Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, Sept. 25 - about your Seahawks (0-2) two days before the team's 2015 home opener against the Chicago Bears (0-2) at CenturyLink Field, where kickoff is set for 1:25 p.m. PT with television coverage on CBS (channel 7 in Seattle).
The Picks Are In
Elliot Harrison at NFL.com sees a 37-14 win for the Seahawks, "This will be the first 125-yard monster day of the year for Seahawks running back Marshwn Lynch. I guess we should mention something about Seattle safety Kam Chancellor being back. Hey, Kam Chancellor is back."
Pete Prisco at CBSSports.com predicts a 37-21 Seahawks win, "I would not want to be Jimmy Clausen in this one. He will start for Jay Cutler, who is out with a hamstring injury. The Seahawks, who are 0-2, will be ready and waiting for him. The Seahawks can't go to 0-3. They are too good. They won't. Clausen will have big-time problems."
ESPN NFL Nation writers Jeff Dickerson (Bears) and Sheil Kapadia (Seahawks) share their picks and predictions for Week 3's game between the two teams they cover, with each side seeing a Seahawks victory.
Dickerson predicts a 40-10 Seattle win, "Jimmy Clausen is starting Sunday. I repeat, Jimmy Clausen is the new Bears starting quarterback. Clausen is 1-10 lifetime as a starter. Seattle is one of the toughest venues in the league for road teams. The Seahawks are 0-2. They're angry. This doesn't look good."
Kapadia predicts a 31-10 Seattle win, "Despite the final result, the Seahawks actually improved in their Week 2 loss against the Packers. They pass-protected better, Russell Wilson looked like his old self and there were fewer communication issues in the secondary. Now the Seahawks get Kam Chancellor back in their first home game of the season. This one has blowout written all over it with the Seahawks going up against Clausen and a Bears' defense that has allowed a league-high seven touchdown passes."
Michael David Smith and Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk.com each predict a Seahawks win this weekend.
All 13 NFL analysts at ESPN.com are selecting Seattle to win this weekend.
All eight NFL experts at CBSSports.com pick the Seahawks to win at home.
And all seven NFL experts at FOXSports.com see a Seattle win.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" come from us - @Seahawks, as we encourage wish 12s a happy Blue Friday and encourage those of you attending Sunday's home-opener against the Bears to come equipped with a 12 Flag of your own.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle outlines five things we learned from quarterback Russell Wilson's Week 3 press conference, says defensive coordinator Kris Richard has been impressed with Kam Chancellor's week of practice, and talks to Dr. Antonio Sanchez, who the Seahawks honored last week with the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said strong safety Kam Chancellor appears ready to play in Week 3.
Earl Thomas shares thoughts on the return of safety-mate Kam Chancellor.
As mentioned above, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been ruled out for Sunday's game, giving way to backup Jimmy Clausen.
Here's a look at Thursday's injury report for the Seahawks and Bears.
Here's six new things 12s can expect to see at American Family Insurance Touchdown City, a free fan experience located just south of the stadium inside CenturyLink Field Event Center.
Here's a look at a few new concession items available to fans on Seahawks gamedays at CenturyLink Field.
Three Seahawks jerseys are among the Top 25 best-selling jerseys through the first two weeks of the season.
Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com shares a quick update on Earl Thomas' surgically-repaired shoulder.
And a Richard Sherman-like robot will be greeting fans this weekend at the Washington State Fair. Yes, you read that right.
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