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Dec.
23rd

Seahawks’ chances for top NFC seed hinge on winning, GB-DET not tying. There have only been 20 ties in 40 NFL years.

The NFL issued the following Monday, and all of it comes down to one fundamental truth: If the Seahawks, who are already in the playoffs, beat the Rams at home on Sunday they will have achieved everything they set as their goal for this regular season defending their Super Bowl title.

If they lose — or if on the one in-almost-500 chance Green Bay and Detroit tie — the Seahawks could be the second, third, fifth or sixth seed.

 

There have been exactly 20 ties in the NFL in 9,556 regular-season games over the last 40 seasons, since the

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Dec.
23rd

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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Dec.
19th

Russell Okung, Max Unger out; J.R. Sweezy will play, Carroll says

 

Both Russell Okung and Max Unger will sit because of injuries in Sunday night’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

That’s what Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after practice Friday. That leaves the Seahawks without their two All-Pro offensive linemen against a Cardinals pass rush that sacked quarteraback Russell Wilson seven times the last time these teams met on Nov. 23.

But the good news: Carroll said right guard J.R. Sweezy will play. He missed Wednesday and Thursday with an ankle injury and is listed as probable on the injury report.

So it’s not quite half the

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Dec.
18th

Russell Wilson on AZ: “This is why you play in the NFL”; and his goal of never missing a practice in his career

“This is why you play in the NFL.”

That is what Russell Wilson said today about the Seahawks’ showdown Sunday night at Arizona essentially for the NFC West championship on the next-to-last weekend of the regular season.

Wilson offered his “hope” that all his injured starting offensive linemen — center Max Unger, left tackle Russell Okung and right guard J.R. Sweezy — will play against the blitzing Cardinals. Signs I’m reading say only Sweezy has a realistic chance to start after he sprained his ankle during last weekend’s win over San Francisco yet

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Dec.
18th

Three-fifths of Seahawks O-line remains out heading into Arizona’s blitz-fest

Yes, 3/5ths of the starting offensive line remained out for the second consecutive practice day: LT Russell Okung (bruised lung; Pete Carroll hasn’t ruled out for Sunday yet), C Max Unger (high-ankle sprain, twisted knee) and RG J.R. Sweezy (ankle). That’s not the best Seahawks news days before Arizona’s blitzes swarm at them. Tthe Cardinals sacked QB Russell Wilson seven times in Seattle’s 19-3 home win last month.

If Sweezy and Unger can’t play, look for Patrick Lewis at center and perhaps backup center Lemuel Jeanpierre at guard. I get the sense Sweezy is going to play,

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Dec.
10th

Marshawn Lynch rests his back as Seahawks prep for 49ers rematch; OC Bevell wants to be a head coach

Time for the weekly public-service announcement to not get alarmed by Marshawn Lynch not practicing. Since October, the Seahawks have held Lynch out of mid-week practices — and he has still yet to miss a game since October 2011.

Max Unger is still a day-to-day proposition to return to play Sunday against the 49ers, according to coach Pete Carroll. The two-time Pro Bowl center has missed the last three games with a high-ankle sprain and twisted knee he got in the fourth quarter of the loss at Kansas City on Nov. 16. Lemuel Jeanpierre has started the last two games at

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Dec.
1st

Pete Carroll loves his owner and GM, CB Loucheiz Purifoy fails Seahawks waiver physical

The news of the day is cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy, the rookie cornerback claimed by the Seahawks off waivers from Indianapolis on Friday, failed his physical and thus Seattle has waived him. That leaves the Seahawks with an open roster spot. Coach Pete Carroll said the team is having ongoing discussions on how to fill it and which position group to bolster before Sunday’s game at Philadelphia.

The reason linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis went on injured reserve Saturday to end his rookie season is because he is having shoulder surgery to repair damage to his

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Nov.
27th

Lemuel Jeanpierre listed as Seahawks’ starting center tonight at San Francisco

Happy Thanksgiving!

That’s a 12th Man flag hanging on the railing behind the goal line of the north end zone at Levi’s Stadium here in Santa Clara. And, yes, the Seahawks are in all gray.

The inactives have one semi-surprise: Nickel back Jeremy Lane is out with a gluteus-muscle injury. That means Marcus Burley, back off a hamstring injury, is likely to be inside as the fifth defensive back on passing downs with starting cornerback Byron Maxwell staying outside at corner — though that could switch with Maxwell inside at nickel and Burley outside depending on matchups with five

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