Good morning. The Seahawks will have today and Monday off, returning to practice on Tuesday to get ready for their dress rehearsal for the regular season at Green Bay.
Of course, this will be the first time the two teams meet since Golden Tate’s infamous, game-winning catch over the Packers in a Monday night game last year. So Friday’s trip to cheese country should be interesting.
Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that Jermaine Kearse continues to make the most of his opportunities.
Meg Wochnick of The Olympian notes the return of running back Robert Turbin to game action after starting the season on the PUP list with a foot issue.
Staff photographers Joe Barrentine and Peter Haley offer some good photos from Saturday’s game.
Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle writes that Russell Wilson had this to say about Jermaine Kearse’s 107-yard, kick return: “He told me a couple of weeks ago, he’s like ‘Man, Russell, I get a chance on a kickoff return, I’m going to take it back,’” Wilson said.
ESPN’s Mike Sando offers three takeaways from Saturday’s win for the Seahawks – impressive quarterback play, Seattle’s defense struggles against no-huddle offense and Antoine Winfied’s play in the slot.
ESPN’s Jeff Legwold was not impressed with Denver’s performance against Seattle, particularly on special teams.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times offers his thoughts on Saturday’s game.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com provides a run down of Seattle’s big plays against Denver.
Brian McIntyre of Yahoo Sports says that the Seahawks made a statement in the team’s dominating performance over Denver.
Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated writes that if the Seahawks-Broncos game was a Super Bowl preview, Denver will be in trouble come February.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that X-rays came back negative for Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe. However, while Wolfe appeared to avoid a catastrophic injury, there was enough trauma to his spine area to fear he may be out for a while.
Len Pasquarelli writing for the National Football Post notes it’s becoming increasing hard to maintain stability and continuity on the offensive line for NFL teams.
Twelve-year-old Seahawks fan Kevin Lee, who has a heart condition, predicts a Super Bowl victory for his favorite team in this video link.
Apparently Skip Bayless thinks the Seahawks are still in the AFC West.
Must admit, Seahawks looking like more of a threat to New England in the AFC than Denver is right now.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) August 18, 2013