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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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


Former Cougars stars get their sports fix in a different way

Back in the day it was all sports all the time for Doug and Darci Wellsandt, mixed in with helping on the family farm. It worked out pretty well since …


Vick accounts for six TDs in rout

Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles embarrassed the Washington Redskins, spoiling Donovan McNabb’s big contract day with a 59-28 victory Monday night in Landover, Md. Vick completed his first 10 …


Hawks bounce back

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Matt Hasselbeck was brilliant until he cracked a bone in his left wrist. Even that didn’t stop him altogether. The Seattle quarterback, out last week with a …


Win has Seahawks feeling better

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Matt Hasselbeck, back after a one-game absence, threw for 333 yards and Mike Williams had the biggest game of his rejuvenated NFL career Sunday in the Seattle …


Seahawks, Cards vie for lead in 4-way race for West

When the Seattle Seahawks take the field today, they’ll be a .500 team looking for answers after a pair of blowout losses. They’ll also be looking to extend their lead …


Hasselbeck suffered with Seahawks fans

RENTON, Wash. – Start by naming the months in reverse order. Now count backward in increments of seven starting at 100. Oops, forgot to tell you to do that with …


Carroll loses sleep over skid

RENTON, Wash. – The last time Seattle coach Pete Carroll lost consecutive games was his first season at Southern California – nine years ago. It’s not something he’s accustomed to …


Hawks must get better fast; promising start falling by wayside

SEATTLE – The Seahawks’ 4-4 record is fittingly ambiguous. Not half bad. Not altogether good. Were the Seahawks as promising as they looked at 4-2 or as abjectly miserable as …


Cowboys fire Wade Phillips

Wade Phillips was fired Monday as coach of the Dallas Cowboys, with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett promoted to take his place.


Seahawks get cruel wakeup call

This was awful. Historically bad. Uncomfortable to watch. Embarrassing.


Seahawks blown out for second straight week

SEATTLE – Six games into the season, the Seattle Seahawks were on a roll and in first place. Two weeks later? Let’s just say things have taken a drastic turn …


Giant beatdown

SEATTLE – Six games into the season, the Seattle Seahawks were on a roll and in first place. Two weeks later? Let’s just say things have taken a drastic turn …


Seahawks haven’t lost at Qwest this season

RENTON, Wash. – It’s easy to look at the Seattle Seahawks, a beat-up team coming off of a 30-point loss, then look at their opponent – a New York Giants …


Seahawks will start Whitehurst at QB

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks acquired Charlie Whitehurst in the offseason because they felt he could someday be an effective starting quarterback in the NFL. The plan was not, …