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Cutting down turnovers key to two straight Seahawks wins

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is not what he used to be. That statement is not a critique of his performance nor a commentary on the caliber …


Seahawks atop NFC West

SEATTLE – Olindo Mare has made his last 30 field goal attempts, dating back 13 months. Or is that 33 straight?


Blanchette: Williams, Seahawks revived together

SEATTLE – Not to put an indelicate spin on it, but the Seattle Seahawks are the Farmer Ted of the National Football League. Remember him? From “Sixteen Candles”? He crowned …


Seahawks sign RB Henry

The Seattle Seahawks have signed running back Chris Henry from the practice squad and released offensive tackle Breno Giacomini. The Seahawks made the moves Saturday, one day before hosting Arizona …


Seahawks rookie faces wily Arizona receiver

RENTON, Wash. – The introduction will be courteous. At least that’s what rookie cornerback Walter Thurmond has been told to expect if he finds himself facing Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald.


Seahawks succeed at ‘two-gap’ strategy

RENTON, Wash. – When Pete Carroll took over as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks in January, he quickly realized the players he inherited didn’t give him the option of …


Carroll’s Seahawks take on Trojan appearance

RENTON, Wash. – When Pete Carroll’s offense at Southern California was clicking at a record rate, there was a set schematic makeup behind its efficiency. Carroll’s offense relied on two …


Seahawks haven’t let opponents run

To understand Seattle’s defensive success in Chicago, you must go back to the beginning. The first play from scrimmage when Chicago’s Jay Cutler handed off to Matt Forte, who was …


Young tackle plays key role for Seahawks

RENTON – The thinking after the Seattle Seahawks’ Sunday’s win in Chicago is that Russell Okung must have played pretty well in his second NFL game. Watching a football game …


Blitzes do their job for Seahawks

CHICAGO – Two weeks ago, the New York Giants teed off on Jay Cutler, sacking the Chicago Bears quarterback nine times before knocking him out of the game with a …


Seahawks top division by sacking Bears for rare road win

CHICAGO – Sometimes, there’s no point even trying to downplay the significance of a single game. The standard cliché in football, after both crushing defeats and uplifting victories, is to …


Seahawks must pass big test with secondary

Seattle’s primary concern in Chicago is really more of a secondary matter. The Seahawks’ secondary, to be more precise, because the Bears have a strong-armed quarterback and an offensive coordinator …


Branch’s departure opens door for Seahawks receiver

RENTON, Wash. – As time progressed and teammates started moving on to other places, Seattle wide receiver Deon Butler noticed position meetings becoming quieter and quieter. It’s the fallout of …


Seahawks’ healthy line needs more time to gel

RENTON, Wash. – The good news for the Seahawks is that they may field, for the first time, the offensive line – minus guard Max Unger, who is out for …


Seahawks trade Branch to Patriots

RENTON, Wash. – Deion Branch is headed back to the New England Patriots and a reunion with Tom Brady. Branch, the former Super Bowl MVP wide receiver with the Patriots, …


Seattle, Pats discuss Branch

SEATTLE – The Seahawks have a bye this weekend, with the players given four days off before returning Monday. That doesn’t mean the team is idle, though. Not with the …


Seahawks acquire Bills running back Lynch

SEATTLE – A fresh start for Marshawn Lynch. A rugged runner for Seattle’s lagging ground game. And a clear sign the rebuilding continues in Buffalo.


Carroll’s gambles failing at Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll’s words rang true, until they didn’t. A week ago, the Seattle Seahawks coach was lamenting his own mistake in being too “bold” and calling for …


Rams end 10-game losing streak to Seahawks

ST. LOUIS – In recent years, even as they floundered through road loss after road loss, the Seahawks could at least count on a victory in their annual trip to …


Seahawks want to get after Rams’ Bradford

SEATTLE – The pressure is on. At least that’s the Seahawks’ plan today.


Seahawk Hawthorne rose to occasion

RENTON, Wash. – David Hawthorne’s impact on last weekend’s Seahawks win was readily apparent when, with San Diego driving for a likely score, he lit up Chargers running back Mike …


Seattle sparked by play of kickoff, punt teams

RENTON, Wash. – Coaches at every level of football love to harp on the importance of special teams, but more often than not, the offense and defense get all of …


Washington, Boldin enjoy new digs

As Leon Washington was speeding the length of the field – twice – on kickoff returns Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks had every right to wonder what the New York Jets …


Washington’s TDs, defense spark Seahawks

SEATTLE — With the offense not clicking and the defense struggling to stop San Diego’s passing game, the Seahawks needed a spark. Leon Washington gave them two.


Seahawks’ win glosses over missed chances

SEATTLE – On a day when the special teams were explosive and the defense was good when it needed to be, the Seattle Seahawks’ offense was adequate – but just …


Carroll stresses limiting Seahawks turnovers

RENTON, Wash. — Two statistics are vital to Pete Carroll. The final score and the turnover ratio.


New year, same old Seahawks

Well, well, it looks like another one of those seasons for the Seahawks. Putting together a team that has not had too much success the past few years is quite …


Seahawks’ loss wasn’t beatdown of the past

The 17-point loss in Denver was the latest in Seattle’s list of double-digit defeats on the road, 13 and counting now since the 2008 season began. But there was a …


Seahawks riding Hasselbeck; Carroll says ‘Matt’s our guy’

RENTON – Seahawks coach Pete Carroll didn’t hesitate to get in his quarterback’s ear following Matt Hasselbeck’s three-interception performance on Sunday. “He was pretty tough on me and pretty hard …


Broncos capitalize on Seahawks’ mistakes

DENVER – The temperature was 91 degrees at kickoff, the hottest regular-season home game in this city’s history. The Seattle Seahawks’ meltdown started soon after that.