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Seahawks bring in three running backs for tryouts after Rashaad Penny injury

The loss of running back Rashaad Penny for the rest of the season prompted the Seattle Seahawks to bring in a trio of running backs for workouts on Tuesday. According to Howard Balzer, the Seahawks brought Xavier Turner, Matthew Dayes and Nick Brossette in for tryouts. Turner spent part of the preseason with Seattle. He [more]

Five teams can clinch playoff berths in Week 15

Three teams have booked passage to the playoffs and five more can join them before Week 15 comes to an end. Two of those teams play in the AFC East. Per the NFL, both the Patriots and Bills will wrap up playoff spots if they win this weekend. The Patriots will be in Cincinnati and [more]

NFC playoff picture: The 49ers get back on top

There was no change to the six teams in playoff position in the NFC during Week 14, but there was a change to the way they stack up. The 49ers are back in the top seed by virtue of beating the Saints while the Seahawks stumbled to a loss in Los Angeles. The Packers beat [more]

MRI confirms Rashaad Penny tore his ACL

An MRI confirmed running back Rashaad Penny tore an anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday’s loss to the Rams, Ian Rapoport of the NFL reports. Penny also has additional damage to his knee, Rapoport adds. The Seahawks will place Penny on injured reserve. Penny left the game after a 16-yard reception in the first quarter. Seahawks [more]

Jadeveon Clowney “hurting” after Sunday’s game

The Seahawks will have to manage defensive end Jadeveon Clowney the rest of the season to get him to game day and through game day. Clowney played 41 of 70 snaps in Sunday’s loss to the Rams and made two tackles. He came out of it worse for wear. “He’s hurting,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll [more]

Home-field advantage in NFC may not be as important this year

As the 49ers, Seahawks, and Saints jostle for the top seed in the NFC and postseason home-field advantage in the playoffs, maybe they should be careful what they wish for. With Sunday’s 48-46 I-thought-the-AFL-folded matchup between San Francisco and New Orleans, the opening round of the round robin between the Saints, Seahawks, and 49ers concluded. [more]

George Kittle fired up the 49ers with late play

The 49ers took control of the race for the NFC West last night — and by virtue the top seed in the NFC playoffs — but something else happened as well. George Kittle became a cult hero. The 49ers tight end made the play of the day, fending off a facemask and attempt to tackle [more]

Seahawks were on their “high horse” (and got knocked off)

Great news for the Panthers, who lost their fifth straight game yesterday and are still figuring out the mechanics of firing a coach in midseason. They have the Seahawks’ full attention. Via Brady Henderson of ESPN.com, Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin said they were on their “high horse” prior to last night’s loss to the Rams, [more]

Jared Goff: Getting Todd Gurley going “opens up everything”

The Seahawks cut the Rams lead to 12 points on a Quandre Diggs interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter, but they wouldn’t get any closer than that before the night was out. Running back Todd Gurley played a role in that by capping a 95-yard drive with a seven-yard touchdown run that [more]

Rashaad Penny suffered “significant” knee injury Sunday night

The Seahawks lost a game to the Rams on Sunday night and they also lost a running back to a knee injury. Rashaad Penny left the game after hurting his knee on a 16-yard reception in the first quarter. Penny was initially deemed questionable to return before being ruled out and head coach Pete Carroll’s [more]

Sunday Night wrap-up: Rams handle the Seahawks 28-12

Sean McVay might start getting people hired as head coaches again. The Rams head coach, whose offense seemed to plateau this year, had his guys back in gear in Sunday’s 28-12 win over the Seahawks. Despite a pair of Jared Goff interceptions, the Rams moved the ball efficiently throughout the night. Goff finished 22-of-31 for [more]

Quandre Diggs’ pick-six gives Seahawks a spark

The Seahawks offense hasn’t done much tonight. So their defense took things into their own hands. Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs just picked off Jared Goff and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown, the first time they’ve been in the end zone all night. In fitting with the first half, they missed the extra point [more]

Rams getting their offense back in gear

It took them three months, but the Rams appear to have figured out how to move the ball again. They’re up 21-3 at halftime over the Seahawks, looking nothing like the team that has floundered through most of the season. Jared Goff has thrown for 184 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, and [more]

Rams get out to early lead, Rashaad Penny out

The Seahawks got two doses of bad news in the first quarter. First, they lost running back Rashaad Penny. Then they watched the Rams walk into the end zone to take the lead. The Rams went up 7-3 after an impressive drive by an offense that hasn’t been quick-starting this year. After a 33-yard catch-and-run [more]

Ziggy Ansah inactive for the Seahawks, Clowney active

The Seahawks will have defensive end Jadeveon Clowney on the field tonight, but they aren’t fully staffed up front. Clowney is active, after he was ruled questionable for this week with a core muscle injury. The  Seahawks will be without defensive end Ziggy Ansah and linebacker Mychael Kendricks, for tonight’s game against the Rams, as [more]

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