Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockett has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for striking an opponent in the head.
If Seattle wants to improve their record to 9-1 before returning home to face the Vikings next week, these are three key factors that will make their job a lot easier.
Yes, Seattle is 8-1 and atop the NFC. But with the Rams and Bucs coming dangerously close to upsetting Seattle the past two games, this is a game the ‘Hawks can’t afford to look beyond. Why? The Falcons beat both St. Louis and Tampa Bay and had a much easier time doing it.
The Seahawks have struggled to stop the run of late, but the opposing quarterbacks haven’t finished them off. Atlanta’s Matt Ryan will end that fortunate streak without improvements from the Hawks’ front seven.