The hands of the Seahawks

Which team will win the Super Russell Wilson Nike Jersey Bowl this season?

It’s circled,” Winfield told USA TODAY Sports with a smile at Seahawks training camp this week. “I can’t wait to play against those guys.” NFL: Tebow is Belichick’s biggest Patriot project Winfield isn’t alone in that sentiment. The list of ex-Vikings on the Seattle roster includes receivers Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice, backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and linebacker/special teamer Heath Farwell. More remarkable, four of those players Winfield, Harvin, Rice and Farwell were Pro Bowl selections on the 2009 Vikings team that reached the NFC championship game. “I feel like we had the same talent that that team had in ’09,” Rice said, “with a little more spunk.” Jackson and Rice arrived first, signing with the Seahawks after the 2011 lockout. Then came Farwell, whom the Vikings released in their final cuts a month later. Harvin was acquired in a March trade. The next day, the Vikings cut Winfield, who joined his old friends with the Seahawks and was assigned the locker next to Farwell.

NFL: Seahawks outrun Packers

JOHN LOK / THE SEATTLE TIMES The hands of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. JOHN LOK / THE SEATTLE TIMES The hands of Seattle Seahawks tight end Sean McGrath. JOHN LOK / THE SEATTLE TIMES The hand of Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice. JOHN LOK / THE SEATTLE TIMES The hands of Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate. JOHN LOK / THE SEATTLE TIMES The hands of Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan. The great idea came from my photo editor, Danny Gawlowski.

Thankfully for Carroll, two backups came up big. Christine Michael ran for 97 yards on 11 carries and Stephen Williams snatched a ball away from cornerback Loyce Means in the end zone for a 42-yard touchdown catch and the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter. Michael had a 43-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for the Seahawks (3-0), who stayed unbeaten but didn’t look like the team that routed Denver and San Diego the previous two weeks. For Michael, it was another impressive preseason performance after sitting out last week due to back spasms. Michael ran for 89 yards on 16 carries in the first preseason game against San Diego. ”We were kind of beating ourselves with the penalties,” Michael said Friday. ”But it was a hump we had to get over, we did and we came out with the victory.” The Packers’ Vince Young , vying for the backup job behind starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers , orchestrated an 11-play, 80-yard drive in the third quarter that ended with a 1-yard touchdown pass to backup fullback Jonathan Amosa to tie it at 10.

Observation deck: Seahawks 17, Packers 10

In last years third preseason game at Cincinnati, Rodgers played the entire first half — 41 plays over six series. Rodgers took a hard hit on his final play, when center Evan Dietrich-Smith appeared to be late to pick up defensive end Benson Mayowa on a loop move to the inside. In his preseason debut, running back DuJuan Harris looked rusty and might have reinjured his knee. He rushed for 2 yards on three carries but missed an opportunity for a big gain when he failed to bounce a first-quarter run outside, where there was a big hole. Harris missed the first two preseason games because of a knee injury and then limped off the field in the second quarter and did not return. Rookie running back Eddie Lacy had no running room. In eight carries, he had minus-5 yards. Safety Morgan Burnett dropped out after the first series with an apparent hamstring injury.

Turnovers, penalties plague Seahawks in exhibition win over Packers

Wilson finished 5-of-5 for 67 yards on the opening drive. The Packers (1-2) answered on the ensuing drive, with Aaron Rodgers moving his team 52 yards on 11 plays, capped by a 38-yard field goal by Mason Crosby. The Seahawks took the lead midway though the third quarter on another impressive run by rookie Christine Michael, who burst through a big hole up the middle and cut up the right sideline for a 43-yard score. Michael finished with 97 yards on 11 carries. The Packers tied the score at 10 with an 11-play, 80-yard drive directed by backup quarterback Vince Young, who hit University of Washington product Jonathan Amosa for a 1-yard touchdown pass with 3:41 left in the third quarter. But Seattle took the lead for good in the fourth quarter on receiver Stephen Williams third touchdown of the exhibition season, another 42-yard reception from quarterback Brady Quinn. Seattles defense played well, holding the Packers to 75 yards rushing on 23 carries, or 3.3 per carry. Young led Green Bay with 39 yards rushing.

EDT, August 24, 2013 GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Seattle Seahawks offensive juggernaut hit a speed bump at Lambeau Field . The Green Bay Packers werent exactly lighting up the scoreboard, either. Christine Michael ran for 97 yards on 11 carries and Stephen Williams snatched a ball away from cornerback Loyce Means in the end zone for a 42-yard touchdown catch and the go-ahead score in the Seahawks 17-10 preseason victory Friday night. Photos: 50 greatest Seminoles of all time This game instead will be remembered for some defense, and a host of mistakes and sloppy play — not exactly what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll or Packers counterpart Mike McCarthy were looking for with the regular season a little more than two weeks away. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson , returning to the state where he turned into a college star at Wisconsin, finished 11 of 17 for 126 yards but threw two interception, including a pass tipped by two defenders that landed in the opportunistic hands of Casey Hayward . Wilson looked in midseason form on the opening series against the Packers first-string defense in the first quarter, guiding Seattle to the 9 by gaining chunks of yardage on long pass plays. But running back Robert Turbin was stuffed on first down. Then, the 5-foot-10 Turbin was overmatched on the edge trying to block 6-foot-3 linebacker Clay Matthews , who sacked Wilson. Seattle settled for Steven Hauschka s 27-yard field goal. Obviously, that was a big emphasis for us last year and even more so this year, is limiting his ability to create plays by running out of the pocket, Matthews said at halftime. Hes going to make his plays, but I felt for the most part, not only myself, but as a rushing unit, we did a good job of keeping him bottled up in the pocket, forcing some errant throws and getting after him. The Seahawks have been a chic pick to get to the Super Bowl, especially after beating their first two opponents this preseason by a combined score of 71-20. Big plays propelled Seattle last week to a 40-10 rout of the Broncos . But penalties weighed down both teams on a warm evening, especially the Seahawks.

Seahawks, Packers get defensive

Anonymous visitors to can access up to 3 premium articles per calendar month. Users who become free registered users of can access up to 10 premium articles per month. Access to additional premium content requires a paid subscription. To register or subscribe, please visit on a desktop or laptop computer Premium content is available to sample on a limited basis. Learn more about registering or subscribing to increase your access.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s