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Giants often serve as barometer for Seahawks

The Seahawks’ next opponent is an historical landmark.


Slow starts concern Carroll

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks are one-quarter of the way through the season, but it’s the first half that has coach Pete Carroll’s full attention. Specifically, the first two …


Manning watches 0-4 Colts fall to Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. – Josh Freeman and LeGarrette Blount helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rally for another victory. Freeman threw for 287 yards and a touchdown, Blount ran for 127 yards …


Lions rally from 24 points down to beat Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas – Matthew Stafford took the final snap, dropped to a knee and tucked the ball under his jersey for safekeeping. He wanted a souvenir to remind him of …


Victory out of Hawks’ range

SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks’ chance at a historic comeback against Atlanta came up short. Short and to the left, to be more precise. That was the result of Steven …


NFL Notes: Hester’s return a record

Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears set an NFL record with his 11th career punt return for a touchdown, running one back 69 yards against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday …


Lions rally to beat Cowboys, improve to 4-0

ARLINGTON, Texas — Matthew Stafford took the final snap, dropped to a knee and tucked the ball under his jersey for safekeeping. He wanted a souvenir to remind him of …


Missed FG ends Hawks’ comeback hopes against Falcons

SEATTLE — Matt Ryan did plenty with his arm and his legs. Atlanta’s star was still stuck having to watch a 61-yard field-goal attempt fall short in the waning seconds …


Atlanta game will test fans’ theories about Seattle

SEATTLE – Have you talked yourself into it yet? Do you think these Seahawks have more than a puncher’s chance today against the Atlanta Falcons?


Blanchette: Tofflemire paid ultimate price to play in NFL

Revel in your football today. Throw on your replica NFL jersey, invite some friends over, wolf down some wings. Meticulously add and project your fantasy league points. High-five your buddy …


Veteran NFL assistant coach Heimerdinger dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mike Heimerdinger, a veteran assistant coach in the NFL who directed high-powered offenses and developed quarterbacks such as Steve McNair, Jay Cutler and Vince Young, has died. …


Blanchette: Give Tofflemire thought on Sunday

Think about Joe Tofflemire and those like him whose willing participation in our Sunday amusements came at the steepest price.


Both teams will play short-handed in Chiefs’ home opener

Hockey: When the Tri-City Americans come to the Arena at 7 tonight for the Spokane Chiefs’ Western Hockey League home opener, both teams will be short-handed. The Chiefs (0-1) lost …


Rice quite a catch for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. – He’s the best basketball player Seattle will never see. At least that’s the scouting report on Sidney Rice from his hometown. “I still, to this day, believe …


Passes not coming Seahawks receiver’s way

RENTON, Wash. – Mike Williams won’t say he’s frustrated by his lack of involvement in the Seattle Seahawks’ offense. Through the first three games of the season, Williams has just …


Post Falls’ Tofflemire, ex-Seahawk, dies

He bought himself a snub-nosed football shoe in the ninth grade to further his ambitions as a place-kicker, so instantly – and forever – Joe Tofflemire was known as “Toe.” …


Former Seahawk Tofflemire of Post Falls dies at 46

He bought himself a snub-nosed football shoe in the ninth grade to further his ambitions as a placekicker, so instantly – and forever – Joe Tofflemire was known as “Toe.”


Pretty? Nah, but it’s a win

RENTON, Wash. – After the way the first two weeks went, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s crew would take any sort of victory. Ugly? That’s not the phrase Carroll used …


Cowboys beat Redskins with six field goals

ARLINGTON, Texas – Tony Romo’s broken rib hurt so much he needed a second pain-killing injection. His center had a tendency to snap the ball too soon or to the …


Vick’s hand bruised, but not broken

Football: Michael Vick’s injured right hand is bruised, not broken as originally thought. Eagles coach Andy Reid said a CT scan Monday showed the star quarterback bruised his hand in …


As wins go, Seahawks will take it

Ugly? That’s not the phrase Carroll used Monday to describe the Seahawks’ 13-10 win over Arizona a day earlier. It certainly wasn’t pretty, but how it looked meant little compared …


Defense wins day for Seahawks

SEATTLE — As Kam Chancellor described the interception that helped the Seahawks secure their first victory of the season, Earl Thomas couldn’t let his fellow safety simply enjoy the moment …


NFL notes: Vick breaks hand; status uncertain

Michael Vick is banged up again, and this time it’s a broken hand. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, who bounced back from a concussion last week, injured his non-throwing right hand …


Bills rally to end 15-game losing streak to Patriots

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Ryan Fitzpatrick and the new-look, resilient, win-in-the-clutch Buffalo Bills are showing they’re for real after producing their second consecutive stunning comeback victory – this time against …


Seahawks hold off Cardinals for first win of season

SEATTLE — Tarvaris Jackson did just enough to stop the home fans from booing and earn his new team its first victory. Give Kam Chancellor and the Seattle Seahawks defense …


Seahawks’ home opener a chance to atone

RENTON, Wash. – The Seahawks know their home opener against Arizona isn’t just another game on the schedule. Pete Carroll and his players know no one will buy the every-game-is-equally- …


Sidney Rice expected to play Sunday for Seattle

RENTON, Wash. – Sidney Rice is finally going to see the field for the Seattle Seahawks. After missing the first two games with a shoulder injury, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll …


Seahawks open competition for Curry’s starting spot

RENTON, Wash. – Former No. 4 overall pick linebacker Aaron Curry is now in a fight to keep his starting job with the Seattle Seahawks. Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley said …


Eagles QB Michael Vick back at practice

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick returned to practice Thursday, just four days after he suffered a concussion against the Falcons in Atlanta. During the portion of Thursday’s practice open to …


Injuries test NFL teams’ depth

To win in the NFL, it takes more than great players. Teams must have quality backups, too, or at least serviceable ones. Just ask the Colts, Chiefs, Rams, Broncos, Giants, …