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Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks Among Biggest Winners Of NFL Trade Deadline

The Seahawks added Carlos Dunlap II to a rapidly improving defense and are well-positioned for the rest of the season.

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Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Nov. 4 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

Seahawks Named Biggest Winner From Week 8, Trade Deadline

In the 10 days since our only loss this season, the Seahawks have made a series of winning moves. First, it was a trade for former Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap II. Dunlap II, a two-time Pro Bowler, brings a wealth of talent and experience to the Seahawks' defensive line.

Then, on Sunday, the Seahawks defeated the 49ers in a crucial divisional matchup. At 6-1, Seattle leads the division by a narrow margin. Arizona is second at 5-2, while Los Angeles (5-3) and San Francisco (4-4) are close behind. The NFC West is the only division with four teams at or above .500, and one of only two divisions with three teams above .500 (AFC North).

On Tuesday, Around the NFL editor Gregg Rosenthal selected his biggest winners and losers from Week 8 and the trade deadline. Not only did Rosenthal have high praise for Seattle, he didn't list any other teams in the NFC West as winners. Here's what he had to say about the Seahawks:

"No team had a better Week 8. The Seahawks proved they could play in a normal game, decisively beating their biggest division rivals while watching the 49ers' injury luck go from cataclysmic to comical. If the 49ers end up being a threat to the Seahawks this season, something has gone seriously wrong.

"For three quarters, the Seattle defense also showed some life – for the first time all season. Bobby Wagner had one of the best games of his Hall of Fame career, while the rest of the Seahawks flew around the field. Safety Jamal Adams, out since Week 3 with a groin injury, could return this week in Buffalo, joined by recent trade pickup Carlos Dunlap from the Bengals.

"Dunlap was more than worth the minimal price the Seahawks paid for him last week (offensive lineman B.J. Finney and a 2021 seventh-round pick). I love watching Dunlap's power rush game, and he had one of the most dominant stretches of his underrated career down the stretch late last season. Now 31 years old and in his 11th NFL season, he was not productive this year and clashed with the Bengals coaches, so it's hard to know which Dunlap the Seahawks are getting. Given what Seattle gave up, though, it was a swing worth taking. The defense only needs to be average for the team to get deep in the playoffs, allowing Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf to do the rest. The Seahawks are a test case of how far three men can carry the rest of the 48-man game-day roster each week."

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