SEATTLE (AP) — Pete Carroll kicked his players out of the Seattle's practice facility Monday with a simple message for their week off.
Get some rest.
Rather than starting to look ahead for their next game Nov. 28 at Miami, Carroll decided after 10 weeks it was best for the Seahawks — winners of two straight — to get an extended break. So following a short team meeting on Monday, the Seahawks were sent on their way after Sunday's 28-7 rout of the New York Jets.
The Seahawks (6-4) are 5-0 at home for the first time since 2005 when they won the NFC championship and played in their only Super Bowl. Their final three home games are all against division foes — San Francisco, Arizona and St. Louis — but sweeping those three still might not be enough to make the playoffs in the highly competitive NFC.