Left tackle Rees Odhiambo practiced Wednesday after making what coach Pete Carroll called a very favorable turn from the bruised sternum that led to his hospitalization Sunday night. But Odhiambo’s status for this week’s game is still uncertain, which means Seattle might have to go with either Matt Tobin or Isaiah Battle at left tackle. It’s a challenging situation, with the Seahawks facing a Rams team whose defensive line has given Seattle fits in recent seasons. Defensive end Cliff Avril (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game, and cornerback Jeremy Lane (groin) is in danger of missing it as well. Lane didn’t practice Wednesday and won’t on Thursday, either, according to Carroll. — Brady Henderson
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Tennessee has a veteran coaching staff. Aside from head coach Mike Mularkey, Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is in his 45th year in the NFL. Offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie is in his 36th year in the league.
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Miami is tied for eighth in scoring defense, allowing just 19.0 points per game. Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh are dangerous pass rushers, and Lawrence Timmons — the linebacker who went AWOL — is back in Miami’s good graces, ending that bit of drama.
Miami seems to have all the requisite weapons with running back Jay Ajayi, tight end Julius Thomas and wide receivers Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker.
Cutler is already under fire from the media and fans, although Gase supports him fully, laying blame at the feet of the offensive linemen instead.
If we protect him and give him a second to throw, we’ll be all right, Gase said.