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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2020

Silent in Seattle: Noisy Seahawks fans absent for opener

SEATTLE – Nights like this built CenturyLink Field’s reputation as one of the NFL’s loudest and most hostile environments, when 67,000 rabid fans would huddle in tight for a game …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 13, 2020

Minshew Mania 2.0: Jags stun Colts, Philip Rivers 27-20 in opener

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Minshew Mania 2.0 might be better than the original.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 14, 2020

Russell Wilson throws 4 TD passes, Seahawks beat Falcons 38-25

Russell Wilson may never be the National Football League’s MVP, but at least he has a shot at some Michelin stars.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 12, 2020

Familiar opponents: Seahawks, Falcons know each other well

ATLANTA – The offseason program was virtual. There were no preseason games to work out the kinks or gauge the opposition. Any familiarity will be welcomed in Week 1 of …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 7, 2020

Titans announce 1-year deal with ex-Seahawk Jadeveon Clowney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jadeveon Clowney made clear for months he wanted to be with a team that can win a Super Bowl, and he’s finally made his choice even if …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 1, 2020

NFL requiring coaches, staff near bench to wear masks

The NFL has updated its gameday protocols by requiring every coach and staff member in the bench area to wear a mask and reducing the size of each team’s travel …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 23, 2020

Baltimore Ravens terminate contract of ex-Seahawks safety Earl Thomas after fight

The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of seven-time Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas, who got involved in a fight with a teammate Friday and did not attend practice Saturday.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

Analysis: How Quinton Dunbar’s arrival will impact Marquise Blair’s role and future with the Seahawks

Just before 1 p.m. Sunday, something that at times throughout the spring and summer seemed as if it might never happen finally did – Quinton Dunbar took the field at …


UPDATED: Mon., July 27, 2020

On Football: Jamal Adams trade to Seahawks shows NFL teams not holding back

There’s more to the Jamal Adams departure from the Jets and landing in Seattle than a player forcing his way out of a situation he didn’t like.


UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Seahawks’ Greg Olsen to join Fox as NFL analyst after retirement

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen told The Associated Press he has agreed to a contract with Fox Sports to become its No. 2 NFL game analyst …


UPDATED: Sun., June 21, 2020

Bill Plaschke: Sports leagues playing the most dangerous of games during pandemic

LOS ANGELES – They’re not going to stop until somebody dies.


UPDATED: Fri., June 12, 2020

ABC names Matt James as its first black ‘Bachelor’

NEW YORK — ABC has named Matt James, its first black “Bachelor” to lead the network’s long-running dating competition show, a move long sought by critics of the series’ lack …


UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

Carlos Hyde knows role in Seattle could be as No. 2 option

When he was an opponent playing in the same division, Carlos Hyde admired the way the Seattle Seahawks operated from afar.


Connor Halliday appears to be done with football

Connor Halliday has been rehabbing since November to prepare himself for professional football, but now appears to be finished with the sport.


Seahawks secure homefield in brawl with Rams

SEATTLE – The Rams tried to get inside their heads. But when it ended, it was the Seahawks walking off the field wearing the crown they had been working for …


Lessons learned, Seahawks go to head of class

Russell Wilson, compulsively thorough and detailed, concluded his postgame press conference as is his custom, with an enthusiastic “Go Hawks.” But this time he paused a moment, recognizing a critical …


Playoffs set after final outcomes

The Eagles and Packers went on the road Sunday and headed home with playoff berths. Philadelphia completed a big turnaround under new coach Chip Kelly by beating Dallas 24-22 to …


NFL notes: More records for Manning

Peyton Manning set the NFL record for most yards passing in a season and helped make the Denver Broncos the highest-scoring team in league history. Manning threw for 266 yards …


Seahawks hold fate in hands

RENTON – There are no cracks in the foundation, the Seahawks insisted all week. No shaking of the confidence.


Cards show Seahawks not invincible at home

SEATTLE – In the end, the silence at CenturyLink Field was deafening. At the venue where the Seahawks were thought to be invincible, a fan base renowned for its ability …


Hawks miss another chance to clinch West

SEATTLE – After a defeat as disheartening and surprising as any they have experienced together, the Seattle Seahawks said they will now try to do what their offense never really …


Seahawks’ major goals on line

RENTON, Wash. – For once, Pete Carroll’s insistence that each week is a “championship week” is a literal assessment. The 12-2 Seahawks host the resurgent Arizona Cardinals (9-5) at CenturyLink …


Seahawks dominate Giants, close in on NFC West title

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – It didn’t matter that Richard Sherman wasn’t really certain which teammate was behind him. What mattered is that he knew for sure that one of his …


Seahawks’ Baldwin proves his point against Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Doug Baldwin’s irritation was clear earlier in the week. Baldwin, cerebral and fiery, has earned the nickname “Angry Doug” for his tenacious temperament.


Seahawks need to win 2 of last 3 for top seed

Did last week’s loss to the 49ers in San Francisco give you more questions about where this Seahawks’ season is headed? Well then, you’ve come to the right place. You’ve …


Late field goal keeps Seahawks from clinching division title

SAN FRANCISCO – It was all there for the Seahawks on Sunday – a chance to win the division title on the home turf of the defending champs (and their …


Seahawks take what they can from defeat

SAN FRANCISCO – Like the number of injuries suffered by Seahawks players on Sunday, the 19-17 loss to San Francisco was painful but not fatal. An opportunity was forestalled but …


Seahawks can clinch NFC West with win over 49ers

The Seattle Seahawks can lay claim to a pretty valued title Sunday afternoon at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park – NFC West champions. A win against the 49ers is all it …


Seahawks have shown Monday Night Football magic

RENTON, Wash. – Throughout a 38-year history that has featured many more downs than ups, there has been one constant for the Seattle Seahawks – “Monday Night Football.” The Seahawks …


Seahawks’ Thurmond suspended four games

SEATTLE – Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, adding to Seattle’s challenge against New Orleans, the No. 2-ranked passing …