January 10, 2014 |
The Seahawks face the challenge of avoiding overconfidence in light of their 34-7 demolition of New Orleans in Seattle five weeks ago. "The first thing I addressed with the team when we came back together was, 'What happened in the past doesn't tell the story of what's going to happen in the future,'¿" Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll said. "So you have to have the discipline to do that. " Something that won't change: CenturyLink Field will be loud. Seahawks fans - nicknamed the 12th Man - set a Guinness Book World Record for crowd noise earlier this season, lost the title to Kansas City around midseason, and reclaimed it during with the victory over the Saints.
January 9, 2014 |
RENTON, Wash. - Chalk up another successful reverse to Percy Harvin. The Seattle Seahawks receiver said Thursday that he would play Saturday in a divisional playoff game against New Orleans, less than two weeks after the Seahawks flirted with the idea of putting him on injured reserve. Harvin, among the league's splashiest off-season acquisitions, missed the first 21/2 months of the season after undergoing hip surgery in August. He returned in Week 11 for a game against Minnesota, his old team, but was sidelined because of soreness and swelling after that game.
January 7, 2014 |
RENTON, Wash. - Michael Bennett, starting defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, was not bowled over watching Philadelphia's defense in the first round of the NFL playoffs. "They didn't want to tackle," Bennett said of the Eagles in their 26-24 loss to New Orleans. "They wanted to go to Turks and Caicos. It's cold in Philly; they were ready for the off-season. "It was amazing to see. It was such a championship moment and I think in the playoffs you've got to take those jumps, you've got to make those tackles.
January 3, 2014 |
It took awhile, but Coach Chip Kelly found his quarterback. Nick Foles started 10 games for Philadelphia this season, throwing 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions being intercepted just twice. Now, he faces a vastly improved New Orleans defense, whose front four has have applied heavy pressure to opposing passers. Foles and Saints quarterback Drew Brees attended the same high school in Austin, Texas, although the 34-year-old Brees is 10 years older. Despite winning seven of their final eight games, the Eagles would have missed the playoffs had they not beaten Dallas in a winner-take-all finale for the NFC East crown.
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December 26, 2013 |
Kelly Clark, an Oregon attorney who won a nearly $20-million judgment for a sex abuse victim against the Boy Scouts of America and forced the organization to release secrets on pedophiles contained in its so-called perversion files, has died. He was 56. A resident of Portland, Ore., Clark died Dec. 17 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said Paul Mones, Clark's friend and co-counsel in the case. Doctors were in the process of diagnosing Clark's condition when he died. Clark was one of the most prominent American attorneys who fought for childhood victims of sexual abuse - bringing and winning cases against the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America.
December 23, 2013 |
Overcrowding, procrastination, people pushing and shoving for that one remaining item on the shelf… Just the way the NFL had hoped the end of the season would go. The league that once writhed when teams that had clinched early coasted into the postseason now has the most eventful Week 17 in memory, with eight of the 12 playoff tickets claimed, and 10 teams elbowing for the remaining four. Three teams in the mix are dealing with fresh injuries to pivotal players. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, whose team faces a do-or-die home game against Philadelphia, could sit out the game because of a back injury suffered in the Cowboys' victory at Washington on Sunday.