With a short week of practice behind them, the Seahawks are ready to take on the last of their NFC East opponents for their Thursday night game on the NFL Network.
Injuries on both sides of the field will play a big role in this game. The Eagles will take the field without their starting quarterback Michael Vick. Vince Young will get the start instead.
The quarterback situation for Seattle is actually looking better than in recent weeks with Tarvaris Jackson showing visible improvement according to coach Pete Carroll.
After taking a beating on Sunday, Carroll reported that Jackson looked as good as he ever has in practice this week than he has since his pectoral injury.
“Tarvaris had the best day he’s had. He has turned the corner for us it looks like,” said Carroll. “He just feels better and he’s stronger than he’s been.”
However, Jackson will be without his number one target Sidney Rice for the rest of the season. Rice was placed on injured reserve this week.
Carroll says he’s been banged up this year and they want to rest him up to prepare him for next year. While he came into camp in great running shape according to Carroll, he suggested that Rice wasn’t necessarily prepared to take some of the tough hits that he has been this year. That’s something they want to focus on with Rice in preparation for next season.
For the Eagles, starting cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and running back LeSean McCoy were both limited in practice and are questionable for the game. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the corner on the other side of the field will not play.
The Seahawks will be on AFN Sports and DTS Sports at 0100 GMT, Dec. 2., and will air again on the same channels later that day at 1200 GMT. It actually really works out great for those of you in Afghanistan. You can turn on the game when you wake up at 0530 and then you can re-watch the win at 1630.
For those going to the game, the Seahawks are suggesting folks arrive early. Since it’s a weeknight rather than a weekend, parking and traffic is going to be significantly different than what you’re used to. Touchdown City will open at 1400 and gates to the stadium open at 1500.
It’s also time for the Toys for Tots drive at CenturyLink. For those who can, please help out the Marines by bringing an unwrapped toy to the game tomorrow.
Speaking of charities, I also want to put in another plug for the Sea Gals annual charity auction on Monday, Dec. 5. It will be at the Much Bar & Piano Bash in Bellevue, and there is an item for military members only that you might be interested in. Military Sea Hawkers President Traci Williams is offering up two tickets to the 2012 game of your choice (once the schedule is announced) along with a pregame field tour. The tickets alone are a $150 value. This is a great cause to help out the Sea Gals in supporting the Broadview Women and Children’s Shelter and the Children’s Hospital Sea Gals Guild.
More details on the website here: http://www.militaryseahawkers.com/events/annual-sea-gals-charity-auction
View the ticket/field pass package being offered: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B_lSjHCD7W79NDU1NjIyNTMtZWYyNS00YjM0LWE4ZWYtMjY2ZWRjMTQ2ZDEw