Friday Round-Up: Seahawks vs Detroit Lions Picks & Predictions

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


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, Oct. 2 - about your Seahawks (1-2) three days before the team's Monday Night Football matchup with the Detroit Lions (0-3) at Seattle's CenturyLink Field, where kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. PT with national television coverage on ESPN.

The Picks Are In

Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com shares his picks and predictions for Week 4 around the NFL, seeing a 27-10 victory for the Seahawks, "The Seahawks have not lost at home in a prime-time game since Oct. 17, 2007 when they were beaten by the Saints 28-17 on a Sunday night. They've not only won eight straight night games at home since that defeat, they've won those eight games by an average of 18.5 points. Yeah, good luck with that, Lions."

Elliot Harrison at NFL.com predicts a 29-10 win for the Seahawks, "So the Seahawks are the pick here, inspired by the play of the defense last week. Kam Chancellor will be more involved this go-around. And how about Thomas Rawls? From backup R&B singer (well, sounds like one anyway) to fantasy darling in days."

Pete Prisco at CBSSports.com thinks the Seahawks will net a 19-13 victory, "The Seahawks seemed to right things when they got back home last week against the Bears, but the Lions will be a step up even as an 0-3 team. I just don't see the Lions going into Seattle and winning. Russell Wilson will have a good day and Matt Stafford will face a fierce pass rush."

Don Banks at SI.com sees a 33-16 win for Seattle, "Detroit didn't suffer its fourth defeat last season until Week 12, just four days before its big Thanksgiving Day blowout of the Bears. But this season, Jim Caldwell's Lions will be 0–4 and sinking fast before October is even a week old."

ESPN.com NFL Nation bloggers Sheil Kapadia (Seahawks) and Michael Rothstein (Lions) share their picks for Week 4, with each writer predicting a Seahawks win.

Kapadia, who sees a 27-13 Seahawks win, says, "While Detroit's offense is sputtering, Seattle is coming off a shutout, and other than nose tackle Brandon Mebane dealing with a groin injury, the Seahawks are healthy and whole on defense with strong safety Kam Chancellor back in the mix. According to ESPN Stats & Information, opposing quarterbacks are completing 81.8 percent of their downfield passes (15 yards or longer) against the Lions through three games. Don't be surprised if the Seahawks use play-action and take multiple shots downfield with rookie Tyler Lockett. Regardless of whether Marshawn Lynch plays, the Seahawks win by double digits."

Rothstein, who sees a 28-14 win for Seattle, says, "Despite being last in the NFL in rushing (45 yards per game), Lions coach Jim Caldwell said he wants to remain committed to the run. Considering Detroit can't move on the ground and Seattle has the second-best pass defense in the league, yards and points could be at a premium. And the Lions' defense is allowing 27.7 points a game. This could be a long game for Detroit."

All 13 NFL analysts at ESPN.com pick the Seahawks to top the Lions.

Seven of eight NFL experts at CBSSports.com like Seattle over Detroit.

And four of five writers from NFL.com's *Around the League *staff pick the Seahawks to beat the Lions.

Cliff Avril Earns Community MVP

The NFL Players Association has recognized Cliff Avril as their Community MVP for Week 4 of the regular season after the Seahawks defensive end hosted his second annual Dining to Make a Difference celebrity waiter event this past Monday in support of the fight against juvenile diabetes.

The sold-out event took place at Woodinville's Columbia Winery, with proceeds from the night benefitting the Cliff Avril Family Foundation.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we celebrate Blue Friday with the 12s.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle highlights the play of a pair of young defensive linemen in Jordan Hill and Frank Clark, who could be asked to step up against Detroit if Brandon Mebane (groin) doesn't make it back.

Here's five things we learned from Pete Carroll's Thursday press conference that saw the Seahawks head coach talk about what to expect from the Lions offense, Jimmy Graham's ability as a blocker, the offensive line's improvement, and more.

In case you missed it in yesterday's Round-Up, Tyler Lockett won NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September after returning two kicks for touchdowns through the season's first three weeks.

Here's a look at Thursday's practice report that saw Luke Willson (back) a full participant after the tight end missed this past weekend's game against the Chicago Bears to injury.

Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com compares how Jimmy Graham has been used by the Seahawks to how the tight end was used by the New Orleans Saints. Kapadia also talks to several Seahawks players about the proclaimed predictability of the Lions offense.

With Marshawn Lynch's status in question this week, Peter King at TheMMQB.com labels backup running back Thomas Rawls his fantasy player you need to know this week.

Tim Booth at the Associated Press gets to know Seattle's rookie running back Thomas Rawls.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times recaps what Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had to say at his Thursday press conference.

Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com pins Lions wideout and former Seahawk Golden Tate as his person of interest heading into's Monday's game.

Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com recaps a recent conversation with assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tom Cable.

Dave Boling at the Tacoma News Tribune says the Seahawks were in a worse spot last year and found a way to thrive.

Gregg Rosenthal at NFL.com shares his latest QB Index ranking starting quarterback play around the League and the Seahawks' Russell Wilson comes in at No. 9 on his list.

And Ryan Wilson at CBSSports.com ranks the NFL's backup quarterbacks and the Seahawks' Tarvaris Jackson comes in at No. 17.

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