Found October 31, 2013 on Football Nation:
Three weeks into the NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks were a 19-point favorite to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars.They covered the spread handily and proved at the time they were the best team in the league.This weekend, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to Seattle as a 16-point underdog in a matchup much similar to the one with the Jaguars - with one caveate: The Seahawks were one Golden Tate-taunted touchdown away from losing to division rival St. Louis.Is there some vulnerability in the Seahawks arsenal, or did they stub their toe on Monday night?While Tampa Bay is in a hot mess of self-destruction, Seattle could put a huge score on the Buccaneers to prove once and for all they are still the best team in the league, regardless of record.Tampa Bay is just trying to get out of its own way and win a football game in spite of the daily drama the team head coach Greg Schiano brings to the team’s facility each day. That is not going to take away the fact Tampa Bay should get drubbed in thi...

Golden Tate might have just made the NFL a little more boring

Today Dean Blandino the head of officiating was on the NFL Network and they were talking about Golden Tate and his dumb taunting penalty. Well guess what Golden, you made a non- Golden mistake. The NFL will likely consider negating touchdowns for taunting penalties, the NFL’s head of officiating Dean Blandino told the NFL Network. […]

Jermaine Kearse Could Be An Upgrade Over Sidney Rice

When the Seattle Seahawks take the field this upcoming Sunday against the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they will have to do so without wide receivers Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice. We know that they will still be with starters Golden Tate and Zach Miller, but it is my belief that Jermaine Kearse will be the man to fill Rice’s shoes. Tate has been Russell Wilson’s number one target...

Gerald McCoy says Bucs coaches scolded him for helping opponent up

Greg Schiano may insist he still has control of his team, but the fact of the matter is there are players in his own locker room who don’t respect or like what he and his coaching staff stand for. If you need evidence of that, look no further than the comments defensive tackle Gerald McCoy […]

Seahawks offense continues to struggle: 'against a team like Denver, Kansas City, San Francisco, that’s not going to cut it'

The Seattle Seahawks are glad to be 7-1, but the offense is going backwards and as WR Doug Baldwin said, "In the NFL you can’t play offense like this and keep continuing to win." The running game is ranked 4th in the NFL, but the passing game is 28th and overall the offense has been inconsistent at best.

Marshawn Lynch will reportedly play Sunday despite a knee injury

According to,  even though Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch missed Wednesday’s practice he’s expected to play this week. Per a league source, Lynch will play on Sunday. Even though Lynch is a tough bruising back,  it will be interesting to see how many carries Robert Turbin gets.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Marshawn...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Seahawks Week 9 gambling odds & handicapping

Seahawks Return Home The Seattle Seahawks return home this week after another successful road trip with a 7-1 record and top spot in the NFC. This week they face the most dysfunctional team in the NFL – the Greg Schiano led Tampa Bay Buccaneers who seem to be self-destructing before our very eyes. Seattle played their worst on Monday night but as all good teams do – they found...

Percy Harvin is expected to miss another week of football

According to FOX Sports 1 Seahawks WR Percy Harvin was on track to return against the Rams on Monday night until his surgically repaired hip “flared up” in practice last Thursday. “We want to make sure we don’t go too far too fast,” Carroll said. “We’re looking for the long haul in his recovery. We […]

Marshawn Lynch Needs A Geography Lesson

Check it at 5:22. Seriously, Marshawn? Lynch thought he was going to Buffalo in New York City and would be partying with Jay-Z when he was drafted by the Bills. Where, Buffalo Bill’s Steakhouse? Come on, man. God only knows where he thinks somewhere like Europe is. Watch the whole video though it’s actually a nice little documentary, Marshawn Lynch is a good dude. [BSO] Article...

NFL Considering Negating TDs For Taunting Penalties

Golden Tate’s actions have NFL in talks over issues of taunting. The NFL may look into negating touchdowns that involve taunting penalties. This recent consideration came just as Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate  was seen pointing and waving at safety Rodney McLead who was trying to stop him as he made his way to the end zone making an 80-yard touchdown. A flag was...

Seattle's pass game struggling despite 7-1 start

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer The loss of wide receiver Sidney Rice for the season to a knee injury is just the latest problem for the Seattle Seahawks offense. Seattle must now try to fill Rice's spot in a passing game already struggling due to poor protection for quarterback Russell Wilson. The Seahawks gave up seven sacks...

Gerald McCoy says he took grief from Buccaneers coaches for helping opponent up

Gerald McCoy, Pro Bowl defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, went on the air with a Tampa-area radio show this week and said he was hounded by his coaches for a basic act of sportsmanship.McCoy alleges that he took grief from the Buccaneers coaching staff after he helped an opposing player off the ground during a game.More on his comments from Yahoo! Sports:“I had my D...

2013 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 9 RB recommendations

Today’s Daily Fix updates you on injury notes regarding Seattle receivers, Zac Stacy and DeSean Jackson. It also tells you why you should start Eddie Lacy, Ryan Mathews, Alfred Morris and others in daily fantasy football at DraftKings for Week 9. News and Notes Percy Harvin is “getting close but not close enough,” according to Seattle coach Pete Carroll. Harvin won’t play...

Bucs’ Revis: Knee kept him from playing man coverage

A confused and disgruntled Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan base has been wondering for weeks now why $16 million cornerback Darrelle Revis has been playing so much zone coverage. The reason, according to Revis, is he wasn’t healthy enough or in good enough shape to play press man coverage. Revis said during his weekly radio show on WDAE (620 AM) on Thursday that his reconstructed left...

Seattle is a stark contrast to the Bucs since 2009

There was an excellent and true article the other day showing how the Bucs could be just like last year's Kansas City Chiefs, who were 2-14 with pretty much the same cast and crew that has them 8-0 this year.  The biggest change is the Head Coach, and a serviceable QB. But if you really want to see a stark contrast, look no further than the team the Bucs face this weekend...

NFL Power Rankings week 7 make-up

  Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks Beast Moded their way to the top of the isportsweb NFL power rankings in week 7. Can they hold onto it after week 8?   First off, I’d like to  apologize for not getting the week 7 NFL Power Rankings up in a timely manner last week. I had some personal things pop up that prevented me from doing so. To make up for it, I will be posting...
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