Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) celebrates with David Moore (83) following Lockett’s fourth-quarter touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Grading the Seahawks in their 26-23 victory over the 49ers

Seattle closes the season with middling grades as they have to battle to beat the banged-up 49ers.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) celebrates with David Moore (83) following Lockett’s fourth-quarter touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore (83) makes a catch in front of Los Angeles Rams cornerback Darious Williams (31) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

Plenty at stake for Seahawks in regular-season finale

Seattle can secure a bye or better its playoff position with a win against the 49ers and some help.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore (83) makes a catch in front of Los Angeles Rams cornerback Darious Williams (31) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) in action against Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (22) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Metcalf on verge of toppling 35-year-old Seahawks record

The young WR can pass Steve Largent for most receiving yards in a single season on Sunday.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) in action against Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (22) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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)
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)
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)

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)
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)
Seattle Seahawks' Rashaad Penny (20) runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Seahawks’ Penny ‘looks terrific’ as return draws closer

The young running back hasn’t played since suffering a knee injury on Dec. 8, 2019.

Seattle Seahawks' Rashaad Penny (20) runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams puts on his helmet before Sunday’s game against the New York Jets at Lumen Field. Adams set the NFL’s single-season record for sacks by a defensive back in Seattle’s 40-3 victory. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Patterson: Seahawks’ Adams makes NFL sack history

Seattle’s safety not only set a new single-season record for sacks by a DB, he’s sparking the Seahawks’ D.

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams puts on his helmet before Sunday’s game against the New York Jets at Lumen Field. Adams set the NFL’s single-season record for sacks by a defensive back in Seattle’s 40-3 victory. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf reads a birthday note handed him by his teammates after he scored a touchdown against the New York Jets during the first half Sunday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Grading the Seahawks in their 40-3 victory over the Jets

Seattle receives strong marks after finally blowing out an inferior opponent.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf reads a birthday note handed him by his teammates after he scored a touchdown against the New York Jets during the first half Sunday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams, right, gets to Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) just as Murray gets a pass off, during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Reunion time as Seahawks host winless Jets

Seattle safety Jamal Adams will face his former team in Sunday’s contest.

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams, right, gets to Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) just as Murray gets a pass off, during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Readers deemed the Seattle Seahawks’ loss to the New York Giants the worst loss among the state’s football teams the past weekend. (AP Photo/Larry Maurer)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks defeat deemed the worst

Voters overwhelmingly picked Seattle’s loss to the Giants as the state’s worst from last weekend.

Readers deemed the Seattle Seahawks’ loss to the New York Giants the worst loss among the state’s football teams the past weekend. (AP Photo/Larry Maurer)
New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry, left, and defensive back Logan Ryan, right, break up a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Seattle. The Giants won 17-12. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seahawks’ unwillingness to keep it simple costs them a game

A quarterback sneak on a fourth-and-inches play probably would have earned Seattle a first down. But no — they called a pass play, which failed.

New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry, left, and defensive back Logan Ryan, right, break up a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Seattle. The Giants won 17-12. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
New York Giants defensive end Leonard Williams, left, reacts next to Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Freddie Swain (18) after a play during the second half of the Seahawks’ 17-12 loss Sunday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Larry Maurer)

Grading the Seahawks in their 17-12 loss to the Giants

A bad loss at home against a 4-7 opponent inevitably leads to bad marks.

New York Giants defensive end Leonard Williams, left, reacts next to Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Freddie Swain (18) after a play during the second half of the Seahawks’ 17-12 loss Sunday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Larry Maurer)
Washington State quarterback Jayden de Laura (4) walks off the field after an injury during the second half of the Cougars’ 38-13 loss at USC on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

POLL: Which of the state’s football losses was the worst?

The Seahawks, Huskies and Cougars all lost on the same weekend for the first time since 2011.

Washington State quarterback Jayden de Laura (4) walks off the field after an injury during the second half of the Cougars’ 38-13 loss at USC on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
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