Sherman likely to play; Lane draws no National Football League fine


Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers with a hamstring strain. Richard Sherman is battling a hamstring injury, but should be ready to play on Sunday. "He practiced the whole practice today", Carroll said.

This game looks like it'll be an ugly one, so we may see another late game take a turn early on and turn into a blowout if the Seahawks perform as everyone expects them to.

An offense that led the National Football League in the preseason in total yards - standing in the top four in both rushing and passing - was held to its fewest yards in a regular-season game in nearly three years (225) and just three field goals as the Packers pulled away late for a 17-9 win.

Last season, the Seahawks beat the 49ers 37-18 in Seattle a week after a desultory 9-3 loss to the Rams, then closed out the regular season with a 25-23 win in the Bay Area after a home defeat to the Cardinals knocked the Seahawks out of the number-two playoff seeding. Pete Carroll said in the run-up to the game that the big-bodied Carson would continue to be an option. "We haven't missed him in a long time".

Seattle comes home 0-1 after a disappointing loss in Green Bay.

The expectation is Thomas Rawls will play after sitting out the opener while recovering from a high ankle sprain. If he's unable to play, Michael Wilhoite - a full participant Friday after missing most of the preseason with a calf injury - is expected to start in his place.

The Bengals made the first step toward digging out from their historically bad start Friday, firing offensive coordinator Ken Zampese a day after they again failed to get into the end zone. "Very smart player, very savvy guy and he knows what he is doing". The Seattle Seahawks have won 10 of their last 12 home games. However, against this Seahawks defense, there is a legitimate chance that the 49ers play their first two games without scoring a touchdown. He finished that game and played two weeks later in the Super Bowl. That conversation about the specifics of it - I told you I thought the guys calling the game saw it pretty clearly. So I was convinced that we were going to go out and have a real solid game.

"No. I had no inkling at all", Carroll said this week. Officials later said Lane threw a punch, but it was not visible on any TV replay. "I'm not going to share it with you, because I can't".

I think it's fair to say that our roster's just not where it needs to be that we can overcome those things.