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September 30, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Kansas City game looks a lot tougher — for today, anyway

We wrote a little yesterday about how Seattle’s schedule over the next two months or so was beginning to look a little less dangerous.

But as often happens in the NFL, the perception of one future opponent changed quickly last night as Kansas City blasted the New England Patriots 41-14. Maybe that games says as much about the potentially-fading Patriots as it does the Chiefs, who entered the game 1-2 including an opening home loss to Tennessee, which hasn’t won since. But the Chiefs have played well since, taking Denver to the wire on the road the following week and then beating Miami and New England handily.

KC’s win sets up a particularly intriguing game this Sunday of two teams that got off the mat this weekend — the Chiefs and the 49ers, in San Francisco.

Kansas City rushed for 207 yards last night and is now up to fourth in the NFL in rushing at 145 per game. If the Chiefs keep that going, that’ll be a real test for Seattle come Nov. 16 when the Seahawks head to KC. But lots can, and undoubtedly will, change between now and then.

Now to 10 other links and notes:


1. Speaking of news about a future Seattle opponent, Oakland fired coach Dennis Allen last night — it remains unclear who will take over as interim head coach though there has been speculation it could be offensive coordinator Greg Olson, who is a Central Washington grad who grew up in Richland. The Raiders, who come to Seattle Nov. 2, are 0-4 and showing anew that the last thing in the world that means anything is the last game of the preseason. The Raiders looked fabulous on Aug. 28 in beating a skeleton Seattle team 41-31. I remember  walking out of the press box that night and one person sort-of-joking that that game might turn out to be the highlight of Oakland’s season. May not have been joke, after all.

2.  Here’s our recap of the Zach Miller news. Larry Stone notes that a lot was going on last weekend despite the Seahawks being on a bye.

3. also recaps the Miller situation.

4. ESPN profiles Richard Sherman tonight on E:60.

5. If the season ended today, the Seahawks would play the Eagles in the wildcard round with Arizona and Detroit getting byes.

6. Less importantly last night, the Chiefs set a new noise record, breaking the one that had been held by Seattle.

7. Here are a bunch of Washington links.

8. ESPN notes that Washington has been giving  up a lot of big plays of late, which is somewhat of a risk of Washington defensive coordinator Jim Haslett’s defense, which often sells out to stop the run. That’ll be something to watch Monday night, seeing if the Seahawks can exploit that to get some big plays down the field.

9.’s Pat Kirwan has Seattle on top of his power rankings and John Breech of sees an easy win for Seattle Monday night.

10. And interesting news this morning as the FCC has voted unanimously to end the NFL’s blackout rule.


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