1. Brown Out?- Left tackle
But he practiced on Wednesday during invidual drills and took reps with the starters on Thursday at the Houston Methodist Training Center. While he was happy to be back out with his teammates, he wasn't able to say whether or not he'd be able to suit up against Seattle.
"I'm not sure yet," Brown said. "Still a gametime decision."
2. Staying Clean- Quarterback
"Obviously, we’ve got four turnovers as an offense right now," Kubiak said. "We’ve got to get into a much better mode protecting the ball and we’ve got to find a way to take it away to get on the positive side."
Even though it's a team game, Schaub said he's "just making mistakes with the ball." He didn't shy away from accepting blame for the interceptions.
"I’ve got to be better as a quarterback for this team and put ourselves in better situations,” Schaub said. "You can’t dwell on things that have happened. You can’t change the past. Just
The Seahawks have one of the best cornerback tandems in the NFL in Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner. Both are Pro Bowlers, and Sherman was an All-Pro at the position in 2012. As a team, Seattle's pass defense allows the fewest yards per game in the NFL with 146.7 per.
“All of them are big," Johnson said of the Seattle secondary. "Very big, long guys, good foot speed. They’re very aggressive. Normally when you go against big, long guys like that, they don’t have to be close to you just to touch you. It kind of throws you off a little bit with timing and stuff like that."
Johnson has averaged a team-best eight catches for 86 yards a game this season, and said the defensive backs he'll match up against Sunday are stout.
4. Exploiting Seattle's O-line- In the first half of last week's win over the 49ers, Seattle's starting left tackle Russell Okung injured his left big toe. The club placed him on short-term injured reserve, and slid left guard Paul McQuistan into Okung's spot.
But the injury troubles for the Seahawks aren't limited to the blind side. Right tackle Breno Giacomini has a knee injury, and might be spelled by rookie Michael Bowie. Also, All-Pro center Max Unger is hobbled with arm injury, but was able to practice Thursday after missing work on Wednesday.
Any offensive front has its collective hands full when facing Texans' defensive end
"He’s just a phenomenal player," Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said of Watt. "He causes a ton of problems because of his style and his ability.”
Watt has a trio of sacks in 2013, and fellow defensive end
The Texans and Seahawks, though, still haven't had a running back go for over 100 yards in a regular season game in 2013. But Marshawn Lynch is definitely on the minds of the Texans' defense.
“Oh man, he’s a beast," safety