Here's the ballot I submitted this weekend for The Associated Press' Top 25 poll:
A bad start got worse for the Seahawks when the Rams completely fooled them on a punt return halfway through the second quarter. Seattle, struggling to get much going after an opening drive that netted a field goal, punted the ball away from the Seattle 49. The Rams acted as if the ball was drifting
Bob Condotta: You can't question the fight or the effort. But this is simply a different team than a year ago and there were too many breakdowns at key times, many by players in new roles, or simply new players period.
The Rams struck again on special teams, this time running a fake punt deep in their own territory that resulted with punter Johnny Hekker, a Redmond native and a former quarterback at Bothell, completing an 18-yard pass on fourth-and-three to allow the Rams to keep the ball (watch video here).
A league source confirmed that the Seahawks will receive a 2015 draft pick for Harvin — a sixth-rounder if he is cut by the Jets after the season, a fourth-rounder if he remains on the roster.
The Seahawks suffered two significant injuries in St. Louis Sunday.
The Seahawks got themselves back in the game late in the third quarter with a 12-play, 84-yard drive that featured some clutch passing by Russell Wilson and culminated with a 19-yard run around right end by the Seattle quarterback with 4:22 left in the period (watch video here).
In his regular weekly segment on the Seahawks' pre-game show, general manager John Schneider said the trade of Percy Harvin was "the appropriate move at the appropriate time.''
Seattle's list of seven inactives for Sunday's game against the Rams includes tight end Luke Willson, who is hampered with a groin injury.
The Seahawks were intent on getting rid of wide receiver Percy Harvin, but not before trying to land a big catch in return.
The Huskies came into Saturday’s game with what many believed to be its finest defense in at least a decade. Didn’t matter. The No. 9 Ducks piled up 380 yards and 28 points in the first half alone and extended their winning streak over Washington to 11.
We'll kick off the chat at 8:30 a.m. ahead of the Seahawks' first divisional game of the season.
Quarterback Cyler Miles exited UW’s 45-20 loss to Oregon early in the fourth quarter with an apparent concussion, and starting running back Dwayne Washington left the game in the first half with a chest injury. Washington’s backup, Lavon Coleman, appeared to injure his right shoulder.
UW's Danny Shelton after the 45-20 loss to Oregon on Saturday night:
UW coach Chris Petersen after the Huskies' 45-20 loss to Oregon on Saturday night:
If you're wondering what Percy Harvin really thinks about being traded to the Jets, you probably aren't going to find it here in an interview with the team's web site.
1. Not ready for prime time: After demolishing California 31-7 last week, Washington had hopes of halting its 10-game losing streak to Oregon. However, this one got away from the Huskies in the second quarter when Oregon scored 21 unanswered points to take a 28-6 lead into halftime. Washington never