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Hawks’ loss second-worst in franchise history

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Seahawks took the field in one of the league’s most legendary stadiums Sunday, and put on a nearly historic performance. Historically awful that is, requiring …


NFL playoff picture clearer

New England and Dallas are back in the playoffs. The New York Giants are out. And both AFC wild-card spots are still up for grabs.


Colts rest starters, fall to Jets

INDIANAPOLIS – Peyton Manning and the rest of the Colts accepted Jim Caldwell’s plan. The hometown fans didn’t like the imperfect ending one bit.


Hasselbeck dusts self off

RENTON, Wash. – Matt Hasselbeck will return to the city where his NFL career started this weekend, and while he’s there he will almost assuredly become the Seahawks’ all-time leader …


Buccaneers seize victory from Seahawks in second half

SEATTLE – On Saturday the Seahawks announced that Mike Holmgren had turned down an offer to come back to Seattle in a front office role. A day later, the Seahawks …


Steelers win on final play

PITTSBURGH – Ben Roethlisberger throws to the corner of the end zone, the receiver barely gets his feet down inbounds for a remarkable touchdown. Ten months after winning the Super …


Harrison sets Browns’ rushing record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Walking with a cane, 73-year-old Jim Brown hurried downstairs Sunday to congratulate Jerome Harrison for rushing for 286 yards and erasing the Cleveland Browns record he …


Fumbled opportunity on Holmgren

ROCK BOTTOM, Wash. – No disrespect to Sounders FC goalkeeper Kasey Keller, but imagine what this Sunday afternoon could have been. The Seahawks could have announced on Saturday that Mike …


Colts reach 14-0

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Peyton Manning completed every pass early and one big one late, exactly what the Indianapolis Colts needed to stay unbeaten. Manning threw for 308 yards and four …


Henry’s death leaves Bengals empty

CINCINNATI – For the second time in their breakthrough season, the Cincinnati Bengals are dealing with death. Teary players held a somber practice Thursday and dedicated the rest of their …


Hasselbeck keeps goals in mind

RENTON, Wash. – It’s doubtful anyone would balk if Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck decided to shut it down for 2009 and start the recovery toward next season. He broke his …


Hawks were, too, that bad

RENTON, Wash. – Jim Mora’s optimism is ebbing. The Seahawks coach didn’t have the same fiery emotion and frustration Monday as he did immediately after his team’s most lopsided loss …


49ers capitalize as Cards crumble

SAN FRANCISCO – The Arizona Cardinals threw away a chance to clinch a second straight NFC West crown. Alex Smith threw touchdown passes after two of Arizona’s seven turnovers, Frank …


Texans hand Seattle worst loss of year

HOUSTON – To call a loss the worst of the season for the Seahawks is saying quite a bit. Seattle, after all, had lost six games by double digits this …


Colts respond for record day

INDIANAPOLIS – Peyton Manning watched disbelievingly as one pass after another hit the ground Sunday. Then he demonstrated how an undefeated team survives the perfect storm.


Curry has hip pointer

HOUSTON – Relieved isn’t the right word to describe linebacker Aaron Curry after Sunday’s game. Curry had to hold his breath to bear the pain of lifting up his right …


Marshall catches record

Brandon Marshall set a single-game record with 21 receptions in Denver’s 28-16 loss to Indianapolis on Sunday. “I believe it was one of those games where, whenever you accomplish something …


Browns pretty much eliminate Steelers

CLEVELAND – There’s nothing Super about the Pittsburgh Steelers anymore. The defending NFL champions lost their fifth straight and had their playoff hopes sacked by the lowly Cleveland Browns, who …


This old Mare can really kick

RENTON, Wash. – Put a game on the line with one swing of his leg, send 11 men charging after him, throw in some wind – and Olindo Mare stays …


Seahawks’ Hasselbeck grows weary of injury talk

RENTON, Wash. – Matt Hasselbeck is back practicing with the Seahawks – and tired of talking about his health. The 34-year-old three-time Pro Bowl quarterback practiced Thursday, after taking another …


Packers prevail

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The standings say the Green Bay Packers are in good shape for the playoffs. But Monday night’s victory over the Baltimore Ravens showed they still have …


Seahawks’ adjusted goal: a winning record

RENTON, Wash. – Matt Hasselbeck is goal-oriented. Right now, that leaves him and his Seahawks in an altered state. Seattle’s captain and three-time Pro Bowl quarterback has stopped talking about …


Seahawks’ field goal on final play beats 49ers

SEATTLE – Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck’s shoulder was sore, Seattle’s offense was running as cold as the weather and the Seahawks saw the game slipping through their fingers. Or at least …


Seattle sheds GM Ruskell

RENTON, Wash. – Tim Ruskell has been pushed out as president and general manager of the Seahawks, leaving the door open for Mike Holmgren’s possible return to Seattle. Ruskell announced …


Ruskell resigns as Seahawks GM, president

Tim Ruskell began his tenure as Seahawks president and general manager with the franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance.


Saints dissect Pats, stay perfect

NEW ORLEANS – With one pinpoint throw after another, Drew Brees put New Orleans’ pursuit of perfection into overdrive and left Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the …


Seahawks’ ground game paces win over Rams

ST. LOUIS — The Seattle Seahawks needed 1 yard to start the fourth quarter, and coach Jim Mora needed an answer from his offense. “He asked us what we wanted …


Falcons, Eagles lose stars to injuries

Atlanta lost offensive stars Matt Ryan and Michael Turner to injuries Sunday, and the Falcons wouldn’t say how serious they are. Ryan, the second-year quarterback, hurt his big right toe …


Young rallies Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans coach Jeff Fisher summed up what everyone just saw. “You guys don’t mind if I sit down and do this do you? OK. Wow! What a …


Seahawks looking to see where they stand

Seattle’s search for the bottom of a two-year trough resumes on Sunday in St. Louis. How low can Seattle go?