Wilson shocked by Beckham trade to Browns
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he was shocked after the Cleveland Browns obtained wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants.
Lots of questions for Goodell, not a lot of answers
ATLANTA (AP) — Faced with a blitz of officiating questions and queries about the effectiveness of the Rooney Rule, Colin Kaepernick's football unemployment, and the cancellation of a news conference for a Super Bowl halftime show that has drawn hefty criticism, Roger Goodell scrambled.
Seahawks sign former 1st-round QB Paxton Lynch
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are giving quarterback Paxton Lynch another chance in the NFL.
Lynch's signing Thursday throws the former first-round pick directly into the mix as a potential backup for Russell Wilson.
Lynch was cut by the Denver Broncos before the start of the 2018 season. He started four games in his first two seasons for Denver after being the No. 26 overall pick in 2016 but was not signed by any teams in 2018 after being released.
Lament, regret after Seahawks ousted early from playoffs
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Now that it's over, Russell Wilson's belief in the comparison of where the Seattle Seahawks were during his rookie season in 2012 and this season has only grown stronger.
Seattle fans can only hope Wilson is correct in his vision because, if so, 2019 could end up being a special year for the Seahawks.
Seahawks a rare 1-and-done in playoffs with loss to Cowboys
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A rare one-and-done for the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL playoffs. A first for Russell Wilson.
These Seahawks weren't back in the playoffs long, though they stretched out the Dallas Cowboys until after the 2-minute warning Saturday night.
Seahawks’ Janikowski out after hurting thigh on 57-yard miss
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Seattle kicker Sebastian Janikowski is out of a wild-card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys after injuring his thigh while missing a 57-yard field-goal try on the final play of the first half.
The 40-year-old Janikowski grabbed the back of his left leg and yelled as the kick sailed wide right Saturday night. He limped to the locker room.
Cowboys’ Prescott seeks 1st playoff win vs Wilson, Seahawks
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Russell Wilson won a wild-card game with Seattle as a rookie, a Super Bowl in his second season and another NFC championship the third time around.
The best Dak Prescott can hope for with the Dallas Cowboys is to join Wilson on that list of title winners in his third year, a quest that will start with the first playoff meeting of quarterbacks with quite a bit in common.
Cowboys, Seahawks figure to focus on runs of Elliott, Carson
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott won his second NFL rushing title in three seasons for a Dallas offense that has been defined by the ground game for several years now.
Seattle takes the league's No. 1 rushing offense into a wild-card playoff against the Cowboys on Saturday night, led by Chris Carson, but with more help from others than your average pro backfield .
4 wild-card games, all should be close
The competitive balance in NFL 2018 is such that it would be no surprise if any — or all — of the visitors win on wild-card weekend to begin the 2019 calendar. Hey, the largest spread is a mere 6 1-2 points, Bears over Eagles.
Maybe the most intriguing matchup is at Jerry World, which makes sense because the NFL scheduled Seahawks vs. Cowboys for Saturday night. Some cool stuff about this game between a pair of 10-6 teams:
Prescott rolls into 2nd postseason with Cowboys, unlike 1st
DALLAS (AP) — Dak Prescott barely played over a three-week span before losing in his postseason debut as a rookie quarterback with the Dallas Cowboys two years ago.
Rust won't be an excuse in his second playoff game against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (10-6) on Saturday night.
Browns’ Mayfield racking up awards, leading Browns revival
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield's reaping rewards for his stellar rookie season.
Cleveland's cocky and charismatic quarterback was voted winner of the Joe Thomas Award — player of the year — on Wednesday by the local chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America. In addition, Mayfield, whose play has sparked the biggest one-season turnaround in club history, was selected AFC Offensive Player of the Week after throwing three touchdown passes in a win over Cincinnati.
Chiefs fall to 0-2 when trying to clinch AFC’s top seed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs had a chance to wrap up a third consecutive AFC West title and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs with two weeks to go, only to watch Philip Rivers lead the Los Angeles Chargers to a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns in a comeback.
The Chiefs got a do-over Sunday night in Seattle, only to watch Russell Wilson and the Seahawks shred defensive coordinator Bob Sutton's much-maligned bunch in a 38-31 victory.
Seahawks clinch playoff berth outlasting Chiefs 38-31
SEATTLE (AP) — Doubted before the season began, questioned even more after a 0-2 start, the Seattle Seahawks are back where they've spent most seasons since Pete Carroll arrived.
The Seahawks are in the playoffs and perhaps as the type of opponent no one would like to see in the postseason.
"You hear it. You hear the noise. You hear the 4-12 predictions, the 5-11 and that stuff motivates you," Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright said. "We kept believing."
Plenty of implications at stake as Chiefs visit Seahawks
SEATTLE (AP) — From the time he entered the league in 2012, Russell Wilson for the most part has thrived late in the season with playoff berths or playoff positioning at stake.
What about potential MVP candidate Patrick Mahomes?
49ers DL Buckner finally turns pressure into sacks
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Generating pressure on the quarterback has never been a major problem for DeForest Buckner since entering the NFL in 2016. Turning that pressure into sacks, however, was missing his first two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.
Buckner has finally started to put the whole package together this season, becoming one of the league's top inside rushers and justifying the 49ers' first-round investment made a few years ago.
Gould’s FG in OT helps 49ers snap 10-game skid vs. Seahawks
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As if the San Francisco 49ers needed any reminder about how Seattle has dominated this once fierce NFC West rivalry of late, Kyle Shanahan and his coaching staff spent the night before the game reminding the players with highlights from the Seahawks' 27-point blowout just two weeks ago.
Russell Wilson jokes about shoe toss against 49ers
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Russell Wilson knew the question was coming and tried to lean into it with some levity on Thursday.
"I think somebody is missing a shoe somewhere," the Seattle quarterback joked as he took to the lectern for his weekly press conference.
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Wilson’s big day leads Seahawks past San Francisco 43-16
SEATTLE (AP) — It was pointed out this week by San Francisco's Richard Sherman that he was witness to watching Seattle's Russell Wilson throw five interceptions in one game.
He didn't see Wilson throw any interceptions on Sunday. Instead, he watched Wilson throw four touchdowns and the Seahawks stay in the middle of the NFC playoff race with a 43-16 blowout win over the 49ers.
With run game shut down, Seahawks show they can still throw
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For most of the season, the Seattle Seahawks have had the best running offense in the NFL, trying to win without throwing the ball all over the field.
What the Seahawks showed in Sunday's win over Carolina is that when necessary, they can still rely on the right arm of Russell Wilson.
Wilson leads Seahawks’ rally in 30-27 win over Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tyler Lockett knew if Russell Wilson bought him a few more seconds, he could spring himself for a big play.
Seahawks-Panthers Capsule Preview
SEATTLE (5-5) at CAROLINA (6-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
OPENING LINE — Panthers by 3 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Seattle 6-3-1, Carolina 5-5
SERIES RECORD — Seahawks lead series 8-4
LAST MEETING — Seahawks beat Panthers 40-7, Dec. 4, 2016
LAST WEEK — Seahawks beat Packers 27-24; Panthers lost to Lions 20-19
AP PRO32 RANKING — Seahawks No. 11, Panthers No. 9
SEAHAWKS OFFENSE — OVERALL (20), RUSH (1), PASS (27)
SEAHAWKS DEFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (17), PASS (t-11)
Rams’ Aaron Donald fined $23,395 by the NFL
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has been fined $23,395 by the NFL.
Donald was fined $10,026 for unnecessary roughness and $13,369 for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Donald got into a scuffle on the sideline with Justin Britt in the fourth quarter of the Rams' win over Seattle last Sunday. The first fine was for a facemask against Britt and the second was for his conduct after the game when he put his helmet on as he tried to confront Britt on the field.
Seahawks get crucial win to stay in NFC playoff conversation
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For the Seattle Seahawks to have a say in the NFC playoff picture, they had to get past Green Bay. A loss would have likely proved too much to overcome with games remaining against Carolina, Minnesota and Kansas City.
So Pete Carroll celebrated Thursday's win in the way everyone would have expected. He rode Seattle's waterfront Ferris wheel.
"It's a wonderful ride. Everyone should do it," Carroll said Friday.
After huge 1st half, Packers go silent in loss to Seahawks
SEATTLE (AP) — Aaron Rodgers did what he liked for the first 30 minutes. He threw a pair of touchdowns, including a 54-yarder on the run to an unknown tight end for his first NFL catch. His passer rating was nearly perfect. Green Bay looked like it could score on every drive.
And then it almost completely stopped. Rodgers was unable to solve Seattle in the second half, and was left to watch Russell Wilson lead another late touchdown drive and send the Packers back home with a loss.
Wilson caps Seattle’s rally past Green Bay for 27-24 win
SEATTLE (AP) — After a shaky beginning, Russell Wilson got hot in the fourth quarter, Bobby Wagner and Seattle's defense stymied Aaron Rodgers and the Seahawks stayed in the middle of the NFC playoff race.
"We've been through so much throughout this season it was time to get over the hump," Wagner said. "We've been down, we've been up, we've lost close games, we've won close games. It was time."
Packers face Seahawks with playoff positioning at stake
SEATTLE (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson have faced off in a few memorable games in Seattle, from the "Fail Mary" to an unforgettable NFC championship game that sent the Seahawks to their second straight Super Bowl.
For the fifth straight regular season — and the seventh time overall since 2012 — Green Bay and Seattle will meet again on Thursday night, but this time it's positioning in a jumbled NFC playoff picture at stake.
Packers have bitter memories of CenturyLink Field
The Green Bay Packers have some bitter memories of CenturyLink Field. Who can blame them?
The NFC championship game in the 2014 season was in their control until a fake punt by the Seahawks and some bad decisions by the Packers helped Seattle force overtime.
Wilson, Seahawks missing 4th quarter magic this season
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For most of his career, the fourth quarter is where Russell Wilson has thrived. His late game heroics of leading comebacks in the fourth quarter or overtime to win games take up nearly an entire page of Seattle's weekly game notes.
Rams make late defensive stand, hold off Seahawks 36-31
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams were still reeling from the mass shooting less than five miles from their training complex when wildfires consumed the nearby hills, forcing a canceled practice and the evacuation of many players and coaches from their homes.
Wilson, Seattle nearly complete rally but fall to Chargers
SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson missed a wide-open Jaron Brown for a potential touchdown. He reverted to a problem from earlier this season taking too many sacks. Most costly, he misread coverage and threw a pass that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.
Yet for all those issues, Wilson was a slightly deflected pass away from leading a remarkable comeback and getting the Seattle Seahawks into overtime against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Rivers, Gordon leads Chargers past Seahawks 25-17
SEATTLE (AP) — Jahleel Addae saw Russell Wilson's pass coming in his direction. He didn't see David Moore running open behind him in the back of the end zone, and as the pass floated past, Addae reached out his right arm as far as he could.
"I got my last fingernail on it," Addae said. "I barely snipped it."
Lockett producing in a big way for Seahawks offense
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Wide receiver Tyler Lockett is back to full strength and producing more than ever for the Seattle Seahawks.
Another year removed from the broken leg that ended his 2016 season, Lockett again looks like the explosive threat he was in his first two years in Seattle. Lockett has already matched his career-high in touchdowns in just seven games played this season.
"He's been a big factor early in the year," head coach Pete Carroll said.
Seahawks feeling upbeat after victory over Lions
DETROIT (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks celebrated a touchdown by acting out a baseball game in the end zone. Later, their punter ran for a first down when he was supposed to take a safety.
Wilson throws 3 TDs in 2nd quarter, Seahawks top Lions 28-14
DETROIT (AP) — Russell Wilson was perfect.
Seattle's game plan was pretty good, too.
Wilson threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter to put the Seahawks ahead and they went on to beat the Detroit Lions 28-14 Sunday, leaning on their running game and defense just as they have throughout their turnaround.
"We can do whatever we want right now," Wilson said.
Rams defense ready for what Packers QB Rodgers can create
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to quarterbacks creating something out of nothing, Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay and Russell Wilson of Seattle are the gold standard.
Fortunately for safety John Johnson III and the rest of the Los Angeles Rams' defense, they already got a look at Wilson's Houdini act and can use that experience to prepare for what Rodgers and the Packers might do on Sunday.
David Moore moves from 7th-rounder to Seahawks’ No. 3 WR
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — David Moore went home to Gainesville, Texas, during the Seattle Seahawks' bye week with the kind of attention no one could have expected when he became a seventh-round draft pick of the Seahawks in the spring of 2017.
Rather than getting inundated back home in the town of less than 20,000 about 70 miles north of Dallas, Moore said most of his hometown is pretty respectful and relaxed about the local star that's quickly becoming a favored target of Russell Wilson.
Seahawks eye playoff push as Raiders seek stability
LONDON (AP) — Lethargic losses to start the season were enough to believe the Seattle Seahawks might not compete in the NFC West, especially after they failed to reach the playoffs last season.
But after a 27-3 dismantling of the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at Wembley Stadium, quarterback Russell Wilson believes the Seahawks are back on track.
Seahawks roll behind Wilson’s 3 TDs; Raiders QB Carr injured
LONDON (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaron Brown saw teammate David Moore go tumbling over the temporary video advertising boards.
At no point was he concerned about his well-being.
"Any time you catch a touchdown (pass), I don't think you're worried about what happens after," Brown said.
Quarterback Russell Wilson threw touchdown passes to Brown, Moore and Tyler Lockett, and the Seahawks rolled to a 27-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.
Seahawks face Raiders in first London game of season
Seattle faces the Oakland Raiders in Wembley Stadium on Sunday for the NFL's first London game of the season, and the Seahawks' first regular-season appearance overseas.
Pete Carroll will be looking to break a tie with Mike Holmgren (90) as the winningest coach in Seahawks franchise history, and Russell Wilson is 25-6 after a loss for Seattle (2-3) — for the best record for a quarterback since the merger.
‘Beast Mode’ highlights Raiders game against Seahawks
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland may always be home for Marshawn Lynch, but Seattle was the city that truly made him a star.
There was the "Beast Quake" run that set the tone for the Pete Carroll era with the Seahawks. The Skittles that rained down on the field after his big runs. The ferocious running style that inspired teammates.
Untimely penalties end Seahawks’ hope of toppling Rams
SEATTLE (AP) — The scenario was all lined up for Russell Wilson to lead the Seattle Seahawks to a 25th career fourth-quarter comeback and end the unbeaten run of a division rival.
Needing just a field goal to take the lead, the Seahawks were already in range for Sebastian Janikowski. A few more yards, milk some time off the clock and Seattle would have had a chance at a field goal to knock off the Los Angeles Rams.
Gurley’s 3 TDs keep Rams perfect in 33-31 win over Seahawks
SEATTLE (AP) — Andrew Whitworth was sitting on the bench with his helmet on the ground. Jared Goff was busy in conversation with referee Clete Blakeman about a previous play. Initially, the Los Angeles Rams believed coach Sean McVay would take the safe play and punt rather than the risk of going for it on fourth down with less than 2 minutes remaining inside Rams territory.
That's not the style of McVay, or these still unbeaten Rams.
Donald, Rams’ D-line want to keep up the pressure on Wilson
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Donald let out a sigh when he was asked about Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, knowing the challenge facing the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
"He's going to make you work for it," Donald said Thursday. "Definitely."
But if any group is capable of turning the tables on the elusive Wilson, it would be the Rams' defensive line that leads the NFL in pressures and hurries.
Miller agrees he needs to make more plays, not play more
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller concurs with his coaches that he needs to make more plays, not that he needs to play more.
The Broncos (2-2) haven't had a takeaway since the season opener, and the fulcrum of Denver's defense said the solution is simple: "I've got to get some sacks."
Miller said if he can get to the quarterback like he did in the opener, when he dumped Russell Wilson three times, he can either force a fumble or a bad throw.
Wilson 2 TDs, Thomas 2 picks, Seahawks beat Cowboys 24-13
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Carson dished out punishing runs. Russell Wilson made smart, decisive throws at key moments. A defense led by Bobby Wagner and an unhappy Earl Thomas forced turnovers, making Dak Prescott and Dallas look meager trying to move the ball.
The Seattle Seahawks returned to a familiar, old formula to avoid a dreaded 0-3 start, beating the Cowboys 24-13 on Sunday.
"This is how we want to play. We couldn't be any more specific about it," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.
Seahawks struggling to protect quarterback Russell Wilson
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll has a firm belief that the protection the Seattle Seahawks offensive line is providing Russell Wilson has improved from where it was in recent years.
Khalil Mack, Bears defense look to turn sacks into turnovers
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — In just a few weeks, linebacker Khalil Mack and the Chicago Bears defense feel they've established an identity.
The identity is no secret: They're coming after the quarterback and the football.
The Bears hope to build momentum Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals after they beat Seattle 24-17 Monday night. And a defense leading the NFL in sacks is giving them a shot at climbing over .500 for the first time since September 2014.
Carroll: Wilson trying too hard during Seahawks’ 0-2 start
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll believes Russell Wilson is trying too hard to create opportunities during Seattle's winless start and in the process is making the kinds of fourth-quarter mistakes that have largely been absent during his career.
Bears win despite up-down performance by Trubisky
CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky started fast, slowed down and picked it up down the stretch.
Despite another inconsistent performance by their prized quarterback, the Bears pulled out their first win.
Khalil Mack had one of six sacks against Russell Wilson, Prince Amukamara returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown and Chicago beat the Seattle Seahawks 24-17 Monday night to give coach Matt Nagy his first career victory.