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The Patriots found out the hard way that CenturyLink Field is a tough place to play football games. But does Seattle truly have the NFL's biggest home-field advantage?
According to Andrew Mooney from the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective, they do. According to the study, the Seahwaks gain the most from playing at home while the Patriots hardly gain anything at all. Mooney compared point differentials from home and away games since each team opened their current stadiums, throwing out the new stadiums in Indianapolis, Dallas, New York and the newly renovated Soldier Field in Chicago.
Comparing the home and away differentials, the Seahawks game an average of 79.9 points per season since opening CenturyLink -- or Qwest Field as it was -- in 2002. Joining them in the top five are Baltimore (75.5), St. Louis (64.1), Arizona (60.0) and Kansas City (58.3).
The Patriots (16.1) sit at the bottom of the list with some curious company. Long-believed to be one of ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Photo from @davidlombardiSeattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gained some fame this week after mocking Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Twitter.Now you have check out the truck that his Mother drives. Talk about impressive.Stanford and Seahawks fans, you’ll love what Richard Sherman’s mom’s truck looks like twitter.com/davidmlombardi…— David Lombardi (@davidmlombardi...
The Seattle Seahawks will be without two players for their Thursday
night matchup with the San Francisco 49ers; offensive lineman John Moffit
(knee), and reserve defensive back Byron Maxwell (hamstring). However, Seattle
has announced that safety Kam Chancellor will play despite being limited this
week by an ankle injury, reports the Associated Press.
While he and his team might be playing the 49ers in a nationally televised game on Thursday night, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman already has achieved a fair level of notoriety on the interwebs this week after he tweeted a photo of himself appearing to taunt Patriots quarterback Tom Brady following Seattle’s impressive 24-23 victory over New [...]
Bump in the Road
I’m sure most people out there are as frustrated as I am with that disappointing Seahawks loss to the 49ers on Thursday night. Once again the defense did its job and the offense just never seemed to find its groove.
The Seahawks are now 0-3 against NFC West opponents which is a problem, however let’s just sit back and take our hands away from the panic button...
HEART WASN'T IN IT
Following the team's win over the Seahawks Thursday night, 49ers guard Alex Boone said this about Seattle's defense: "We just kind of felt them start to give up a little bit."
One of the best match-ups of the week on Thursday night. How nice to put that at a time when players only have three days rest.
I’ve said elsewhere that it was the rampant Peter King fluffing that turned me against Russell Wilson. I know that’s not really a fair thing to hold against someone. Wilson is just being himself. If he happens to charm some reporters who skew their coverage...
How the 49ers fared in keys to the game identified by NinersDigest before San Francisco’s 13-6 victory Thursday night over the Seattle Seahawks.
This one hurt
The Seattle Seahawks were in prime time again Thursday, heading to San Francisco to take on the division rival 49ers. It was a battle of top defenses and a battle for first place in the division, two races the Seahawks lost over the course of the night.
It was a painful loss as the Seahawks had several opportunities to extend their lead or to take the lead back from...
The Seahawks put the final nail in their coffin on Thursday night when they were called for a holding penalty in their own end zone with under a minute left to play, giving the Niners a two-possession lead. Or, should we say, it would have given San Francisco a two-possession lead had Jim Harbaugh not declined the penalty.
The play also happened to be 4th down, and Seattle came up...
Damn it.The Seahawks' defense rattled Smith, which is good, but Wilson completed just 36.36% of his passes for barely over 100 yards. His receivers have a big share in the blame for that (they allowed multiple passes to bounce off their hands), but the rookie QB still has a habit of putting his o-linemen in impossible situations with his scrambling. I also have a problem...
The Thursday Night games have been pretty boring this year, with few reasons to watch other than fantasy and gambling implications. This week might be the exception, as the Seahawks travel to face the 49ers.
Every week I'm profiling one sparsely-owned player from Thursday's game that you can (notice I'm not saying should) pick up and start. Ya know, get your...
After Frank Gore rushed all over the Seattle Seahawks defense last night, I thought to myself that is seems like Gore always owns the Seahawks defense. So I decided I would go look up Gore’s stats against the Seahawks.
Since taking over the full time role in 2006, he had 2 carries for 5 yards in 2005, Gore has rushed for 1210 yards on 224 carries (5.4 avg) and 4 touchdowns in 13...