“I sat there for 10 minutes and said, ‘I’ve waited for 18 years. I’m going call my wife,'” Morris said, his voice wavering once again. “Calling my family was the most emotional part.”
The Seahawks open as slight favorites against the Rams. If they can’t win that one, then their playoff chances could unravel quickly. Seattle won’t only be fighting for its fourth NFC West title in five years; it will be scraping for its playoff life against an upstart division rival.
Bottom line: The Seahawks have again given themselves little margin for error to qualify for the playoffs for a sixth straight season.
The Marlins told longtime scout Marty Scott they would not renew his contract as Scott sat in a hospital hoping for a kidney transplant after surgery for colon cancer. Scott was just another incumbent the Marlins were letting go, but the story, broken by Yahoo!, made Jeter look less than classy, even if it was more a case of bad timing and optics than depravity.
This is it for Brett Hundley, likely the last game he needs to help the Packers win so he can hand things off to Aaron Rodgers for another improbable playoff push. The good news is Hundley has played much better on the road than at Lambeau Field. DeShone Kizer will have his moments with Josh Gordon on the other side, but Hundley will use his own deeper, more talented receiving corps to save the day against another bad pass defense.
The worst case for the Seahawks would be losing their third home game of the season to the Rams next week. That would send them two games down in the NFC West, put the division all but out of reach and turn the trip to Dallas into a desperate, must-win game against an equally hungry wild-card hopeful.