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Dec.
14th

Michael Bennett dominates during, after Seahawks’ win; Marshawn Lynch’s 4 words postgame

As usual, Michael Bennett made me laugh postgame today.

During the game, he was wrecking the 49ers’ offensive line and living in the backfield. He told me he was simply faster than San Francisco’s linemen off the snap, as if he knew Colin Kaepernick’s snap count each time.

I asked him about how one-dimensional — the Kaepernick dimension — the 49ers became once Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde went out with injuries by the third quarter.

““I don’t even know who No. 38 is,” Bennett said of third-string tailback Alfonso Smith.

Meanwhile, whenever Marshawn

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Dec.
14th

Seahawks trail 49ers 7-3 early in the third quarter, every bit the struggle they expected

 

The 49ers have a 7-3 lead in the third quarter of a game that is every bit the struggle the Seahawks expected.

And then some.

The Seahawks — specifically rookie right tackle Justin Britt and ailing right guard J.R. Sweezy — have not been able to keep the 49ers out of Russell Wilson’s face or the backdfield. The Niners have sacked Wilson three times, hit him four more times and intercepted him to end the half on the worst throw Wilson’s made in a long time.

The Seahawks’ defense has allowed 178 yards, 14 more than San Francisco

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Dec.
14th

Seahawks’ key today: Start strong to pile on 49ers’ woes

Still smarting over that Navy timeout call as my Army team was about to go up 14-0 yesterday. Man, 13 years in a row now.

Game day in Seattle has dawned sunny and cool, some of the best conditions for a Seahawks home game in December in years.

News Tribune columnist Dave Boling writes how dangerous this 49ers team can be to Seattle today.

Here is my game advance story that appears in today’s News Tribune, leading with Pete Carroll calling this home stretch of the regular season for Seattle in the NFC West race “as good as

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Dec.
13th

Russell Wilson, Seahawks haven’t had to study extra this week; NFL picks

As I watch my Army team try to end this galling 12-game losing streak to Navy, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is looking forward to playing at home for the first time in three games tomorrow afternoon against San Francisco.

“It’ll be a great thing to come back home, to get back in front of the 12th man fans and to play at CenturyLink,” Wilson said. “We love playing here obviously … to come back home and play in front of our amazing fans, the best fans in the National Football League, it’ll be a great time.”

Wilson and his offense

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Dec.
12th

Pete Carroll on Seahawks’ final 3 games to win NFC West: “As good as it gets in the NFL”

With the dumping rains subsiding the Seahawks were outside for practice this afternoon for the first time this week. After it, coach Pete Carroll, quarterback Russell Wilson, safety Kam Chancellor and running back Christine Michael were among the players and coaches who stopped to sign autographs and pose for pictures on the edge of the practice fields here in Renton with participants in the Seattle-area Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Carroll then talked about the task ahead: win all the final regular-season games against division rivals San Francisco (Sunday at home), at Arizona and home to

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Dec.
11th

49ers RB Frank Gore is, um, uniquely impressed with Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner during great interview

Every Wednesday before each Sunday game, the NFL requires the head coach and a selected player to answer questions from the media of the opposing team via a conference call. The sessions usually last about 10 minutes each. In our case, Seahawks PR canvasses beat writers at the beginning of each week to field requests for opposing players we’d like to talk to.

Most weeks, the insight is about what you can get off the back of a cereal box. The participants usually sound like they’d rather be sticking sharp objects in their eyes, answering with minimal effort to merely

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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.
9th

Suddenly, Seahawks are stonewalling teams on third down; snap counts from Eagles game

Here’s another statistical reason the Seahawks have won three in a row to revive their playoff push:

Seattle spent the first half of the season beset by injuries and among the worst in the league on third down, allowing opponents to convert 50 percent of them. The problem peaked in September’s loss at San Diego and again in October in the loss to Dallas. The Chargers and Cowboys were each 10 for 17 converting third downs, and the Seahawks ran just 40 and 48 plays on offense in those losses.

But Seattle’s last three foes are just nine of 34

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