Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, Nov. 25 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Offensive Line Performs Well in Win vs San Francisco
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com reviewed the game film from the Seahawks' 29-13 Week 11 win over the San Francisco 49ers and shares five thoughts on Seattle's play.
His second takeaway centers on the play of the Seahawks' offensive line, which paved the way for 209 yards rushing from rookie Thomas Rawls and allowed quarterback Russell Wilson enough time to rack up a career-high completion percentage (82.8) and throw for his first three-touchdown game of the season.
Here's what Kapadia had to say about Seattle's O-line:
The offensive line has taken a lot of criticism this year, but it deserves credit for its performance against the 49ers. Rawls averaged 4.0 yards before contact, the fourth-best mark among running backs in Week 11. Out of 11 personnel (one RB, one TE), Rawls carried 13 times for 109 yards (8.38 YPC). The Seahawks had struggled to run out of 12 personnel (one RB, two TEs) previously, but it worked against San Francisco with Rawls gaining 69 yards on seven carries (9.86 YPC). Pass protection was effective as well. Against the Cardinals, Russell Wilson was sacked twice and pressured all game long. Against San Francisco, he had plenty of time to stand in the pocket and find his receivers.
Wilson was 11-for-11 for 136 yards and three touchdowns against the blitz. Going into the game, he was the 30th-ranked passer against the blitz. He looked very comfortable when the Seahawks went to their empty set with no one in the backfield. In the past five games, Wilson is 18-for-20 for 287 yards and an 8.3 percent sack rate out of empty. In the first five games, he was 15-for-22 for 159 yards and a 17.2 percent sack rate. On Sunday, he was 4-for-4 for 58 yards and a touchdown.
Brock Huard's Chalk Talk
In his latest Chalk Talk video for 710Sports.com, former University of Washington Huskies and Seahawks quarterback turned football analyst Brock Huard breaks down a play from Sunday's win over the 49ers that shows how effective Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson was against the blitz. The play Huard outlines is Wilson's 24-yard first quarter touchdown pass to wide receiver Tyler Lockett. As noted above, Wilson went 11-for-11 for 136 yards and three touchdowns when the Niners blitzed him this past Sunday.
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Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham, who celebrated his 29th birthday yesterday.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle shares his latest Twitter Q&A with Seahawks fans, updating the progress of some of the team's rookie offensive linemen. Boyle also recaps Tuesday's roster moves that added running back Bryce Brown and wide receiver B.J. Daniels to the 53-man active roster.
Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, running back Thomas Rawls, and quarterback Russell Wilson are up for a few different weekly honors at NFL.com after their performances in this past Sunday's win over the 49ers.
Here's an update on how the Seahawks' NFC West rivals fared in Week 11 around the NFL.
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin recently paid a visit to an Auburn, Wash. elementary school to relay the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times reviewed all 107 of Thomas Rawls' touches this year and found that the Seahawks running back has not once willingly stepped out of bounds, instead seeking out contact with the closest defender.
Former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen takes a detailed look at what went right for the Seahawks on four of Thomas Rawls' big plays against the 49ers.
And Peter King at TheMMQB.com puts the Seahawks at No. 10 in his 'Fine Fifteen' with the comment, "Thomas Rawls has learned well from Marshawn Lynch—and that is no cliché. Lynch has spent time telling Rawls to be a more serious student of the game. Rawls responded on Sunday with the most productive game, in terms of total yardage (255), by an NFL back in three years."
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