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Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks Featured As Contenders In ESPN's 'Contenders And Pretenders' List

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about the Seattle Seahawks.

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today —Tuesday, October 18 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seahawks Featured As Contenders In ESPN's 'Contenders And Pretenders' List

For ESPN Insider, NFL writer Mike Sando examined every NFL team that has a winning record after Week 6, and separated them based on who he believes has a legitimate chance at reaching the Super Bowl and who doesn't. Sando made the distinction by categorizing them as contenders or pretenders, with additional sub-categories for the teams in the contenders tab, such as "cream of the crop," "a notch or two below" and "flawed, by not yet pretenders."

The Seahawks finished in the elite cream of the crop group alongside the New England Patriots (5-1). Here's what Sando had to say about why he placed Seattle up top (Insider access is required to read the full article): 

*Seattle Seahawks (4-1):Seattle comes in a notch below the Patriots because New England is so much better at winning high-scoring games. New England is 14-11 since 2012 when opponents exceed 24 points. No other team has won even 33 percent of those games. Seattle is 1-13 in them, which ranks 31st in the league, ahead of only Buffalo (0-21). The Seahawks are so consistently good on defense that they won't have to win too many games outside their comfort zone, provided Michael Bennett's knee injury is actually "nothing major," as he said after the game. Seattle cannot afford to lose its best defensive lineman. *

Social Post Of The Day 

Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from tackle Bradley Sowell, who posted this photo of the Seahawks' offensive huddle from Sunday's game against the Falcons on Instagram.

More From Around The Web

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll provided a slew of injury updates yesterday.

Russell Wilson broke an NFL record for the second game in a row.

The top highlights from four unique camera angles at CenturyLink Field from the Seahawks' win over the Falcons.

Lost in Sunday's thrilling finish was rookie running back Alex Collins scoring his first NFL touchdown.

Defensive end Cliff Avril joined SportsCenter yesterday and talked about what influenced him to donate money to build houses in Haiti for every sack he records this season.

Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman were named in Pro Football Focus' All-Decade team.

And lastly, Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle says Wilson is a better quarterback this year.

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