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The Seattle Seahawks open the 2013 season with more anticipation than any season opener in recent memory. Even in their NFC championship season of 2005, when they were coming off their third division title in team history, there was a bad aftertaste the way they closed the 2004 season with a playoff loss to the St. Louis Rams, giving them an 0-3 season mark in that rivalry. Since their Super Bowl loss to Pittsburgh at the end of 2005, Seattle has made the playoffs only four times and not returned to the NFC title game let alone the Super Bowl.
In this year's opener, Seattle faces the Carolina Panthers, not exactly a great first test for a team with Super Bowl hopes. The Panthers, who will be at home, are coming off a 7-9 season, showing steady improvement since their 2-14 season in 2010. A 1995 expansion team, the Panthers reached the Super Bowl before Seattle despite the Seahawks 19-year head start. Oddly, despite three NFC title-game appearances, Carolina has never pu...
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When teams do their final cuts to make it to a 53-man roster, there’s bound to be some surprises. Be it for the salary cap, developmental reasons or ones I can’t even begin to comprehend, these final cuts are always riddled with shocking and sometimes puzzling releases.
The Seattle Seahawks final cuts were no exception.
In what wound up being a particularly...
The Seattle Seahawks may have the deepest roster in the NFL, but with injuries and a pending suspension, the team opens the 2013 season with a black cloud over the defensive line.
Start ‘em & Sit ‘em Week 1
Fantasy Football - Seattle Seahawks Week 1 predictions
The 2013 NFL season is finally upon us, and for the Seattle Seahawks it brings with it a mountain of expectations. That said, there are only a few sure-fire Fantasy starters on the roster. Marshawn Lynch as always is a must-start with the defense projecting to be a top 10 unit in Week 1, but...
the Seattle Seahawks travel to the east coast to visit the Carolina Panthers.
As of Thursday evening, there are still several players whose game status is up
in the air. Perhaps the most important is defensive end Cliff Avril, who was
acquired by Seattle during the offseason via free agency.
previously played for the Detroit Lions where he wreaked havoc off...
With this current secondary, the Seattle Seahawks can boast one the greatest defensive units of all time but on one condition: they must win a Lombardi trophy. Legacies matter in sports, especially football, so if Seattle, particularly their safeties and corner backs wish to enter the pantheon of NFL legend and pigskin lore, a Super Bowl ring, the first ever for the Emerald City...
The Seattle Seahawks are ready to build on the success of 2012. Their opponents, the Carolina are also looking to build after a strong second half.
On Sunday the two teams meet at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. for a Week 1 match-up. Coverage of this game will air on FOX beginning at 1:00 pm ET.
The visiting Seattle Seahawks are a 3.5 point favorite against the Carolina...
Break the Road Mold
Oh sweet 6 pound, 7 ounce baby Jesus. The NFL and our Seahawks 2013 championship season has finally come!
Never in Seattle sports history has a season been so hyped and anticipated.
The agonizing wait of the preseason has felt like being slow-cooked in a crock pot of football teasers and mock fantasy drafts for 7 months. But my friends, the wait is over. The Seahawks...
Injured Seahawks WR Percy Harvin says the he is ahead of schedule on his rehab for his hip injury. Percy took to twitter to break the news himself and say he is anxious to get back on the field:
What’s goin 12th man just checkn in …I’m making serious progress …keep an eye on week 7…don’t hang them 11′s up…..we workn
— Percy Harvin (@Percy_Harvin) September 4, 2013...
When discussing the strengths of the Seattle Seahawks, the secondary has to be towards the top of the list. This is undoubtedly one of the most loaded line-ups of defensive backs in the NFL. So loaded, in fact, that free-agent acquisition Antoine Winfield opted for retirement when it became clear that he would be cut in favor of 2010 draft pick Walter Thurmond.
In a defensive...
(Eds: Adds details, quotes. ) By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer Richard Sherman can finally steer the conversation back to how he plays on the field.
For most of the last eight months, any time Sherman's name was mentioned it had little to do with his status as an All-Pro cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks.
Whether it was magazine covers, social media spats or memorable television...
Prediction: 1st in division (13-3 overall)
Strengths: The 12th man. The Seahawks are just brutal to play at home. Defense gave up just over 11 points per game last season at home. They didn’t lose a game at home either. Oh and Marshawn Lynch is a beast. Russell Wilson is a stud. And Pete Carroll just loves winning.
Causes for concern: Not too many causes for concern...
The Seattle Seahawks played their last preseason game a week ago, beating the Oakland Raiders 22-6. Usually the last preseason game isn’t important for the starters – for example, QB Russell Wilson only played one series against the Raiders. But he only needed one to complete three of three, passing 68 yards for a three minute opening drive that ended in the Hawks first touchdown...
You stand there with Branton Sherman on the field after a Seattle Seahawks practice while his younger brother Richard is jogging over to a screaming throng of fans so he can sign autographs and take pictures, and you think you're comprehending what's being said.
"He turned himself into this 6-3, 200-pound kid. He made himself that way by virtue of thought," Branton...