Touchdown Seahawks! Breakdown of the best Seattle TD vs. Carolina

Kearse had a huge TD reception to put the Hawks in front. (Seahawks.com)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the top play from Seattle’s close win over the Carolina Panthers. With the running game stifled by a stout front-seven of Carolina, Russell Wilson was called upon to attack the Panthers through the air. With time winding down and the Hawks down 7-6, Wilson needed to engineer a drive in the fourth quarter to ensure a victory for Seattle. That’s when Jermaine Kearse stepped up big.

Oregon 59-10 over Virginia Cavaliers: Week two game balls

Mariota once again flashed his top speed with a 71-yard TD run against Virginia. (Andrew Shurtleff/Stamford Advocate)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the Ducks’ blowout over Virginia and hands out his game balls to three players who were very impressive in their position groups. While De’Anthony Thomas could have taken home the offensive game ball as well, Mariota’s ability to scramble and flash his top speed earned him the offensive game ball while Derrick Malone stepped up on defense and Alejandro Maldonado was impressive on special teams.

Looking Ahead: Rays at Seattle Mariners

James Paxton

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson previews the upcoming series for the Seattle Mariners. Set to face the Tampa Bay Rays for a three-game series at Safeco Field, the Mariners will send Hisashi Iwakuma, James Paxton, and Erasmo Ramirez to the mound to counter Alex Cobb, Chris Archer, and Matt Moore. Let’s hope the Mariners can give that same support to Paxton tomorrow night.

Spoiler Alert: Could Seattle actually lose in Carolina?

We'll miss you, big guy.

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about two things that could spoil Seattle’s chances of coming away with a win in their opening game against the Carolina Panthers this coming Sunday. A combination of an early start time on the road as well as a depleted defensive line (No Bruce Irvin, Chris Clemons, Jordan Hill or Cliff Avril, more than likely) going up against Cam Newton could have the Seahawks leaving the East Coast with a bad taste in their mouths.

Three things to watch for in Oregon’s next game

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NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you three things to watch out for when the Ducks travel east to take on the Virginia Cavaliers. Fresh of a 66-3 blowout of the Nicholls State Colonels, Oregon will be facing different conditions against the Cavaliers in both terms of game atmosphere, temperature, and style. The Ducks will need to be road warriors on Saturday and not look past a team who will be gearing up for a big upset.

Should the Mariners shut down Felix and Iwakuma?

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NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about whether or not the Mariners should think about shutting down Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma in 2013. While they could undoubtedly pitch an excess of 200 innings, Chris believes that it is in the best interest of both pitchers and the organization to let them have some much needed rest after their next start.

Oregon 66-3 over Nicholls State: Week one game balls

Mariota was once again dominant. (Andrew Seng/Emerald)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson dishes out his game balls from Oregon’s triumphant and blowout victory over the Nicholls State Colonels. A route everybody expected to occur, the Ducks soared over the Colonels and dominated all facets of the game. Marcus Mariota led the way on offense while Tony Washington played big on defense and Keanon Lowe looked impressive on special teams.

Looking Ahead: Rangers vs. Mariners

Will Saunders have his good stuff tonight? (Elaine Thompson/AP)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson previews the upcoming series for the Seattle Mariners. Hosting the Texas Rangers for a three-game series, Seattle will send their top three to the hill, as Joe Saunders will get the start in game one, Hisashi Iwakuma will get the start in game two, and Felix Hernandez will start the series’ finale. The Mariners will be looking to bounce back after being swept by the Angels.

Looking Ahead: Angels vs. Mariners series preview

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NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson previews Seattle’s upcoming three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Safeco Field. Getting Felix on the mound in game one is huge for a team looking to inch towards the .500 mark as the season draws to a close, and Erasmo Ramirez will hopefully follow up an impressive outing by Felix with one of his own. Harang will get the start in the series finale.

Wrapup: Moffitt traded to Broncos after injury concerns void trade to Browns

John Moffitt

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the John Moffitt trade to the Denver Broncos for Sealver Siliga. First rumored to be heading to the Cleveland Browns on Monday, it was then announced the trade was rescinded because he failed a physical that was required to complete the trade. Many thinking he would perhaps remain in Seattle due to the news of a failed physical, it was just minutes later that he was on his way to the Denver Broncos in exchange for DT Sealver Siliga.

Why are tickets still available for Oregon’s opening game?

Autzen Stadium

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson details how Autzen’s sellout streak could be ended when Nicholls State heads to Eugene to take on the Ducks. Ranked third in the nation by just about every poll heading into the season, there don’t seem to be many doubts surrounding the Oregon football program right now. That is except for whether or not Autzen Stadium will continue its sellout run.

Looking Ahead: Mariners vs. Athletics series preview

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NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson looks ahead and previews the next series for the Seattle Mariners. Coming off a series’ victory over the Texas Rangers that saw Kyle Seager come through in the clutch in the final game, Seattle will send Aaron Harang, Joe Saunders, and Hisashi Iwakuma to the mound, attempting to win their second straight series while pushing towards the .500 mark.

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