Richard Sherman not sentimental about former Seahawks teammates

Richard Sherman not sentimental about former Seahawks teammates

Richard Sherman not sentimental about former Seahawks teammates

The game itself was less eventful for Sherman than his press conference on Thursday, when he took a dig at Wilson, called the Seahawks a "middle-of-the-road team" and stood by his comment about them "losing their way" in terms of player evaluation, a sentiment he shared after his release over the offseason. And Sherman found that out firsthand Sunday in his first game on the opposite side of what is a comically one-sided rivalry. Wilson finished 11 of 17 - that tied his fewest attempts of the season - for 185 yards.

Not only did the Seahawks storm to a 27-3 lead while hitting Mullen repeatedly into the first parts of the third quarter at CenturyLink Field, Wagner had one of the best games of his All-Pro career.

Seattle entered this one on back-to-back wins and are looking to make it three in a row.

"Guys have just got to own their jobs, pay more attention, study a little more, I guess", Buckner said.

Wilson's stat line at the end of the first half - 4 of 6 for 102 yards and three touchdowns - showed how much the Seahawks were in control of this game from early on. The real intrigue is going to be on the field once the game starts when you'll see Sherman going up against Doug Baldwin or potentially Tyler Lockett. The article stemmed from a 2017 ESPN report claiming there was a growing rift between the quarterback and several defensive players following Seattle's Super Bowl loss to New England after the 2014 season. Sherman could have agreed with the reporter and praised Wilson. But at the same time Baldwin and Lockett would love nothing more than to get in the end zone and bust out one of their epic touchdown celebrations in front of Sherman. "Their running game is really effective and they let him get to his spots and kept the game plan simple".

However, Sherman's return to Seattle seemed like a happy occasion.

"It's kind of like playing your brother", Wagner said. But he is learning to be one of the best. That's just how it was ...

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CBSSports.com's Will Brinson acknowledged that with the win, the 7-5 Seahawks have probably played their way into the NFC wild card slot.

This game was another display of the Seahawks' late-season resurgence.

San Francisco will be without two of its top wide receivers on Sunday, as both Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garcon aren't expected to play, according to Matt Barrows of The Athletic.

"From a humanistic standpoint it's very hard to separate those emotions", Baldwin said. I wanted to get a win out here, but we couldn't do that.

"We're putting together the right formula for us to make a push here", Carroll said. For the Seahawks, it will be very important for their offensive line to set a physical tone against the San Francisco defense to get the running game going to set up Russell Wilson and the passing game. We didn't know. We had to keep finishing, keep working.

"Once it's all said and done and everybody who is playing is done playing, people will be more disappointed of what could have been with such a talented group of players", Sherman said.

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