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When they saw each other at the Pro Bowl earlier this year, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt told Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson that if Watt had just stayed another year at Wisconsin, they might have won a national championship together.
The offensive line problems for the Seattle Seahawks went from bad to worse Friday when coach Pete Carroll said Pro Bowl center Max Unger might miss Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans, meaning the Seahawks could start the road game with three backups up front.
In 2013, perhaps the emptiest thing in Safeco Field other than the stands has been the base paths after an opposing pitcher has made his slide step towards home.
The M’s as a team have only swiped a total of 49 bags on the season, and with only a couple of games left that number probably won’t change much. While 49 stolen bases is nowhere near being a record low of any sort (the Tigers only have 35 total this season), it’s 55 less than the M’s stole in 2012.
About half of the remaining games this season will be the most important game of the year as Seattle Sounders FC is positioned to make a run at the Supporters’ Shield. This week’s opponent leads the East and by some measures New York Red Bulls are the leader in the Shield Race. Sunday’s 6 PM match on ESPN will offer some clarity as to which of these Conference leaders is best.
The conference slate officially gets underway for both the Washington Huskies and Arizona Wildcats Saturday. Both teams boast 3-0 records, however, Washington’s comes against a much more difficult schedule. It is one of two premier Pac-12 games this weekend, with ASU and USC being the other. Expect to see a lot of rushing yards. Not only will the two best running backs in the Pac-12 face off, but so will the No. 8 and No. 4 rushing teams in the nation.