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Tempers are already running high in Seattle and we’re still a few hours away from kickoff. New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham got into it with a few Seahawks players after they attempted to share the same patch of field before pregame warmups. Words were exchanged before cooler heads prevailed.
It's rainy in Seattle, which means the ball is slippery, which means no one is safe:
Good on Thomas Morstead for catching that anyway, and good on whoever invented those pouch fannypack things football players wear. They do much more than warm your hands.
Percy Harvin, playing in just his second game this season, was shaken up after a hit from Rafael Bush. The blow sent Harvin’s mouthpiece flying and drew a 15-yard penalty to extend a Seattle drive. It also sent Harvin to the locker room for evaluation. He returned the following series.
Mark Ingram fumbled on the first play of the second quarter, affording the Seattle Seahawks great field position. Marshawn Lynch wasted no time capitalizing with a 15-yard touchdown run. Ingram was understandably bummed.
A tribute to a legendary Seattle SuperSonic and the man largely responsible for sprouting the perm craze of the 1980s? Wow, Rob Ryan has a far deeper appreciation of the NBA than I would’ve initially guessed. Outstanding.
Percy Harvin is Out, After Suffering a Concussion on This Play
New Orleans is trying to come from down 16-0 after three quarters. Seattle has now twice dropped interceptions in the fourth quarter. The first by Kam Chancellor was merely an incomplete pass. This one on a deep ball should have been intercepted by Earl Thomas, and instead fell perfectly to Robert Meachem.
The Saints got a miracle onside kick recovery after scoring a touchdown to make it 23-15. They were in desperation mode and could not get tackled in bounds. That’s when Drew Brees hit Marques Colston along the sideline, with enough time to step out of bounds near the 35 and set up a realistic throw into the end zone.
Instead, Colston decided to run back in toward the center of the field and chuck a clear forward pass across the field. With the automatic 10 second runoff for trying to preserve time by throwing a forward pass past the line of scrimmage, the game was over. What the heck, Marques?
Doug Baldwin Jr
Cardinals pull off unbelievable win in Seattle
The Cardinals kept their slim playoff hopes alive with an upset of the Seahawks in Seattle, handing Russell Wilson his first home loss in the NFL.
Game at a glance: Cardinals 17, Seahawks 10
In a game where the Seahawks had so much to win, they lost a disappointing decision to the Cardinals that pushed the opportunity to clinch the NFC West title to next week’s season finale against the Rams.
Highlights: Seahawks vs Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd scores the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter and linebacker Karlos Dansby seals the game with an interception to give the Cardinals a 17-10 upset victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Watch Video
The life of a NFL ball boy isn’t all that bad, but one Cardinals ball boy might be rethinking his job after Sunday.
During the third quarter in Seattle on Sunday, Seahawks defensive tackle Red Bryant was in hot pursuit of a Cardinals running back headed toward the sideline. The 330-pound lineman had trouble slowing himself down on the wet grass as he rumbled out of bounds, though, meaning he couldn’t stop himself as he approached an unassuming ball boy on the Arizona sideline.
Bryant chugged right past the end line and into the Cardinals’ bench area, where he straight bulldozed the ball boy, sending him flying to the ground. He did stick around and try to help the ball boy up afterward, which was the gentlemanly thing to do, but the kid may not have even known where he was, never mind who was trying to help him.
Check out the Bryant train rolling through Cardinals station in the GIF below.
Michael Floyd Makes Great Catch to Give Cardinals Late Lead in Seattle
Michael Floyd made a tremendous effort to haul in a 31-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer while being pretty much blanketed by Byron Maxwell, giving Arizona the lead with just over two minutes remaining. Shame on FOX announcers for not making the obligatory USC to Notre Dame connection.
Rashard Mendenhall ran it up the middle for the 2-point conversion, making it a seven point lead for Arizona.
Pereira: Sorry, it has to be indisputable evidence to overturn
FOX: Seahawks TO was right call
Not disputable or deniable; uncontestable. Indisputable evidence; unquestionably real, valid, or the like.
When in doubt, go with Webster.
It was never more evident than on a key play that took place in the Arizona-Seattle game Sunday on FOX.
Here was the situation: Seattle had the ball, first-and-10 at the Seattle 26-yard line with 2:06 left in the game. Arizona led 17-10. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson attempted a pass to Doug Baldwin. The ball appeared to have bounced off Baldwin'€™s arm while he was going to the ground and then was intercepted by Karlos Dansby. Many were suggesting the ball hit the ground, but after a booth review, the play was upheld.
What is indisputable? Did the ball hit the ground? Did the ball bounce off his arm? What caused the rubber pellets to fly up? Was it the ball? Was it the elbow?
Many questions, but what'€™s the right answer? After many, many looks at replay, I thought the ball hit the ground and was incomplete.
But could I bet my life on it? No. I can'€™t. It'€™s not absolutely indisputable. It'€™s not something I look at the first time and say the call on the field is wrong. It'€™s not indisputable.
I'€™m not one that disagrees with decisions not to overturn calls when there is any question whatsoever.
So fans can be fired up and disagree, but in the end, if the officials make a decision on a close play not to overturn, I'€™m fine with that.
It was a point of emphasis by the league this week not to overturn calls unless there was absolutely indisputable evidence to do so, and I don'€™t think you had it here.
Seattle politician calls Arizona 'racist wasteland' after Seahawks loss
Lynch, the Seahawks running back, is well known for his love of the fruity candies. He calls them his “power pellets.” His mother Delisa explained the origin of the sideline tradition to Seahawks.com:
“When Marshawn was 12 or 13, we’d go to his games and I’d always have little candies in my purse. Before the game, I would say, ‘Here Marshawn, come and get you power pellets.’
“I would give him a handful of Skittles and say, ‘Eat ‘em up, baby. They’re going to make you run fast and they’re going to make you play good.”
Taunting Marshawn is fine, if chesty, Arizona. But don’t mess with mom.
Pixar animator's new NFL sketches are still too fun
Week 13: Saints vs. Seahawks
Austin Madison is back with his football art project "Fantasy Football." Not to be controversial, but this is better than actual Fantasy Football http://fantasyfootballart.tumblr.com/
This is how 12-2 Feel's & with the #1 Deffence, Get It Big Man,... Michael Bennett
WORLD'S LOUDEST CROWD ROAR
The Seattle Seahawks, in support of Volume 12, reclaimed the record for loudest crowd roar with a readiong of 137.6 decibels. That reading beat a reading of 137.5 decibels on October 13th by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Seahawks reclaim roar record against Saints
The Seattle Seahawks and CenturyLink Field reclaimed the Guinness Book of World Record for loudest crowd roar with a reading of 137.6. Read more.
Volume 12 organized the attempt on Monday night and were fully support by the Seahawks. Follow Volume 12 on Facebook.
NFL playoff picture: Road to Super Bowl goes through Seattle in NFC
PLAYER OF THE GAME: GOLDEN TATE
Yes, the Seahawks lost the game, but Tate did everything he could to get the Seahawks their eighth consecutive victory and the NFC West title that would have come with it.
“Golden’s punt return was just spectacular,” quarterback Russell Wilson said of Tate taking the punt to the 4ers’ 27-yard line. “He’s really explosive. He made a lot of things happen. That was a huge return by him, and we’re going to need to continue to have that.”
Fans welcome Seahawks home
Doug Baldwin Jr
NFC Playoff Picture
1. Seattle Seahawks (11-1)
2. New Orleans Saints(9-3)
3. Detroit Lions (7-5)
4. Dallas Cowboys (7-5)
5. Carolina Panthers (9-3)
6. San Francisco 49ers (8-4)
49ers edge Seahawks, 19-17 tough, tough loss, Hey where still in first & #1
Wild Week 14 in the #NFL , Snow, Record Breaker & Grandpas Dancing!!
Seahawks at 49ers Highlights
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore runs for 110 yards, quarterback Colin Kaepernick throws for 175 yards with a touchdown pass and the 49ers defeat the Seattle Seahawks 19-17 on Sunday. Watch Video
Seahawks just miss clinching NFC West
Seahawks took late lead, only to relinquish it in a 19-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on Sunday that prevented them from clinching the NFC West title.
Whine, Whine, he geting scolled
Seattle’s Michael Bennett Returned a Fumble for a Touchdown, Danced Provocatively
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett returned a fumble 22 yards for a score and celebrated with a very adult dance. The air probably enjoyed it very much.
You never forget your first touchdown–no matter how long it lasts.
Rowdy Seattle Seahawks fans register as earthquake during Monday Night Football
Richard Sherman Decked Kenny Stills in the End Zone
Richard Sherman, one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, had to resort to a dirty, low-rent play against the Saints on Monday Night Football. For no reason, Sherman just leveled an unsuspecting Kenny Stills in the end zone on this play in the red zone. Stills liked to run his mouth at Oklahoma, and Sherman is a legendary trash talker, so the Saints receiver probably said something and Sherman snapped. Two plays later, Jimmy Graham caught a touchdown pass to draw the Saints within 17-7.
A happy beyond-expectations birthday to Russell Wilson
Today is Russell Wilson’s birthday. On the surface, it’s not that noteworthy. We all have birthdays.
But we don’t all play quarterback for the team with the best record in the NFL, and we haven’t all achieved what Wilson already has at the ripe old age of 25 while playing quarterback for the Seahawks.
The latest huh-stat with Wilson is that he has the best winning percentage of any active QB in the league. That’s right, his 21-6 record as the starter since being selected in the third round of last year’s NFL Draft gives Wilson a winning percentage of .778 that tops the other QBs in 2012 draft class, including first overall pick Andrew Luck who is 18-9 (.667) for the Colts; and some other QBs you might have heard of – the Patriots’ Tom Brady (.774, 144-42), Broncos’ Peyton Manning (.694, 163-72) and Saints’ Drew Brees (.600, 108-72), who brings his 9-2 team to CenturyLink Field on Monday night.
But there are so many others: Wilson’s 13-0 record at CenturyLink Field; his 111.2 passer rating since Week 9 last season, which is tops in the league during that 19-game span; those 21 victories, which trail only the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger (22) for the most in the first two seasons of a career; his nine game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime, second to Luck for a QB in his first two seasons since 1970; and on, and on.
While Wilson might not have everything, he already has done so many things. So what do you get a guy like that for his birthday? We asked second-year running back Robert Turbin, who is Wilson roommate for road games.
“I’d get him a book, because I know he likes to read,” Turbin said. “I don’t know if he’s read the book Coach K (Mike Krzyzewski) from Duke wrote, but probably a book like that or something similar. Because it’s something he can read, and it focuses on things he’s into.”
Hopefully Wilson will have time to read it while writing the latest chapter in his own truth-is-stranger-than-fiction story.
11 - 1 & the Best record in the #NFL,........... feels real good huh? Hey 12,............
Enjoy our 2013 record setting Seahawks in "Cyber Gift's" Hey 12s of the nation, way to turn out for our Seahawks!!!!!!
Seattle, Home of the 12th Man
Turkey, football and excessive drinking -- it's a holiday tradition unlike any other!
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Golden Tate jumps into Band,.....
Marshawn Lynch has more fan votes for the Pro Bowl than all but four other players in the league, and Max Unger, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor lead the way at thein positions. Read More
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"I've been watching film on ...pretty much all the receivers we're going to be going against [this year]. That's the only way you can prepare. If you go into the game blind, and you don't know their tendencies, their offensive tendencies, -- there are offensive tendencies - the plays they run, the plays they love, their bread and butter, then you have receivers -- the routes they love, the routes they're going to get open on. If it's fourth and five and they're going for it, you want to know which routes they have in their bag."
However, Sherman's jab disrupts Smith for a half second, and this half-second lost at the line of scrimmage is the difference between the play succeeding or the play failing.
Watch the slow-motion!
Report: Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond Facing 4-Game Suspension for Substance Violation
Though the Seattle Seahawks appeared to be sitting pretty during their bye week at 10-1, they will be fielding a depleted secondary when they return. Earlier this week, we learned that cornerback Brandon Browner is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a groin injury, and now comes word via NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that things just got even worse:
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#Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond facing a 4-game suspension for violating @NFL’s Policy of Substances of Abuse. Dropping appeal early this week
Ian Rapoport ✔ @RapSheet Follow
None. He’s dropping his appeal to return for playoffs RT @Seahawksfan605: @MikeGarafolo @RapSheet Chances it gets pushed till next season?
Thurmond had appeared in all 11 of Seattle’s game this season, starting three.
The Seahawks have a pretty sizable lead over the 49ers in the NFC West, and would seem to be almost a lock to at least earn a first-round bye in the NFC, so all things considered these losses came at an optimal time.
Welcome Back Percy Harvin!!
Percy Harvin is back! Harvin has missed the first 10 weeks of the season following hip surgery, and in his first game back made a great catch for his first reception as a Seahawk. Harvin also returned a kickoff 60-yards and reminded everyone of his blistering speed.