The Seahawks and Falcons have battled 16 times, including playoffs, since 1976, with Seattle owning 10 victories. The two teams meet again this Saturday in the Divisional Round of the playoffs at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today —Friday, October 14 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Andy Benoit Shares Falcons at Seahawks Notes
NFL writer Andy Benoit of The MMQB offered his film-study notes for every team participating in Week 6 matchups. For the Seahawks' contest against the Atlanta Falcons, here's what Benoit had to say:
*Falcons— We'll see more of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman on the field together. The Falcons killed the Broncos by motioning Coleman to the slot in empty backfield formations out of this package. (Coleman had a 31-yard touchdown catch and a 49-yarder here.) Even though Coleman and Freeman are potent receivers in space, the Broncos kept putting linebackers on these two because you have to keep heavier personnel in to hedge against the possibility of seeing Atlanta's outside zone running game. *
Seahawks* — We used this blurb a week ago but it's so important we're going to re-run it (the Seahawks are coming off a bye and haven't played since last week's All-32 anyway): Jimmy Graham was dominant in Week 4—and from an array of different positions. That's what we've been waiting to see. If it continues, this offense could be lethal. *
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks center Justin Britt, who tweeted this photo of tight ends Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson, plus himself during yesterday's rainy practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle wrote about Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant returning home to Washington.
Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark sat out practice yesterday for the second consecutive day due to a hamstring injury.
Julio Jones: "You can't tip a guy off like Richard Sherman because he will definitely make you pay for it."
NFL Pro Bowl voting is now open.
Linebackers K.J. Wright and Bobby Wagner will be tested in pass coverage against the Falcons, writes Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times.
Rookie tight end Nick Vannett hopes to make his NFL debut this weekend.
Richard Sherman is still No. 1 in Ike Taylor's cornerback rankings entering Week 6:
And lastly, ESPN's Sheil Kapadia conducted a Q&A with Seahawks defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin, who says he doesn't think anybody on the team can bench press more than him.