Blame Game: Players responsible for opening night loss

Robin Lopez

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his three most disappointing players from Portland’s opening night loss to the Phoenix Suns last night. With expectations high for the 2013 season, the Blazers and their bench fell flat as the Suns powered past a winded Portland squad. Robin Lopez, Mo Williams, and Nicolas Batum were players who needed to step their games up a little more.

Seahawks vs. Rams – Week 8 “game balls”

Tate's reception was crucial...his antics weren't. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson presents the offensive, defense, and special teams game balls from Seattle’s 14-9, sloppy win over the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football. With the offensive really unable to get anything going, Golden Tate stepped up and accounted for both of Seattle’s touchdowns. Defensively the Seahawks were once again spectacular but it was Earl Thomas who really pushed the envelope, and Jon Ryan complimented the special teams game…

ICYMI Seahawks vs. Rams – Sloppy in St. Louis

Seattle St. Louis

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Seattle’s sloppy and narrow victory over the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football. Heading into St. Louis as 13-point favorites, the Hawks and their depleted offensive line couldn’t get anything going but still managed to rack up just enough points to slip past an ailing Rams team. It was an ugly win, but the Seahawks will take it. Golden Tate, Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, and Paul McQuistan are front and center.

Predicting the rest of the 2013 Seahawks Season

Will Wilson and the Hawks get revenge in Atlanta? (David Goldman/AP Photo)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson predicts the remainder of Seattle’s season on the gridiron. Already having played seven games and establishing an impressive 6-1 record, the Hawks are looking like the team many thought they would be. As the season progresses Seattle will look to only get better, and the addition of Percy Harvin will help with that. Look for the Seahawks to mimic their hot start throughout the rest of the season, perhaps only dropping one more game this year.

Seahawks vs Cardinals – Week 7 game balls

Wilson looked much-improved and sound in the air in last night's game (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson brings us his game balls for the Seahawks week 7 game against the Arizona Cardinals. Russell Wilson was money through the air on Thursday night, Malcolm Smith proved he can be a force in the linebacker unit, and Steven Hauschka was once again automatic. A great performance all-around by the Hawks resulted in their sixth win of the season.

ICYMI Seahawks vs. Cardinals – 12s on the Road

The Seahawks were once again money on the road this season (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson brings us his weekly love em and hate em from this week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks’ Thursday night game of the season, Seattle traveled to Arizona and downed the Cardinals in brilliant fashion as a large contingent of 12′s watched Russell Wilson dazzle through the air en route to three passing touchdowns. Could the Seahawks have 1 loss when they play Drew Brees and the Saints?

Seattle Mariners breaking news: Eric Wedge won’t return

Wedge is done after three seasons in the Emerald City

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the announcement that the Mariners have accepted Eric Wedge’s resignation after three years in the Emerald City. Though he will finish out the season with the club, Wedge will be gone after Seattle’s final series with the Athletics after compiling a less-than-stellar 212-271 record while managing the M’s. A replacement has yet to be named.

Looking Back: Royals vs. Mariners series rewind

Kuma was as dominant as ever in his final start of the season. (Elaine Thompson/Seattle PI)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Seattle’s latest series against the Kansas City Royals. Far out of any playoff race, the Mariners made sure to leave their effort on the field as they took 2-of-3 from a team still looking to contend for a postseason berth. James Paxton was stellar, Justin Smoak came through in the clutch, and Hisashi Iwakuma was better than ever. Nice to see Mike Zunino and Michael Saunders swinging the bat right now too.

Looking Back: Mariners vs. Tigers series rewind

The Mariners have lost 4 starting pitchers to injury in 2014

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Seattle’s series in Detroit against the Tigers. Taking 1-of-4 from the soon-to-be AL Central Champions, the Mariners actually played pretty well against Detroit despite winning just one game. They received a few quality outings from their starters and managed to get the offensive ball rolling in the final two games of the series.

Looking Ahead: Mariners at Tigers Preview

Brandon Maurer Widescreen

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson preview the upcoming series for the Seattle Mariners against the Detroit Tigers. Having dropped their past two series to the Astros and the Cardinals, the Mariners will be looking to bounce back against a hot and dangerous Detroit Tigers squad. Joe Saunders and Brandon Maurer will get the start in the first two games for Seattle while it is still unknown who will get starts in games 3 and 4.

Looking Back: Mariners vs. Cardinals series rewind

Mariners Cardinals

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson recaps Seattle’s series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Playing a team who is battling for supremacy in their division, don’t let Sunday’s outcome fool you, the Mariners played a good series. Dropping the first game in extra innings, Seattle received a day two boost from James Paxton before an embarrassing loss on Sunday.

Looking Back: Astros vs. Mariners review

Does Taijuan Walker remain a Mariner in 2014?

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Seattle’s series against the Houston Astros and how it ended up in a disappointing home sweep. Playing the last-place team in the AL West and a team they should have been able to handle easily, the Mariners were outmatched by Houston’s bats and they just couldn’t get anything going on the offensive side of the ball. Seattle now travels to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals.

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