Tuesday Round-Up: How Did Pro Football Focus Grade Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman's Week 8 Performance?

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Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, Nov. 3 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Richard Sherman is PFF's Top-Graded Corner

Football analytics website ProFootballFocus.com grades Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman as the NFL's top cornerback in Week 8 for his play against star wide receiver Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys.

Sherman shadowed Bryant for most of Sunday afternoon's 13-12 Seattle victory, recording four passes defensed on balls intended for Bryant and tackling the Dallas wideout for a three yard loss on one of his two receptions. Bryant's other catch went for 15 yards.

Here's what PFF had to say about Sherman's play:

As Sam Monson detailed on Monday, Sherman hadn't played like his usual self entering Week 8, allowing 66.7 percent of balls thrown his way to be caught, and surrendering 15.4 yards per reception. He also had no interceptions and just two passes defensed.

On Sunday, however, Sherman was tasked with covering Dez Bryant. He locked down the freshly-returned Cowboys' WR, earning the top grade of any cornerback this week.

In the contest, Cowboys QB Matt Cassel threw into Sherman's coverage five times, completing one pass for 15 yards. The Seahawks' CB broke up the other four.

This is about as lockdown as it gets for Sherman, who showed a glimpse of the corner we've come to expect from the past few seasons.

PFF's full grades for Sunday's Seahawks win over the Cowboys can be found right here and an explanation of the site's grading system can be found right here.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks chairman Paul Allen, as he asks 12s to keep Ricardo Lockette in mind as the wide receiver recovers from the neck surgery he underwent on Monday.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle has the latest on wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, breaks down the snap counts from Sunday's Seahawks win, and shares five things we learned from Pete Carroll's Monday morning segment with 710 ESPN Seattle.

Here's a look at the social media support Ricardo Lockette has received since Monday morning.

John Clayton at ESPN.com says Russell Wilson's performance this past Sunday reinforced why the Seahawks quarterback received a contract extension earlier this year.

Former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen analyzes six plays from the Seahawks' 17-play, game-winning field goal drive against the Cowboys.

Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times says the Seahawks offensive line had its best game but still has room for improvement.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times grades the Seahawks' offensive, defensive, and special teams play from this past Sunday's win at Dallas.

Dave Boling at the Tacoma News Tribune says Ricardo Lockette's injury is a scary reminder of players' vulnerability.

Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com shares three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out following Seattle's 13-12 win over the Cowboys.

Art Thiel at SportsPressNW.com identifies goals for the Seahawks as they enter the second half of the season.

And Gregg Rosenthal at NFL.com has his midseason report card, ranking the Seahawks' defense the fourth-best in the League.

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