October 24, 2002
'We've been throwing mud against the wall and it keeps falling off. Maybe some of this will stick.' Mike Holmgren, Seattle coach, who will give more playing time to two rookies and two second-year players when the 1-5 Seahawks takeon Dallas on Sunday
September 4, 2013
Writers from around Tribune Co. predict which teams will reach and advance in the playoffs this NFL season. Feel free to join the conversation with a comment of your own. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times In the AFC, I like New England, Cincinnati, Houston and Denver winning their divisions, with Pittsburgh and San Diego emerging as wild-card teams. The AFC championship game I see is Cincinnati at Denver, and I can see the Broncos winning that to go on to the Super Bowl. With the first legitimate off-season he's had in four years -- one in which he hasn't been recovering from an injury or searching for a new team -- Peyton Manning is well positioned to make a run at his fifth MVP award.
September 16, 2013 |
Colin Kaepernick had the first 10 starts of his career last season, and yet he typically plays like an elite, richly experienced quarterback. Sunday night in Seattle, he looked more like a player with about a dozen starts. In the San Francisco 49ers' 29-3 loss to the Seahawks, he completed 13 of 28 passes for 127 yards, with three passes intercepted and no touchdowns. "We're not going to win games if I play like that," Kaepernick told reporters after the game, according to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News.
February 11, 1993 |
There wasn't much time for celebration after Harbor College's stunning 94-80 victory over Cerritos Wednesday night at Wilmington. Moments after the game ended, a skirmish ensued near half court between fans. Seahawk Coach Carl Strong ordered his players into the locker room immediately. But 15 minutes later, when order was restored, Seahawk guard Roland Merriweather stepped out of the locker room. Nobody, though, was there to celebrate the Seahawks' victory over the state's third-ranked team.
September 27, 1986 |
Kurt Szuba rushed for 100 yards and also stood out on defense to lead Ocean View to a 28-6 victory over Santa Ana Valley Friday night. Szuba, a 5-foot 10-inch senior, intercepted two passes and broke up several others with hard tackles as the Seahawks posted their second win before an estimated crowd of 2,000 at Huntington Beach's Sheue Field. "We were a lot more disciplined this week than last," said Szuba, whose team was shut out by Newport Harbor, 20-0. "We kept our heads up this game."
October 25, 1986 |
Marina 33, Ocean View 7--Coming off an upset victory of Edison, Marina seemed ripe for a letdown. Though the Vikings struggled for most of the game against the Seahawks, they came up with enough big plays in the fourth quarter to win and remain in first place. "We didn't put it all together like last week but we we played a decent game and came out on top," Marina quarterback Rick Vanderriet said after rushing for two touchdowns and passing for 105 yards.
December 4, 1986 |
Napoleon had his Waterloo and Custer had the Little Bighorn, but at least they didn't have to visit annually. The Raiders have their own nightmare on Earth, and this is the weekend the schedule says they're obligated to make an appearance. In three syllables that speak volumes in silver and blackdom, Se-at-tle. The Raiders haven't won in the Kingdome since 1981, when they were still the Oakland Raiders.
December 12, 1989 |
There are places the Raiders would rather go for their biggest game of the season: Mongolia. Death Valley. Hell. No such luck. They get the Seahawks in the Kingdome. What's a poor coach like Art Shell to do? Consult his predecessors? Try Tom Flores. He has a different perspective now, as the Seahawks' general manager. He says he doesn't think crowd noise is that big a factor and swears that the Seahawks never put the decibel counts on their scoreboard.
November 10, 1986 |
Bill Kenney threw two interceptions with his first four passes but came back to throw three touchdown passes and lead Kansas City to a 27-7 victory over Seattle Sunday. The Chiefs also fumbled Seattle's first punt. But the Seahawks failed to cash in on the turnovers, and by the middle of the second quarter, the momentum had shifted. "I knew it was my fault that we were in a hole like that and I went to the sidelines and said, 'I'm sorry, fellas, I blew it,' " Kenney said.