Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Oct. 20 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Nate Burleson Views Seahawks As Best Undefeated Team
After the Packers' Week 6 loss, just three teams remain unbeaten in the NFL. The Seahawks stand as the lone undefeated in the NFC, while the Titans and Steelers both sit at 5-0 in the AFC. The Titans and Steelers are set to play this Sunday in Tennessee, so one of them should fall to 5-1, barring a tie.
The Seahawks' run through five games has been their best in franchise history. At 33.8 points per game, Seattle possesses the highest scoring offense in the league, just ahead of the aforementioned Titans, Packers and Steelers.
All three teams have clearly been exceptional to start the year, but which has been the best? On Monday's "Good Morning Football," the crew of Kyle Brandt, Peter Schrager and Seahawks Legend Nate Burleson had a lively discussion. Brandt went with the Steelers, citing Ben Roethlisberger's ability to take care of the ball. Schrager decided on the Titans, saying that they've overcome deficits and adversity all season. Burleson picked his former team, and here's what he had to say:
"It rains a lot in Seattle, and that's the team I'm talking about. They are making it rain touchdowns all over the field. Not every game is perfect, but it seems like the pieces of the puzzle are working together. Russell Wilson has been fantastic. Even when he has a slow start he finishes strong. DK Metcalf has turned into an absolute beast. I think last week we had a conversation, 'Is he the best receiver in all of football?' Just for the simple fact that we're talking about Russell Wilson and DK Metcalf in the light, that's one hell of a duo."
"The defense is doing what they're doing right now without who some would say is the best safety in football. Jamal Adams is sitting on ice. He tweaked his groin I believe, and he's been sitting back watching his team rattle off wins. What happens when he gets back on the field? So, you're talking about Jamal Adams – the best in the game at his position. Bobby Wagner in front of him getting busy, that defensive line and Pete Carroll who we never mention as Coach of the Year, but can we just start putting him in that conversation. Just because we expect success, doesn't mean these guys shouldn't be rewarded for it."
You can watch the full discussion between Brandt, Schrager and Burleson below.
Social Post Of The Day
The bye week has come and gone, so it's time to lock in for the rest of the season. Running back Travis Homer knows that, and he posted a video that's sure to get you hyped to see the Seahawks back on the field.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle has injury updates on D.J. Reed, Colby Parkinson and more from Pete Carroll’s Monday press conference.
Also at Seahawks.com, Christopher Whitehead with 12 things you might not know about special teams standout Neiko Thorpe.
Gregg Bell of the News Tribune on how Pete Carroll’s focus coming off the bye isn’t all on football – it’s on voting, too.
Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times argues that the MVP is now Russell Wilson’s to lose.
Brandon Gustafson of 710 ESPN Seattle gives three Seahawks takes after the bye week.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic answers fan questions in “MSD’s Seahawks mailbag.”
Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest is back with “Overreaction Monday,” deciding whether or not fan overreactions are, in fact, overreactions.