NFL Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks Must Use Extra Rest to Get Healthy

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While the rest of the NFL is slogging through another Sunday of games, the Seattle Seahawks have an opportunity to exhale and enjoy a short break before returning to action on Monday Night Football in Week 8. The Seahawks can savor this break with a certain amount of satisfaction, only because they have started the season with an impressive 6-1 record.

Now, obviously there are no real breaks in the NFL. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks will practice as usual, and their preparation will be the same as any other week. The Seahawks must go on the road again, and a divisional game against the St. Louis Rams will not be easy.

For the Seahawks, this break will be about getting healthy and hopefully putting more bodies back on the field. When you look at the entire roster, the Seahawks have been fairly fortunate on the injury front.

Percy Harvin is getting closer to a (hopefully) triumphant return. In addition, the Seahawks would love to get left tackle Russell Okung back as he may be a key part of success in the playoffs. The other important name is linebacker Bobby Wagner, who missed the game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Obviously the Seahawks are not going to get completely healthy just because they have a couple of extra days away from the rigors of NFL action. That said, there is value in this kind of break. Many players are sore and tired as the NFL season is a violent marathon where athletes just try to survive.

Enjoy the short break, Seahawks. You are going to need the rest.

Todd Pheifer covers the Seattle Seahawks for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @tpheifer, “Like” him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google+.