Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, Oct. 27 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Week 8 Preview
Week 7 just wrapped up last night with the Arizona Cardinals securing a 26-18 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football, but John Breech at CBSSports.com is already moving onto Week 8 in the NFL, offering a short preview and final score prediction for every upcoming game this week. It's a week that has the 3-4 Seahawks traveling to Dallas for a matchup with the 2-5 Cowboys, who have lost four straight games without starting quarterback Tony Romo, who broke his left collarbone in Week 2.
Here's what Breech had to say about Sunday's Seahawks-Cowboys contest, which is set for a 1:25 p.m. PT kickoff on FOX (channel 13 in Seattle).
Last year, Dallas went up to Seattle and handed the Seahawks their only home loss of the year by running the ball straight down Seattle's throat. The Cowboys ran the ball a total of 36 times in the 30-23 win.
I'm only mentioning that game because I feel like running that ball well is going to be the Cowboys' only hope at winning on Sunday, mainly because that strategy involves Matt Cassel not throwing the ball.
If you watched the Cowboys loss to the Giants, then you're probably well aware that the less Cassel throws the ball, the better off Dallas will be. The Cowboys quarterback somehow managed to throw three picks against the Giants' 30th-ranked pass defense.
If Cassel couldn't handle the 30th ranked pass defense in the NFL, I don't think he's going to be able to handle Seattle's third-ranked pass defense. On the other hand, if Cassel can hand the ball off capably, I think the Cowboys can keep this close.
Breech's final score prediction? He sees Seattle winning a close one, 23-20.
Brock Huard's Chalk Talk
Former University of Washington and NFL quarterback turned football analyst Brock Huard shares his latest Chalk Talk video for 710Sports.com, breaking down Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's 43-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Tyler Lockett that came in last week's 20-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks fan Lisa Olson, who thanks Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril for coming to her house to watch Monday Night Football last night. Olson purchased the Avril appearance as an auction item at Avril's 'Dining to Make a Difference' celebrity waiter event last month, an event that raised nearly $240,000 for the Cliff Avril Family Foundation to support the fight against juvenile diabetes.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle writes about the return of wide receiver Paul Richardson to the practice field. Richardson started the season on the team's physically unable to perform list after injuring his ACL in the playoffs this past January.
Here's four things we learned from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's Monday press conference following a 'Bonus Day' workout at team headquarters.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com identifies three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after Seattle's Week 7 win over San Francisco.
Peter King at TheMMQB.com puts Seattle at No. 13 in his 'Fine Fifteen' as the team comes off its 20-3 win over the 49ers.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com dissects the game film and shares five thoughts on Seattle's win over San Francisco.
Rob Rang at Scout.com has an early preview of Sunday's Seahawks-Cowboys game, noting Dallas isn't the pushover that its recent four-game skid might indicate.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times has his first look at the Dallas Cowboys and highlights the versatility of Will Tukuafu.
And NFL.com eyes some 2016 draft needs for the Seahawks.
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