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The Seattle Seahawks didn’t exactly get out to the start they were hoping for on Sunday, getting down by two touchdowns early. However they were able to overcome the sluggish start as well as a key goal line fumble by Marshawn Lynch in order to beat the Washington Redskins. The win at Washington solidified the Seahawks as a real contender seeing that their weakness this season has been winning on the road.
While the injury to Robert Griffin III was horrible, and may effect his ability to play at the beginning of next season, there was an equally unfortunate and more pressing injury suffered by Seattle on Sunday. Star defensive lineman Chris Clemons suffered a torn ACL and meniscus which will keep him out for the remainder of the season. This is a huge blow to the Seahawks since they pride themselves on the stinginess of their defense, a group that gave up the least points per game in the NFL this season. Clemons is the Seahawks most consistent pass rusher and often eats up double teams, which creates opportunities for other players such as Bruce Irvin, to make plays. Even though he is only a rookie, Irvin will have to figure out how to remain an effective pass rusher without Clemons opposite him wreaking havoc.
The good news for the Seattle Seahawks defense is that they still have two of the most physical cornerbacks in the NFL in Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner. They will need them come Sunday when they take on one of the best receiving tandems in the league in Roddy White and Julio Jones. The Atlanta Falcons love taking deep shots down the field, especially to Jones. It will be a tall order for Sherman and Browner to keep up with White and Jones, but if they can jam them at the line and disrupt their timing with Matt Ryan the Seattle secondary may be able to keep the explosive Falcons in check.
Russell Wilson appears to have shown that he has what it takes to not only win in the playoffs, but win on the road in the playoffs. He showed poise and confidence on Sunday, not getting rattled when the Seahawks got down early. Wilson and the Seahawks coaches did an excellent job of sticking to their game plan and it paid dividends in the end. The Seahawks need to remember how well they handled their early deficit against Washington because they might find themselves in a similar predicament against Atlanta, and the Falcons defense is not as generous as that of the Redskins.
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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch missed practice
for the second straight day on Thursday due to his lingering foot injury,
reports Curtis Crabtree of Pro Football Talk.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch missed
practice for the second straight day to a lingering foot injury.
Crabtree points out that seeing Lynch’s name on the Seahawks’
Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch is probable for Sunday's matchup with Atlanta. Although he missed Wednesday practice that has been the usual plan for Lynch this season.Fantasy Spin:Lynch wasn't even mentioned by coach Pete Carroll while doing his Wednesday injury recap. Lynch has been unstoppable this season and the 132-yard day against Washington in the first round of...
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has a sprained foot and is listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the Falcons.
Per Carroll, #Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has a sprained foot, will be listed as probable, but should play Sunday.
— Liz Mathews 710 ESPN (@Liz_Mathews) January 11, 2013
Lynch has been fighting through injuries all season. I’m sure he’ll be fine...
Trent Williams apologized to Richard Sherman after Sunday's post game face shove. But they weren't the only players scuffling in the NFC wild-card game. The Washington Redskins say Seattle Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant was trying to step on running back Alfred Morris following a play. Click Link Below to Read Story!
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters Friday that running back Marshawn Lynch is listed as probable with a sprained foot. Carroll said he expects Lynch to play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. "Miss the flight? Doesn't show up in Atlanta?" Carroll said. "He's fine, he'll be all right." Lynch was limited in practice Friday after...
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was held out of practice the last couple of days but was back on Friday practicing with the team on a limited basis.
Coach Pete Carroll told reporters Lynch has a sprained foot and is listed as probable, but he will play on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
Here are the Lester’s Legends running back rankings for the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.
1. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
The Atlanta Falcons had the worst run defense of all the remaining playoff teams. They gave up 123.2 yards and a touchdown per game on the ground. Beast Mode has averaged 123 total yards with eight touchdowns in his past six games.