State of the Seahawks: Weekly Notebook | November 10th

Seahawks Week 10

It’s Ravens week for the Seattle Seahawks. But first lets break down the issues of the week with regards to the STATE of the Seahawks.


Reviewing the Cowboys Game

The Good:

Seattle (2-6) at Dallas (4-4) – The Seahawks were able to run for 163 yards against a top ten rushing defense including Marshawn Lynch‘s first 100 yard regular season game as a Seahawk.

The Seahawks were able to beat the Cowboys in time of possession which is something Seattle has struggled with.

The defense had two big holds near the goal line and forced field goals. Richard Sherman had a ball jarring hit on Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant at the goal line that could have easily ended with a touchdown. Because of these great defensive efforts near the goal line the Seahawks entered the half tied at 6 when they could have been down 21-6.

The Bad:

Tarvaris Jackson threw three interceptions, no touchdowns and only 219 yards.

The Seahawks offense was 2-10 on third down. The defense had trouble giving up big plays especially in the first half when they gave up 304 yards.

The Seahawks entered the day as the leagues top defense in yards per carry but allowed Dallas to rush for 5.6 yards per carry. Ten penalties for 88 yards.

The Cowboys beat the Seahawks 23-13 but the game was a lot more lopsided then the score would indicate.


A look at the Ravens

The Ravens are built on a strong defense. They are ranked 3rd in the NFL against the run allowing 86.8 yards per game and 5th against the pass allowing 192.6 yards per game.

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State of the Seahawks: Weekly Notebook | November 10th

The offense is in the bottom third of the league running the ball. They are ranked 22nd averaging 102 yards per game while they are ranked 12th in the league in passing averaging 240.9 yards per game.

The Ravens are tied with the Bengals for first place in the AFC North and have allowed just 130 points through the first eight games.

Things to look for this week at the Clink

To see if Tarvaris Jackson can start and if he does how well he is able to play while still being hampered by injury.

Can the offensive line continue to build on the success they had against Dallas last week? If they can will that allow Zach Miller to get involved in the passing game as a target?

Weekly roster moves

The Seahawks released defensive end Al Woods (claimed off waivers by Pittsburg) and placed wide receiver Kris Durham on season ending injured reserve due to a labrum injury that will require surgery.

The Seahawks activated rookie defensive end Pep Levingston from the practice squad to fill Woods roster space and they activated wide receiver Deon Butler (who had not been activated since coming off the PUP list) to fill Durham’s roster spot.

Offensive Guard Paul Fanaika was cut from the practice squad and they brought added wide receiver Patrick Williams to the practice squad. Williams was with the Seahawks during the preseason.

All these moves result in one open space on the Practice squad.

Keys to a Seahawks victory

The Seahawks must avoid turnovers. They are going to have trouble moving the ball against a very stout defense and they cannot afford to give away cheap points or field position.

Seahawks must start fast. The Ravens are in perfect position for a let down game after a tough battle and big win against their division rival Pittsburg Steelers. If the Seahawks can come out swinging it is possible to have them on their heels before they realize there is a game to play.

Whoever play quarterback must make good decisions and find guys when they are open. The defense must do a better job tackling this week and avoid coverage breakdowns. Both sides of the ball need to avoid stupid penalties and play more disciplined.

News and weekly injury report. (Full Seahawks Injury Report)

Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson did not practice on Wednesday and head coach Pete Carroll said “We are not out of the woods yet” when asked about his strained pectoral.

WR Sidney Rice missed practice (Foot) but I would expect him to be a go come Sunday. TE Cameron Morrah (Toe/Knee) did not practice on Wednesday but Pete Carroll said he should be able available Sunday.

LB David Vobora (Concussion) did not practice Wednesday


C Matt Birk practiced Thursday, will probably play. WR Lee Evans practiced after missing the last 6 games (Ankle). It is unclear if he will be able to play on Sunday. LB Brendon Ayanbadejo limited in practice (Mild Concussion)

LB Dannell Ellerbre (Hamstring/Groin) Limited. RB Anthony Allen (Hamstring) Limited

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Baltimore at Seattle
Nov 13-4:05 PM ET Record
BAL 6-2 (2-2 V)
SEA 2-6 (1-2 H)
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