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RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The bye week couldn’t be coming at a better
time for the Seattle Seahawks. They’re coming off an impressive
36-25 win over the New York Giants, but injury concerns are
overshadowing much of the excitement. Tarvaris Jackson will rest
during the bye week due to a “high-grade” pectoral strain with no
timetable on when the starting QB might return. Jackson was injured
in the right chest during Sunday’s victory over the Giants.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The injury to Seattle quarterback Tarvaris
Jackson leads a list of significant injuries for the Seahawks. The
list includes Pro Bowl tight end Zach Miller (neck), running back
Marshawn Lynch (ankle) and linebacker Leroy Hill (hamstring).
Seattle also won in New York without starting wide receiver Mike
Williams (concussion) and cornerback Marcus Trufant (back).
Seattle’s next game is Oct. 23 at the Cleveland Browns.

SEATTLE (AP) – Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian sat as a
fan and watched Colorado play Stanford during the Huskies’ bye
week. Sarkisian says Colorado, Washington’s opponent this Saturday,
reminded him of the Huskies of two years ago. At 1-5, CU is bumping
along in its first season as part of the Pac-12. The Huskies have
turned things around enough they’re 4-1 to start the year and
hovering just outside the AP Top 25 after a bye week.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) – The Pac-12 says it has reached a
deal to put its inaugural football title game on ESPN radio.
Commissioner Larry Scott announced yesterday that the championship
game Dec. 2 will be broadcast nationally on ESPN radio. Scott said
that ESPN’s nationwide reach and promotional strength should help
ensure a big audience for the game. The conference added the title
game after expanding to 12 teams this season.

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