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RENTON Seahawks Customized Color Rush Jerseys , Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks‘ remodeled defense could be without one of its top holdovers when the regular season begins.Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday that linebacker K.J. Wright may not be ready for the season opener at Denver after he had arthroscopic surgery on his knee. Carroll said Wright came out of last week’s preseason game against Minnesota feeling something off in his knee and made the decision to have surgery.“After the game — he didn’t get hit or anything or have an episode — just felt that maybe something wasn’t quite right so we took a good look at it so we’re going to a scope job and get him back really quick,” Carroll said.That was the most the Seahawks coach was willing to offer about what’s going on with his starting weakside linebacker and one of the few players returning after a major overhaul of Seattle’s defense in the offseason. Carroll was vague about the nature of Wright’s injury, other than saying it didn’t happen on a hit during the game against the Vikings. Wright was in for 45 defensive snaps against Minnesota.How long will Wright be out?“Don’t know,” Carroll said.Will he be ready for the opener?“I don’t know that,” Carroll said.Is it the same knee Wright had a procedure done on last year during training camp?“I don’t know that answer. Sorry.”The Seattle defense that fans came to know with Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril is no more. All those players are gone for various reasons — trade, injury — and with the return of Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator, the Seahawks were expected to be centered even more around Wright and fellow linebacker Bobby Wagner this season.That still may be the case, but Wright’s absence could affect some of what Seattle wants to do defensively because of his ability to stay on the field as an excellent pass defender. Wright has started 103 of 107 games he’s played in over seven seasons, missing just five regular-season games.Wright had an orthopedic procedure known as Regenokine on his knee a year ago during training camp. Depending on Wright’s recovery, the status of cornerback Byron Maxwell and the lingering holdout by safety Earl Thomas, the Seahawks could have just one defensive starter from either of its Super Bowl teams on the field against Denver: Wagner.Wright’s backup is rookie fifth-round pick Shaquem Griffin. While Griffin has been noted for his playmaking and speed during the preseason, he’s also been caught out of position at times and can be bullied by bigger players. Griffin should get significant playing time in the preseason finale Thursday against Oakland.“At this point, today, he’s got to be ready Seattle Seahawks T-Shirts ,” Carroll said.NOTES: WR Doug Baldwin returned to practice after missing most of training camp with a sore knee. Baldwin won’t play against the Raiders but appears on track for the opener in Denver. … DE Frank Clark suffered a hyperextended elbow and S Tedric Thompson suffered a stinger in the game against the Vikings. … Carroll said DE Dion Jordan (knee) is recovering quickly but was uncertain if he’ll be healthy enough to start the season on the active roster. With where both the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks sit in the NFC standings, Monday night’s matchup might as well carry a playoff title.NFC play-in game? NFC elimination game?“I think going on the road with that crowd and the type of football team that they are, I think yeah, a little bit. These next four games will determine what we do and where we go and how we perform in the clutch. Yeah, I guess you could say that,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said.More Vikings coverageMiami cornerback Howard doubtful for Vikings-Dolphins gamePreview: Fresh off ‘miracle’ win, Dolphins visit VikingsNew Vikings OC Stefanski: ‘It’s about the players and not the plays’Vikings coordinators: Identity of the offense, history of Vikings’ kicker problems and moreVikings QB Cousins on DeFilippo firing: ‘That’s something I take personally’The Seahawks (7-5) host the Vikings (6-5-1) in a meeting filled with playoff implications. The Seahawks won’t be able to catch the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West, but their three-game win streak has them sitting in the No. 5 spot in the NFC playoff picture going into the final quarter of the season, with three of their final four games at home.It’s far from a foregone conclusion Seattle is headed to the postseason after missing the playoffs last year. But a win over the Vikings would be a huge step in locking up a postseason berth.“Keeping your head down and grinding is really what it’s all about at this point,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “We’re upbeat and we’re positive. We know that we can win every game and we’re going out to get that done.”If the Vikings want a chance at catching Chicago in the NFC North race, a win in Seattle is almost a must. Far easier said than done, especially when it comes to night games. Seattle is 15-2 at home in Thursday, Sunday or Monday night games dating to Carroll’s arrival in 2010.Minnesota is currently in the No. 6 spot in the NFC and its tie earlier this season against Green Bay could end up being a hindrance 鈥?or a benefit. The Vikings are a half-game ahead of Philadelphia, Washington and Carolina entering the week.“It’s big. It’s very big. It’s a road game. We want to go out there and put a full game together as a whole team on the road,” Vikings RB Dalvin Cook said. “This is another game to go out there and do that to show that we’re still in this thing. We’re still fighting. We’ve got to just put it together.”Here’s what else to watch as the teams face for the first time since the 2015 NFC wild-card game:10View Gallery Gallery:Top Tweets: Vote for Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph in #WPMOYChallenge!RUSSELL’S ROLLIs anyone going to be able to slow down the efficiency of Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson?Through 12 games https://www.theseahawksfanshop.com/hats , Wilson has 29 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He’s thrown at least two TD passes in eight straight games and 11 of 12 this season. Last week against San Francisco, Wilson had three touchdowns passes on four completions in the first half.And it’s not just underneath throws or short passes that are turning into touchdowns. Wilson has six TD tosses of 30 or more yards.“He is moving around a little bit. The guys take off. They are second in the league in red-zone touchdown percentage,” Zimmer said. “A lot of that has been obviously they run the ball well. He moves in the pocket and guys get open. They’ve had some guys where they had been pretty open, too.”PLAYING CATCHMinnesota’s Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs are the only receiver duo in the NFC each with more than 80 catches. Thielen has 98 receptions and Diggs has 84. They’ll be facing a pass defense that has been struggling of late, allowing 315 yards per game passing over the past three weeks.REVENGE GAMERevenge might be a strong word, but Minnesota defensive tackles Sheldon Richardson and Tom Johnson might have a little bit more incentive for the game. Richardson played for Seahawks last season before signing with Minnesota in free agency. Seattle couldn’t match the money offered by the Vikings, so Richardson found a new home in Minnesota.Johnson’s situation is a bit stranger. He signed as a free agent with Seattle during the offseason with the intent of being part of the defensive line rotation. He started Week 1 with Seattle, then was released before the Week 2 game at Chicago because of Seattle’s need for a roster spot. The Seahawks believed they would be able to re-sign him the following week, but Johnson chose to return to Minnesota and rejoin the Vikings, the team he had spent the previous four seasons with.Johnson has played in nine games with the Vikings and has 3 陆 sacks.7View Gallery Gallery:Upon Further Review: Vikings at PatriotsWINNING RECORDCarroll already owns the team record for most victories, regular season and playoffs combined. He can claim the franchise record for most regular-season wins with his next victory. Carroll is currently tied with Mike Holmgren for the top spot with 86 regular-season wins.Asked if he had a regular season win that stuck out, Carroll immediately went to a 2012 overtime victory at Chicago. It was the start of a five-game win streak to close the regular season that got Seattle into the playoffs.“We haven’t been the same since,” Carroll said.—MINNESOTA (6-5-1) at SEATTLE (7-5)Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPNOPENING LINE 鈥?Seahawks by 2 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD 鈥?Minnesota 6-5-1, Seattle 7-3-2SERIES RECORD 鈥擲eahawks lead 10-5LAST MEETING 鈥?Seahawks beat Vikings 10-9 in NFC playoffs Seattle Seahawks Hoodie , Jan. 10, 2016LAST WEEK — Vikings lost to Patriots 24-10; Seahawks beat 49ers 43-16AP PRO32 RANKING 鈥?Vikings No. 11, Seahawks No. 9VIKINGS OFFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (16), RUSH (30), PASS (7).VIKINGS DEFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (6), RUSH (7), PASS (9).SEAHAWKS OFFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (19), RUSH (1), PASS (26).SEAHAWKS DEFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (19T), RUSH (17), PASS (19).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES 鈥?Fourth straight season Seahawks playing at home on Monday night. … Seahawks 24-5-1 in Thursday, Sunday or Monday night games since 2010. … First meeting since 2015 NFC wild-card game in Minnesota, third-coldest game in league history. … Vikings QB Kirk Cousins leads NFL with 350 completions, ,ranks sixth with 3 http://www.theseahawksfanshop.com/Phil-Haynes-Jersey ,490 yards passing. Cousins’ has second-most yards passing through 12 games in franchise history (Warren Moon, 3,511 in 1994). … RB Dalvin Cook had career-high eight receptions last week. … WR Adam Thielen leads NFL with 98 catches, second in yards with 1,166, tied for fifth in TDs with nine. He’s caught TD in five of past six road games. Thielen’s 98 receptions third most in league history through 12 games. … Thielen and WR Stefon Diggs only pair of teammates in NFC with 80 or more receptions. … DE Danielle Hunter tied for third in NFC with 11 陆 sacks. Hunter also has 16 tackles for loss, second in NFC. … LB Eric Kendricks had career-high 16 tackles vs. Patriots. He has at least seven tackles in five straight games. … Harrison Smith one of two safeties in league with three sacks and three interceptions. … Vikings have allowed just six run plays of 15 yards or more, tied for fewest in NFL. … Opponents converting 29.9 percent of third downs vs. Vikings, lowest in NFL. … Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has 29 touchdowns and five interceptions through 12 games. He has thrown at least two touchdowns in eight straight outings. Wilson has 16 touchdowns and two interceptions in Monday night games. … Seahawks leading NFL averaging 148.8 yards per game rushing. They have rushed for at least 150 yards in seven of past eight games and had more rushing yards than passing in four of those games. … WR Tyler Lockett averaging 16.2 yards per reception, fifth in NFL. His career-high nine touchdowns include 52-yarder on only reception last week. … WR Jaron Brown had first two-touchdown game of career last week. He has five TD catches on just 11 receptions. … WR Doug Baldwin had two TD catches in last regular-season game vs. Vikings. … DT Jarran Reed has 4 陆 sacks in past five home games. … DE Frank Clark has team-high 10 sacks but none in past two weeks. .. LB Bobby Wagner had 12 tackles, sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery and 98-yard interception return touchdown last week. It was first pick-6 of career. Wagner has eight or more tackles in six straight games. … Fantasy tip: Seattle’s pass defense has been struggling of late, allowing 315 yards per game over past four. Cousins, Thielen and Diggs are all good plays this week.
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