As rough as things are going for the Seattle
Two years removed from winning its fourth consecutive
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The Seahawks look to avoid a third straight loss when they host the Lions.
“We are going to find out who the strong people are, and they are going to be here fighting with us until the end,” said first-year Seattle coach Jim Mora, who has put his team on notice regarding their accountability.
Mora already released third-string veteran cornerback
Despite being outscored 65-20 in losses to Dallas and Arizona after a 41-0 win over Jacksonville on Oct. 11, the
Coming off a 17-10 loss to previously winless St. Louis, the
Seattle has won its last two meetings with the
Hasselbeck, who’s 11 completions shy of tying Dave Krieg for the most in franchise history, was 22 of 39 for 249 yards with two touchdowns against the
He’ll also try to get back in sync with receiver
Houshmandzadeh, who signed a $40 million, five-year contract in the spring, had 92 receptions last season with Cincinnati but only 35 through seven games this season and has said repeatedly he wants the ball more.
“That’s kind of his demeanor,” Hasselbeck said of Houshmandzadeh’s fire. “There’s no issue there. The issue is, we have to complete more passes.”
While Hasselbeck and Houshmandzadeh have a chance to thrive against Detroit’s 27th-ranked pass defense that allows 251.9 yards per game, Seattle would also like to get its running game going.
Paced by 56 yards on 15 carries from
Detroit has scored 10 points in the two games without their biggest offensive threat who’s caught 22 passes for a team-leading 325 yards with a touchdown.
“Calvin affects the coverages we see and everything that teams do against us, because they always have to account for him,” said first-year
While Johnson is likely a game-time decision, so too could be running back
While Seattle is 2-2 at home, Detroit has lost 15 straight road games since winning 16-7 at Chicago on Oct. 28, 2007.