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Category: Game coverage

July
10th

Cliff Avril glad docs kept him out of Super Bowl’s final quarter: “Concussions aren’t anything to play with”

The Seahawks were on their way to enjoying a double-digit lead in Super Bowl 49. They were getting to quarterback Tom Brady enough to keep him and New England stuck on 14 points late into the third quarter of the Feb. 1 championship game.

Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn moved Michael Bennett inside from end to a tackle position for much of the game, and Bennett sped past New England’s rookie center Bryan Stork all night. Bennett had four hits on Brady. And the speed of fellow defensive end Cliff Avril coming off the other edge kept New England from totally

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March
4th

Russell Wilson’s return for a workout at Rangers’ spring training March 28 “a big deal” to Texas

The most famous Rule 5 draftee in baseball is due back for another cameo with the Texas Rangers the last week of this month.

The Rangers have announced Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will workout with Texas for the second consecutive year at its spring-training camp in Surprise, Arizona, on March 28. The plan is the same as last year: the two-time Super Bowl quarterback, a minor-league second baseman at the low Class-A level during his college years at North Carolina State,  is scheduled to go through infield drills with the Rangers in the morning, speak to their minor-league players and

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Feb.
2nd

Pete Carroll: “We are really hurt…it will make us grow stronger”; surgeries for Sherman, Lane, maybe Chancellor, Thomas

The Seahawks are leaving Phoenix this afternoon after one of the most thrilling and ultimately excruciating and regrettable endings in Super Bowl history.

And there’s been 49 of them.

Pete Carroll talked informally on a patio outside the team’s Arizona Grand Resort hotel, before the Seahawks left on buses to nearby Sky Harbor Airport for their charter flight that was due to land around 3 p.m. at SeaTac Airport.

“It’s pretty hard right now for all of us; I think you can all understand,” Carroll said of the 28-24 loss to New England

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Feb.
1st

Question that will follow (haunt) Seahawks forever: Why not Lynch?

Marshawn Lynch had just run four yards behind Russell Okung to the Patriots’ 1-yard line. The Seahawks had 1:06 left, trailed by four late in Super Bowl 49 but were a mere yard from taking the lead. They began letting the clock roll to keep New England’s Tom Brady from getting the ball back in regulation.

As the clock got inside 30 seconds, Russell Wilson sent three receivers out to his right in a bunch formation, with two tight ends a Lynch as the lone back. The Patriots had gone into a beefy, goal-line defense and Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell

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Feb.
1st

Seahawks’ Super Bowl game day is finally here in foggy Phoenix

Happy Super Bowl morning from foggy Phoenix, so foggy I can’t see across the street here downtown. I can actually hear fog horns — no kidding — outside my hotel. A Seattle kind of morning.

With Seahawks fans everywhere in this city. University of Phoenix Stadium might become CenturyLink Field South today.

The Seahawks’ buses are massing at the Arizona Grand Resort hotel a few miles south of where I am. I’ll be heading to the stadium just before noon today, well ahead of the 4:30 p.m. local time kickoff.

 

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Jan.
19th

Fan’s-eye view from end zone where Jermaine Kearse caught the pass to send Seattle to the Super Bowl

Reader Paul G. sent this video to me a friend shot from the lower bowl, east side of CenturyLink Field, what appears to be in or around section 214 — on the end zone where Jermaine Kearse made his winning touchdown catch. As Paul points out and you can hear, his buddy’s neighbors around his seat could sense the play to send Seattle to another Super Bowl was about to happen, with some “Yes! Yes!” calls as Kearse runs his post route on Green Bay’s Tramon Williams.

A cool, first-hand reaction shot to one of the biggest plays in the

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Jan.
19th

TNT’s weekly day-after Seahawks chat following wild NFC title game, look ahead to Super Bowl XLIX

Live Blog TNT weekly day-after Seahawks chat following wild NFC title game
 

Jan.
19th

Russell Wilson: “That’s the best game I’ve ever been in.” Yes, NFC title game had everything

That’s Russell Wilson, before he said when I asked him where this miraculous comeback in the final 2:09 and regulation to beat Green Bay 28-22 in overtime to win another NFC championship: “That’s the best game I’ve ever been in. I think it might be the best game in NFL history.”

I’ve covered Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the World Series football national-championship games, NCAA basketball tournaments and the Olympics in the last 17 years. This Seahawks win ranks up there with being rinkside writing Canada’s amazing overtime win over the United States in the

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