ll return Sunday. Defensive backs Quinton Dunbar (knee) and Shaquill Griffin (hamstring) are also questionable.

The Rams could also be short-handed in the offensive backfield as leading rusher Darrell Henderson Jr. (thigh/quad), has missed practice time this week.

–Field Level Media

Oct 4, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99) during the second half against the New York Giants at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Rams face Seahawks with a shot at first place

In the tough NFC West, the Los Angeles Rams actually gained ground during their bye week.

While the Rams were idle, Seattle, Arizona, and San Francisco all lost.

“It was a pretty solid bye week,” Rams receiver Cooper Kupp said. “They did us some favors there.”

That means Los Angeles (5-3) is within a game of the first-place Seahawks (6-2) as the teams get set to meet Sunday at SoFi Stadium, where the Rams have yet to lose.

“I certainly wasn’t upset to see those teams not come away with wins,” said Rams coach Sean McVay, whose team suffered a 28-17 loss at Miami entering the bye. “I’ll say this: If we handle our business, you don’t have to get into the business of watching other teams.”

With five of their final eight games against division rivals, including two against the Seahawks, the Rams are ready to get back into their own business.

While Los Angeles has been known for its offense under McVay, the team is 21st in the NFL at midseason, scoring 24.1 points per game. The Seahawks, led by MVP candidate Russell Wilson, are averaging a league-best 34.3.

“I don’t think as a team we truly need to reset,” said Kupp, who was limited in practice this week with a wrist injury. “I don’t think we need to reinvent the wheel here. It’s just about really dialing in on the details. It’s just about solving the problems they’ve given us the tools to solve. The standard we set for ourselves is greater than what we’ve put on paper in the last few weeks.”

The Rams have instead been led by their No. 2-ranked defense, allowing 19 points a game. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald, a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, has nine sacks through eight games, second-best in the league.

“He could win (the award) every year, in my opinion,” Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey said of Donald. “It’s starting to get to the point where everyone knows he’s the best, so no matter how great he does, people sometimes don’t look at it as, ‘Wow, that’s amazing,’ because they’re getting used to it.”

The Seahawks are coming off their second defeat in the past three games, a 44-34 defeat at Buffalo. Their league-worst pass defense allowed Josh Allen to throw for 415 yards and three touchdowns.

Uncharacteristically, Wilson turned over the ball four times, with two interceptions and two fumbles.

“What I will tell you is I don’t recognize that game. We haven’t seen us look like that, and it’s a game that I don’t have any place in my brain for it,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “It’s just such an out-of-character game across the board that I don’t even recognize us.”

The Seahawks are headed into the toughest stretch of their schedule, with a home game against Arizona (5-3) after their trip to Los Angeles.

“I think we have a great chance to be successful,” Wilson said. “We’ve got a lot of great games coming up, and we’ve got to go out there and just do everything we can to win. I think the one thing that we do great is we respond. And let’s make sure that we respond at a high level.”

The Seahawks have been without running backs Chris Carson (mid-foot sprain) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) each of the past two weeks and it’s uncertain if they’ll return Sunday. Defensive backs Quinton Dunbar (knee) and Shaquill Griffin (hamstring) are also questionable.

The Rams could also be short-handed in the offensive backfield as leading rusher Darrell Henderson Jr. (thigh/quad), has missed practice time this week.

–Field Level Media

Oct 4, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99) during the second half against the New York Giants at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Rams face Seahawks with a shot at first place

In the tough NFC West, the Los Angeles Rams actually gained ground during their bye week.

While the Rams were idle, Seattle, Arizona, and San Francisco all lost.

“It was a pretty solid bye week,” Rams receiver Cooper Kupp said. “They did us some favors there.”

That means Los Angeles (5-3) is within a game of the first-place Seahawks (6-2) as the teams get set to meet Sunday at SoFi Stadium, where the Rams have yet to lose.

“I certainly wasn’t upset to see those teams not come away with wins,” said Rams coach Sean McVay, whose team suffered a 28-17 loss at Miami entering the bye. “I’ll say this: If we handle our business, you don’t have to get into the business of watching other teams.”

With five of their final eight games against division rivals, including two against the Seahawks, the Rams are ready to get back into their own business.

While Los Angeles has been known for its offense under McVay, the team is 21st in the NFL at midseason, scoring 24.1 points per game. The Seahawks, led by MVP candidate Russell Wilson, are averaging a league-best 34.3.

“I don’t think as a team we truly need to reset,” said Kupp, who was limited in practice this week with a wrist injury. “I don’t think we need to reinvent the wheel here. It’s just about really dialing in on the details. It’s just about solving the problems they’ve given us the tools to solve. The standard we set for ourselves is greater than what we’ve put on paper in the last few weeks.”

The Rams have instead been led by their No. 2-ranked defense, allowing 19 points a game. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald, a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, has nine sacks through eight games, second-best in the league.

“He could win (the award) every year, in my opinion,” Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey said of Donald. “It’s starting to get to the point where everyone knows he’s the best, so no matter how great he does, people sometimes don’t look at it as, ‘Wow, that’s amazing,’ because they’re getting used to it.”

The Seahawks are coming off their second defeat in the past three games, a 44-34 defeat at Buffalo. Their league-worst pass defense allowed Josh Allen to throw for 415 yards and three touchdowns.

Uncharacteristically, Wilson turned over the ball four times, with two interceptions and two fumbles.

“What I will tell you is I don’t recognize that game. We haven’t seen us look like that, and it’s a game that I don’t have any place in my brain for it,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “It’s just such an out-of-character game across the board that I don’t even recognize us.”

The Seahawks are headed into the toughest stretch of their schedule, with a home game against Arizona (5-3) after their trip to Los Angeles.

“I think we have a great chance to be successful,” Wilson said. “We’ve got a lot of great games coming up, and we’ve got to go out there and just do everything we can to win. I think the one thing that we do great is we respond. And let’s make sure that we respond at a high level.”

The Seahawks have been without running backs Chris Carson (mid-foot sprain) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) each of the past two weeks and it’s uncertain if they’ll return Sunday. Defensive backs Quinton Dunbar (knee) and Shaquill Griffin (hamstring) are also questionable.

The Rams could also be short-handed in the offensive backfield as leading rusher Darrell Henderson Jr. (thigh/quad), has missed practice time this week.

–Field Level Media

Jun 13, 2019; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts assistant line coach Howard Mudd watches minicamp practice at the Indianapolis Colts, Farm Bureau Football Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Longtime OL coach Mudd remains hospitalized after accident

Longtime NFL offensive line coach Howard Mudd faces additional surgery as he recovers from serious injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Mudd, 78, is hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

In a message posted Saturday night on Mudd’s page on the CaringBridge website, a family friend relayed a note from Shirley Mudd, the coach’s wife, who addressed treatment of the pelvic and spinal injuries he suffered in the accident on Wednesday.

“Ortho surgery on pelvis (external fixator) went smooth. Tried to turn him over & do spine surgery and was unable to do so due to padding pushing in abdomen & reducing airflow & blood pressure,” Shirley Mudd said.

“Docs will regroup & try to determine how best to proceed,” she continued. “He’s awake off and on.”

Mudd played on the offensive line with the San Francisco 49ers (1964-69) and Chicago Bears (1969-70) before retiring in 1971. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-Decade Team for the 1960s.

He served as the offensive line coach for seven NFL teams but is best known as the architect of the line that protected Peyton Manning with the Indianapolis Colts, where he coached from 1998 to 2009. He was an adviser to the Colts in the 2019 preseason.

“We’re praying for Howard and hoping for the best,” Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted Sunday afternoon. “Our thoughts are with Shirley and their children.”

–Field Level Media

What To Look For - Divisional Playoffs

NFL Week 9 Football Props: Seahawks vs. Chargers

For the Seattle Seahawks, it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster season. They seem to be playing well, but nobody is talking about them as serious playoff contenders. They’re three losses have each been by only one score, and they came dangerously close to handing the Rams their first loss a few weeks back.

Everybody has been talking about the fact the Chargers are 5-2, and that their only losses have come from the Rams and the Chiefs, 2 of the top teams in the NFL. However, their 5 wins have come against the Bills, Browns, Raiders, 49ers and Titans who share a dismal combined record of 10-29-1. They’ve really only experienced the best and the worst of the NFL, which makes this Sunday’s matchup vs the Seahawks so important. Not only will it keep them in the running in the AFC West, but it will offer a chance for them to play a middle of the pack team with a lot to gain from a win. Seattle sits in 2nd in the NFC West behind the Rams, and will need a lot of help if they’re going to catch up.

The Chargers will be rooting for the Browns this weekend, and Seattle will be hoping the Drew Brees can continue his hot streak against the Rams. Both of these teams are in the playoff race for wild card spots, and even possibly as divisional winners, but it will take a lot for them to catch up to their divisional rivals. The Chargers come into Seattle as 1 point favorites, but Everyone knows that the Seahawks at home are a dangerous team.

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Seahawks vs. Chargers Props

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