by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (9/14/14) The Seahawks DST could not get off the field Week 2 against the Chargers.
San Diego's offense had the ball for 42:15 during the contest. That proved to be a major issue for Seattle. Due to the heat in San Diego, the Seahawks lost at least three defenders during the contest due to cramping and dehydation. All three managed to return, but it speaks to how difficult it was for the team to be out there so long.
The club also had no answer for Antonio Gates. Gates torched Seattle for 96 yards and three scores. He was Philip Rivers' go to target on third down, and was often able to convert. The Seahawks had a tough time disrupting Rivers' timing, sacking him just once. Seattle did force three fumbles, but couldn't come up with any of them. The last time Seattle gave up 30 points or more was Week 5 of last season.
Seattle will take on the Broncos Week 3.
Marcus Burley expected to fill in at nickel corner
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (9/6/14) Seahawks cornerback Marcus Burley, who was recently acquired from the Colts, is expected to fill the void for the Jeremy Lane (groin) at nickel corner, the Seattle Times reports. Burley played 25 snaps Week 1 against Green Bay after Lane went down with the injury.
"He did well," head coach Pete Carroll said. "He did a good job. He had a really good challenge route down the field and did a nice job the one time (Randall) Cobb got up on him and knocked the ball away — it was a beautiful play. He's looked really solid in practice and we really liked the kid coming in and he did a fantastic job of being ready to play in that game down the stretch and so we are really pleased. He will play for Jeremy at this time — we have no other alternatives that we think of at this point. But we are real happy with what he did."
Tharold Simon undergoes knee surgery; out four weeks
Simon, who already missed Week 1 against the Packers Thursday, hopes to return in four weeks after recovering from the injury. Simon already had surgery on his feet in the offseason, which forced him to open camp on the PUP list.
Coach: Jeremy Lane to be 'down for a long time' after injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/5/14) Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane apparently suffered a serious injury during Thursday's season opener against the Packers, according to head coach Pete Carroll during Friday's press conference.
Lane will be "down for a long time" as a result of the injury, though further details are not yet known at this point. He exited Thursday's game during the third quarter, after aggravating a pre-existing injury.
Byron Maxwell picks off Aaron Rodgers in Week 1 win
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (9/5/14) Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell recorded his first interception of the season Week 1 against Green Bay Thursday night.
Maxwell picked off Aaron Rodgers in the third quarter, which led to a Seattle field goal. He finished the game with five total tackles (four solo) and defended two passes in a 36-16 victory. Going back to last year, he has five interceptions over his last five games.
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The Seahawks defense is considered the reason the team won the Super Bowl in 2013, especially their dominating performance in shutting down the best offense in NFL history with the Broncos in the title game. Fantasy owners know the Seahawks DST was amazing last year as the No. 1 unit with 28 interceptions, 44 sacks, 11 fumble recoveries, four defensive touchdowns and two safeties. They held opponents to a league-low 231 points, and they should be dominant once again. Losing key players like Chris Clemons (Jacksonville), Red Bryant (Jacksonville) and Brandon Browner (New England) will hurt, but the Seahawks brought back Michael Bennett and Tony McDaniel, drafted rookies like Cassius Marsh and Kevin Pierre-Louis and still have an excellent secondary led by Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. The Seahawks DST should be considered the No. 1 option in all leagues, and they are worth drafting with a mid- to late-round pick. We don't advocate drafting a DST until the final couple of rounds in most formats, but the Seahawks DST is worth drafting a round or two earlier based on their upside.