CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 23: Running back Leon Washington #33 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Seahawks Vs. Bengals: Seattle Falls 34-12 Thanks To Poor Special Teams Play

The Seahawks will look to rebound against the Bengals after a tough loss last weekend.

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Has Anyone Ever Asked You If You Had "A Case Of The Mondays?"

A few silver linings for you on the Seahawks' loss to Cincy; try not to let Sunday ruin your week.


Seahawks Vs. Bengals: Seattle Recap By The Numbers

Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals certainly could have gone better for the Seattle Seahawks. We take a few minutes to pick apart some of the key numbers and stats from the 34-12 loss. Maybe we can figure out what the Seahawks can improve on from here. Keep in mind, though: they're in second place!

The first bit of good news is that Seattle scored a whopping four times as many points as they scored in last week's game. The sky is the limit from here, everyone.

Seattle had 20 first downs compared to Cincinnati's 18 first downs. The Seahawks also managed to rack up more total yards and more passing yards than their opponents, but the key difference in this one came down to the two Bengals touchdowns that came from defense or special teams. Brandon Tate ran back a punt for a 56 yard touchdown, and Reggie Nelson managed a 75 yard pick-six with 0:36 left in the game after the game was already out of reach.

Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson had a decent showing in his return from a pectoral injury, going 21-for-40 with over 300 passing yards, but with no touchdowns and an interception.

Ben Obomanu led all Seattle receivers with 107 yards on four catches.

Seattle's offensive woes, of course, lie in the simple fact that the team cannot reliably find the end zone. Kicker Steven Hauschka was the only Seahawks player to score more than once, on field goals in the second and third periods.

If you feel like mulling this one over with your fellow Seahawks fans, you can find them at Field Gulls.


Seahawks Vs. Bengals Score: Seattle Special Teams The Culprit In 34-12 Defeat

The Seattle Seahawks are going to be a little baffled at how they were blown out on Sunday afternoon by the Cincinnati Bengals. After a slow start with Charlie Whitehurst on the field, Seattle was able to move the ball with Tarvaris Jackson at quarterback, and mounted drives of 64, 84 and 79 yards to try and get back in the football game. But they could only manage ten points (including getting embarrassingly stopped one yard short of the end zone as time expired at the end of the first half) off those opportunities.

That wasn't enough to overcome the poor play by Seattle's special teams.

Adam "Pacman" Jones came in and returned a punt 63 yards to set up Cincinnati for a brief touchdown drive, and Brandon Tate came in for two big returns late: One for 45 yards after the last Seattle score, setting up a brief Bengals drive and a Mike Nugent 48 yard field goal to put Cincinnati up 20-12, and then a 56 yard punt return for a touchdown to put the game on ice.

Those 17 points made all the difference in a game that could have been very tight otherwise, but Seattle could not nail down all three facets of the game, losing despite outgaining Cincy by 160 yards.

To discuss the game with Seahawks fans, head to Field Gulls. To discuss the game with Bengals fans, head to Cincy Jungle.


Seahawks Vs. Bengals Score Update: Cincinnati Keeping Seattle Out Of End Zone, Leads 17-6

The Seattle Sehawks put up 121 yards of total offense in the third quarter. They came out of it with three points.

Tarvaris Jackson has had three nice drives for the Seahawks, each one looking better than the next one.  Jackson found Doug Baldwin for four yards and Cameron Morrah for 13 yards to get the Seahawks to midfield, but the drive stalled on a few incompletions and Seattle was forced to punt.

After a Cincinnati three-and-out, Seattle encroached into Bengals territory thanks to a few Marshawn Lynch rushes and Jackson connections with Michael Robinson and Ben Obomanu got the Seahawks to the Cincinnati 33. Lynch was stuffed on 3rd and 1 at the Cincy 33 and Seattle elected to punt.

After Richard Sherman intercepted a deep passing play by Andy Dalton, a huge connection between Jackson and Ben Obomanu for 55 yards brought Seattle from their own nine yard line to the Cincinnati 36. A Lynch nine yard rush and a Jackson connection to Sidney Rice for 15 yards helped set up first and goal for Seattle at the ten yard line, but they couldn't get past the seven and had to settle for a Steven Hauschka field goal to cut the lead to eleven.

Seattle is looking better offensively with Jackson in, but they have only three points from his efforts to show for it.

To discuss the game with Seahawks fans, go to Field Gulls. To discuss the game with Bengals fans, go to Cincy Jungle.


Seahawks Vs. Bengals Score: Tarvaris Jackson In For Charlie Whitehurst, Seattle Down 17-3

The Seattle Seahawks haven't been able to do much right against the Cincinnati Bengals. The team has moved the ball through the air with Tarvaris Jackson taking over for Charlie Whitehurst, but the running game has disappeared. Leon Washington has picked up more yardage on one run (six yards) than Marshawn Lynch on eleven carries (five yards, plus he coughed up a fumble to the Bengals).

Jackson has thrown for 123 yards on 19 attempts to at least give Seattle's offense more of a pulse, and even gave his team a good scoring chance just before time expired in the second quarter. However, the Seahawks had a disastrous ending: With 4th and 2 at the three yard line, Lynch picked up two yards to get the first down but was stopped just short of the goal-line. Seattle had no timeouts and couldn't get the ball spotted in time, and time expired before the team could run another play.

For more on the game from the perspective of Seahawks fans, hit up Field Gulls. For more on the game fro the perspective of Bengals fans, go to Cincy Jungle.


Seahawks Vs. Bengals Score: Pacman Jones, Andy Dalton Help Put Cincinnati Up 10-3

The Seattle Seahawks let the Cincinnati Bengals march down the field early on a long time-consuming drive to start the first quarter.  Bernard Scott compiled only 19 yards on six rushes, so the Bengals turned to Andy Dalton to let things loose. Dalton found Andre Caldwell for eight and ten yard catches, Chris Pressley and Brian Leonard for six yards, and A.J. Green for five yards. This set up an early Brian Nugent 34 yard field goal to put Cincinnati on top.

After Seattle was forced to punt on three quick downs, Adam "Pacman" Jones got the Bengals right back into scoring position with a 63 yard punt return. Three plays later, Dalton found Jerome Simpson for fourteen yards to give Cincy an early 10 point lead in CenturyLink Field.

The Seahawks were forced to answer. Charlie Whitehurst made three crucial completions to Zach Miller for 17 yards, Sidney Rice for 15 yards, and Ben Obomanu for 13 yards to set up a Steven Hauschka 47 yard field goal and give Seattle their first points of the game, but they're looking uphill early.

To discuss the game with Seahawks fans, hit up Field Gulls. To discuss the game with Bengals fans, go to Cincy Jungle.


Seahawks Vs. Bengals:Time, TV Schedule, Radio And More

The Seattle Seahawks took a trip to play the Cleveland Browns last week, and it definitely could have gone better. The good news is that the Seahawks held the Browns to just six points. The bad news is that the Browns held the Seahawks to just three. But you knew that already.

There's a lot more good news to be had this week. For starters, the Seahawks are back home in Seattle. If that weren't good enough, they're only very slight underdogs against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals. See? We're all about the silver lining here at SB Nation Seattle.

Kickoff Time: 1:15 PM PT / 4:15 PM ET

TV Schedule: The game will air on CBS. Your broadcast team will be Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker.

TV Distribution

Radio Schedule: Seahawks: 710 AM ESPN, 97.3 FM KIRO

Betting Line: The Bengals are favored by between 1 and 1.5 points, which means they may not as well be favored at all, right? Right?

For more on the Seahawks head over to Field Gulls and connect with your fellow fans.


Seahawks Vs. Bengals Injury Update: Tarvaris Jackson Preparing To Play

Although he is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is looking likely to see some playing time, according to Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times.

O'Neil says that Jackson had a thorough workout on Friday, including the most extensive throwing he has done since suffering his pectoral injury in early October. Jackson said that Friday's workout was important for the coaches to see, as a means of proving to them that he can still make the throws that he needs to. Head coach Pete Carroll noted that Jackson was throwing the ball well and took it as a good sign.

The Seahawks injury report lists only Jackson as questionable, and lists safeties Atari Bigby, Kam Chancellor and Jeron Johnson, running back Marshawn Lynch, tight end Zach Miller and center Max Unger as probable, so there is a good chance that all of them will see significant playing time. After their poor showing against the Cleveland Browns last week, it's heartening to know that the Seahawks are looking to return to full strength.

To discuss these moves and all things Seahawks, head over to Field Gulls.


Week 8 NFL Lines And Odds: Seahawks Vs. Bengals

Okay, look. We all want to forget about last week. Last week was no good for anyone. Well, unless you happened to make a bet on the "Way, Way, WAY Under." It's a new week, and a clean slate. The Seattle Seahawks are going to be at home hosting the Cincinnati Bengals.

This is predicted to be a tight game, probably much like you all expected. According to our good friends over at OddsShark, the Bengals are favored by the slimmest of margins. Their point spread ranges from a mere one point at Bet Online, and skyrockets all the way up to a hefty three points at Top Bet and OddsMaker. That's the bad news.

The good news is that the over/under is set at a robust 37.5 across the board. 37 whole points! Nearly 38! That is way more than "nine," which is what we're all feeling used to at this point. Things are definitely looking up.

If you need help visualizing what two football teams combining for 38 points looks like, I'm sure your fellow Seahawks fans over at Field Gulls can help you out.


Seahawks Vs. Bengals Injury Report: Tarvaris Jackson, Marshawn Lynch Both Limited On Wednesday

The Seattle Seahawks take on a surprising 4-2 Cincinnati Bengals team this weekend at home. Seattle has suffered some injuries to its starting offense in recent weeks but could get some players back ahead of Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Cornerback Brandon Bowner did not practice on Wednesday. Meanwhile, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral), running back Marshawn Lynch (back), tight end Zach Miller (neck/head) and center Max Unger (foot) were all limited.

Jackson, who went out during Seattle's Week Six 36-25 win over the New York Giants, has been taking a few first-team reps this week. He is working his way back but isn't a lock to make it back into Seattle's starting line-up just yet. The Seahawks are prepared to start Charlie Whitehurst, who has gotten a lot of first-team reps of his own this week in case Jackson is not ready to go.

Lynch has been practicing regularly with the team this week and is expected to play against the Bengals. He missed last week's game against the Cleveland Browns by hurting his back during pre-game warm-ups, but odds are that he will be on the field this Sunday.

The Bengals will have a very healthy squad ready by Sunday. Linebacker Thomas Howard (hamstring) and linebacker Rey Maualuga (ankle) were inactive on Wednesday while cornerback Nate Clements (knee) and linebacker Dan Skuta (groin) were limited. Those four mark all of Cincinnati's injury concerns at this point.

Seattle hopes to claim its third victory of the year against the Bengals this weekend. Returning a couple of offensive starters back that missed last week's game against the Browns should help the Seahawks move in that direction. 


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The Seahawks will look to rebound against the Bengals after a tough loss last weekend.

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