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Seahawks believe in themselves

Seahawks’ castoffs have learned to count on themselves. They take on the Bears in Chicago in the second round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday.


Lewis: ‘Here we go again’

PITTSBURGH – Looks like another winter classic in Pittsburgh. Some NFL rivalries are manufactured. Some ebb and flow depending on the teams’ records. Then there’s Ravens vs. Steelers, one that …


Handle on career

RENTON, Wash. – Ben Obomanu’s hand is finally healed. All the stitches, both internal and external, from the nasty gash suffered in early December are all gone. It’s just in …


A real rush

RENTON, Wash. – For a week, Seattle defensive end Raheem Brock was looking for payback. Brock felt his hand was missing a second Super Bowl ring, taken away in the …


Lynch’s epic dash shook the NFL

RENTON, Wash. – The run should never have reached epic status. New Orleans linebacker Scott Shanle was there, shedding a missed block and squared up on Marshawn Lynch in his …


Seahawks want Hasselbeck back

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday the Seahawks would like to bring quarterback Matt Hasselbeck back for the 2011 season. Asked directly about Hasselbeck’s future with the …


Carroll: Seahawks want to keep Hasselbeck

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday the Seahawks would like to bring quarterback Matt Hasselbeck back for the 2011 season.


AFL star Gilchrist dies

Cookie Gilchrist’s nickname gave the false impression of a man who might easily crumble. One of the American Football League’s first marquee players, Gilchrist died of cancer Monday at the …


Reed gets game ball after win

Ed Reed’s Ravens teammates awarded him the game ball after their playoff win Sunday, then Baltimore’s Pro Bowl safety boarded a private jet to return home to his family. Reed …


Packers, Eagles play role reversal

PHILADELPHIA – The Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles have traded places in the past two weeks. Michael Vick and the Eagles were the talk of the NFL after an …


Blanchette: No epitaph just yet for QB

SEATTLE – Never before has a shovelful of dirt fit a man better than tailored Armani. We keep trying to bury Matt Hasselbeck, but he will not go quietly, like …


Seattle allows ample yards but clamps down at right time

SEATTLE – Ordinarily, you don’t feel like your defense had a great day when you give up 36 points. But Saturday was a little different for the Seattle Seahawks.


Dismissed Seahawks dethrone defending-champion Saints

SEATTLE – Pete Carroll prefers baggy pullovers to Rodney Dangerfield’s throat-choking tie. Respect doesn’t seem to be an issue. Self-respect is another matter.


Seahawks pull off shocker

Matt Hasselbeck threw four touchdown passes and Marshawn Lynch scored on an electrifying 67-yard run with 3:22 left and the Seahawks pulled one of the biggest upsets in playoff history …


They’re all in

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks have more losses than any playoff team in NFL history, their offense ranked No. 28 out of 32 teams in yards gained, their defense …


For the record, Seahawks don’t care

As far as the Seahawks are concerned, they’re 0-0 going into today’s first-round playoff game against New Orleans.


49ers hire Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh is headed to the NFL without leaving the Bay Area. The successful Stanford coach has been hired to coach the San Francisco 49ers.


Seahawks select veteran Hasselbeck to start playoff game

RENTON, Wash. – Seahawks coach Pete Carroll put an end to the mystery Thursday, naming Matt Hasselbeck the starting quarterback for Saturday’s playoff game against New Orleans. “Matt had a …


Hasselbeck will start in playoff game

Matt Hasselbeck will be the starting quarterback Saturday when the Seattle Seahawks host the New Orleans Saints in the NFC playoffs.


Saints turn to Bush to lead running game

METAIRIE, La. – Reggie Bush’s signature moment in his five seasons with the New Orleans Saints was last year’s NFC divisional playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Saints aren’t …


Whitehurst won’t be the answer

So the story goes that Matt Hasselbeck was still in coach Pete Carroll’s ear to start Sunday’s playoff-for-the-playoffs even as the Seattle Seahawks made their way through the tunnel canopy …


Slouch touts ‘Team of Destiny’ into NFL playoffs

Today my Team of Destiny, the Philadelphia Eagles, sits on the precipice of history – what better place to sit, other than on a comfy beanbag chair with a PBR-in-a-can …


Whitehurst won’t be the answer

So the story goes that Matt Hasselbeck was still in coach Pete Carroll’s ear to start Sunday’s playoff-for-the-playoffs even as the Seattle Seahawks made their way through the tunnel canopy …


Giants keeping Coughlin

New York Giants co-owner John Mara says Tom Coughlin will return to coach the team next season. Mara spoke after the Giants failed for the second straight year to make …


Hawks, Packers play their way in with wins

Seattle, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Pittsburgh clinched division titles Sunday, while Green Bay grabbed the final wild-card berth. The Seahawks, at 7-9, became the first division winner with a losing record …


Favre retires again

Brett Favre was the NFL’s ultimate iron man for 19 years, inspiring coaches and teammates with unparalleled toughness and thrilling fans with a daredevil’s verve and a showman’s sense of …


Packers do just enough

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers are in the playoffs thanks to their 10-3 victory over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on Sunday. As might be expected …


Blanchette: Laugh with Seahawks, not at them

And you think the BCS is a cockamamie way to decide a football champion? It has to be a playoff, right? Gotta have a playoff. A playoff is the only …


Seahawks beat Rams, win West

Laugh all you want, the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks are going to the playoffs as champions of the NFC West. The Seahawks are the first sub-.500 division champs, taking the division …


Favre retiring, says he means it this time

Brett Favre was the NFL’s ultimate iron man for 19 years, inspiring coaches and teammates with unparalleled toughness and thrilling fans with a daredevil’s verve and a showman’s sense of …