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Even with Seattle's playoffs hopes gone, Pete Carroll doesn't intend on using the final week of the regular season as a trial to see what the Seahawks might have for next year.
After all, the Seahawks' late-season run that got them back into the playoff conversation was centered largely on young players with a future in Seattle.
''I don't think we're changing anything in that regard. We're going to try to win the football game,'' Carroll said Monday. ''To look at something for the future is not on our minds at all. We want to come back and play another good game of football.''
Seattle's slim playoff hopes were dashed Saturday in a 19-17 loss to NFC West champion San Francisco. The Seahawks (7-8) were going to need plenty of help from others to even have postseason hopes going into the final week, but David Akers' fourth field goal of the game gave the 49ers the lead with 2:57 left and Seattle couldn't answer.
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After each week of the regular season and possibly during the NFL playoffs should the Seattle Seahawks be so lucky Dave B will stop by and bring you his Seahawks game balls. Balls are awarded to the Seahawks offensive MVP yet again running back Marshawn Lynch, and on defense this week DB Kam Chancellor.
His heart wishes the Seattle Seahawks had two extra weeks to vie for the postseason.
The rest of Golden Tate's body knows better.
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I’m not going to lie, Nike did it again. That’s some pretty sweet stuff right there. Marshawn Lynch has created a monster with this Skittles thing. I really hope this doesn’t start a trend of athletes popping candy on the sidelines trying to get seen. We really don’t need to see Cam Newton eating Nerds on the sidelines. Let’s just leave it with Marshawn and his Skittles...
Jason Green weighs in with five reasons the Seattle Seahawks managed to find a way to come up just short vs the 49ers on Christmas Eve. A 19-17 loss to the 49ers was a tough and bitter pill to swallow. As Detroit defeated San Diego as well on Saturday all but slamming the door on the Seahawks 2011/12 playoff chances. Marshawn Lynch, Frank Gore and rookie RB Kendall Hunter all had...
With the Pro Bowl list announced on Tuesday, the annual flood of most-snubbed lists and overall critiques of the selections have followed. So of course, I’ve selected a few for your perusal. Michael Lombardi of NFL.com lists Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch and Brandon Mebane as potential players who should have been on the list. Elliott Harrison at NFL.com lists Green Bay’s B.J...
Three things we learned
The turnaround in Seattle's running game is for real.When the Bears stymied the Seahawks ground game in Week 14, you had to wonder whether Seattle's rushing success in the second-half of the season was at least partly due to circumstance. Yes, Seattle had run the ball well against Dallas and Baltimore -- two well-regarded run defenses -- but the Seahawks...