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November 26, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Seahawks vs. 49ers: National media predicting another classic

If you believe the national media and major newspapers, the 49ers will edge the Seahawks. Twenty-five of 43 predictions I found picked San Francisco to beat Seattle on Thanksgiving night. Eighteen picked the Seahawks to win. Most cited Seattle’s lack of success in the Bay Area. But everyone predicted a close game. Here’s a roundup of predictions entering…

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November 26, 2014 at 7:33 AM

Seahawks move up in national media power rankings, but guess who’s right behind?

The Seahawks made a major move in most NFL power rankings after their convincing 19-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, but guess who’s right over their shoulder? How fitting. As the Seahawks and 49ers enter their Thanksgiving showdown, the bitter NFC West rivals are in lock-step with each other. Seattle ranks a little ahead of San Francisco…

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November 25, 2014 at 5:46 PM

What was the most memorable Apple Cup game?

With the Washington State Cougars and Washington Huskies scheduled  face each other for the 107th time Saturday in Pullman, we’re remembering some the greatest Apple Cups each day leading up to the game in the Take 2 blog. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote on which game you think…

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November 24, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Got a good Apple Cup joke? Share them here

It’s that time of year again, folks. The beloved Apple Cup. A time where Washington is divided between crimson and purple in the state’s longest-standing rivalry. It’s also a time Coug and Husky fans alike get to dust off old jokes, jabs and one-liners at their respective in-state foes. We at The Seattle Times know you…

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November 24, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Seahawks vs. Cardinals: National media raving about Seattle defense, look ahead to 49ers

The Seahawks’ defense saved its best performance of the season for when Seattle needed it most. The national media heaped praise on the defensive effort, but stopped short of saying Seattle’s back in the NFC West playoff race. That will have to wait for the showdown with the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara on Thanksgiving…

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November 22, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Chris Petersen’s chart, Marshawn Lynch’s fine: Seattle Times readers sound off

Chris Petersen Quit pointing fingers at coaches A few losses by a team never fails to effect the scornful jeers of fair-weather fans, armchair quarterbacks and self-anointed coaches blessed with hindsight, including sportswriters at The Seattle Times. Now the target is Washington coach Chris Petersen, who is on the hot seat over a single play call in a single…

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November 20, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Seahawks fan behind enemy lines in K.C.: We’re still louder

BY CLINTON PAWLICK Kansas City met us with the austerity of an early cold front and a quiet unexpected for a place prideful of its sound. Perhaps it was too cold to be loud. Or, maybe, the fans were more mindful of the Chiefs’ last playoff win. That was in 1993. So we heard a restrained silence…

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