Good morning, football fans.
Let’s get to it:
Non-Seahawks game of the day:
New England (3-0) at Atlanta (1-2)
At 1-2, the Falcons need to figure something out in a hurry. Hosting New England shouldn’t help their cause. The upper-tier of the NFC seems to be taking shape quickly, with the Seahawks, New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears 3-0. The Detroit Lions are 2-1 and San Francisco is 2-2. If Atlanta wants to stay in the mix, Sunday night would be a good time to start playing better. Here’s a look at the numbers between the two.
Week 2 Seahawks highlights
Apparently, this is real.
View from the other side:
> Five questions were posed in the Houston Chronicle. The first, somewhat amusing:
1. If the Texans’ offense can’t score a touchdown against Baltimore, how can it expect to score against Seattle?
The Seahawks have the NFL’s No. 1 defense, but the Texans are playing at Reliant Stadium as opposed to M&T Bank Stadium against the Ravens. Quarterback Matt Schaub must avoid interceptions, especially those returned for touchdowns, like in the last two games. The Texans have to establish the running game to be balanced and keep the Seahawks in a guessing game. The worst thing they can do — other than turnovers — is to be ineffective on first down and leave Schaub in obvious passing situations on second and third downs.
Flashback video of the day:
Show your stuff and drink milk! All together now!
Today in bacon:
Bacon peanutella snackwich. Please, have a doctor on call.
Favorite Seahawks moment from reader Byron Peterson-Huff:
“Hey, I just got back from Vegas where, amongst other things, I had lunch at Dick’s Last Resort. The bartender was wearing a Derrick Thomas jersey and after initial “hellos, and what’ll ya have?” I inquired if he (bartender) even knew who Derrick Thomas was and whether or not he knew Thomas was the NFL’s single-game sack leader. I, of course know this because I’m a die hard Hawks fan, and, of course, watched Thomas sack Dave Krieg 7 times which is, of course, when the record was set. BUT, one of my favorite Seahawks moments came when Thomas was a fraction of a second late, and Krieg ducking under Thomas’ grasp, hit a leaping Paul Skansi who seemed to be 15 feet in the air, over what seemed to be the entire Chiefs secondary, (to me) with a playoff spot on the line, for the game winning catch. Skansi was quoted in saying that “all he remembered was how 71,000 screaming Chiefs went silent after he caught the ball”. Skansi then spiked the ball for the only time career (163 catches). This favorite moment was made better for me because, of course, not only did the bartender know who Derrick Thomas was, but of course, he had been watching also. We then shared condolences for Mr. Thomas and in a bar known for being extremely rude to patrons, that bartender and I had good conversation about players named Derrick or Thomas.”
I expected more of these. We’re going to open this category up a bit to include your favorite Seahawks moment or your all-time starting Seahawks team. Quit slacking off and send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recipe of the day:
Driving down the highway from the airport to my hotel near the stadium, there were large electronic billboards overhanging the road. They provide important traffic news. Saturday, it was the proper route to a barbecue in Pasadena, Texas. Not kidding.
Chalk talk with Brock Huard of 710 ESPN:
Now, that’s funny (at least to me)
Keeping with the barbecue theme:
Today’s weather forecast:
This week’s schedule:
|Baltimore at Buffalo||10 a.m.||CBS||Ralph Wilson Stadium|
|Arizona at Tampa Bay||10 a.m.||FOX||Raymond James Stadium|
|Pittsburgh at Minnesota||10 a.m.||CBS||Wembley Stadium|
|N.Y. Giants at Kansas City||10 a.m.||FOX||Arrowhead Stadium|
|Indianapolis at Jacksonville||10 a.m.||CBS||EverBank Field|
|Seattle at Houston||10 a.m.||FOX||Reliant Stadium|
|Cincinnati at Cleveland||10 a.m.||CBS||FirstEnergy Stadium|
|Chicago at Detroit||10 a.m.||FOX||Ford Field|
|N.Y. Jets at Tennessee||1:05 p.m.||CBS||LP Field|
|Washington at Oakland||1:25 p.m.||FOX||O.co Coliseum|
|Philadelphia at Denver||1:25 p.m.||FOX||Sports Authority Field|
|Dallas at San Diego||1:25 p.m.||FOX||Qualcomm Stadium|
|New England at Atlanta||5:30 p.m.||NBC||Georgia Dome|
|Monday, Sep. 30|
|Miami at New Orleans||5:40 p.m.||ESPN||Mercedes-Benz Superdome|