Archives for December 2012

Seahawks MMQB: A record setting day all around

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens breaks down the week 17 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams in his Seahawks Monday morning quarterback. Brett has a few points he’d like to emphasize today. Russell Wilson is a super star. Bobby Wagner set a new record for tackles by a rookie with 140 this season. Marshawn Lynch is a way better running back than Shaun Alexander ever was.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks prediction and preview

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson previews Portlands contest against the New York Knicks. This will be the first meeting between these two teams this year, New York being heavily favored as many believe this is the year they can once again contend for a championship. Should the Blazers wish to solidify themselves as a legitimate playoff contender, they must play a sound game against an extremely dangerous and impressive team.

Biggest ‘What-If’ questions in Portland Trail Blazers history

NWSB Writer Bryant Knox recaps the biggest ‘What If?’ questions in Portland Trail Blazers franchise history. ESPN recently aired its documentary “Going Big” about the Blazers drafting Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan, but this is just one of many situations in which Portland saw itself moving in a completely opposite direction. Kevin Durant, Larry Bird, Chris Paul and Bob McAdoo could have all been Blazers.

Five keys to the Oregon Ducks winning the Fiesta Bowl

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down the keys to beating the Kansas State Wildcats in the Jan. 3 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. The team must stick to the game plan. A big game from Kenjon Barner is a must, staying confident is crucial and winning the turnover margin is going to be important. Forcing Colin Klein to beat you with his arm is a big part of the strategy, and scoring a ton of points won’t hurt either.

St. Louis Rams vs. Seahawks Week 17 game balls & stats

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell after each week of the regular season and possibly during an NFL playoff game or the Super Bowl will bring you his Seahawks game balls. Balls are awarded to the Hawks offensive MVP. Co-Offensive game balls go to Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson for making their way into the history books.

Five Seahawks who will have a BIG impact versus Rams

NWSB Insider and Seahawks’ Blogger Ben Tole talks about regardless of what the two teams at Century Link Field are playing for on Sunday the Hawks have been doing nothing over the last month but making statements. He says there are five players to watch for on Sunday to make another statement. Matt Flynn, Red Bryant, Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin & Richard Sherman all make his list of guys to watch.

What I’m watching for Sunday in the Rams vs. Seahawks matchup

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for Sunday when the Hawks play the St. Louis Rams. Richard Sherman’s Pro Bowl selection and appealed suspension should give him motivation to play well, while the team as a whole can’t look past a weaker opponent. Ereth also breaks down the different postseason scenarios.

Seahawks shafted for 2013 Pro Bowl roster spots

NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Chris Hall breaks down which Seahawks players were named to the pro bowl, and which ones deserved better. Russell Okung, Leon Washington and Max Unger earned starting spots, and they deserved them; but Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor deserved more. The 2013 Pro Bowl is Jan. 27.

Five New Year’s resolutions for the Portland Trail Blazers

NWSB Writer Bryant Knox breaks down what New Year’s resolutions the Portland Trail Blazers must make as we enter 2013. The Blazers need better play from their bench, less minutes from their starters and an improved two-man game between LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard. The team also needs to win the winnable games, and Neil Olshey needs to decide which direction this team is going.

St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks prediction & Week 17 preview

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell tells us about the sixteenth game of the season for the Seahawks, a Sunday afternoon matchup against the St. Louis Rams. Seahawks are in the playoffs, but looking for some help to clinch the division title. I’ve only been right once this year when calling for a blowout, let’s make it twice for the last game of the year Seahawks.

Five fearless predictions for the 2012 Alamo Bowl

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the OSU vs. Texas 2012 Alamo Bowl matchup. He provides five fearless predictions for the game Saturday. With this marking the final game for seniors Markus Wheaton and Jordan Poyer, expect OSU to send their guys out with style.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Portland Trail Blazers prediction and preview

Bryant Knox previews the Portland Trail Blazers’ Dec. 29 matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. Portland is coming off a disasterous performance against the Los Angeles Lakers, and a bounce-back performance is needed before they travel away from the Rose Garden for a four-game road trip. The key matchup in this one is between Damian Lillard and Jrue Holiday. LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews are questionable.

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