Seahawks RB Alexander to start vs. Eagles, but Morris will share more of the load Print
Written by Admin   
Friday, 30 November 2007 14:30
NFL Headline News

 KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) -Running back Shaun Alexander will start in the Seahawks' game Sunday at Philadelphia after practicing for a third straight day following a 3 1/2-week absence with a sprained knee.
Exactly how much the NFL's 2005 MVP will play remains unclear. Alexander also has a broken left wrist and will wear a cast in the game.
``He is really moving well. He has no pain and he wants to play,'' coach Mike Holmgren said Friday before the team flew east.
Holmgren reiterated that backup Maurice Morris will get more carries than he usually would when Alexander starts. Morris has averaged 85 yards rushing while starting the last three games - all Seahawks wins - for Alexander, who has struggled this season and been booed at home.
Morris scored two touchdowns in those three games, as many as Alexander has in eight games this season.
``We're going to play them both. Mo will probably play a little bit more than before Shaun was hurt,'' Holmgren said. ``I think Shaun understands that. He's handling it like a real professional.''
Alexander also understands this is not the same offense in which he ran for a team-record 1,880 yards and set the NFL single-season record with 28 touchdowns two seasons ago. Seattle has taken control of its division by largely abandoning a stalled running game and relying more than ever on Matt Hasselbeck's passing.
Alexander missed six games last season with a broken foot then averaged 112 yards per game over the final six weeks of the regular season. Holmgren would welcome a similar boost now.
``Think of this now: We're getting back the MVP of the league,'' Holmgren said. ``Last year when he was hurt we struggled just a little bit. He came back and gave us a little bit of burst at the end there, remember. I'm hopeful it will be the same thing this year.''
Alexander said he feels better than he has since Week 2 and is just happy to be back on the field, however his role has changed.
``I'm just excited,'' he said. ``I'm like a kid in a candy store right now.''
Seattle's defense welcomed Lofa Tatupu back to practice for the first time in a week. The two-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker had missed the previous two days with a strained oblique muscle he injured last weekend at St. Louis.
He will play Sunday at the scene of perhaps the greatest game of his three-year career. As a rookie he returned an interception 38 yards through the snow for the only touchdown of his career and had nine tackles on Dec. 5, 2005, when the Seahawks beat the Eagles 42-0 on a Monday night.
Starting defensive tackle Rocky Bernard also returned to practice after sitting out two days to rest his sore groin. Bernard, who hasn't missed a start this season, is expected to play.
 

NFL Team Pages

Top NFL Public Bets

#1 271 Indianapolis Colts 92%
#2 265 Houston Texans 85%
#3 275 Green Bay Packers 82%
#4 263 Miami Dolphins 80%
#5 259 Seattle Seahawks 73%
#6 267 Baltimore Ravens 69%
#7 278 Dallas Cowboys 68%
#8 258 Kansas City Chiefs 67%
#9 273 Oakland Raiders 67%
#10 269 Philadelphia Eagles 63%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NFL Futures

NFL TEAM CONFERENCE ODDS CURRENT
DENVER BRONCOS 3/2
GREEN BAY PACKERS 3/1
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 4/1
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 5/1
DALLAS COWBOYS 5/1
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 11/2
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 6/1
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 7/1
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 8/1
ARIZONA CARDINALS 9/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com