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Another AFC West reunion for Seahawks in their four preseason games

The NFL has released the 2015 preseason schedule, and it’s another round of games for the Seahawks against their former division rivals in the old AFC West.

Seattle will host Denver at CenturyLink Field on the first weekend of exhibition games, Aug. 13-17. On the weekend of Aug. 20-24, the Seahawks will play at Kansas City.

The third preseason game, typically the one in which the starters get their most extensive and final playing time before the games get real, is at San Diego on Aug. 29. That will be a 5 p.m. game; it’s already set for a national-television

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Hype, “You know why I’m here” just about over. Let’s talk actual football for Super Bowl 49

Now, for something different: actual football.

The Seahawks are having a walk-through practice today at Arizona State University, where it is again cloudy, damp and cool this morning. They then have a half-hour bus ride west to the site of tomorrow’s Super Bowl, University of Phoenix Stadium, for a team picture at 1 p.m. local time.

This week I dropped by the Comcast Sports Northwest set inside the NBC television compound in downtown Phoenix at the invite of my pal Aaron Fentress, along with former Seahawk receiver Jordan Kent and former Oregonian columnist Dwight Jaynes. I discussed what I see the top

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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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Reasons for Seahawks’ optimism: Haven’t played complete game since opener, plus their return to health

The Seahawks’ players have their weekly day off from practicing today. They will be back on the field in Renton tomorrow to start full preparations for Sunday’s home game against the New York Giants (3-5), who got hammered at home last night by Indianapolis 40-24 in a game that was 37-10 after three quarters.

As for the Seahawks: it is halfway through what has been a rather eventful regular season for the defending Super Bowl champions, and I say 5-3 is about what this team deserves to be right now.

The Seahawks were brilliant in a zooming, opening win

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Garry Gilliam gets to show off his versatility at TE for Seahawks; Richard Sherman on Denver

Garry Gilliam has played just two snaps on offense through the Seahawks’ first three games. That may now increase exponentially, beginning Monday night at Washington, as the Seahawks rookie implied with this tweet Monday:

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Coach Pete Carroll said yesterday the rookie tackle and former tight end for his first three seasons at Penn State is a viable option to help replace starting tight end Zach Miller over the next few

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Seahawks beyond-his-years QB Russell Wilson, absolutely exquisite taking game into own hands — and feet — in overtime

Sure, that was harder than it should have been at the end. Yes, Russell Wilson took a backside, second-down sack by DeMarcus Ware that he can’t take on his own goal line up 17-3 early in the fourth quarter and then threw a rare interception to set Denver up for another TD. Those plays directly led to nine of the Broncos’ 17 points in the fourth quarter that forced overtime.

But, man, was Wilson absolutely exquisite when the game demanded someone make plays to win it. Don’t be so demanding and spoiled by a Super Bowl championship and meteoric expectations

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Thanks to San Diego, Seahawks are mentally sharper for Broncos than they were a week ago

Talent is all over the NFL, of course. Every team has top players that are among the best in football.

The differences between teams are often within the mind.

That’s where the Seahawks may be better off now for Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch with the Denver Broncos than they were even a week ago.

It’s only the sixth game between Super Bowl foes in the following regular season, and the first in 16 years. The champions are 3-2 in the previous encores. And the Seahawks are far hungrier, far angrier, far more “serious,” to use their coach’s refrain all week, for

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Pete Carroll: Rush end Bruce Irvin a “game-time decision” for Sunday vs. Denver; Tacoma’s Isaiah Thomas visits Seahawks

The Seahawks’ goal of affecting Peyton Manning Sunday with their four-man pass rush as they did in February while dismantling Denver in the Super Bowl may be missing someone on Sunday.

Rush end Bruce Irvin missed practice for the second consecutive day this afternoon, this one a lighter walk-through at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center here in Renton, and his status will be a game-time decision Sunday. He hurt his ribs in Wednesday’s drills. The Seahawks list him as questionable to play Sunday.

“He didn’t go today, but he feels a lot better,”

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