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Jimmy Graham’s versatility, rookie Tyler Lockett’s polish may affect crowded race for wide-receiver jobs

Conventional wisdom — plus anyone who saw the Seahawks’ offense try to throw the ball inside the opponent’s 20-yard line last season — said wide receiver would be the position Seattle upgraded first and most this offseason.

The Seahawks appear to have indeed upgraded. Starting with a tight end.

That’s what Jimmy Graham is by title. By actuality, he’s been split out wide the majority of his snaps the last few seasons with the New Orleans Saints. Now that the Seahawks have his unique size and versatility after trading center Max Unger and their first-round draft choice this year, they are

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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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Seeing is believing: So far it’s been Russell Wilson visualizes, Seahawks win

While you were a nervous wreck, unable to sleep and wishing the game would get here already, Russell Wilson just finished his normal Saturday.

He planned on sleeping almost 12 hours.

No, the Seahawks’ ultra-poised leader is not sweating this NFC Championship Game against one of the league’s most accomplished quarterbacks of the last decade in Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Because he’s already seen how this game is going to go.

“Sometimes,” Wilson said after his third-down passing dismantled Carolina in last weekend’s divisional round, “I think I am made for these situations.”

What and who have

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Richard Sherman’s frustration at Packers avoiding him last time: “On scale of 1-10? 12″

For the first time in recorded history, Richard Sherman was quiet. He was inconsequential. A nonfactor.

That’s how Green Bay wanted it on Sept. 4 in Seattle. In the NFL’s opener, with every player, coach and fan in the league watching, the Packers had Aaron Rodgers drop back 36 times to pass.

Not one of those throws was in the direction of the Seahawks’ All-Pro cornerback.

A sign of respect? More like a source of chafing for a star far more used to being dominant and dynamic, not dormant.

Four months after the

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Out-Fox-ed: As last Super Bowl foe fades, Seahawks roll on to NFC title game redux vs. Packers

OK, now that my home-state Buckeyes went to work on the Duckies … back to the issue at hand:


Just like that, the Denver Broncos go from the Super Bowl last year into a complete transition full of doubt.

Coach John Fox is out, as of Monday. Legend Peyton Manning may or may not be back for an 18th season at the age of 39 as a quarterback with a new coach. Complete transition and doubt in Denver.

It can happen that quickly.

The Seahawks (13-4) know to behold this run they are on. Eleven months after beating Manning’s

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NFC title game: Packers said they were too tentative on offense the last time they came to Seattle

It’s Seahawks-Packers for a spot in the Super Bowl.

Green Bay’s rally from 21-13 down in the fourth quarter at home to beat Dallas 26-21 today in the other NFC divisional playoff game means the Seahawks will host the Packers for the NFC championship next Sunday at 12:05 p.m. Pacific Time.

“We’re going to crank it up,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last night.

The second NFC title game in Seattle in as many Januarys is a rematch of the first game of the NFL season, Sept. 4 at CenturyLink Field. Seattle had a 17-10 lead at halftime and won

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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.


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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Nothing’s changed for Seahawks; another tag for Doug Baldwin: savvy

As excruciating as it was for you — and the Seahawks — to watch the Rams slink off their home field without scoring a touchdown and losing 12-6 to first-place Arizona last night, nothing’s changed for Seattle.

Even if Timm Rosenbach comes back next to quarterback the Cardinals — Ryan Lindley, c’mon down! — the Seahawks’ task remains unchanged this morning: Beat the 49ers at home Sunday, beat Arizona for the second time in a month next week in the desert and beat the Rams at home in the regular-season finale and they will win the NFC West — no

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