WR Sidney Rice hauls in a game-winning 46-yard TD pass from Russell Wilson.
photo by Seattle Seahawks
by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - As great as a 13-point fourth quarter comeback against the New England Patriots was for Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks, the team had no time Monday to savor the victory.
Less than 24 hours after the Seahawks rallied for a 24-23 win over the Patriots, Seattle was forced to turn their attention to their next opponent as a Thursday night matchup with division rival San Francisco is fast approaching.
Usually the team will review the game film from Sunday's matchup on Mondays before getting Tuesday off. Game week preparations usually run Wednesday through Saturday. With a Thursday game, the team is forced to treat Monday like a normal Wednesday and begin to prepare for their next game.
The Seahawks victory against the Patriots moved Seattle to 4-2 on the season and into a tie with the 49ers and Arizona Cardinals for the NFC West division lead. The 49ers are coming off a disappointing 26-3 at home to the New York Giants.
Carroll said Seattle escaped the game relatively healthy. G John Moffitt (knee) will not make it back for Thursday's game and has been ruled out. S Kam Chancellor has an ankle injury but he finshed the game against the Patriots.
The team did not hold a practice Monday but are required to provide an injury report by the league. The injury report is an estimation if the team had practiced. Chancellor, DT Clinton McDonald (groin) and CB Byron Maxwell (hamstring) would not have practiced on Monday, but Carroll said he thought all three of them had a chance to play Thursday.
With the team through the first six weeks of the season, CB Walter Thurmond is now eligible to come off the physically unable to perform list. He can begin practicing with the team this week and is granted a roster exemption for up to three weeks. At that point the team would either have to place him on the active roster, injured reserve or release him.
Carroll said Thurmond is expected to get back to work this week, but expecting him to be ready to play Thursday with a short week is unlikely. If they do activate him, they will have to release another player from the roster.
San Francisco 49ers
**Practice report still pending
G John Moffitt (knee)
Did Not Participate
DT Clinton McDonald (groin)
CB Byron Maxwell (hamstring)
S Kam Chancellor (ankle)