There will be some familiar faces on the other sideline as the Seahawks head to Detroit for their first game out of the bye. Golden Tate, Luke Willson and the Lions will be fighting for the same as Seattle: a 4-3 record, above .500 for the first time this season.
10 a.m. | Ford Field | Detroit, Mich.
TV: FOX | Radio: 710 AM/97.3 FM | Stream: fuboTV
1:56 | Seahawks 28, Lions 14 Michael Dickson can do more than punt. The rookie fifth-round pick essentially iced the game on Sunday, tucking the football and running for nine yards on fourth-and-8 to the Seahawks’ 12-yard line. Dickson also punted three times for 138 yards (46-yard average). —Mike Vorel
3:08 | Seahawks 28, Lions 14 A questionable pass-interference call gives the Lions a chunk play into the red zone, but Justin Coleman comes up with a big interception, and that should just about do it.
14:51 | Seahawks 28, Lions 7 The Lions successfully challenge a catch that would have converted a third down, but Seattle just accepts a penalty and gets it anyway. Then David Moore continues his impressive four-week run with another long reception down the sideline, setting up a seven-yard Chris Carson TD run, putting him over 100 yards for the day.
Third quarter thoughts from Bob Condotta:
- Seattle’s fourth-and-one call undoubtedly caused some consternation the way it turned out. But it also showed the team’s growing confidence in its offense to make the plays it needs, and put the ball in the hands of its best player — Russell Wilson.
- The secondary continues to impress — the Lions have done nothing since the first drive on offense.
- And Ed Dickson!! You are seeing the difference already the team thought he could make this season.
Halftime thoughts from Bob Condotta:
- Russell Wilson for MVP? Okay, he won’t get there with the kinds of seasons a few others are having. But his last four-and-a-half games have been MVP-caliber. Since the 0-2 start Wilson has thrown 11 touchdown passes in 14 quarters with just one interception. After recording passer ratings of 132.5 and 125.4 the last two weeks he is at a perfect 158.3 in the first half today completing 11-12 passes for 151 yards and three TDs.
- Tailback Chris Carson is also having another really good game with 61 yards on 12 carries, many coming off of zone read runs, a play that has made a huge comeback since the first three games of the season.
- And the defense has had its way with Detroit’s running game so far as the Lions have just 27 yards on nine carries after coming into the game averaging 122.3, 11th in the NFL.
2:28 | Seahawks 21, Lions 7 Ed Dickson gets his first touchdown as a Seahawk on Russell Wilson’s 11th completion on 12 passes today. He’s thrown for 151 yards and three touchdowns, earning a perfect 158.3 passer rating. His three touchdowns have been delivered to three different receivers – Tyler Lockett, David Moore and Ed Dickson. Wilson has also run for 11 yards. —Mike Vorel
The celebration might have been better than the TD:
7:08 | Seahawks 14, Lions 7 Russell Wilson threads the needle to Doug Baldwin to convert a 2nd and 19, Baldwin’s second reception of the game. Also: Wilson is 10-10 for 139 yards and two TDs, the most consecutive completions he’s ever had to start a game.
12:42 | Seahawks 14, Lions 7 David Moore has arrived. The Seahawks’ 6-foot, 215-pound wide receiver did not catch a pass and was targeted just once in the first three games this season. In the last three, the 2017 seventh-round pick has seven catches and four touchdowns. The most recent was a juggling 15-yard grab in the second quarter on Sunday, following a forced fumble by Tedric Thompson. —Mike Vorel
14:15 | Seahawks 7, Lions 7 Name a more iconic duo: With a flick of the wrist, Russell Wilson hits Tyler Lockett for 24 yards and a game-tying TD.
First-quarter thoughts from Bob Condotta:
- Tedric Thompson is really going to get tested the next five games facing QBs better than all butone(Jared Goff) he has faced so far. Stafford is going to look to take shots and did in the first quarter for the TD that has Seattle ahead.
- Seahawks with the quick bounce back on the next series to stick with running game despite being behind. Recall the Seahawks thought they too often too quickly got away from their gameplan the first two weeks when they fell behind early.
- Yet to see Ed Dickson with Seattle going with Vannett as the starting tight end.
2:15 | Lions 7, Seahawks 0 Tedric Thompson allowed Marvin Jones to get behind him, and Matthew Stafford escapes pressure to hit him for a 39-yard touchdown for the game’s opening score.
9:19 | Seahawks 0, Lions 0 The Seahawks only allowed one sack two weeks ago in a 27-3 win over the Raiders. They allowed a Romeo Okwara sack and two quarterback hits in their opening drive against the Lions on Sunday, which ended with a punt. The Lions entered the game ranked fourth in the NFL with 21 sacks this season. —Mike Vorel
9:20 a.m. Sunday’s game is the first for the Seahawks since the death of owner Paul Allen on Oct. 15.
And during his regular weekly appearance on the pregame show on the team’s radio network, general manager John Schneider said the Seahawks hope to beat Detroit in Allen’s memory.
“This game means a lot,’’ Schneider said. “There’s just a special feel around the building all week.’’
Schneider several times referred to live without Allen as “a transition.’’
“I was basically in daily contact with him on e-mails,’’ Schneider said. “So it’s been a transition. But we are going to honor him and we are always going to be inquisitive and thinking outside the box and questioning what we are doing — basically self- scouting. He loved that stuff. So we are going to honor him with that and our work ethic.’’
The Seahawks are also honoring Allen with a patch that will be worn on jerseys for the rest of the season.
8:36 a.m. The list of Seahawks’ inactives for Sunday’s game against Detroit includes rookie third-round pick Rasheem Green, who the team had hoped might be able to return this week after missing three games with a sprained ankle.
Instead, Green will sit out again as the Seahawks are going with seven defensive line — tackle Nazair Jones is also inactive for another game.
The other inactives are: CB Neiko Thorpe, who strained his groin in practice this week and had been listed as double for the game, safety Maurice Alexander, linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee and offensive linemen Joey Hunt and Jordan Simmons (Simmons had also been listed as doubtful).
Among the active players is tailback C.J. Prosise, who has been inactive the last two weeks and three of the last four.
And also active are linebacker K.J. Wright and tight end Ed Dickson, each on track to make their season debuts.
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