Seahawks

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) is sacked by Benson Mayowa (95), Jarran Reed (90) and Carlos Dunlap (43) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. The Seahawks defeated the Eagles (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Seahawks’ improving defense should strike fear into NFC foes

No, it’s not the old Legion of Boom, but even with an average defense Seattle could be formidable.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) is sacked by Benson Mayowa (95), Jarran Reed (90) and Carlos Dunlap (43) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. The Seahawks defeated the Eagles (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks' Carlos Dunlap (43), Jarran Reed (90) and Benson Mayowa (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Grading the Seahawks in their 23-17 victory over the Eagles

For the second straight week Seattle’s much-maligned defense earns good marks.

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks' Carlos Dunlap (43), Jarran Reed (90) and Benson Mayowa (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore (83) celebrates with DK Metcalf, left, and Tyler Lockett (16), after Moore scored a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

For Seahawks fans, there’s a major reason to be thankful

Seattle is tied atop the NFC West, but its favorable schedule ahead is the big reason to be excited.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore (83) celebrates with DK Metcalf, left, and Tyler Lockett (16), after Moore scored a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Carlos Dunlap (43) celebrates with defensive end L.J. Collier, center-left, after Dunlap sacked Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray late in the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-21. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Improved defense could be big boost for Seahawks

The beleaguered unit had its best performance of the season in Thursday night’s win over Arizona.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Carlos Dunlap (43) celebrates with defensive end L.J. Collier, center-left, after Dunlap sacked Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray late in the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-21. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde (30) rushes against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Grading the Seahawks’ 28-21 victory over the Cardinals

Seattle receives solid marks as the Seahawks win a pivotal game in the NFC West race.

Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde (30) rushes against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seahawks back on track after close win over Cardinals

Seattle’s defense and running game prove huge in the 28-21 NFC West victory.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Cardinals, Seahawks set for key NFC West showdown

Arizona looks to seize control of the division while Seattle hopes to put an end to a rocky stretch.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Voters disagreed with Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s decision to punt rather than go for it on fourth-and-short Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

POLL RESULTS: Carroll shouldn’t have punted vs. the Rams

More than three-quarters of responders said the Seahawks should have gone for it on fourth-and-short.

Voters disagreed with Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s decision to punt rather than go for it on fourth-and-short Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is tackled by two against the Los Angeles Rams defenders during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong )

Wilson wobbling under weight of carrying the Seahawks

The QB had another rough day in Seattle’s loss at Los Angeles on Sunday. Is he trying too hard? Is too much being asked of him?

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is tackled by two against the Los Angeles Rams defenders during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong )
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll pleads on a call by referees during Seattle’s 23-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at SoFi Stadium. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

POLL: Did Pete Carroll make the right call punting?

The Seahawks coach has been second-guessed for not going for it on fourth-and-inches in Seattle’s loss.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll pleads on a call by referees during Seattle’s 23-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at SoFi Stadium. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll yells from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at SoFi Stadium. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Grading the Seahawks in their 23-16 loss to the Rams

Baffling coaching decisions and turnovers by Russell Wilson result in poor marks.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll yells from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at SoFi Stadium. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, left, looks to pass as teammate offensive tackle Daryl Williams (75) blocks Seattle Seahawks Carlos Dunlap (43) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Bills expose Seattle’s perhaps fatal weakness: pass defense

The frequently lambasted Josh Allen shreds the Hawks, who are on pace to break the NFL record for most passing yards allowed in a season.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, left, looks to pass as teammate offensive tackle Daryl Williams (75) blocks Seattle Seahawks Carlos Dunlap (43) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
Buffalo Bills linebacker A.J. Klein (54) strip sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the second half of Sunday’s game at Bills Stadium. Seattle lost 44-34. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Grading the Seahawks’ 44-34 loss to the Bills

The defense receives a failing grade, and the rest of the team doesn’t fare much better.

Buffalo Bills linebacker A.J. Klein (54) strip sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the second half of Sunday’s game at Bills Stadium. Seattle lost 44-34. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Pass-happy Seahawks ready to wing it in Buffalo

Seattle will rely on quarterback Russell Wilson once again in Sunday’s matchup of division leaders.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, right, sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Bobby Wagner’s ultimatum energized Hawks’ defense

The All-Pro middle linebacker leads a much-improved Seattle defense in win over Niners.

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, right, sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) celebrates with teammates David Moore, left, and DeeJay Dallas, right, after Metcalf scored a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the Seahawks’ victory Sunday at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Grading the Seahawks’ 37-27 victory over the 49ers

It’s solid marks all around as Seattle stretches its lead atop the NFC West.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) celebrates with teammates David Moore, left, and DeeJay Dallas, right, after Metcalf scored a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the Seahawks’ victory Sunday at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) dives in for a touchdown against Seattle Seahawks free safety Quandre Diggs (37) during last Sunday’s game in Glendale, Ariz. The Arizona Cardinals won in overtime. (AP Photo/Jennifer Stewart)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks fans are feeling concerned

More than three-quarters of responders have some level of concern, despite Seattle being 5-1.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) dives in for a touchdown against Seattle Seahawks free safety Quandre Diggs (37) during last Sunday’s game in Glendale, Ariz. The Arizona Cardinals won in overtime. (AP Photo/Jennifer Stewart)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf tackles Arizona Cardinals strong safety Budda Baker (32) short of the goal line after Baker intercepted a pass during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Hawks let game slip away, but Metcalf’s play was one for the ages

His astonishing TD-saving pursuit was in no way diminished by Seattle’s disappointing OT loss.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf tackles Arizona Cardinals strong safety Budda Baker (32) short of the goal line after Baker intercepted a pass during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) gets the throw off as Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kylie Fitts makes the hit during the second half of Seattle’s 37-34 overtime loss Sunday at State Farm Stadium. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

POLL: Is there cause for concern for the Seahawks?

Was Sunday’s overtime loss to Arizona a blip on the radar, or something to worry about?

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) gets the throw off as Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kylie Fitts makes the hit during the second half of Seattle’s 37-34 overtime loss Sunday at State Farm Stadium. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Seattle Seahawks fans watch prior to Seattle’s game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at State Farm Stadium. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Grading the Seahawks’ loss to the Cardinals

It’s poor marks all around as Seattle lets one slip away in overtime.

Seattle Seahawks fans watch prior to Seattle’s game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at State Farm Stadium. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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