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GM John Schneider: Continuing to draft, start younger guys will make Russell Wilson affordable

Russell Wilson usually visits Seattle Children’s hospital each Tuesday throughout the season.

On this one, of course, he was detoured away to the Super Bowl. That didn’t stop him from reconnecting with the kids there from afar in the desert.

“To all kids in all of Children’s Hospital – obviously, I go to Children’s Hospital every Tuesday in Seattle and unfortunately I had to miss today — but to all of the kids out there, I’m just praying for you guys and praying for miracles,” the Seahawks quarterback said Tuesday at the Super Bowl’s Media Day. “Keep the faith

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Seahawks “Legion of Boom” on former member Brandon Browner: “It’s his competitive nature”

The “Legion of Boom’s” defector wants his former legionnaires targeted.

The Seahawks’ response? Of course he does.

New England cornerback Brandon Browner won Super Bowl 48 with the Seahawks last year. Here at Super Bowl 49, Browner is wanting to win another — while teammates on offense further injure Richard Sherman, who is recovering a sprained elbow, and Earl Thomas, who is healing a dislocated shoulder.

“At the end of the day, this is about the Super Bowl,” Browner told ESPN. “I’m gonna tell my teammates to go hit that elbow, go hit that shoulder. …

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Earl Thomas’ anecdote for shoulder injury: “If my mental game is right my body just mirrors perfection”

The Seahawks are practicing today at their workplace for this Super Bowl week, Arizona State University.

Pete Carroll is scheduled to talk to the media for the second consecutive day at the Arizona Grand Resort at 1:45 p.m. Seattle time, with the following six players talking after him: defensive end Cliff Avril, wide receiver Doug Baldwin, safety Kam Chancellor, center Max Unger plus linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright.

Those many here at the Super Bowl who don’t talk regularly to Earl Thomas got a sampling of the All-Pro safety’s intensity and unpredictability yesterday upon the Seahawks’ arrival here in

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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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Why Pittsburgh “Steel Curtain” S Mike Wagner says these Seahawks are “closest I’ve seen a team play defense the way we did”

Do you guys know how long I’ve been waiting to write a story about my childhood Steelers teams?!! …


Mike Wagner was watching last year’s Super Bowl on television from his Pittsburgh-area home. He watches most Super Bowls. And not as a mere fan but as an expert observer; he’s won four of them.

When the two-time Pro Bowl safety on the famed “Steel Curtain” defense saw what the Seattle Seahawks did to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, smashing the highest-scoring offense in any NFL season, ever, 43-8 to win the Super Bowl last February, he called some

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Seahawks very familiar with NFC’s other playoff teams. So which one is their biggest threat?

The Seahawks are back on the practice field at team headquarters in Renton this afternoon, after noon-time press conferences with Pete Carroll and Richard Sherman. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is scheduled to speak to the media following practice, one week after he interviewed with the Oakland Raiders for their head-coaching job.

The Seahawks are familar with what’s ahead.

But don’t say they are comfortable.

They are meeting the Carolina Panthers (8-8-1) for the fourth time in three seasons on Saturday night in an NFC divisional playoff at CenturyLink Field. Seattle has won all three of the previous meetings.

Seattle (12-4)

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Next opponent box: Carolina Panthers



5:15 p.m. Saturday, CenturyLink Field

Against the Seahawks: The Seahawks lead the series 5-2. That includes their only previous meeting in the postseason. On Jan. 22, 2006, the Seahawks beat Carolina 34-14 in Seattle to win the NFC championship and advance to their first Super Bowl. The Seahawks have won defensive slogs in each of the last three regular seasons by scores of 16-12, 12-7 and 13-9, all in Charlotte. Seattle has hosted Carolina three times in its history, but not since 2010 when the Seahawks won 31-14 in Pete Carroll’s first season

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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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