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Rapid Reaction: Seattle Seahawks

Rapid Reaction: Seattle Seahawks

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A few thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 34-22 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Thursday night at University of Phoenix Stadium: What it means: The Seahawks move to 6-1 this season and 2-0 in the NFC West. And forget about the theory…
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  • Rapid Reaction: Arizona Cardinals

    Rapid Reaction: Arizona Cardinals

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Oct 17, 2013
    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A few thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' 34-22 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. What it means: There are few things that will help this offense besides a personnel change. Yet again, the defense put the Cardinals in position to make a sp…
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  • Glenn Dorsey misses 49ers practice again

    Glenn Dorsey misses 49ers practice again

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Earlier Thursday, San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said nose tackle Glenn Dorsey would try to practice some. But later in the day, the 49ers indicated that Dorsey had missed his second straight practice day beca…
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  • Russell Wilson says he was a “kind of a bad kid” until he found…

    Russell Wilson says he was a “kind of a bad kid” until he found religion

    profootballtalk.com Oct 17, 2013
    Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has become one of the great success stories of the NFL. In a new 14-minute video entitled The Making of a Champion: Seattle Seahawks, Wilson explains that things could have gone in a very different direction for him. …
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  • Seahawks' Clemons, Cards' Campbell active

    Seahawks' Clemons, Cards' Campbell active

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    Starting defensive ends Chris Clemons for the Seattle Seahawks and Calais Campbell for the Arizona Cardinals both will play in Thursday night's game.
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  • 49ers happy with rookie tight end

    49ers happy with rookie tight end

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Tight end Vance McDonald, a second-round draft pick by the 49ers, has been playing extremely well in the past few weeks. His statistical impact hasn’t been great. The TCU product has five catches for 66 yards. However, San Francis…
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  • Calais Campbell active, four days after he was stretchered off …

    Calais Campbell active, four days after he was stretchered off the field

    On Sunday, Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell was taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering a neck injury. Tonight, Campbell is playing. The news today that Campbell was expected to play came as something of a surprise, given how scary his…
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  • Chris Harper cut to make roster room

    Chris Harper cut to make roster room

    When the San Francisco 49ers claimed Chris Harper off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks in early September they had big plans for him. The 49ers wanted the receiver to play a hybrid receiver-tight end role like the one former 49er Delanie Walker – who w…
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  • Zac Stacy, Chris Long return to practice

    Zac Stacy, Chris Long return to practice

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long and running back Zac Stacy were back in action Thursday after sitting out all of Wednesday's practice. Listed with a thigh injury, Long was upgraded from not participating to full participation …
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  • Quinton Dial could be activated

    Quinton Dial could be activated

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters Wednesday the team might have to add a player to the 53-man roster if nose tackle Glenn Dorsey can’t play because of a hamstring injury. Thursday, defensive coordinator Vi…
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  • Mobile QBs not effective against Cards' D

    Mobile QBs not effective against Cards' D

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- For all the concern and preparation that went into playing three mobile quarterbacks in as many weeks, it turns out they haven’t been as much of an issue as expected. And the Cardinals hope the same goes for Seattle’s Russell Wilson on T…
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  • WRs not always to blame for Palmer woes

    WRs not always to blame for Palmer woes

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- When Cardinals coach Bruce Arians started the week by blaming Arizona’s receivers for quarterback Carson Palmer’s poor start Sunday in San Francisco, a few heads turned. Quickly. Arians said the receivers were in the wrong places early i…
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  • Rookies come up just short on third down

    Rookies come up just short on third down

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- It took just two plays Sunday for the Arizona Cardinals to find themselves facing a third down. They lined up five wide at their own 27, hoping their first opportunity against the 49ers would jump-start their 30-percent third-down comple…
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  • Quintin Mikell motivated to take on Rams

    Quintin Mikell motivated to take on Rams

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. – As part of the St. Louis Rams’ offseason roster shuffle, they found themselves making many tough decisions. They decided to say goodbye to offensive stalwarts Steven Jackson and Danny Amendola in order to improve in other areas. Those …
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  • Birds Of Prey: Seattle clamped down on Arizona en route to a 58…

    Birds Of Prey: Seattle clamped down on Arizona en route to a 58-…

    CNNSI.com Oct 17, 2013
    Seattle clamped down on Arizona en route to a 58-0 win last season. Will their Thursday night rematch prove any different?
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  • Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman on Patrick Peterson: ‘He’s …

    Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman on Patrick Peterson: ‘He’s a way better athlete than I am’

    Seattle Seahawks standout Richard Sherman is never shy about proclaiming he is the NFL’s best cornerback. Sherman is also not afraid to give another cornerback a compliment. Seattle will play against Arizona on Thursday, and the NFC West battle features…
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  • Bethel-Thompson could soon enter the record books

    Bethel-Thompson could soon enter the record books

    profootballtalk.com Oct 17, 2013
    As the 49ers inch toward a game against the Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London, the man whose name sounds like a publishing house could soon be entering the NFL’s record books. Via Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson will b…
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  • Honey Badgers and javelinas and bats — oh my

    Honey Badgers and javelinas and bats — oh my

    profootballtalk.com Oct 17, 2013
    The Honey Badger, as we have learned, fears no creature. Especially when it has the advantage of wielding a baseball bat. Cardinals rookie Tyrann Mathieu has a plan for dealing with the javelinas — a wild pig with a bad attitude in case you’re not the A…
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  • Report: Harvin to begin practicing next week

    Report: Harvin to begin practicing next week

    profootballtalk.com Oct 17, 2013
    It was about a week ago when Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said it wasn’t realistic to expect Percy Harvin to practice in a week. Maybe someone should have asked if two weeks was a possibility. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Harvin is sched…
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  • Flush the Pocket: 'Breakout' game for TE?

    Flush the Pocket: 'Breakout' game for TE?

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    Flush the Pocket will be your daily morning dose of the Arizona Cardinals. It’ll recap the top storyline from the previous day and give you a look at what everyone is saying locally and nationally. TEMPE, Ariz. – So much has been made about the tight en…
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  • 49ers physician, Stanford professor Garza dies

    49ers physician, Stanford professor Garza dies

    Daniel Garza, a leading researcher in concussion and brain-related injuries at Stanford University and the medical director and team physician of the San Francisco 49ers, has died.
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  • Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks - scouting report, predi…

    Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks - scouting report, prediction

    azcentral.com Oct 17, 2013
    The Cardinals face the Seahawks Thursday night in an NFC West showdown. Kent Somers sets the stage for the game.
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  • Rodger Saffold returns to practice for Rams

    Rodger Saffold returns to practice for Rams

    profootballtalk.com Oct 17, 2013
    The St. Louis Rams saw the return of tackle Rodger Saffold to the practice field on Wednesday. According to the Associated Press, Saffold wasn’t listed on the injury report for the Rams as he works to return from a sprained MCL suffered in the team’s We…
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  • Video - Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate 32-yard reception 00:37

    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate 32-yard reception

    Oct 17
    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson connects deep with wide receiver Golden Tate for a 32-yard gain to the Arizona Cardinals 33-yard line.
  • Video - Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson fumble 00:49

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson fumble

    Oct 17
    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is sacked at the Seahawks' 15-yard line and fumbles. The ball is recovered by Arizona Cardinals defensive end Matt Shaughnessy.
  • Video - Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer's second interception 00:49

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer's second interception

    Oct 17
    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer's pass is intercepted by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner for 49 yards to the Cardinals 1-yard line.
  • Video - Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch 2-yard touchdown 00:41

    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch 2-yard touchdown

    Oct 17
    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs up the middle for a 2-yard touchdown.

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