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Is Wilson NFL's Best Rusher?

Kenneth Arthur, Sports on Earth

Oregon's Nice-Guy QB Could Finish 1st

George Schroeder, USA Today

Is NFL's Best Running Back a QB?

Kenneth Arthur, Sports on Earth

Roster Turmoil Plaguing Seahawks

Larry Stone, Seattle Times

What's Wrong With Seahawks?

Jayson Jenks, Seattle Times

Over the first two years of his pro career, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wasn't just a good passer for his experience (he has started every game for Seattle since Week 1 of ...(full article)

The pass was away, but the guy popped him anyway. Just barely legal, an unfriendly hello. Marcus Mariota bounced up, patted the guy on the helmet, and delivered his own message: ...(full article)

Over the first two years of his pro career, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wasn't just a good passer for his experience (he has started every game for Seattle since Week 1 o...(full article)

As the Seahawks face a must-win game against Arizona on Sunday they steadfastly refuse to call a must-win game, a familiar challenge threatens them. Turnover. No, not turnovers, th...(full article)

Perhaps the best way to summarize the play of Russell Wilson and the passing offense against the Kansas City Chiefs came courtesy of his coach, Pete Carroll.   Talk of Wilson’s ...(full article)

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