The Seattle Seahawks have a tall task ahead of them in the form of the New Orleans Saints. Jason A. Churchill sees the same simple formula for victory the team enjoys every week.
Last week it was the starting defensive line that was prominent on the injury report, this week it’s the starting defensive line. Nine players are listed for the Seahawks this week as they look to go 3-0 against Jacksonville.
Walter Thurmond joins suspended corners Brandon Browner and injured Marcus Trufant on the sideline, and WR Charly Martin was place on IR. The good news: Sidney Rice will play.
The Buffalo Bills replaced Marshawn Lynch in 2010 with first-round pick C.J. Spiller, and since then Lynch has merely rushed for 3,043 yards and 27 touchdowns in 40 games for the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seattle Seahawks put up perhaps its most dominating performance in franchise history, rushing for a season-high 284 yards while creating eight turnovers and setting a team record for points.
The second-year linebacker played well in a spot start for Hill last week and figures to play a lot this week — whether he starts or not.
The Seattle Seahawks are down two of their top three corners this week, and could be without all three as soon as next week, leaving Walter Thurmond and a bunch of young guys to hold up the back end.
With Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner facing possible suspensions next week, the Hawks also might lose Red Bryant to plantar fasciitis and/or Leroy Hill to a bum ankle.