In my story today, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant will return to the field on Sunday after missing four weeks with a hamstring issue.
Trufant practiced fully this week without any setbacks, and likely will return to being used as Seattle’s fifth defensive back in passing situations, with rookie Jeremy Lane set to start his third straight game in place of Brandon Browner.
“I’m getting pretty comfortable in there,” Trufant said. “I’ve had a lot of reps at it. I’ve had a lot of great coaching at it, and I’ve spent a lot of extra time because it’s a whole different world. But it’s a lot of fun inside. I’m enjoying it, and I’m still trying to get better. I feel a lot more comfortable now.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that rookie Jeremy Lane has more than lived up to expectations as a fill-in starter for Brandon Browner.
Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times says that Russell Okung’s play has been loud this season, including his first trip to the Pro Bowl.
ESPN’s Mike Sando discusses how the Seahawks will handle the Rams pressure packages.
Jim Moore of 710 ESPN Seattle like the Seahawks over St. Louis, 27-23. Moore is 12-3 against the spread in Seahawks games this year.
In this Associated Press report, the Seahawks have become one of the most efficient offenses in the league, including a perfect 24 of 24 in the red zone the past six games.
And ESPN panel of NFL experts picks Seahawks general manager John Schneider as league executive of the year.
All three analysts at the NFL Network take the Seahawks in this NFL playbook video.
Doug Kretz of Scouts Inc. takes Seattle 34-20 in his breakdown of the game. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.
Has fan behavior at Seahawks’ game crossed the line? A woman who attended last week’s San Francisco game with her 14-year-old son, a 49ers fan, thinks so.
Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network uses all-22 film to break down what’s going wrong for San Francisco’s defense. You’ll learn a lot here.