by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/3/13) Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner made a team-high 11 tackles in the win over the Saints, giving him 40 tackles over the last four games. He also had a pass defended.
Up to 80 tackles this season, Wagner visits the 49ers in Week 14.
Cliff Avril extends sack streak, forces fourth fumble
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/3/13) Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril registered a sack for the third straight game Week 13, giving him 7 1/2 this season. Avril hit the arm of Saints quarterback Drew Brees as he threw, causing a fumble Michael Bennett caught and returned 22 yards for a touchdown.
Avril has four forced fumbles entering Week 14 at San Francisco.
Seahawks DST sends a message
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/3/13) The Seahawks shut down one of the league's most prolific offenses in Week 13, embarrassing the Saints 34-7. The 7 points were the fewest scored by New Orleans since Sean Payton became coach in 2006.
Seattle limited New Orleans to 188 total yards and 2.6 yards per carry. Quarterback Drew Brees threw for 147 yards, ending his streak of 43 games with 200-plus passing yards.
The Seahawks DST scored in the first quarter when end Cliff Avril hit Brees' arm as he threw and end Michael Bennett caught the fumble and rumbled 22 yards for a touchdown. Avril was credited with the sack, giving him 7 1/2.
The Seahawks DST enters Week 14 at San Francisco with a ton of momentum.
No surprise, Brandon Browner won't play Monday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (11/30/13) Seahawks defensive back Brandon Browner (groin) was ruled out of Week 13 against the Saints, a move which doesn't come as much of a surprise. Browner missed the team's last game, and could be added to injured reserve, according to reports from earlier in the week.
Browner is also reportedly facing a suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Walter Thurmond hit with four-game suspension
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (11/26/13) The NFL announced Tuesday Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond has been suspended four games for violating the league policy and program for substances of abuse. Thurmond will be eligible to return to the active roster Dec. 23.