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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 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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November 19, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Take 2: Why Husky fans need to give Chris Petersen a break

BY RICK LUND / SEATTLE TIMES STAFF While most of Husky Nation is piling on Chris Petersen for his management of the clock late in Saturday’s loss to Arizona, and his insistence Monday that he would “do the same thing again,” I think it’s time to give the coach a break. Sure, in hindsight, he should have…

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November 18, 2014 at 5:30 AM

Take 2: UW’s Chris Petersen lost my respect by not holding himself accountable

BY SCOTT HANSON / SEATTLE TIMES STAFF Washington football coach Chris Petersen is big on accountability. Except when it comes to himself. That became clear Monday, when Petersen did not open his news conference by apologizing to his players and Husky fans for making the ridiculous decision to run the football late in Saturday’s game against Arizona instead…

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