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“I’m not much bothered by a cliff-hanging loss to San Francisco in which the Seahawks held their archrivals to 19 points and 318 yards, on the road on a short week when the Niners had vastly more for which to play.”
Peter King, in ranking the Seahawks No. 1 in the “Fine Fifteen” section of his “Monday Morning Quarterback” at SI.com
Maxwell is starting on the right side, with Lane as the nickel back. And each made plays in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers in San Francisco.
Maxwell intercepted a Colin Kaepernick pass at the Seahawks’ 1-yard line that was intended for Michael Crabtree, and also had two other passes defensed. Lane also had three passes defensed.
“They did really well again,” coach Pete Carroll said during his weekly day-after Q&A session with the media. “They’re going to catch a couple balls on you when they try as much as they did. But Maxie played two well and stole one. He played really well. He did a good job.
“And Jeremy had three plays in the game that were all significant plays. He got into the throwing lane, knocked balls down and defended his guys very well. So both those guys are doing fine jobs. No surprises here. This is what we expect of these guys.”
And Maxwell knows there will be opportunity to make more plays, starting with Sunday’s game against the New York Giants at the Meadowlands.
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The Seahawks don’t just have the best record in the NFC West; they also have the best winning percentages in the NFC South and AFC South. They don’t play in those divisions, but they played the teams from those divisions and are a combined 7-1. Here’s a look at the Seahawks’ three-division records:
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INJURY UPDATES: K.J. WRIGHT TO HAVE SURGERY TUESDAY
Carroll said he’ll know more about Wright’s recovery schedule after the surgery is performed and the extent of the injury is known.
“He’s a good healer, so we’ll see how he does,” Carroll said.
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The players have their “off” day on Tuesday, before returning Wednesday to begin practicing for the game against the Giants.