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October 9, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Thursday morning news and notes: Seahawks prepping for DeMarco Murray

Varying issues have led to a lack of links here the past couple of days. Sorry about that. But we’ll get back on the horse today. …

— For our main Seahawks story today, I wrote about the big question hovering over Sunday’s game — can the Seahawks stop, or at least contain, DeMarco Murray?

— The notebook with some thoughts from and on Russell Okung.

— A Seattle Times roundup of NFL power rankings.

— Seahawks.com on Bobby Wagner.

— And Seahawks.com rounding up what’s out there about the team today.

— The main injury issue hovering over the Covbowys heading into this game is at linebacker, which could force the team to start its sixth different combination at that position in six games this year.

— Here’s more on Dallas’ injury situation.

— The Washington Post examines Seattle’s defense in the wake of the win over the Redskins.

— This ESPN Insider story makes the case that the Seattle offense is actually playing better than the defense so far. It also includes the interesting nugget that the Seahawks are far more right-handed offensively. Says the story:

“This may be the strangest and least well-known aspect of the Seattle offense: No team in the NFL throws more to the right side of the field, and no team has more success on those throws.

Two years ago, when (Russell) Wilson was a rookie, Seattle threw to the right side on a league-leading 52 percent of passes, compared to a league average of 40 percent. The Seahawks also had the highest DVOA in the league on passes to the right. Last year, the Seahawks once again led the league, throwing to the right on 49 percent of passes, and they once again led the league in DVOA on those passes. So far this year, 47 percent of Seattle’s passes have gone to the right side, which is fourth in the NFL.”

— Could the Seahawks head back to the AFC West?

— SI.com with a good story on Tony Rono’s infamous fumbled snap in a playoff game here in 2006.

— The Associated Press with a preview of the game via FoxSports.com.

— Some interesting thoughts on Dallas’ running game.

— All of the NFL.com experts pick the Seahawks.

— Murray really likes to run to his left.

— ProFootballFocus with some thoughts on Dallas’ defensive success giving a lot of credit to free agent DT Henry Melton, who you may recall the Seahawks also tried to sign.

— Lots more good Cowboys’ stuff on the Dallas Morning News Cowboys’ blog.

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