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Playoff opening day arrives — with the Seahawks at home watching, assistant coaches interviewing

Russell Wilson will try to watch today like you and me. But of course he won’t.

“It’s hard for me just to sit there and watch the games as a fan or anything like that: I play that quarterback position in my head,” the Seahawks’ quarterback said before his NFC West champions and top conference seed this postseason got Friday through Sunday off to watch the start of the playoffs. “But that will be good to watch.”

The Seahawks don’t play until next Saturday, Jan. 10. They will host either the winner of today’s 1:30 p.m. wild-card game, Arizona at

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“O-H! I ….” Plus, how Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, Seahawks will spend 1st weekend of 2015



Like Doug Baldwin said, “Go Buckeyes.”

Sorry, had to get that out the way.

Now that we enjoyed that New Year’s Day — some, such as those of us from the Buckeye State, more than others — back to the Seahawks’ playoff run.

Oh, wait. The NFC West champions and conference’s top seed get the next three days off while on their wild-card round bye.

My News Tribune colleague Don Ruiz was at Seahawks headquarters in Renton today for me, and he wrote about the Seahawks’ week of rest and extra preparation.

Like a lot of fans, several

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Jermaine Kearse out; Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson, 11-2 in December: “It doesn’t get any better than this”


The Seahawks (11-4) just got off the practice field, after taking Christmas Day off. Coach Pete Carroll said after it that wide receiver Jermaine Kearse is out for Sunday’s game against St. Louis (6-9) with his hamstring injury. Doctors have cleared left tackle Russell Okung to play after he returned from one week out with a bruised lung. The coach made it sound still iffy whether center Max Unger (high-ankle sprain) will play Sunday for the first time in six weeks, though he practiced today. Tharold Simon’s recovery from a shoulder that popped out of place late at Arizona last week

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Merry Christmas! NFL makes it Marshawn Lynch’s $11,050 grab; Sherman says he could have spared him the fine

Merry Christmas to you all. I hope your day is full of warmth and cheer amid loved ones.

As for the Seahawks, Richard Sherman thinks he could have spared Marshawn Lynch about $11,000.

The league has said Merry Christmas to Lynch, in the not-so-merry way it has often interacted with him.

The NFL fined the unique-in-many-ways running back $11,050 for grabbing his crotch during his back-to-the-goal-line plunge into the end zone during Seattle’s game last weekend at Arizona. It was the very Lynchian punctuation to his epic 79-yard touchdown run as the Seahawks crushed the Cardinals. Game officials did not

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

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


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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