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Opponent outlook

Seahawks this week: vs. Jacksonville

By the numbers

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Players on the Jacksonville roster who were cut this year by the Seahawks — cornerback Will Blackmon, safety Winston Guy and linebacker Kyle Knox

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Yards per rush for the Jaguars through two games

5.7

Yards per rush for Jacksonville’s opponents through two games

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Game time: 1:25 p.m., CenturyLink Field.

TV: Ch. 7

Coach: Gus Bradley, who the past four seasons was Seattle’s defensive coordinator, is 0-2 in first season at Jacksonville and as a head coach.

Record: 0-2.

Last game: Lost to Oakland, 19-9.

The series: The Seahawks are 4-2 against Jacksonville, winning the last meeting 41-0 in Seattle in 2009. Seattle is 2-0 against the Jaguars in Seattle, posting a 24-15 decision in 2001 at Husky Stadium.

The early line: Seahawks are favored by 20 points.

Key players: Jacksonville is likely to start Chad Henne at quarterback with Blaine Gabbert — who entered the season as the starter — still recovering from a hand injury. Henne played all of Jacksonville’s defeat against Oakland. Also in question is the health of RB Maurice Jones-Drew, who suffered a strained ankle tendon against the Raiders. Jones-Drew, a former UCLA star, is a three-time Pro Bowl selection and has 7,340 yards in his eighth season. Rookie strong safety Johnathan Cyprien, a second-round choice, is a defender to watch.

Jacksonville’s key to success: The Jaguars enter the game as one of the biggest underdogs in recent NFL history. If there’s a key to success, it might rest solely in Seattle having a letdown after the big victory over the 49ers. Otherwise, Jacksonville has shown little this season to make one think it is a threat, having been outscored 47-11 in two defeats.

Bob Condotta

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