Game Preview: Seahawks look to continue recent success against 49ers

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Feelings of excitement, anxiety, and a sense of urgency abound for the Seattle Seahawks and their fans as they head into the home opener against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.

Richard Sherman has now sat out his second consecutive day of practice and is listed on the injury report with a hamstring injury.

"He did well - practiced the whole practice today", Carroll said after practice Friday. He was the offensive coordinator for an Atlanta team that previous year put up a combined 60 points on Seattle in two games (a 26-24 regular season Seattle win and a 36-20 divisional playoff defeat).

He played the entire game Sunday in Green Bay, but Carroll said Sherman was playing through some pain in the 17-9 loss. "And I'm hoping he has a really good, clear opportunity to get back in the flow of things, and he's been such a fun player to watch and we're really excited to see him back".

Seattle's defense can rush the passer and will get hits on the quarterback; the unit had four sacks against Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers in Week 1.

With running back Thomas Rawls expected to return to the field Sunday, the Seahawks will look to improve on establishing the run after last week's performance.

Likely to take his place at strongside linebacker is Michael Wilhoite, a former 49er who signed with Seattle as a free agent in the offseason but has yet to play in either the preseason or regular season due to a calf injury.

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. "He's a very smart player, very savvy guy, he knows what he's doing, and he'll play good football for us".

KEYS TO THE GAME: The 49ers are looking for their first win in Seattle since 2011. Before those games, Lynch would sit down with Carroll to get background information on what to expect, to enhance the announcers' knowledge of the Seahawks for their broadcast. So I was convinced that we were going to go out and have a real solid game. He finished that game and played two weeks later in the Super Bowl. "Yeah. I learned a lot", Carroll said.

"I don't think there's any question, the way he went about finding his information and getting answers to things". The third-round pick played 24 snaps in his first game for Seattle and is the primary rotational backup to Jarran Reed and Sheldon Richardson. "You can try but I'm not going to go any farther than that, okay?" Lane said officials never told him what he had specifically done saying he only heard the same explanation that was announced.

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