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September 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Seahawks Daily Top 10: A look at three things we’ve learned so far, and Chancellor named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

So with the Seahawks in their bye, the news out of the VMAC will  likely slow to a crawl. We’ll also slow the pace a bit on the blog over the next few days. But we’ll pass along a few things, and cover anything that does happen.

And here are a few things for Wednesday.

1. Kam Chancellor is the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Seattle also nominated Marshawn Lynch for offensive honors and Jon Ryan for special teams.

Here’s what the NFL press release said about Chancellor:

—   Chancellor had an interception, one forced fumble, two passes defensed and nine tackles in the Seahawks’ 26-20 overtime win over Denver.

  • Both of the turnovers that Chancellor caused led to Seahawks points. He forced a fumble on Denver’s first play from scrimmage that was recovered by K.J. WRIGHT at the Broncos’ 23-yard line. That led to a Seattle field goal. Late in the fourth quarter, with the Seahawks up 17-12 and Denver driving into Seattle territory, Chancellor intercepted a PEYTON MANNING pass and returned it 52 yards to set up another Seahawks field goal.
  • Chancellor is the only Seahawks safety with a forced fumble and a 50+ yard interception return in the same game since 1993, the first year forced fumbles were tracked.
  • In Denver’s past 28 games (including the playoffs), the Broncos have been held to 20 points or fewer just three times – twice by the Seahawks.seahawksdaily_top10In his fifth year from Virginia Tech, this is Chancellor’s first career Player of the Week Award.
  • Chancellor is the first Seahawks safety to be honored since 2004 (MICHAEL BOULWARE, Week 11).
  • This marks the third consecutive season a Seattle defensive back has been honored. Cornerback RICHARD SHERMAN was named Defensive Player of the Week in 2012 (Week 10) and 2013 (Weeks 2 and 15).

2. I wrote this for the Wednesday paper looking at three things we’ve learned about the Seahawks through three games.

3. Good breakdown of what happened to Seattle in the final 41 seconds from Grantland (though worth noting that Pete Carroll indicated that Josh Thomas, who you can see in the GIF initially has coverage of Emmauel Sanders, should have stayed on him).

4. Doug Farrar of SI.com has his own breakdown of the final 41 seconds including some of what Carroll said Monday about what happened.

5. ESPN on the progress of Ricardo Lockette.

6. Seahawks.com has more on Lockette.

7. Seahawks,com breaks down Russell Wilson’s NFL-best passer rating.

8. Nice story on another hospital visit by Wilson.

9. You can get a good look at Seattle’s next opponent, Washington, on Thursday night when it plays the Giants. Here are five things to watch for. And a look at Washington’s injuries.

10. Seattle’s offense has been pretty efficient so far this season:

 

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