GAME: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-7, 4th, NFC South) at Seattle Seahawks (7-1, 1st, NFC West). TYPE. Regular season. WEEK: 9. WHEN: Sunday, 1:05 p.m., CenturyLink Field. MEETING: 12th (Seahawks lead 7-4). STREAKS: Seahawks W 3, Buccaneers L 7. HEAD COACHES: Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay; Pete Carroll, Seattle. LINE: Seahawks by 16½. TV: FOX. RADIO: ESPN 710 AM, KIRO 97.3 FM.
The Seahawks closed the first half of the season Monday night in St. Louis with a 14-9 victory over a division rival, a fourth road win of the season and and a 7-1 record that leads the San Francisco 49ers by a game in the NFC West. The Seahawks could not have accomplished much more, except perhaps beat every opponent by 30 points, which seems to be the expectation.