Seahawks practices 'best we've had all season'; Games this weekend will determine opponent

RENTON, Wash. -- Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday the team's two practices during this bye-week "were the two best practices we've had all season."

"So that's really encouraging going into next weekend," he added.

“These have been good days for us,” Carroll said of Thursday's and Friday's practices. “The work days have been great on the field. But really it’s all of the things that happened during this week. We’ve had good rest to get to these two days (of practice). … We’ve had good work. We’ve expanded the installation as we look ahead and tried to fix some things.

“So all of those things were taken at hand and I think we made progress in all areas. So it was a very good week for us.”

The players are off over the weekend, but the Seahawks will find who which team they’ll host in their divisional playoff game at CenturyLink Field. It will be the No. 6-seed New Orleans Saints, if they beat the No. 3-seed Eagles in Philadelphia on Saturday.

If the Eagles beat the Saints, it will be the winner of Sunday’s game in Green Bay between the No. 5-seed San Francisco 49ers and No. 4-seed Packers.

(By Clare Farnsworth for