Friday Round-Up: Seahawks-Texans previews

Posted Sep 27, 2013

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson catches up with ESPN's Lindsay Czarniak

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today, Friday, September 27, about your Seattle Seahawks:

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times looks ahead to Sunday's matchup with the Texans, recalling the squad from Houston was the "it" team a season ago before losing three of their final four games - a circumstance Brewer says could prove cautionary to this year's Seahawks

Terry Blount of lays out 12 key statistics heading into the Seahawks Week 4 game against the Texans. Blount also has notes from head coach Pete Carroll on how the team handles early road games and writes that quarterback Russell Wilson is confident in his ailing offensive line.

Mike Sando of delivers some more key statistics heading into the Seahawks Week 4 contest at Houston.

ESPN's NFL Live crew has their predictions for the Seahawks-Texans game at Reliant Stadium.

Danny O'Neil of says the depth along the Seahawks offensive line will be tested this weekend, with left tackle Russell Okung out and right tackle Breno Giacomini (knee) and center Max Unger (arm) nursing injuries of their own. O'Neil also dubs Texans defensive end and reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.j. Watt his person of interest heading into Week 4.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald has a look at what makes the Texans' J.J. Watt so dominant.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune says rookie offensive tackle Michael Bowie will be ready if called into action this weekend.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has more on the rookie tackle Michael Bowie.

Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM has his report from Thursday's practice, noting defensive end Red Bryant (back), wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (ankle), defensive end Michael Bennett (groin) and running back Marshawn Lynch (not injury related) were full participants.

Brady Henderson of recaps a Thursday conversation with defensive end Michael Bennett on "Wyman, Mike and Moore" about his active play style and on what made the Seahawks an appealing team in free agency. Henderson also shares notes from an off-beat Wednesday conversation with quarterback Russell Wilson.

Art Thiel of has more on the Seahawks' versatile defensive lineman Michael Bennett. previews Sunday's Seahawks-Texans matchup.

Dan Graziano of has Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at No. 4 in his latest MVP Watch. Around the League writer Gregg Rosenthal ranks Russell Wilson at No. 8 in his latest quarterback index.

Another index - this one from NFL Ticket Exchange - shows the Seahawks Week 4 matchup with the Texans as the weekend's fifth most-popular matchup based on site traffic, ticket demand, sales volume and ticket revenue.

And here at, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth eyes the eight Seahawks returning to their home state of Texas this Sunday, puts the focus on Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, and says speed is the number one most impressive attribute of the Seahawks defense.

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