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The Seahawks play hard and coach Pete Carroll encourages them to "take it to the edge."Upvote Share TweetRussell Wilson Age: 24, born Nov. 29, 1988. Position: Quarterback. Height, weight: 5-11, 206 pounds. College: Wisconsin. High school: Collegiate School...Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jan 8, 2013WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says Robert Griffin III will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.Upvote Share TweetJust filed to ESPN: 15-year vet Ryan Longwell hasn’t kicked this year but won tryout in Seattle and will sign with Seahawks - Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) January 8, 2013 The Seahawks will sign veteran kicker Ryan Longwell according to Ed Werder of ESPN.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Jan 8, 2013The knee injury suffered -- and re-suffered -- by Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III against the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday afternoon's wild-card loss could very well be serious enough to keep the star player out for a significant period…Upvote Share Tweet
Justin Smith will be pulled if he isn’t productiveIn the aftermath of last Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and quarterback Robert Griffin III both said part of the reason Griffin wasn’t pulled despite being at less than 100 percent was because the team felt he was still thUpvote Share Tweet
NFL requires certification of field fitness within 72 hours of kickoffThe condition of FedEx Field during Sunday’s Seahawks-Redskins game has raised new questions about the lack of uniformity and consistency among playing surfaces. And that prompted us to track down some more information about the NFL’s standards whenUpvote Share Tweet
NFC West penalty watch: A big surpriseOfficials flagged the Seattle Seahawks for illegal contact an NFL-high eight times in 2011. That comes as no surprise to those familiar with the aggressive, controversial tactics Seattle's big cornerbacks employ. 2012 Fewest Regular-season Penalties Her…Upvote Share Tweet
By the numbers: Seahawks at FalconsSEAHAWKS REGULAR SEASON ATLANTA 350.6 17 Total offense 369.1 8 161.2 3 Rushing yards 87.3 29 189.4 27 Passing yards 281.8 6 25.8 9 Points 26.2 7 18 7 (tied) Turnovers 18 7 (tied) 33 12 (tied) Sacks allowed 28 7 (tied) 102 19 (tied) Penalties 83 4 306.2 …Upvote Share Tweet
Replacement refs more popular than CongressThe NFL’s replacement officials became a national punchline during the first three weeks of the season, and they were finally given the boot after a disastrous decision to award the Seahawks a game-winning touchdown in a Monday night meeting with the PaUpvote Share Tweet
What we learned: Seattle 24, Washington 14Three things we learned 1. Run defense can in fact be repaired.How else do you explain how Seattle’s run defense stiffened after an awful opening period? Washington rushed for 61 yards on two touchdown drives in the first quarter, but over the final thrUpvote Share Tweet
USA Tawdry: Inside the Washington-Seahawks cat fightDarrel Young says Seahawks tried to stomp on Alfred MorrisBy Jim Corbett | USA Today, Jan. 7, 2013Washington’s Pierre Garcon disses Seahawks cornerbackBy Jim Corbett | USA Today, Jan. 5, 2013 Richard Sherman confident against Washington receiversBy DaviUpvote Share TweetNorthwest meets Southeast when the Seattle Seahawks visit the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC divisional playoff game Sunday. Seattle is fresh off its first road playoff victory since 1983, having won 24-14 at Washington in the wild-card round. The Seahawks a…Upvote Share Tweet
If a FG is the difference in playoffs (gulp)The guys at numberFire, fresh off projecting all wild-card winners correctly, use their latest Insider piece to project a Seattle-San Francisco matchup in the NFC Championship Game. Their projection model has the Seahawks beating Atlanta and the 49ers b…Upvote Share TweetAround the NFC West: Jan. 8, 2013 The Seattle Seahawks outscored their opponents by a 170-43 margin in the four games starting cornerback Brandon Browner missed to suspension this season. They allowed three passing touchdowns over that span. When Browne…Upvote Share TweetWashington Redskins fullback Darrel Young isn’t happy with the actions of the Seattle Seahawks in the Redskins’ 24-14 season-ending loss on Sunday. According to Jim Corbett of the USA Today, Young says the Seahawks took cheap shots against running bacUpvote Share Tweet
Seahawk offense's hard-nosed mantra: Impose their willSeahawks' motto on offense - take opponents to a point they're unwilling to match - has become an expectation the second half of the season.Upvote Share TweetCan't win on the road in the playoffs? Offense is holding the defense back? Aren't built to come back? If you're still assuming this about Seattle, think again.Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Updated Jan 8, 2013The Ravens and Redskins have been two nearby teams at opposite ends of the NFL spectrum for most of the past decade. They're case studies in how to ru...Upvote Share Tweet
Will Atlanta Falcons stop Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch?Jan 8Will the Atlanta Falcons find a way to stop Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch? Heath Evans explains why the Falcons defense has a tough task ahead of them.
Can Seahawks give Falcons WRs trouble?Jan 8The dangerous receiving corps of the Atlanta Falcons will take on the big and physical secondary of the Seattle Seahawks. So which side of the ball will prevail? Solomon Wilcots and Charley Casserly give their answers.
NFC Road Team With Best Chance To WinJan 8Mark Schlereth, Herm Edwards and Eric Mangini discuss which NFC road team has the best chance to win this weekend.
Hot Topics: Divisional PlayoffsJan 8Herm Edwards and Brian Dawkins discuss which team is in the best and worst position to win this weekend.
Peter King: Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; m…Jan 8I don't know if Doug Marrone will win in Buffalo. No one does. He probably needs a new quarterback. He has to figure out why a defense that should have been top 10 in the NFL this year let everyone down and finished 22nd in yards allowed and a mind-bogg…
Don Banks: My best and worst preseason NFL predictionsJan 8When it comes to NFL predictions, I have a favorite credo that I trot out from time to time to remind myself what we're up against in this business: It's the NFL, nobody knows anything, and if they say they do, they're lying. I would imagine the coachin…
NFL playoffs 2013 - Peyton Manning's next moveJan 8Peyton Manning has had one of the finest seasons of his Hall of Fame career, but he needs to find the right reason to keep playing.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish TE Tyler Eifert will forgo senior season for NFL…Jan 8Notre Dame junior tight end Tyler Eifert said Monday night after the Irish's 42-14 loss to Alabama that he would enter April's NFL draft.