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Thursday Round-Up: NFL.com's Gil Brandt Believes 4-4 Seahawks Are 'Trending Up' At Midseason

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Thursday, November 8 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Brandt: Seahawks 'Trending Up'

At NFL.com, senior analyst Gil Brandt, the former vice president of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys, examines which middle-of-the-road teams (defined by Brandt as clubs at or within one game of .500) are trending up and which are trending down as the NFL moves into the second half of the season.

The Seahawks fall under Brandt's middle-of-the-road category with the club owning a 4-4 record halfway through the year. With four wins in their past six games, a stretch that included close losses against the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, Brandt labels the Seahawks as 'trending up' heading into the second half of the season. Here's what Brandt had to say about Seattle's outlook for 2018 and beyond:

When they started 0-2, I thought they were done for. Then "Legion of Boom" holdover Earl Thomasbroke his leg, and it looked like it was time for Seattle to throw in the towel. But give Pete Carroll credit. The Seahawks successfully transformed into a running team (Seattle and Tennessee are the only two teams in the NFL with more rushing attempts than pass attempts this season) and turned around their year, putting themselves in position to compete for a wild-card spot. Their remaining schedule isn't easy, even though four of their final five games will be played in Seattle: looming are matchups with the Rams,Panthers,Vikingsand Chiefs. Whatever happens this season, they've done a good job remaking their secondary, while offensive line coach Mike Solari has improved that unit quite a bit after being brought on for this season. The Seahawks appear to have greatly accelerated their so-called rebuilding phase, setting themselves up to be firmly among the contenders again in 2019.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from the Los Angeles Rams, the Seahawks' opponent this weekend. The organization extends thoughts and prayers to its community of Thousand Oaks, Calif. following Wednesday night's shooting that claimed 12 lives.

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