RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll will never say one regular-season game is more important than any other game. However, with 9-1 Arizona as the next team up and five of the final six games against NFC West rivals, Carroll knows everything is on the line for the 6-4 Seahawks. “There’s so much at stake coming up here in the next month and a half,” Carroll said. “I think it’s a really cool time of the year.
RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks will have 10 of 11 defensive starters on the field Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field. With middle linebacker Bobby Wagner returning from a turf toe injury, it marks the first time the team has had more than nine starters on defense in a game since all 11 started the game on Oct. 12th against the Dallas Cowboys. Wagner left that game in the first half, but returned and played the second half.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If Dom Capers' defensive system can be boiled down to a basic principal, it's this: Blitz as often as necessary to disrupt the rhythm and timing of an opponent's offense. So it should come as no surprise that since he came to Green Bay as defensive coordinator in 2009, the Green Bay Packers have ranked as one of the NFL's most frequent blitz teams (see accompanying chart). But there's much more that goes into it than just turning linebackers, safeties and cornerbacks loose.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – When they trimmed the roster to 53 players as the preseason drew to a close, the Denver Broncos understood there could very well be days like these because of it. When the Broncos face the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the three available running backs figure to be three undrafted players who have been in uniform for 24 games combined in their careers. “I guess I didn’t really think about it until now," said Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase with a smile when asked about the prospect earlier this week.