Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks Tied For Top-Rated Team In Madden NFL 16

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


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, Aug. 11 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seahawks Are Top-Rated Team In Madden NFL 16

The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are the top two rated teams in *Madden NFL 16, *this year's installment of the popular video game. The two teams that met in Super Bowl XLIX this past February each own a 91 overall rating.

Here's what EA Sports had to say about this year's Seahawks squad:

The Seahawks suffered heartbreak in the Super Bowl, but are still loaded. QB Russell Wilson (89 OVR) and HB Marshawn Lynch (96 OVR) will welcome new TE Jimmy Graham (95 OVR). The #3 WR spot may go to Super Bowl standout Chris Matthews (74 OVR). ... *New addition CB Cary Williams (82 OVR) will start opposite CB Richard Sherman (97 OVR). The excellent safeties return with FS Earl Thomas III (95 OVR) and SS Kam Chancellor (94 OVR).*

Below, take a look at each team's rating, broken down by division. The newest Madden is set for an Aug. 25 release.

AFC EAST

New England Patriots - 91
Miami Dolphins - 81
Buffalo Bills - 79
New York Jets - 76

AFC NORTH

Baltimore Ravens - 85
Pittsburgh Steelers - 84
Cincinnati Bengals - 84
Cleveland Browns - 75

AFC SOUTH

Indianapolis Colts - 87
Houston Texans - 79
Jacksonville Jaguars - 73
Tennessee Titans - 72

AFC WEST

Denver Broncos - 89
Kansas City Chiefs - 82
San Diego Chargers - 82
Oakland Raiders - 74

NFC EAST

Dallas Cowboys - 86
Philadelphia Eagles - 84
New York Giants - 77
Washington Redskins - 75

NFC NORTH

Green Bay Packers - 90
Detroit Lions - 83
Minnesota Vikings - 77
Chicago Bears - 75

NFC SOUTH

Carolina Panthers - 80
New Orleans Saints - 78
Atlanta Falcons - 77
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 74

NFC WEST

Seattle Seahawks - 91
Arizona Cardinals - 82
San Francisco 49ers - 78
St. Louis Rams - 78

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from World Wrestling Entertainment - @WWE, which shares a gif of WWE superstar Daniel Bryan pumping up an Everett, Wash. crowd with a "SEA! HAWKS!" chant last night at Monday Night Raw. The three-time WWE world champion Bryan is a native of Aberdeen and an avid Seahawks fan.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle notes Drew Nowak is "a little bit ahead" in the competition for the starting center job. Boyle also shares a few observations from the ninth practice of training camp that saw standout play from safety Dion Bailey.

Here's four things we learned from Pete Carroll after Monday's practice, when the Seahawks head coach commented on Russell Wilson and Jimmy Graham's on-the-field connection.

Here's 12 things you (probably) didn't know about Seahawks punter Jon Ryan.

At NFL.com, linebackers Bobby Wagner and Kevin Pierre-Louis, wide receiver Kasen Williams, safety Dion Bailey, and offensive linemen Keavon Milton and Drew Nowak earn mention on Gregg Rosenthal's list of winners from the second week of training camps around the League.

Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays at Grantland.com share a podcast previewing the Seahawks and the NFC West ahead of the 2015 season.

Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune says former University of Washington Huskies wideout Kasen Williams has been a top performer during Seattle's past two training camp practices.

Art Thiel at SportsPressNW.com says linebacker Bruce Irvin is up 18 pounds this year because he felt like a "little guy" playing at 240 pounds.

Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com says the Seahawks see polish in rookie wideout/return specialist Tyler Lockett.

Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com shares three things we've learned and three things we're still trying to figure out from Seahawks training camp.

And Brent Stecker at 710Sports.com recaps a conversation between Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham and radio hosts "Brock and Salk."

D*id I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter *

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