Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Sept. 8 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Cliff Avril Family Foundation to Host "Dining to Make a Difference"
After donating gift cards with Safeway to families in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Seahawks Legend Cliff Avril continues to do good. On Monday, Avril announced that his annual "Dining to Make a Difference" charity dinner will take place on Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. PDT. This will be the seventh annual dinner hosted by the Cliff Avril Family Foundation.
The event will be held virtually due to the pandemic, but there are still plenty of benefits to "attending." Since Avril is unable to host guests in person, he will utilize food delivery services to send meals to guests. General admission guests will have the option to pick up their meals curbside at their selected restaurant or have it delivered. General admission guests will also receive a Cliff Avril Family Foundation branded gift and be able to participate in the live auction and fund-a-need.
VIP guests will have their dinner delivered by a current Seahawks player or a Seahawks Legend. The current and former Seahawks Legends participating include Michael Bennett, Doug Baldwin, Bruce Irvin and more, according to Avril. After dinner, VIP guests will have a question and answer session with Avril and the other Seahawks Legends.
At the event, the Cliff Avril Family Foundation will recognize Safeway and Dr. Angela Chien for their work in the Seattle community throughout the pandemic. Later, there will be a silent and live auction, and a fund-a-need, with proceeds benefiting JDRF – the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRF provides services and support for Type 1 diabetics, a disease with no cause or cure that mainly affects children.
Peter King Picks Seahawks to Win NFC West
The week leading up to kickoff is always filled with predictions, and his year is no different. In his weekly "Football Morning in America" column, NBC Sports' Peter King picked his division winners, playoff teams and Super Bowl contestants.
After much deliberation, according to King, he placed Seattle as the No. 3 seed in the NFC. Despite not giving the Seahawks the coveted first-round bye, he did select them to win the NFC West over the 49ers.
"I've gone through a period where I thought I'd have Seattle leapfrog everyone into the top seed, but then I figured being in the toughest division in football could give them three division losses," King wrote. "I'm picking Seattle to edge the Niners in the division. It's overly simplistic to say it's a referendum on the quarterbacks, but that has much to do with it. I trust Russell Wilson over Jimmy Garoppolo."
The Seahawks haven't won the NFC West since 2016, but they haven't finished in the bottom half of the division since 2011. Last year's division title came down to the Week 17 game against the 49ers, and it's sure to be close between the two teams again this season.
You can read King's full column here.
Social Post Of The Day
As the season inches closer (now just five days until Seahawks kickoff!), Blitz spoke for all 12s with his latest social media post.
We're so close, Blitz. Almost there.
More From Around The Web
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ESPN's Brady Henderson and Mike Clay put together a full season preview for the 2020 Seahawks.