Seahawks Vs. Giants: Seahawks Win Wild Game, 36-25

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Seahawks Not Pursuing David Garrard In Aftermath Of Tarvaris Jackson Injury

The Seattle Seahawks have not made any attempts to contact free agent quarterback David Garrard, according to John Clayton of ESPN. Coming on the heels of Sunday's game against the New York Giants, the speculation of the Seahawks bringing in a new quarterback draws roots from an injury suffered by quarterback Tarvaris Jackson during the game.

Jackson suffered a minor pectoral injury that sidelined him for the game at the beginning of the third quarter. In his one half of play, Jackson had 166 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 15-of-22 passing. Back-up Charlie Whitehurst finished the game well, going 11-of-19 for 149 yards and one touchdown as the Seahawks claimed a 36-25 victory in the Meadowlands.

The extent of Jackson's injury is not known yet, but the fact that the Seahawks have not contacted a free agent quarterback yet is promising.  If the Seahawks were to sign another quarterback, that man would most likely be Garrard, who spent nine seasons with the Jaguars before being cut this offseason to the surprise of the football world.

Things look good for Jackson to return to the field soon, which is good news for a Seahawks team that has rebounded from a 0-2 start with two wins in its past three games. The Seahawks will take on the Cleveland Browns on the road this week.

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Bye Week Comes At An Opportune Time For Seahawks

The Hawks will look to convalesce and recharge their batteries during the bye week after an emotional and physically taxing Sunday of football in New Jersey.

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Seahawks Beat Giants: A Look At Some Of The Numbers

Some positives and negatives from this game, but overall this Seahawks team is looking good.

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Seahawks Vs. Giants: Seattle Recap By The Numbers

Massive underdogs going into Sunday's game, the Seattle Seahawks were able to string together a stellar game that stunned the unsuspecting New York Giants at their home stadium en route to a 36-25 victory.

Seattle opened the scoring right away with an eight-play drive culminating in an 11-yard touchdown pass from Tavaris Jackson to Ben Obomanu. Later in the first quarter, Marshawn Lynch would make a one-yard run to put the Seahawks ahead 14-7.

Oddly enough, the only Seahawks player who contributed to more than one scoring play was Steven Hauschka, who kicked two field goals in a wild fourth quarter.

Perhaps "wild" is understating it a bit. This game had everything you could ask for, including a safety, a two-point conversion, and a pick-six by Brandon Browner with just over a minute left on the clock to seal the deal for the Seahawks.

Also of note is that the Seahawks had less total plays, less total yards, less passing yards, and less time of possession in this game than the Giants, while accruing more penalty yards. Seattle even managed to lose two fumbles and throw an interception.

The difference in the numbers lies in two key stats. The first is the rushing yards. The Seahawks ran for 145 yards (98 of which were by Lynch), compared to only 69 rushing yards by the pass-happy Giants. The second key area was turnovers. Although the Seahawks had three turnovers, the Giants managed a whopping five. They lost two fumbles and Manning threw three interceptions, including the final, costly Browner pick-six.

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Seahawks Injury Report: Zach Miller (Head), Leroy Hill (Hamstring), Marshawn Lynch (Ankle)

In addition to the Tarvaris Jackson injury, the Seattle Seahawks suffered a few other minor injuries in their big upset victory over the New York Giants. One had some decent fantasy implications. Tight end Zach Miller left the game after being injured on a throw in the end zone. Miller was decked by Kenny Phillips in the end zone and was flagged for unnecessary roughness. Phillips will probably be fined. It was later reported to be a head injury

At various other instances in the game, other Seahawks picked up injuries. Guard John Moffitt left for the locker room at one point with cramps issues, but did return to the sidelines and eventually played. Tailback Marshawn Lynch had an ankle issue but also returned to the game. Outside linebacker Leroy Hill suffered a hamstring issue, and Jameson Konz (who I believe plays every position on the field) had a sprained knee. Thanks to Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune for the updates.

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Tarvaris Jackson Injury: Pectoral, Status TBD

The Seattle Seahawks lost Tarvaris Jackson against the New York Giants after he went downfield on a designed run. At first it looked it could be a shoulder or collarbone injury based on how the trainers were looking at their starting quarterback, but the injury was clarified in the postgame reports.

Head coach Pete Carroll reveals that Jackson suffered a strained pectoral. Carroll says that his quarterback's status is uncertain for the team's next game against the Cleveland Browns. But the Seahawks do have a bye week, so Jackson will have an extra seven days to heal.

Luckily for Seattle, even if Jackson isn't ready to go in two weeks, they got solid backup quarterback play from Charlie Whitehurst, who engineered a comeback drive to help beat the Giants. Whitehurst looks like he's miles ahead from where he was last season, and could be on his way to at least competent play if he had to take starting snaps in Seattle.

For more on the Seahawks and to discuss the game with Seattle fans, go to Field Gulls.

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Seahawks Beat Giants 36-25

The Seahawks were double digit road underdogs this week but went into The New Meadowlands Stadium and stole away an improbable victory, 36-25, to put them at 2-3 heading into their bye week. It was a wild one, with several late-game lead changes and 8 total turnovers by both teams, 3 for the Seahawks and 5 costly ones by the Giants.

The Game went into halftime tied at 14, but the Seahawks struck first in the 2nd half with a big safety that put them in the lead. Seahawks starting QB Tarvaris Jackson went out with nine minutes left in the 3rd quarter and backup Charlie Whitehurst appeared in relief. After a few shaky series, with the score waffling between a Seahawks and Giants lead and/or tie, Whitehurst and the Seahawks' offense clicked when it needed to, and Charlie hit Doug Baldwin for 27 yards and a touchdown for the go-ahead score. That made it 29-25 with 2:45 left in the 4th quarter, and proved to be the decisive score. Brandon Browner sealed the victory with an interception on the ensuing drive at the Seahawks 3 or 4 yard line and took it to the house. 

Big win for the Seahawks, on the East Coast, against a formerly 3-1 team, as big underdogs.

The game proved costly for the Seahawks, with Tarvaris Jackson, Zach Miller, Leroy Hill, Russell Okung, and John Moffitt all leaving with various injuries. Early indications of Jackson's injury point to a pectoral pull, but no timeframe for his return has been reported as of yet.

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Tarvaris Jackson Injury: Seahawks QB Leaves Game With Apparent Shoulder Injury, His Return Is Questionable

Seahawks' QB Tarvaris Jackson has left the game against the Giants with an apparent shoulder injury. It was tough to see on the replay, but Seahawks' trainers are checking out either his shoulder or collarbone area. Jackson suffered the injury on a designed run where he picked up 11 yards and a first down. His return is questionable. 

Before going out, Jackson was having a fairly strong showing, passing for 169 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 16 of 23 passing. 

Now, the offense falls to Charlie Whitehurst, something a lot of Seahawks' fans were pining for during the early part of the season, when Jackson was struggling. Now, it's a little ironic that we finally get to see Whitehurst just when Jackson started clicking with this offense. 

The Seahawks' third QB is now FB Michael Robinson, as third QB Josh Portis is inactive. 

The Seahawks lead 16-14 with 7:02 left in the third quarter after getting a safety on the home Giants. After a back and forth, turnover plagued first half, both teams will look to clean up their act and take control of the game. 

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Seahawks vs. Giants Score Update: Red Zone Turnovers Plaguing Seahawks, Game Tied at Half, 14-14

What a weird, sloppy game of football. The Seahawks, in typical Seahawks fashion, are turning what should be a blowout at half and making it a close game, thanks to three untimely turnovers, including two fumbles within the 10 yard line. The Giants have turned the ball over twice, and should have three times when the Leroy Hill jumped on an Eli Manning fumble but wasn't able to secure the football. 

The two teams are tied at half 14-14, and the rate both teams are coughing up the football, it looks like a concerted effort to lose by both sides. 

Here are the halftime stats: 

Tarvaris Jackson is 14 for 21 with 164 yards passing, one touchdown and one interception. Marshawn Lynch has five carries for 68 yards and a touchdown, but like I said above, fumbled at about the Giants' five yard line. Ben Obomanu leads the Seahawks with 6 receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown. 

On the other side of the ball, Eli Manning is 10 for 15 with 147 yards passing, two touchdowns and one interception. Hakeem Nicks has three catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. 

If the Seahawks have a chance to pull off the road upset, they will have to take care of the football. Three turnovers in one half is seriously unacceptable. 

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Seahawks Vs Giants: Seattle Strikes First, Go Up 7-0

Much was made this past week about the effectiveness of the Seahawks no-huddle offense and Seattle wasted no time in going right to it. The Hawks went no-huddle and hurry up on their first drive, marching 80 yards down the field on 8 plays, culminated by a screen pass to Ben Obomanu for an 11-yard touchdown. Receiver Golden Tate had a great cut block downfield on the play to spring Obo for the score. 

On the drive, both Marshawn Lynch and Zach Miller went out with minor injuries, but both returned to the game and both appear to be ok. 

Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson went 5/7 for 64 yards and a toucdown on the drive. The Hawks only ran the ball once, a four yard scamper by Justin Forsett. Ben Obomanu led the way with 3 catches for 31 yards and the TD, and Sidney Rice added a 16 yard reception. 

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Seahawks Injury Report: Marcus Trufant, Mike Williams Inactive

The Seahawks will be without wide receiver Mike WIlliams today as they take on the NY Giants, which was expected and announced on Friday, but a surprise inactive this morning is cornerback Marcus Trufant.

Trufant, who battled back injuries last year that severely hampered his effectiveness, will sit sit out today's game after suffering back spasms this week. He'll be replaced by 2nd-year Oregon product Walter Thurmond

Williams will be replaced by veteran Ben Obomanu. Expect to see Golden Tate and Kris Durham get more snaps as well.

Also inactive for the Seahawks are QB Josh Portis, CB Bryon Maxwell, LB Malcolm Smith, OG Robert Gallery and OT Jarriel King. Maxwell and Smith are key special team players but have been battling injuries - an ankle for Maxwell and a hamstring for Smith. Gallery has a lingering groin injury and King is still working on an ankle injury. 

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Seahawks Vs Giants: Marquee Match-ups

Match-ups to key in on.

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Seahawks Vs Giants: The Safety Dance

The Seahawks' safeties and their versatile and variable use.

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Seahawks Vs. Giants: Time, TV Schedule, Radio Streaming And More

After losing a close game at home to the Atlanta Falcons last week, the 1-3 Seattle Seahawks will be visiting New Meadowlands Stadium to take on the always-dangerous New York Giants. I'm sure many Seahawks fans have trouble forgetting that their last East Coast visit to the Giants resulted in a 44-6 loss.

Of course, the Seahawks didn't fare much better at home against the Giants last season, as they suffered a 41-7 defeat.

Here's all the pertinent information for this week's game:

Kickoff: 10:00 AM/PDT

Weather Report: High of 84, Low of 61 and Sunny.

TV: FOX (channel 13 in Seattle): Commentators are Thom Brennaman and Troy Aikman.

Radio: 710 AM ESPN / 97.3 FM KIRO: Steve Raible (play-by-play), Warren Moon (commentary)

Betting Line: The Giants are favored by 10 points.

Online Coverage: Field Gulls is the place to check out for continued Seahawks coverage. Your New York Giants counterpoints are located at Big Blue View.

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Pete Carroll Talks About Seahawks Injuries and Matchup With Giants

Here are some selected quotes from Pete Carroll's post-practice press conference on Friday that may be of interest:

On facing the Giants:

We're working, growing in stuff, and we're trying to get ready for this gameplan. This is a very difficult team to play against. Very challenging, in the stuff that they do, the people that they have. So, it's an intricate gameplan, but the guys have worked really hard. We've had a couple of really good days here, to finish off the week, so we're ready to go.

They (the Giants, and their personnel) have been around a long time, they've got a long-standing staff, you know, with a really good system of things they do, and they know how to attack on both sides of the football. So we just have to be really sharp, and be ready for a lot of stuff, because they can throw a lot of stuff at you. It's just called for us to bear down, and really make sure we're clear on stuff. The guys have worked hard at it, and it's challenging.

Regarding Marcus Trufant's injury:

It's something that happened in the game (versus Atlanta), and it just tightened up in practice. So, we'll see how he's doing, it looks like he'll be ok.

Regarding Mike Williams' injury and absence from this game:

Well, our guys have been rotating through and playing, and they're pretty much interchangeable. Ben's (Obomanu) a really good football player, Golden (Tate) is ready to go, and (Doug) Baldwin, along with Sidney (Rice). So we don't feel like we're missing a beat, as far as what we can do, and what we're able to call and all that. We'd love to have Mike, but Obo's a very, very capable football player.

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Seahawks Vs Giants Injury Report: Kam Chancellor, Zach Miller "Ready To Go"; Mike Williams Out

The Seahawks travel to New York New Jersey to take on the Giants this Sunday, but will have to do so without the services of a few key players. 

Pete Carroll said during his post-practice press conference that both S Kam Chancellor and TE Zach Miller are "ready to go" this week, and that comes as a big relief to the team. However, the Seahawks are still going to be without LG Robert Gallery, and wide receiver Mike Williams will not play due to a concussion suffered in last week's loss to the Falcons

Below is the Seahawks' official injury report for Friday, tip of the cap to Liz Mathews.

OUT

Guard Robert Gallery - did not participate (groin)
Wide receiver Mike Williams - did not participate (concussion)

DOUBTFUL

Linebacker Malcolm Smith - did not participate (hamstring)
Cornerback Byron Maxwell - limited participation (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE

Cornerback Marcus Trufant - did not participate (back)
Safety Kam Chancellor - limited participation (quadriceps)
Wide receiver Kris Durham - did not participate (hamstring)

PROBABLE

Defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove - full participation (hamstring)
Tight end Zach Miller - full participation (knee)

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Mike Williams Injury: Seahawks WR Concussed, Will Not Play

Seattle wide receiver Mike Williams will miss this Sunday's game at the Giants while he recovers from a concussion. Williams suffered the concussion on a sick crack back block to spring Marshawn Lynch for a touchdown in last week's game against the Falcons. Williams hasn't practiced this week as he undergoes the testing process necessary to clear a player to go. 

Here's the video of Mike making the sick block (apologies for the overly dramatic music) and concussing himself. Keep your eye on Mike Williams, out to the left wing to start this play.


With Williams out, Pete Carroll noted at the end of practice (per ESPN710's Liz Mathews) that Ben Obomanu will start in his place. Obomanu has 11 catches for 82 yards this season, and one touchdown. He's lost some snaps to Williams and rookie Doug Baldwin, who leads the Seahawks in receiving so far this season. 

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Brandon Jacobs Injury: Giants RB Sprains MCL, According To Report

Giants' running back Brandon Jacobs has a sprained medial lateral ligament, according to ESPN's all-knowing reporter Adam Schefter. Jacobs sat out his third straight practice on Friday and it's looking likely he won't play this Sunday against the Seahawks. He's officially listed as doubtful, per the Giants' twitter feed.

Jacobs sustained the knee injury in last Sunday's game against the Cardinals, but could not pinpoint when it occurred. Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, per ESPN, noted Friday after Jacobs missed another practice, "I thought he would [make more progress], but that hasn't been the case. I don't know if it's a setback, but there is some swelling that has not subsided."

Asked about his chances of suiting up on Sunday, Jacobs replied, "I don't really know what they're thinking as far as that. You gotta speak to Coach Coughlin about that. ... It doesn't really matter what I'm thinking. It doesn't feel too bad. I'm waiting to be unleashed. That's it."

If Jacobs is a no-go, it will fall to Ahmad Bradshaw to carry the rock versus Seattle. Danny Ware is the likely backup. 

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Seahawks vs. Giants Injury Report: Marcus Trufant Did Not Practice

The Seattle Seahawks injury report has been released, and it is utterly and absolutely terrifying. Christian Caple of Seattlepi.com reports that cornerback Marcus Trufant has a back ailment. He sat out practice today, which is always the danger zone.

Trufant has to play to counter the Eli Manning-Hakeem Nicks connection. Brandon Browner would be pushed into primary cornerback responsibilities, and Browner probably doesn't have the coverage skills of Trufant to really challenge Nicks one-on-one. Also it would press the young  Richard Sherman and Walter Thurmond into service, and neither is really ready to handle starting snaps.

Other injury updates are as follows, many courtesy of John Boyle of the Everette Herald:

 

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Seahawks Pass Attack Being Led By Unlikely Source Through Four Games

The Seattle Seahawks stated their intention to enter a transitional period this season when the team acquired quarterback Tarvaris Jackson from the Minnesota Vikings and named him the starting quarterback. Through four games, Jackson is still figuring out how to play and lead the team. Meanwhile, his top wide receiver Doug Baldwin has been a pleasant surprise for both Jackson and the Seahawks organization.

Baldwin is a rookie out of Stanford who went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft. Expectations surely were not that high when the Seahawks signed him this offseason, but the rookie has proven that he can contribute on an NFL team. Through four games, Baldwin leads the team's receivers with 194 receiving yards and one touchdown. He has recorded more receptions than any other Seahawks receiver (12) and he holds the team's longest completion pass this season (55 yards).

Receiver Sidney Rice will likely overtake Baldwin soon in the stats department, given that Rice is already close to Baldwin (188 receiving yards on 11 receptions) with two less games played, but Baldwin could fit into a solid No. 2 slot in Seattle's offense. Given Seattle's rough start and tough luck through the season's first few weeks, Baldwin is a bright spot that should only continue to get brighter as the season progresses.

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Seahawks Vs. Giants Odds: Opening Line Features Seattle As 10-Point Underdogs In New York

The Seattle Seahawks are projected as underdogs by a touchdown and a field goal for Sunday's game against the New York Giants. Is that reasonable?

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