Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, Oct. 16 - about your Seahawks (2-3) two days before the team's Week 6 game against the Carolina Panthers (4-0) at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.
The Picks Are In
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com shares his picks for Week 6 around the NFL and sees the Seahawks winning a low-scoring contest, 18-9, "This is the fourth consecutive year the two teams have met in the regular season. Seattle has won each of the previous three regular-season meetings by five points or fewer and the Panthers have been held to 12 points or fewer in each of those games. One more thing: All those games were played in Carolina. That gives the Seahawks a pretty significant advantage this game."
Elliot Harrison at NFL.com sees a 21-13 win for Seattle, "Ron Rivera's team wants to win running the football and playing defense, with the QB making big plays out of the pocket. Sound familiar? Sure, except Seattle gets Beast Mode back this week."
Peter Schrager at FOXSports.com thinks the Seahawks will win 24-16, "One of the things I've always loved about Russell Wilson is the way he pulls things out in the fourth quarter. Yet, the Seahawks have failed to hold fourth-quarter leads in all three of their losses this season, including a 17-point lead last Sunday in Cincinnati. Wilson has beaten Cam Newton every time they've played. The Seahawks are inching toward "Must Win" mode. Wilson gets it done here."
Pete Prisco at CBSSports.com has his picks for Week 6 and sees a 23-14 win for Seattle, " ... The defense gave up a 17-point lead late last week in a loss to the Bengals. They will come out in this one breathing fire. They are a different team at home. Carolina is coming off the bye, but they don't have enough weapons to move the ball consistently. Seattle takes it."
Don Banks at SI.com has the Seahawks winning, 23-17, "Seattle's test this week will again be formidable, against an unbeaten Panthers team that always plays the Seahawks tough, despite coming up short in all their recent meetings."
ESPN NFL Nation reporters Sheil Kapadia (Seahawks) and David Newton (Panthers) each predict Seahawks victories in Week 6.
All eight NFL experts at CBSSports.com are picking the Seahawks to win.
Eleven of 13 NFL analysts at ESPN.com select Seattle over Carolina.
And all five writers at NFL.com's Around the League are taking the Seahawks over the Panthers.
Jared Allen Out, Luke Kuechly Likely In
On Friday, the Panthers announced they will be without the NFL's active sack leader Jared Allen (back) against the Seahawks this Sunday. Allen, acquired in a recent trade with the Chicago Bears, already played once at CenturyLink Field this season - a 26-0 Seahawks win in Week 3, but won't see action in a return trip with his new team.
But star linebacker Luke Kuechly, the NFL's leading tackler last season, appears on track to play in Seattle this Sunday. Kuechly is listed as probable heading into Sunday's game after missing his team's past three matchups with a concussion.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's 'Tweet of the Day' comes from us - Seahawks, as we encourage 12s to help fight hunger by donating to Northwest Harvest. Fans can also bring nonperishable food items or cash donations to Sunday's game at CenturyLink Field, where volunteers will be stationed at all gates to collect contributions.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle says quarterback Russell Wilson is trying not to be affected by pressure from opposing defensive lines and notes the key to stopping the Panthers is containing quarterback Cam Newton.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, his first full practice since before the team's Week 2 game against the Packers.
Free safety Earl Thomas and defensive coordinator Kris Richard explain how the Seattle defense is working to reinforce its finishing touch this week.
The Seahawks re-signed wideout B.J. Daniels to their active roster yesterday and filled out their 10-man practice squad by adding linebacker Tyrell Adams. On a related note, here's 12 things you probably didn't know about B.J. Daniels.
Seahawks chairman Paul Allen was honored with the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy yesterday.
Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com says cornerback Cary Williams has responded well from a couple mistakes he committed in this past Sunday's game at Cincinnati.
And Gregg Rosenthal at NFL.com puts Russell Wilson at No. 7 in his weekly QB Index.
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