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Dec.
24th

Pro Bowl on line 1: Bobby Wagner gets his first call to be an all-star — from Pete Carroll

 

Merry Christmas Eve!

Lynch got his normal Wednesday off. His tummy seemed fine before practice as he snacked and listened to his music at his locker. … Coach Pete Carroll said on Tuesday that Helfet has a chance to play Sunday, Kearse is a long shot and Simon is going to try. … Unger’s slow recovery from his high-ankle sprain makes it iffy for him to play for the first time in six games this weekend. If he doesn’t, Carroll hasn’t committed to either Patrick Lewis for the second straight week or Lemuel Jeanpierre playing center against the Rams.

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Dec.
24th

Russell Wilson is the NFC’s offensive player of the week

The Seahawks will take this “alternate.”

A day after Russell Wilson was left off the Pro Bowl roster as an all-star alternate, the league this morning named Seattle’s quarterback as the NFC’s offensive player of the week. That was for him throwing for a regular-season career-high 339 yards and two touchdowns on 20 completions in 31 attempts and running for 88 yards and another score in the 35-6 dismantling of the Arizona Cardinals. In that game Wilson became the first NFL quarterback since Randall Cunningham in 1990 to have an 80-yard pass (to Luke Willson for a touchdown) and a

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Dec.
23rd

Seahawks get 5–Sherman angry it’s only 5–in Pro Bowl. Bennett an alternate: “I’ll take the ring instead”

Richard Sherman is ticked — and he got picked.

Teammate Michael Bennett just got named as a mere alternate to the Pro Bowl — and says “I could not care less.”

“It doesn’t matter if you go to the Pro Bowl and your team is not in the Super Bowl,” Bennett said this afternoon, before the NFL announced the five Seahawks selected to this season’s Pro Bowl by votes of fellow players, league coaches and fans are Sherman, safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, linebacker Bobby Wagner and running back Marshawn Lynch.

Five more Seahawks were selected as alternates for

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Dec.
23rd

Seahawks’ chances for top NFC seed hinge on winning, GB-DET not tying. There have only been 20 ties in 40 NFL years.

The NFL issued the following Monday, and all of it comes down to one fundamental truth: If the Seahawks, who are already in the playoffs, beat the Rams at home on Sunday they will have achieved everything they set as their goal for this regular season defending their Super Bowl title.

If they lose — or if on the one in-almost-500 chance Green Bay and Detroit tie — the Seahawks could be the second, third, fifth or sixth seed.

 

There have been exactly 20 ties in the NFL in 9,556 regular-season games over the last 40 seasons, since the

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Dec.
23rd

The subtle and the sublime: How the Seahawks have stormed back to seize the NFC

So how did they do that?

How did the Seattle Seahawks (11-4) annihilate the first-place Arizona Cardinals by 29 points on the road to seize not only the NFC West but also put themselves one home victory Sunday against St. Louis (6-9) from having home-field advantage throughout the conference’s playoffs?

How have the defending Super Bowl champions won five consecutive games? How have they won eight of their past nine after a 3-3 start? The start that had Sports Illustrated write this just last month under the heading “Season’s story lines:”

“Seahawks repeat. DIED: WEEK 6

How have they done

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Dec.
22nd

TNT’s Seahawks day-after chat following win at Arizona

Live Blog TNT Seahawks day-after chat following win at Arizona
 

Dec.
22nd

Two more Marshawn Lynch originals as Seahawks steamroll the Cardinals. Both were brilliant

Two more Marshawn Lynch originals tonight in Arizona:

And this then after the game:

Instead of “yeah,” instead of “no” — his responses in previous postgame inteviews, Marshawn Lynch was holiday-spirit thankful tonight after truly running over the Cardinals.

Here’s what it looked like just inside the doorway to the Seahawks’ locker room at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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Dec.
21st

A roundup of Seahawks tweets following their 35-6 win over Arizona

The Seattle Seahawks grabbed control of the NFC West on Sunday with a dominating 35-6 win over the Cardinals in Arizona.

Here’s a sampling of what the players had to say on social media after the game:



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