Seahawks

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)
Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf (14) celebrates his touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seahawks-Cardinals square off in NFC West showdown

The division is the best in football this season with teams combining for a 16-7 record.

Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf (14) celebrates his touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE - In this  Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) on the sidelines, during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. NFL free agent Antonio Brown turned himself in at a Florida jail on Thursday night, Jan, 24, 2020, following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Report: Suspended NFL WR Brown to sign with Buccaneers

The Seahawks were reported to be heavily interested in the controversial veteran.

FILE - In this  Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) on the sidelines, during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. NFL free agent Antonio Brown turned himself in at a Florida jail on Thursday night, Jan, 24, 2020, following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) rushes past Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kylie Fitts, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seahawks-Cardinals game moved to Sunday Night Football

Seattle gets the prime-time slot due to Raiders-Buccaneers COVID postponement fears.

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) rushes past Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kylie Fitts, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton dives with the ball, but is stopped near the goal line as the clock expires in the fourth quarter of the Seattle Seahawks’ 35-30 victory on Sept. 20 at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL RESULTS: Stopping Newton is the highlight moment so far

Readers say stuffing the New England QB on the game’s final play was the Seahawks’ biggest pre-bye moment.

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton dives with the ball, but is stopped near the goal line as the clock expires in the fourth quarter of the Seattle Seahawks’ 35-30 victory on Sept. 20 at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf, right, catches the game-winning touchdown as Minnesota’s Anthony Harris defends in Seattle’s 27-26 victory over the Vikings on Oct. 11 at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

POLL: What was the Seahawks’ biggest pre-bye moment?

Seattle is 5-0 at its bye, and there has been no shortage of defining plays.

Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf, right, catches the game-winning touchdown as Minnesota’s Anthony Harris defends in Seattle’s 27-26 victory over the Vikings on Oct. 11 at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been a huge factor in Seattle’s 5-0 start. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Grading the Seahawks at the bye week

Through five games Seattle is 5-0, and the marks reflect that record.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been a huge factor in Seattle’s 5-0 start. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson reacts after throwing the game winning touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 27-26. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Wilson has been ‘as good as you can get’ for Seahawks

The star quarterback’s brilliant play has Seattle at 5-0 entering the bye week.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson reacts after throwing the game winning touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 27-26. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Carroll stresses caution to Seahawks players during bye week

While the players will still be tested daily, they will have more freedom than during a game week.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf, right, catches the ball in the end zone for a touchdown as Minnesota Vikings' Anthony Harris defends near the end of the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

The 2020 Seahawks are putting on one heck of a show for fans

After the latest last-second win, a bye week gives fans — and this sportswriter — a chance to decompress.

Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf, right, catches the ball in the end zone for a touchdown as Minnesota Vikings' Anthony Harris defends near the end of the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright runs with the ball after recovering a Minnesota Vikings fumble during the second half of Sunday night’s game at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Grading the Seahawks’ 27-26 victory over the Vikings

A crazy game proves difficult to grade as Seattle pulls it out at the last moment.

Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright runs with the ball after recovering a Minnesota Vikings fumble during the second half of Sunday night’s game at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson breaks the huddle during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 38-31. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Seahawks host Vikings seeking 1st 5-0 start in team history

Minnesota is just 1-3, but poses a big threat with talented running back Dalvin Cook.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson breaks the huddle during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 38-31. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Damon Harrison (98) tackles Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) during an NFL football game in Detroit. The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison to an $11 million, one-year extension.The team announced the signing Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Seahawks sign defensive tackle ‘Snacks’ Harrison

The veteran run-stuffer was an All-Pro in 2016 with the Giants.

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Damon Harrison (98) tackles Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) during an NFL football game in Detroit. The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison to an $11 million, one-year extension.The team announced the signing Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Miami game shows Carroll shedding his risk-averse strategy

The 4-0 Seahawks have undergone a philosophical revolution from playing it safe in first halves to “Let Russ Cook.”

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reacts against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks safety Ryan Neal (35) intercepts a pass during the first half of Seattle’s 31-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Grading the Seahawks’ 31-23 victory over the Dolphins

Though it wasn’t a perfect performance, Seattle earned solid grades all-around in improving to 4-0.

Seattle Seahawks safety Ryan Neal (35) intercepts a pass during the first half of Seattle’s 31-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Seahawks defeated the Dolphins 31-23.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Wilson leads Seahawks to first 4-0 start since 2013

Seattle’s quarterback threw for 360 yards and two touchdowns to put away the Miami Dolphins.

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Seahawks defeated the Dolphins 31-23.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) walks to the locker room after the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Lynnwood native Gaskin becoming key cog for Dolphins

The former UW star will face his hometown Seahawks on Sunday as Miami’s starting running back.

Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) walks to the locker room after the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup makes a catch as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seahawks confident ugly numbers on defense will turn around

Undefeated Seattle has been historically bad at defending the pass through three games.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup makes a catch as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Shaquem Griffin, left, blocks Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Brandon Knight during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 38-31. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Shaquem Griffin impresses Seahawks against Cowboys

Cut when Seattle reduced its roster to 53, the pass-rusher proved he deserves another opportunity.

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Shaquem Griffin, left, blocks Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Brandon Knight during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 38-31. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
[flipp]