We’ll start the links today with Jayson Jenks’ story on Breno Giacomini, who a year after falling victim too often to committing personal fouls is this year drawing them, instead.
As Jenks writes:
The net result: In two games, Giacomini has goaded two opponents into 15-yard personal-foul penalties while he has yet to pick one up.
In other news. …
— Here is our stat geek feature for the week;
— Really good stuff from Greg Bedard measuring the effectiveness of NFL pass rushes, and showing that both the Seahawks and 49ers got a lot of pressure on the QB last week;
— Some predictions from ESPN.com;
— More on what Russell Wilson had to say yesterday from Seahawks.com;
— Here’s a preview of the game from NFL.com;
— CBSSports.com says take the Seahawks if you are in a Survivor pool;
— The spread on VegasInsider.com appears to be settling at 19.5;
— A columnist for SCNow.com says football games are supposed to be loud;
— Former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren has raised some hackles in Cleveland by saying that the Browns shouldn’t have made the Trent Richardson trade;
— The Jaguars say anything can happen Sunday;
— Jacksonville.com notes the Jags have never been a bigger underdog;
— The status of Jacksonville RB Maurice Jones-Drew remains up in the air;
— A Jacksonville view of the job Gus Bradley did putting together the Seattle defense;
— A Jacksonville fan site looks at who needs to step up for the Jaguars;
— Jacksonville WR Cecil Shorts is preparing to face the tough Seattle secondary;
— SportsChatPlace says to take the Jags and the points;
— NFL.com with what to watch in week three.