Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Blue Friday, October 12 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Wilson: "We're Expecting, As Always, Seahawks Fans Are Going To Travel Really, Really Well"
The Seattle Seahawks are in London this week for a Week 6 matchup against the Oakland Raiders, and despite the contest being played nearly 5,000 miles from the team's NFL home, quarterback Russell Wilson expects there to be plenty of blue and green clad supporters when the game kicks off on Sunday at Wembley Stadium. Social media posts on the ground in London seem to support Wilson's expectation, with the hashtag #12sEverywhere showcasing plenty of Seahawks spirit around the city.
"That's one thing I noticed in a big, big way last time I came in the summer was just how many Seahawks fans were here and how much energy was around us coming here and everything else," Wilson said Friday. "So we're expecting, as always, Seahawks fans are going to travel really, really well. We believe we travel probably the best there is in football — American football, that is — so it's pretty exciting."
As Wilson notes, he made a trip to the UK this past summer, hoping to get an early feel for what playing a game in London might be like. With kickoff now just two days away, the Seattle signal caller said he sees "a lot of value" in being part of an international game such as Sunday's against the Raiders.
"First of all, the game of football, the National Football League, is spreading worldwide, which you can definitely tell and see for us, the Seattle Seahawks being here. I noticed that this summer when Ciara and I came out here, just the energy that was around football and everything else was really, really exciting. The game is really expanding around the world. I think in terms of for us, the Seahawks, just to be able to go break outside of our walls every once in a while, go outside, come out here to London, about a nine-hour flight for us, get here and just we're going to feel the energy on Sunday and we know that. We know the stadium's going to be pretty loud, it's going to be exciting, to play in one of the most historic stadiums of all time in all of sports, it's going to be really exciting too.
"It's an honor coming out here to London to play out here and to be part of that game, to be part of the spreading of the game of football, not just for the National Football League, but for the world."
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from us - @Seahawks, as we kick off Blue Friday from London's Marble Arch.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, John Boyle recaps an eventful first day in London for the Seahawks and details how the club is using a certain technology this week to help it adjust to the eight-hour time difference. Boyle also highlights three key matchups that could make a difference in Sunday's game.
Tight end Nick Vannett (back) returned to practice on Thursday for the Seahawks.
Scott Engel at RotoExperts.com offers fantasy football advice for Week 6 around the NFL.
Team photographer Rod Mar shares exclusive images from the Seahawks' first day in London as the team prepares to take on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.