Found October 18, 2012 on
Backyard Sports Blog:
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 Thursday night fantasy fix if you don't have a stud player going.
So without further adieu, this week's player is...
Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
Besides the sheer awesomeness that comes with being a native Richmonder, Wilson possesses all the attributes you want in a franchise QB, save for height. The 5'11 Wilson hasn't let that get in the way though, and is coming off of a career game against New England, throwing for 293 yards and 3 TDs, good for a 133.7 rating.
The Niners D is stout, allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. H...
BEST OF MAXIM
Before the season began this looked like it may be a Thursday night match-up that would go fairly unnoticed. Now, almost to the half-way point of the season, this contest between both 4-2 squads looks like it will have major implications. Implications that go beyond who wins the division and who goes to the playoffs. Rather, a match-up that may determine who the next dominant...
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...
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 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...
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."
LAST WEEK: 6-8
SEASON: 55-36 (60%)
The Seahawks are coming off a huge win against the Pats and the 49ers are coming off a really rough loss to the Giants, but San Francisco's defense is just too good to lose to Russell Wilson no matter how good the Seattle defense plays.
Both of these teams were big underdogs in their...
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.
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...
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...