Note: I’m currently in the process of transferring the militarysehawkers.com over to a different registrar. The main thing is that if you want to access the site, use www.militaryseahawkers.org (and not the .com address). I should have it restored to normal by midweek.
This week the Seahawks look to go 4-0 for their first time in history. They’re gunning for a solid road winning streak as well. They’re 3-0 in their last three road games and two of those three were 10am starts. This week against the Houston Texans is another morning start.
Now that I’ve got you excited about the possibilities, there are a couple reasons to be a bit concerned about this game. Well, actually there are three: Breno Giacomini, Max Unger, and Russell Okung. Okung is out, while the other two are expected to be sidelined this week with injuries.
If this would’ve happened last week, I’d say don’t worry at all, but this week they’re playing one of the best pass rushing teams in the league. We’ll want to see Marshawn Lynch have a big day and the Seahawks defense continue to take the ball away.
Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has thrown at least one interception per game this season. Considering how good the Seahawks defensive backs are and how much the Texans like to throw the ball, that part of the game should work in Seattle’s favor.
I think these next five games will be the biggest test of the season for the Seahawks going forward. Seattle has back-to-back road games against the Texans and Colts, then they come back home to play the Titans before going on the road to Arizona and St. Louis.
The Seahawks haven’t won in Arizona since 2010. Watching how St. Louis played against the 49ers on Thursday makes me think we shouldn’t be too concerned. However, both games are prime time games, so teams and fans are going to be fired up for those games.
I’m going to be rooting for a 5-0 run, but I honestly think a 3-2 run with the injuries along the offensive line might be realistic. After that though, I fully expect this team to go on a big run to finish 12-4 or 13-3.
the seahawks Are back on AFN, But not dts
This is one of those strange weeks when our troops overseas get the game via AFN and the Sailors at sea get hosed by DTS.
The Seahawks game versus the Texans is scheduled to air on AFN Prime Atlantic at 1000 PT/1700 GMT/2130 AFG.
Vote SEahawks in USAA Million Fan Salute
USAA kicked off their Salute to Service campaign and the Seahawks are near the top. If Seattle can finish in first after voting concludes on Dec. 1, Joint Base Lewis McChord will receive a major facility upgrade provided by USAA.
Click on the graphic to vote, and text “follow voteseahawks” to 40404 to get daily reminders.
The sea Hawkers podcast: Episode 8
After a 45-17 win over the Jaguars this week, Brandan and Adam tip their hat to the Jaguars for doing something the 49ers couldn’t do—score a touchdown at CenturyLink. After the game, the defense made a point in saying that giving up 17 points and 265 yards was unacceptable.
In a preview of the Houston game, Brandan expects a much closer game between the Texans and Seahawks. Despite having the #2 ranked defense, Adam can’t find a single player on the Texans defense to give credit to.
Darin Pike, Seahawks columnist for Bleacher Report, comes on to talk about the teams in the NFC West. Having originally predicted the 49ers to finish third in the division, Darin now says they’ll finish behind both the Rams and Cardinals.
The show closes with Adam contrasting Bruce Irvin to 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith, and Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson loses a part of his finger but earns a place on the “Better at life” list.