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Tuesday Round-Up: Russell Wilson still in thick of MVP race
Good morning, 12th Man.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, December 24 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Dan Graziano of ESPN.com has his latest MVP Watch column, dropping quarterback Russell Wilson from No. 2 to No. 3 after Sunday's performance against the Arizona Cardinals. On Wilson, Graziano writes, "Prior to Sunday, the last time Wilson lost a home game was Oct. 2, 2010, when he was playing for North Carolina State and lost 41-30 to Virginia Tech in Raleigh. That Virginia Tech team featured future NFL players David Wilson (who had a 92-yard kickoff return in the game), Jarrett Boykin and Jayron Hosley and had Tyrod Taylor at quarterback. Wilson went 21-for-49 that day with three touchdown passes and three interceptions and had a 30-28 lead with two minutes to go. It was a disappointing day. So was Sunday, when the Arizona Cardinals made Wilson feel mortal in Seattle for the first time ever. Wilson's season has been one of successful puzzle solving, and while he couldn't solve Arizona's defense, he's hardly alone and can take solace in the likelihood that he won't have to see them again until next year."
Terry Blount of ESPN.com reviews Sunday's game against the Cardinals, writing that cornerback Richard Sherman - who recorded two picks of Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer - may have passed up teammate Earl Thomas for NFL Defensive Player of the Year consideration.
Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com highlights three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out from the Seahawks' 17-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. O'Neil also has his notebook from Monday's media availability with head coach Pete Carroll, noting wide receiver Percy Harvin (hip) will not participate in practice this week.
Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune reminds readers the sky is not falling after Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune outlines the message head coach Pete Carroll had for his team's leaders following Sunday result at CenturyLink Field.
Doug Farrar of SI.com says the Cardinals win over the Seahawks on Sunday proves they are a real contender.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has his first look at the St. Louis Rams. Condotta also looks at what went wrong with the Seahawks passing game last Sunday, when quarterback Russell Wilson tossed for a career-low 108 yards.
Tim Lewis of KOMO 4 News eyes the NFC playoff picture ahead of Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams.
Here at Seahawks.com, I recap and pass along audio from head coach Pete Carroll's Monday morning conversation with 710 ESPN Seattle's Michael Grey and Danny O'Neil.
Our team photographers have several fan photos from Sunday's game against Arizona.
And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth recaps what Sunday's result against the Cardinals means to the team's playoff seeding, highlights what the team's recent inconsistent play on third-down means for the offense, and puts the focus on a 4 a.m. hour film room session between quarterback Russell Wilson and head coach Pete Carroll.