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Dec.
8th

Numbers say this is the best three-game stretch for the Seahawks’ thumping defense since 2004

Tharold Simon makes it big in Philly:

Earl Thomas expected this.

Michael Bennett didn’t. He says the Seahawks didn’t expect to give up 139 yards at Philadelphia yesterday. How many did the defensive end figured they’d allow the Eagles?

“Zero yards,” Bennett said, without smiling.

“We don’t expect anyone to make a yard. That’s just the way we are.

“I don’t think anything’s changed. I think this is

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Dec.
7th

Unmistakable sense inside Seahawks’ locker room after win at Eagles: We are back

Well into this Russell Wilson says of his surging Seahawks (9-4), who won for the sixth time in seven games today 24-14 over the previously high-flying Eagles: “I definitely feel like our identity is showing up. We are high in confidence — because of the work we put in.”

That work is paying off huge time right now.

I was struck in the visiting locker room at Lincoln Financial Field here in Philadelphia tonight by the undeniable belief in there that the Seahawks are all the way back. Back to their dominant, 2013-champion

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Dec.
7th

Seahawks get turnover on 1st play on 3rd quarter, leading 10-7 at Philadelphia

Through two quarters this game is just like the Seahawks’ previous two: Smothering, smacking defense controlling the game; the offense squandering chances. The only difference: Punter Jon Ryan dropping a punt snap right to his hands in the first quarter. That’s the only reason Philadelphia has scored.

The Seahawks have 242 yards to Philadelphia’s 67. They have 14 first downs to the Eagles’ five. Yet Seattle’s lead is only 10-7 at halftime.

Philadelphia came in fourth in the league at 31.3 points and 416.2 yards on offense per game. The Eagles were averaging 5.7 yards per play. They are getting

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Dec.
7th

Seahawks’ game plan vs Eagles: Put it on all Mark Sanchez, plus other game keys, the pick

Game day here in Philadelphia has dawned sunny and cool, 39 degrees just before noon with a forecast for possible wind gusts of 20-30 miles per hour inside Lincoln Financial Field during today’s 1:25 p.m. (Seattle time) game between the Seahawks and Eagles.

Forget that don’t-fraternize-with-opponents-before-a-game stuff. When Pete Carroll walks onto the field here today he’s going to seek Mark Sanchez.

He’s going to walk up this former protégé and …

“Punch him?” Carroll joked about his former USC quarterback now leading the Eagles (9-3) against Carroll’s Seahawks (8-4).

“No, maybe he’d give me a shot in the ribs

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Dec.
5th

Refreshed Kam Chancellor a big reason for resurgence of Seahawks’ defense

You have to go back to 2005, Seattle’s first Super Bowl season, for the last time the Seahawks have allowed fewer points in consecutive games than the six total they’ve surrendered to Arizona and San Francisco the last two games. (Dec. 5 and 11, 2005, Seattle won 42-0 at Philadelphia and 41-3 over the 49ers).

Kam Chancellor being refreshed and Bobby Wagner returning at middle linebacker have coincided with the defense’s revitalization.

Chancellor made a rare podium appearance yesterday before practice. I teasingly asked the strong safety if he lost a bet to

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Dec.
4th

Russell Wilson turns 26, meets Stevie Wonder, attends Grey Cup–and considered playing for Chip Kelly at Oregon

Russell Wilson’s had a great few days since his 26th birthday on Saturday.

Last weekend the Seahawks had four days off following their Thanksgiving-night win at San Francisco. Wilson and teammate Russell Okung went to Vancouver and attended the Grey Cup, the championship game of the Canadian Football League, on Sunday.

He and Okung got the red-carpet treatment from the CFL. They met players from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Calgary Roughriders before the game, sat in a suite to watch it and posed for pictures with the league’s commissioner, as I detailed in the post earlier today.

“I think

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Dec.
3rd

Eagles coach Chip Kelly on visiting Pete Carroll’s Seahawks practice, hosting Russell Wilson at Oregon

Apparently forgetting his Pacific-time-zone roots, Chip Kelly talked to us in the Seattle media on a conference call from Philadelphia this morning — at 6:45 a.m.

The former Oregon Ducks coach is leading his 9-3 Eagles into Sunday’s game against the 8-4 Seahawks at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Kelly recalled the the day in the fall of 2010 he visited Pete Carroll in Carroll’s first season as Seahawks coach, to see how he ran practice. Kelly said he also visited Jim Harbaugh’s practices with the 49ers and those at the Air Force Academy while he was Oregon’s coach. In

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Dec.
2nd

The rapid rise of Tony Moeaki; Pete Carroll won’t hint on Seahawks’ imminent roster addition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look at tight end Tony Moeaki on this list of snap counts from the Seahawks’ win at San Francisco.

Less than a month ago the former rookie starter with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010 was home, unsigned as a free agent living off an injury settlement Buffalo had given him after the Bills put him on injured reserve at the end of the summer. Now he is getting 63 percent of the snaps on the offense of the surging Super Bowl champions in a huge game at

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