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QB Russell Wilson, four times, on Seahawks’ sub-200-yard passing games: “It’s on me”

There’s a disparity beyond records and place in the NFC West standings between the Seahawks (6-4) and Cardinals (9-1), who meet in what is essentially a must-win game for Seattle on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

These two teams have vastly differing approaches to their passing games.

Despite completing only 27 more passes than the Seahawks — and despite playing mothballed journeyman backup Drew Stanton in four games with starter Carson Palmer injured and now out for the year — the Cardinals have 601 more yards passing. That’s a huge chunk more.

Why? Arizona’s

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Schedule that has battered Seahawks is now their only hope for the playoffs

This, on the surface, looks bad for the Seahawks. They have the toughest schedule over the final six weeks of the regular season not just of these NFC contenders but any team in the league.

But the same parity-driven league that gave Seattle its hellacious 2014 schedule befitting a Super Bowl champion is now giving the Seahawks the only postseason chance they have left.

Seattle (6-4) has already lost more games than it did all last season while winning it all. The Seahawks are three games behind the Arizona Cardinals (9-1) in the NFC West with six weeks remaining

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New DT?; Seahawks’ task is Mount Rainier tall; WRs Baldwin, Kearse, Richardson go to ‘work’ at Bartells

Atlanta Falcons practice-squad defensive tackle Travian Robertson tweeted the Seahawks have signed him to their active roster.

Robertson is 6 feet 4, 304 pounds and plays nose tackle — the spot where Brandon Mebane was starring until he tore his hamstring two games ago. In their first game without Mebane stuffing blocks over the center, the Seahawks’ top-ranked run defense allowed Kansas

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The value of Max Unger and Brandon Mebane to the Seahawks — and what’s next without them

If you saw even a fraction of the Seahawks’ loss yesterday in Kansas City you saw how much Seattle’s defense misses Brandon Mebane, who went on injured reserve with a torn hamstring last week. Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs tromped through where Mebane used to stuff blockers and running lanes en route to 190 yards rushing. That is by far the most Seattle’s previously No.-1 rushing defense has allowed this season.

For the game story from Kansas City that’s in today’s News Tribune I focused first on where this loss leaves the Seahawks’ quest to defend their Super Bowl title in

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“An amazing experience”: Seahawks marvel over Marysville-Pilchuck football team’s visit

Two, poignant thoughts hit Doug Baldwin as he watched the boys of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School football team walk into Seahawks headquarters.

First, Seattle’s thoughtful wide receiver noticed Tuesday how much of a relief and release it seemed to be for the boys who are still sorting through an unimaginably difficult time.

Seeing the Tomahawks four days after Marysville-Pilchuck High School freshman Jaylen Fryberg shot five classmates in their school’s cafeteria, killing two of them before he killed himself, seeing the two hours of escape from what remains an unfathomable horror back home up Interstate 5, Baldwin

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DE Bennett (toe), kick returner Walters (concussion) join those Seahawks not practicing; LB switch to FB


The Seahawks practiced outside for the first time this week today in Renton. All but nine of them, that is.

Defensive end Michael Bennett has a new toe injury and punt returner/kick returner/wide receiver Bryan Walters has a new concussion on today’s practice participation report.

Since the Seahawks aren’t exactly whacking each other around in these mostly no-contact practices between games, it’s safe to assume Walters got his concussion in last weekend’s loss at St. Louis. If he can’t do the kickoff and punt returning Sunday at Carolina, 2013 returner Jermaine Kearse or Doug Baldwin could return kickoffs

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Play caller Darrell Bevell on Seahawks offense; Doug Baldwin explains sideline venting with Russell Wilson

Far below are the transcripts from yesterday of some of what offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had to say and all of what Pete Carroll said.

Note the first question was about Marshawn Lynch getting the ball more. So were about the eight, ninth, 10th, 12th and 14th or so. I know because I asked them (!) They aren’t in here, but much of it is in my story about it here that is in today’s News Tribune.

To be clear, Bevell was pleasant and didn’t seem offended by the questioning or his knowledge that fans are all over him

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Do the Seahawks have too many weapons and ideas on offense for their own good?

Finishing my game story and notebook last night for today’s News Tribune on the Seahawks’ 30-23 loss to the Cowboys, I dug up this telling statistic on Seattle’s use — and misuse — of Marshawn Lynch since it acquired him from Buffalo in a trade four games into the 2010 season:

The Seahawks are now 2-9 when the giving Lynch 10 or fewer rushes in a game. That includes 0-2 this season, Sunday’s second loss in 21 home games for Seattle and his six-carry day last month in a 30-21 loss at

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