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Category: Game coverage

Jan.
18th

Winds supposed to calm some; SEA pass rush key to NFC title game; the pick

The Seahawks and Packers woke for NFC title game day to high winds around the Seattle area; some areas got gusts up to 40 and 50 mph. But a high-wind warning for Seattle and suburbs ended at 8 a.m., and those winds are supposed to calm somewhat to 16 miles per hour from kickoff at 12:05 p.m. through much of the game.

Even the local Puget Sound Energy folks are in Seahawks game mode while advising about interruptions of service overnight:

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Jan.
11th

How Kam Chancellor — “They call me Batman. Dark Knight” — got well

How wise does the Seahawks’ decision to sit Kam Chancellor for two games in November, home wins over the New York Giants and Oakland Raiders that the team felt it could get even with their Pro Bowl strong safety resting for this playoff run, look right now?

It made him, not self-proclaimed “Superman” Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, look like a Superhero last night. Click here to see all that Chancellor did.

“He can have his Superman. They call me ‘Batman,’” Chancellor said. “Dark Knight.”

Richard Sherman had another description for Chancellor.

“He’s a freakin’ monster,” Sherman said. “He damages people’s souls.

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Jan.
10th

One word aptly sums up what Russell Wilson was for Seahawks against Carolina: “Impeccable”

One word best describes Russell Wilson’s Saturday night in the NFC divisional playoffs against Carolina.

“Impeccable.”

That’s the word Pete Carroll used following Wilson completing 15 of 22 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns — including 8 for 8 for 199 yards and all three scores on third downs — in the Seahawks’ 31-17 victory that puts them in the NFC championship game for the second consecutive January. His 149.2 passer rating was the fifth-highest in NFL postseason history.

“That’s as good as it can get,” Carroll said of his third-year

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Jan.
10th

Misty, foggy Seahawks-Panthers playoff game day in Seattle: Key matchups, and the pick

The Seahawks today are trying to become the first defending Super Bowl champion since the 2004 New England Patriots to win a playoff game in the following season. Kickoff is at 5:15 p.m. Pacific Time on Fox (Channel 13 in the Seattle-Tacoma area).

Reminder: Join colleagues Dave Boling and Kenny Via and me with Seahawks fans around the world for the live game chat from the press box at CenturyLink Field beginning around 4:45 p.m. PT here on the blog.

If you missed it (shame on you!), here’s Mike Wagner, safety on Pittsburgh’s “Steel Curtain” defenses that won four Super

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Dec.
30th

The Seahawks’ versatile, increasingly valuable Will Tukuafu: “He lays the wood”

The snap counts from the win over the Rams on Sunday show how much more 285-pound fullback Will Tukuafu played — on defense, too. He’s proving to be a find since the Seahawks signed him off waivers from San Francisco midseason. Coach Pete Carroll praised his uniqueness yesterday.

“It’s such a rare accomplishment for anybody for it to happen. You can’t remember guys that can do stuff like this,” Carroll said. “He’s really good at it; he does a nice job. His effect has been obvious from the beginning. A 285 pound fullback? That’s pretty cool. And he lays the

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Dec.
28th

Latest win, this season exemplify Pete Carroll’s second NFL life with Seahawks

Today’s win, this season’s rally from 3-3 and out of the supposed post-Super Bowl hangover, exemplify Pete Carroll’s second life as an NFL head coach.

Marshawn Lynch did it again today. He bulled into the end zone with the decisive touchdown.

But this time, the only things he grabbed were the NFC West title and home-field advantage for the Seahawks throughout the conference’s playoffs. Those begin next weekend with the once-3-3 Super Bowl champions enjoying a bye.

“Heck, yeah!” Carroll said Sunday night. “All you guys kept talking about how

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Dec.
28th

High playoff stakes for Seahawks to reverse a bumbling first half against Rams

That clown-show quality of a first half for the Seahawks’ offense ended with Seattle fortunate to be trailing only 6-0.

A win today away from the NFC West title and most likely the No. 1 seed in conference playoffs that begin nexy week, the Seahawks have had Russell Wilson’s second interception in seven weeks. They have a fumble by Marshawn Lynch after the running back had gained a first down on screen pass. They had a third-and-1 play near midfield ruined when Wilson ripped a handoff out of the grabbing hands and arms of Robert Turbin on a read-option play

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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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