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Brady Henderson ESPN 

According to ESPN Stats & Information, only 28 teams that started 0-2 (12 percent) made the postseason since the NFL adopted its current playoff format in 1990. One was the 2015 Seahawks. Only three teams have made the playoffs after starting 0-3, which the Seahawks would fall to with a loss to Dallas Sunday. Are they feeling a sense of urgency? "Heck yeah," Pete Carroll said. "Every single game is a freaking championship opportunity. We've got to go. There's only a couple of undefeated teams in the NFC right now and let's hang ... with them. I don't want to get behind that number right now so we've got to get a win. Just like we did last week and it will be the same next week too. Nothing changes on that. The urgency is always there."

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Pete Carroll said the Seahawks were planning on bringing back veteran defensive tackle Tom Johnson, who instead signed with the Vikings Tuesday. Johnson started in Seattle's opener then was released last week so the team could promote safety Shalom Luani from the practice squad. Said Carroll: "We were concerned at the time. We had to make a move because of an entirely different position. We were forced to with the guys that got banged up on the back end and we had to try to see what we thought would happen. We had a couple of younger [defensive tackles] that one of them could have gone as well. We thought they might be more easily claimed than him and we had really hoped and had talked to him like we were bringing him right back. He got a nice deal to go on and we wish them the best. Unfortunately, we weren't able to luck out and get him on back."

Brady Henderson ESPN 

The first of Shaquill Griffin's two interceptions Monday night came on a deep ball down the sideline. Griffin says the way he turned around and located the ball was something Richard Sherman helped him with as a rookie last season.


Brady Henderson ESPN 

Whatever happened Monday night with Chris Carson doesn't sound as though it's indicative of any change to the Seahawks' depth chart at running back. Rookie first-round pick Rashaad Penny finished with more snaps and carries than Carson, who started but didn't touch the ball in the second half. Pete Carroll called Penny's performance "encouraging" but said he'd like to keep him in a complementary role behind Carson for now.


Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he would not shy away from a Keenan Allen-Marcus Peters match-up, but that he's also aware the Oakland native had four picks against him while with the Kansas City Chiefs.


Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The full Jon Gruden "pass rusher" quote from today: Question: What is it so hard to find a pass rusher? Gruden: “It's hard to find a great one. It's hard to find a good one. It's hard to find one. You just said it. College football now, they're not really dropping back to pass and throwing footballs anymore. They're throwing laterals and they're throwing bubble screens. They're running read options. So you have to train these guys. It takes a little bit of time to learn how to rush the passer. We have some guys that are in that process right now.”

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Center Justin Britt (shoulder) and guard Ethan Pocic (ankle) are among six Seahawks starters who didn't practice Wednesday. Britt was hurt late in Monday night's loss to Chicago and was replaced by Joey Hunt for the final drive. Pete Carroll said Britt's status for Sunday's game vs. Dallas is uncertain. Also not practicing: receiver Doug Baldwin (knee), linebacker K.J. Wright (knee), safety Earl Thomas (not injury-related) and defensive end Dion Jordan (not injury-related). Quarterback Russell Wilson (hamstring) is on the injury report as a full participant along with linebacker Bobby Wagner (groin), guard D.J. Fluker (hamstring), cornerback Tre Flowers (hamstring) and safety Delano Hill (hamstring). Carroll said Wagner is expected to play and was also hopeful for Fluker and Flowers.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

OLB Olivier Vernon (ankle) still not practicing. CB Eli Apple (groin) also didn't practice and is still sore. Not overly encouraging news for the Giants defense entering a must-win game vs. Texans.

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Rams' Wednesday injury report: LB Mark Barron (Ankle) DNP; DL Michael Brockers (Shoulder) DNP; C John Sullivan (Ankle) DNP; LT Andrew Whitworth (Rest) DNP; K Greg Zuerlein (Groin) DNP

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie defensive tackle P.J. Hall is not expected to play this weekend in Miami. He injured his left ankle in the season opener against the Rams.