Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (17) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Bryan Mone (92) after a reception during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

Win over Rams proves Seahawks have rebooted their defense

With postseason play — and the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees — just around the corner, the timing couldn’t be better.

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (17) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Bryan Mone (92) after a reception during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
A fan wears a shirt that reads “Bring Back Our Sonics,” as he attends a fan rally in 2013 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

POLL: How important is bringing the Sonics back?

NBA expansion could be on the docket. Do you care about Seattle getting a team?

A fan wears a shirt that reads “Bring Back Our Sonics,” as he attends a fan rally in 2013 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reacts to a play with Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) in the background, during the second half Sunday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

Grading the Seahawks in their 20-9 victory over the Rams

Seattle clinched the NFC West title with a comprehensive victory over Los Angeles.

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reacts to a play with Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) in the background, during the second half Sunday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reacts to a play against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 20-9. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seahawks beat Rams to claim NFC West title, eye playoffs

Seattle’s win put the Seahawks in the running for the top NFC seed along with Green Bay, New Orleans.

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reacts to a play against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 20-9. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister (86) celebrating his touchdown with teammate Seattle Seahawks center Ethan Pocic (77) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Championship opportunity awaits Seahawks against Rams

Seattle can clinch the NFC West title with a win over rival Los Angeles on Sunday.

Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister (86) celebrating his touchdown with teammate Seattle Seahawks center Ethan Pocic (77) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) reacts after making a 3-point basket against Virginia during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Kispert’s career game leads No. 1 Gonzaga over No. 16 Virginia

The Edmonds native scores 32 points and ties a school record with nine 3-pointers in a 98-75 win.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) reacts after making a 3-point basket against Virginia during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
Readers are picking Quandre Diggs (right) and the Seattle Seahawks to beat the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at Lumen Field in a game that could decide the NFC West. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

POLL RESULTS: Readers picking Seahawks over Rams

Three-quarters of the responders predict Seattle will win Sunday’s crunch NFC West match-up.

Readers are picking Quandre Diggs (right) and the Seattle Seahawks to beat the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at Lumen Field in a game that could decide the NFC West. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
Wes Plate make this way up the hill into Forest Park on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

He’s run every street in Everett — more than 500 miles

Marysville native Wes Plate spent the past nine months navigating all of the city’s pavement on foot.

Wes Plate make this way up the hill into Forest Park on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson High School graduate Nicole Limberg smiles during an event with the Rice University swim team. (Photo courtesy Rice University)

Jackson High School alum thrives in pool despite pandemic

Nicole Limberg has been able to swim in two meets at Rice University, and she’s posted impressive times.

Jackson High School graduate Nicole Limberg smiles during an event with the Rice University swim team. (Photo courtesy Rice University)

Josh Gordon’s return to the field put on hold

After the Seahawk reportedly has a setback with substance abuse, the NFL says he remains ineligible.

  • Dec 22, 2020
Gonzaga guard Julian Strawther, left, shoots in front of Northwestern State forward Jamaure Gregg during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Gonzaga won 95-78. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

No. 1 Gonzaga beats Northwestern State for 2nd night in row

The Zags crushed the same team Monday night, and looks set to remain atop the polls.

  • Dec 22, 2020
Gonzaga guard Julian Strawther, left, shoots in front of Northwestern State forward Jamaure Gregg during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Gonzaga won 95-78. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Shorthanded Cal uses late run to beat Seattle U 70-65

Cal was without its top two scorers and trailed the Redhawks for the first 32 minutes of the game.

  • Dec 22, 2020

Special teams have been excellent this season for the Seahawks

Seattle has two special teams players on the NFC Pro Bowl team, plus standout kicking and punting.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) is defended by Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) during the the Rams’ 23-16 victory on Nov. 15 at SoFi Stadium. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

POLL: Who do ya got, the Seahawks or the Rams?

Seattle and L.A. square off Sunday at Lumen Field in a game that could decide the NFC West.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) is defended by Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) during the the Rams’ 23-16 victory on Nov. 15 at SoFi Stadium. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister (86) celebrates his touchdown with teammates Colby Parkinson (84) and Tyler Lockett (16) during the first half against the Washington Football Team on Sunday at FedEx Field. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Grading the Seahawks in their 20-15 victory over Washington

Special teams play a big role as Seattle hangs on to clinch a playoff spot.

Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister (86) celebrates his touchdown with teammates Colby Parkinson (84) and Tyler Lockett (16) during the first half against the Washington Football Team on Sunday at FedEx Field. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Arlington’s Cade Younger is tackled by Marysville-Pilchuck’s Kyle Nyblod during the game on Oct. 25, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Wesco athletic directors unveil new plan for prep sports

The new proposal includes a three-season, Wesco-only schedule with competitions beginning March 1.

Arlington’s Cade Younger is tackled by Marysville-Pilchuck’s Kyle Nyblod during the game on Oct. 25, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Josh McCarron, junior at Archbishop Murphy High is The Herald Defensive Player of the Year.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Murphy’s McCarron will have ‘dream come true’ on signing day

The standout senior is set to sign his National Letter of Intent with Virigina football Wednesday.

Josh McCarron, junior at Archbishop Murphy High is The Herald Defensive Player of the Year.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, scrambles against the New York Jets during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington trying to become what Seahawks already are

The Washington Football Team and coach Ron Rivera aim to be consistent contenders — just like Seattle.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, scrambles against the New York Jets during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Utah running back Ty Jordan (22) runs for a score as he eludes a tackle by Washington State linebacker Jahad Woods (13) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah mounts rally as Washington State’s season ends with loss

The Utes erase a 21-point halftime deficit and pull away for a 45-28 victory.

Utah running back Ty Jordan (22) runs for a score as he eludes a tackle by Washington State linebacker Jahad Woods (13) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) shoot a 3-pointer during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 in SIoux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Josh Jurgens)

Star freshman Suggs leads No. 1 Gonzaga over No. 3 Iowa

He scores a career-high 27 points as the powerful Bulldogs defeat the Hawkeyes 99-88.

Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) shoot a 3-pointer during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 in SIoux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Josh Jurgens)