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Seahawks focused on Carolina, not making history

Further cementing a legacy? Taking another step into NFL history? All the Seahawks say they want to do Saturday is win a football game against the Carolina Panthers when the …


Seahawks, Panthers both rely on run game

RENTON, Wash. — Since the arrival of Marshawn Lynch, the Seattle Seahawks’ offensive DNA has been defined by running the football first.


Veteran center Max Unger returns to Seahawks for Divisional playoff against Panthers

RENTON, Wash. – Of all the positions on the offensive line, center is the one most needing continuity. And it’s been the one most like a revolving door for the …


Cam Newton: Panthers must limit mistakes in playoffs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Cam Newton said if the Panthers hope to make a deep playoff run they’ll need to cut down on mistakes and make more plays on offense Saturday …


Tony Romo, Cowboys rally past Lions in wild card

ARLINGTON, Texas – Facedown on the turf, Tony Romo pounded his hands into the ground like a petulant child. Frustrated by yet another season-ending failure? Far from it. The Dallas …


Colts pull away from Bengals for wild-card victory

INDIANAPOLIS – When Andrew Luck was under pressure Sunday, he stood tall and maintained his poise. Andy Dalton and the Bengals simply collapsed. Again.


Carolina’s defense sets record in NFC wild-card win over Arizona

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Luke Kuechly knows Carolina’s defense didn’t have much bite earlier in the season. He said that made Saturday all the more special.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 3, 2015

Ravens upend Steelers in AFC wild-card playoff

PITTSBURGH — The Baltimore Ravens survived the tumultuous dismissal of Ray Rice, a sometimes spotty fall and a critical month without their suspended, all-everything nose tackle. Winning in Pittsburgh in …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 3, 2015

Cam Newton, defense lead Panthers past Cardinals

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Luke Kuechly knows Carolina’s defense didn’t have much bite earlier in the season. He said that made Saturday all the more special. The Panthers held Arizona to …


Things break right for Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens are back in the playoffs, and the Seahawks will be playing at home in them. Baltimore made the postseason in the first five years with John Harbaugh …


Broncos roll into Super Bowl

Peyton Manning is taking the Denver Broncos on a trip to New York for the Super Bowl after another of his impeccably crafted victories – this time, a 26-16 win …


Jerry Brewer: Seahawks-49ers clash is serious competition now

SEATTLE – Long before the Seahawks and 49ers began their hate affair, they made innocuous history together. San Francisco actually welcomed Seattle to the NFL, sans shenanigans. Jim Harbaugh wasn’t …


One more time

DENVER – Only one of them can be the greatest. Peyton Manning could be the one – owner of a record four, working on five, Most Valuable Player awards, current …


Seahawks-49ers: Time to get it on

From the first kickoff back in September, the 49ers and Seahawks seemed destined to meet for the NFC title. Time to get it on.


Seahawks’ Baldwin has boulder on his shoulder

Like many athletes, the Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin is motivated by slights real and perceived. “I don’t have a chip on my shoulder, I have a boulder,” Baldwin said.


Colts suffer from Blount-force trauma

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots won by three touchdowns and advanced to their third AFC Championship game in three years. Sure, the Colts showed some spunk for a …


Lynch’s return to form reverberates

SEATTLE – Marshawn Lynch’s local TV and radio spots for Beacon Plumbing aren’t just legendary, they’re good advice, too. “Stop freakin’,” he counsels.


Blanchette: Workmanlike win for Seahawks

SEATTLE – Two hours before kickoff the goalposts at CenturyLink Field were swaying like aspens. Sodden 12th Man civilians were writing off high-priced REI raingear as a blown investment. And …


Patriots unleash running attack

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – LeGarrette Blount wasn’t satisfied with three short touchdown runs, not against a team coming off the second greatest comeback in playoff history. So the 250-pound back who …


Seahawks fans make earth tremble

Seahawks fans again literally shook the earth after a clinching Marshawn Lynch touchdown run Saturday, and it looks like the impact was even greater than the epic Beast Quake run …


Beast feasts

SEATTLE – Rain fell. Wind blew. And the Saints came marching in, hoping for a little revenge and a spot in the NFC championship game.


No QB has Manning’s playoff experience, heartbreak

DENVER – No quarterback has been to the playoffs more than Peyton Manning or experienced more heartache there, either. Only once in his previous dozen trips to the postseason has …


Seahawks rumble past New Orleans

Marshawn Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Steven Hauschka kicked three field goals in blustery conditions and Seattle’s defense flustered Drew Brees and New Orleans in a 23-15 …


Blanchette: Defense’s workmanlike effort pays off with victory

It’s not exactly the same as tugging on Superman’s cape, but beating the Seahawks in the Clink is no Caribbean cruise and it’s probably not going to be greased by …


Gostkowski, Vinatieri get kicks in NFL playoffs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Stephen Gostkowski sings on the sideline when he prepares to kick. Then he tries a field goal that could win a big game for the New England …


Seahawks, Saints both have motivation borne of defeat

When they walked off the field in Atlanta last January after blowing their chance to play for the NFC championship in the final seconds, there were varying emotions brewing in …


Percy Harvin will play for Seahawks vs. New Orleans

Pete Carroll told Percy Harvin that the Seattle Seahawks were considering placing him on injured reserve to open up a roster spot ahead of the postseason.


Saints won’t forget

RENTON, Wash. – Forget what happened last time. That’s what Pete Carroll says. The Seahawks dismantled Saturday’s divisional-round playoff opponent, the New Orleans Saints, 34-7 on Dec. 2. The 188 …


Slouch no fan of the Seahawks

There is one reason to admire the Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson. But there might be close to 100 reasons to not admire the Seahawks, and 92 of them involve Pete …


Bring ’em on

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Bring on Carolina once more, and another cross-country playoff flight. The San Francisco 49ers are all for a rematch with the Panthers, even if it means …