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Tyler Lockett named NFC special teamer of the week

Seahawks kick returner Tyler Lockett didn’t break off a return for a touchdown in last Sunday night’s game, but he did his fair share to put the team in position for points. Lockett returned five kickoffs for 197 yards over the course of the evening, including a 57-yard burst on the first Falcons kickoff of [more]

Charges dropped against Sam Adams in tax fraud case

Former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Sam Adams had charges against him dropped in a case where he was alleged to have committed tax evasion and wage theft while running six northwest health clubs. “My wife Erika and I are relieved the truth has come out, and that our family can put this painful episode behind [more]

Luke Joeckel expected back this week for Seahawks, Oday Aboushi out with dislocated shoulder

While the Seahawks had several more players go down with injuries Monday night against Atlanta, they appear set to get a member of their starting offensive line back this week. Left guard Luke Joeckel has missed the last five games for Seattle after having a clean up surgery on his knee during the team’s bye [more]

Seahawks cut Dwight Freeney

Dwight Freeney, the longtime defensive end with a Hall of Fame resume, may have hit the end of the road. Freeney was cut by the Seahawks today. The 37-year-old Freeney had three sacks in four games this season, but at this point he’s just a situational pass rusher, and the Seahawks apparently want to devote [more]

Tyler Lockett’s 197 kickoff return yards were the most since last year’s rule change

The NFL changed the touchback rule last year in an effort to cut down on kickoff returns, and it has resulted in far fewer long kickoff returns. More returners are keeping the ball in the end zone now that the touchback goes to the 25-yard line, and more kickers are kicking the ball high, which [more]

Blair Walsh: In hindsight, I would have driven it more

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wasn’t the only member of the organization who opted to be both literal and philosophical after a Monday night blunder. Kicker Blair Walsh, the reigning admiral of the missed field goal, served also as captain of the obvious after the loss, sealed by a 52-yard field that came up short. “Obviously [more]

NFC playoff picture: Falcons are in, Seahawks are out

Monday night’s game was a big one in the NFC playoff race. The Falcons’ win over the Seahawks gives Atlanta the sixth and final spot in the playoff picture, while Seattle is on the outside looking in. Here’s how it all looks before Thanksgiving: LEADERS 1. Eagles (9-1): The class of the conference. 2. Vikings [more]

Pete Carroll: Fake field goal would have been a good call, if it had worked

After Monday night’s 34-31 loss to the Falcons following a missed three-pointer at the end of the game, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll faced questions about a seemingly misguided decision that left three points on the field at the end of the first half. Instead of a 34-yard field goal that would have cut the score [more]

Matt Ryan tried not to let bad thoughts “creep in” late in fourth quarter

When the Falcons kicked a field goal to go up 11 points with 3:49 left to play, their win probability was about as high as it could get without a final whistle. It doesn’t take the longest memory to remember a time when the Falcons were unable to close out a win under similarly rosy [more]

Seahawks left even more banged-up than they began

The Seahawks had to finish without three injured players last night, at positions already thinned dramatically by injuries. Via Brady Henderson of ESPN.com, cornerback Shaquill Griffin’s early departure was because of a concussion. Coming on the heels of star corner Richard Sherman‘s season-ending torn Achilles, it left them thin back there, and they had to rely [more]

Falcons hold on for 34-31 victory over Seahawks

They — whoever they is — say that football is a game of inches. “They” on Monday could be Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh. Walsh’s game-tying field-goal attempt with seven seconds left fell just short of the crossbar. Instead of celebrating a 52-yard field goal to send the game into overtime, the Seahawks were left to [more]

Mike Davis out with groin injury

Running back Mike Davis waited a long time to make his Seahawks’ debut. It didn’t last long. Davis, promoted from the practice squad last week, had six carries for 18 yards and two catches for 41 yards before leaving with a groin injury. He sat on the bench, a towel over his head and became [more]

Falcons lead Seahawks 24-17 at halftime

Russell Wilson continues to lead the Seahawks in rushing; Adrian Clayborn continues to deliver big plays; and Tyler Lockett continues to get chances returning kickoffs. It’s added up to a 24-17 halftime lead for the Falcons in one of the more entertaining halves of the season. The Seahawks had a chance to add three points, [more]

Falcons take 21-7 lead as Adrian Clayborn scores touchdown in encore from last week

So far, the Monday night game has delivered everything it promised, including hard hits, great catches, long kickoff returns, touchdowns and more Adrian Clayborn. The Falcons lead 21-7 early in the second quarter. Clayborn scored the latest touchdown, scooping a Russell Wilson fumble, forced by Takk McKinley, and running 10 yards with 56 seconds gone [more]

Falcons score quickly as Seahawks lose another DB

Andre Roberts got the Falcons off to a good start with a 50-yard return on the opening kickoff. It set up Atlanta on its own 48, and the Falcons needed only seven plays to cover the 52 yards. Matt Ryan went 2-for-3 for 16 yards, and Tevin Coleman rushed for 8 yards on three carries. [more]

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