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Seahawks throw away good opportunity

RENTON, Wash. – The opportunity was there for Seattle to shut the door on San Francisco and take control of the woeful NFC West, leaving it to just the Seahawks …


Injury makes Hawks even thinner at WR

SAN FRANCISCO – Seattle Seahawks receiver Deon Butler broke his right leg in the closing minutes of Sunday’s 40-21 loss at San Francisco after being hit while scoring a touchdown. …


Five Hasselbeck turnovers fuel rout

SAN FRANCISCO – The pass was more like a present. “A freebie with a bow on it,” Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said. “Just a gift.”


Metrodome roof collapse could boost Favre’s chances of playing

MINNEAPOLIS — Brett Favre is getting help from the Minnesota Vikings medical staff, the athletic trainers and perhaps even the weather gods as he tries to keep his incredible consecutive …


49ers bury Seahawks

Alex Smith threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns in a triumphant return to the starting lineup following a five-game absence, and the 49ers improved their once-slim playoff hopes with …


Every game equal in coach Carroll’s eyes

Pete Carroll won’t talk about it, and the Seahawks’ coach will do everything in his power to make sure his players aren’t thinking about it, but two seasons are potentially …


Cole’s long layoff over

RENTON, Wash. – The only other time Colin Cole missed a significant amount of a season was 2007 when an arm injury landed him on injured reserve and he knew …


QB spot signals gap between Seattle, 49ers

RENTON, Wash. – The teams are two games apart in the standings, but one position clearly separates the Seahawks from the 49ers: quarterback. The most important man on the field, …


QB spot signals gap between Seattle, 49ers

The teams are two games apart in the standings, but one position clearly separates the Seahawks from the 49ers: quarterback.


Seahawks choose to ignore cold, hard statistics

SEATTLE – The paint-by-numbers picture isn’t pretty for Seattle, but coach Pete Carroll has a way to change that: He turns a blind eye to the league’s statistics. “I’m not …


Fun-loving, charismatic NFL icon dies at 72

Maybe he wasn’t the best quarterback who ever lived, or the toughest, or the coolest, or the funniest, or the most respected by the teammates who knew him best. But …


Second-half surge helps Hawks top Panthers

SEATTLE – An up-and-down season appeared to be headed toward rock bottom Sunday. Hosting the team with the NFL’s worst record, Seattle inexplicably found itself trailing by two touchdowns early …


Seattle can’t afford defeat

RENTON, Wash. – No game is bigger than the next in the world of Pete Carroll, but when you’ve lost four of five and are walking the fine line between …


Seahawks sputter without injured WR

RENTON, Wash. – It wasn’t a secret the type of season Mike Williams was having. But just how much the Seattle Seahawks’ offense had come to rely on the 6-foot-5 …


Seahawks offense stalls; defense can’t stop Kansas City

SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks didn’t lose to Kansas City on Sunday. They submitted. Trailing by 18 points and down their starting center, Matt Hasselbeck took a knee with a …


Former WSU receiver gets chance with Jags

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jason Hill figured he would move across the country, get a fresh start and have plenty of time to get acclimated to his new team, new offense, …


Seahawks WRs understated, underestimated

RENTON, Wash. – Ben Obomanu plays a position known for personality, yet he’s a wide receiver so quiet you might not know he’s in the room. He was his high …


Hawks’ season at tipping point

SEATTLE – The homestretch starts today. The Seahawks have played only two games at Qwest Field the previous eight weeks, and now they will play four of their next six …


Seahawks focused on stopping run

RENTON, Wash. – This is not the best week for Seattle to suddenly start questioning the problems with its run defense. Not with the best ground team in the NFL …


Seahawks focused on stopping run

RENTON, Wash. – This is not the best week for Seattle to suddenly start questioning the problems with its run defense. Not with the best ground team in the NFL …


Took time for Carroll to trust his quarterback

SEATTLE — The relationship could have been described as an arranged marriage. Pete Carroll was the coach hired to reshape the entire franchise, Matt Hasselbeck the quarterback he inherited.


Vikings fire Brad Childress

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Brad Childress is gone, one season after he famously picked up Brett Favre at the airport, got a contract extension and came within a field goal …


Seahawks struggle in red zone in loss to Saints

NEW ORLEANS — The Seahawks needed a nearly flawless performance to come away with a win over the defending Super Bowl champions. Facing the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome …


Bush, Carroll retain reverence

NEW ORLEANS – Many of the spectacular memories Reggie Bush and Pete Carroll made during their time together at Southern California are no longer recognized by the NCAA. The New …


Moss says Titans teammates get it

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Randy Moss says he’s enjoying his time with the Tennessee Titans about two weeks into his tenure with his third team this season. Moss spoke Friday after …


Catching on?

RENTON, Wash. – More evidence is needed before anyone can declare that the Seahawks’ offense has turned a corner, but the simple fact that an offensive turnaround could be a …


Seahawks sense stability in the air

RENTON, Wash. – His locker is located in the corner, which is fitting. Russell Okung was selected to be a cornerstone at left tackle. A piece of bedrock to build …


Hasselbeck presses on despite annoying wrist injury

RENTON, Wash. – “OK, so who wants to tie my shoes?” Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck asked. The question was hilarious. It just wasn’t a joke. At least not entirely.


Hawks play waiting game for QB starter

SEATTLE – The afternoon stirred memories of the past. Matt Hasselbeck’s 333 passing yards on Sunday were a reminder that it wasn’t all that long ago he was a quarterback …


Reformed Eagles QB playing like a champion

PHILADELPHIA – Michael Vick had just scored after another dazzling run against the Redskins when Eagles fans at a local sports bar began chanting: “M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P!” It was a …