The Seahawks are back home this Sunday to take on a confident Baltimore Ravens team that boosts the leagues number one overall offense as well as the leagues number one rushing offense. Add the fact that the Browns 13th ranked defense is led by former Seahawks legend Earl Thomas there is no doubt Sunday;s game will have playoff implications and emotions for players coaches and fans.
STOP THE RUN
First priority on Sunday for the Seahawks defense will be to stop the Ravens vaunted double threat rushing game led by quarterback Lamar Jackson and running back Mark Ingram. Jackson is tenth in the NFL in passing and leads all quarterbacks with 460 rushing yards. Last week against the Bengals Jackson rushed for 152 yards and one touchdown. Chris Carson had 504 rushing yards. Ingram has rushed for 424 yards . The Seahawks defense is allowing 92.8 rushing yards per game which is 11th best in the NFL.
JARRAN REED RETURN
One bright addition to the Seahawks ability to stop the run and get to the quarterback will come from the return of Jarran Reed who was suspended for the first six games of the season due to violating the NFL Player Personal Conduct Code. Reed was involved in domestic violence incident that never went to court by was deemed inappropriate the NFL.
RETURN OF EARL THOMAS
Returning to Seattle for the first time since last off season departure will be Earl Thomas. A former Legion Boom Member and a special exteamate to Wagner.
Wagner was asked the question what kind of reaction should the Seahawks fans give Thomas on Sunday.