On a day where the NFL was honoring US Veterans across the league, the Jets came into Seattle trying to save their season but ended up getting pummeled by the Seahawks 28-7. I got to see first hand “Tebow-mania” in action. It was really bizarre how the stadium was buzzing every time he entered the game. Neither him or Mark Sanchez could get the offense going however. Marshawn Lynch had a big game with 124 and going over the 1,000 yard mark for the season.
United States Army Sgt. Erin M. Schaefer who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan lead the Seahawks out onto the field as part of the Veterans Day tribute at the stadium and across the NFL.
Golden Tate goes high over the Jets Kyle Wilson for a touchdown grab.
Richard Sherman leaps in front of Dustin Keller for an interception.
Russell Wilson scrambles away from the Jets defenders.
Marshawn Lynch coughs up the ball in the 2nd quarter.
Sidney Rice tries to sell a touchdown reception, but it was ruled incomplete.
Marshawn Lynch stretches for extra yards.
Marshawn Lynch powers through the line.
Do not look directly at the Shermanator.
Russell Wilson throws across his body on the run.
Jets’ CB Ellis Lankster bears down on Russell Wilson.
Lynch talks with O-Line Coach Tom Cable on the sideline.
Head Coach Pete Carroll.
Earl Thomas uproots Jeremy Kerley.
Jets DT Mike DeVito can’t quite catch up with Russell Wilson.
Tim Tebow gets ready to unload a pass.
Jets QB Mark Sanchez looks to pass.
Shonn Greene cuts through the defense.
Marshawn Lynch with a full head of steam looks to attack.
Referee Ed Hochuli is number one.
The offense huddles around Russell Wilson.
Rookie RB Robert Turbin looks to get around Antonio Cromartie.
Jets coach Rex Ryan shakes hands with Ex-Jet Leon Washington.
Antonio Cromartie and Richard Sherman joke after the game.
Tim Tebow walks past his section of fans on the way to the locker room.
*Extra* The Sea Gals look to the sky during their performance.
*Extra* Before the game, the crowd does a card stunt thanking the US Veterans.
*Extra* There was a C-17 Flyover after the National Anthem.
A wet and soggy Sunday afternoon in Seattle was the scene as the high powered Patriots offense lead by Tom Brady went head to head with the League’s top defense. The Patriots lead for most of the game but Russell Wilson lead the Hawks for a 4th quarter rally going ahead with just over a minute remaining with a long touchdown to Sidney Rice and taking the victory 24-23.
Tom Brady getting ready to take the field.
Tom Brady barely gets this pass off…
…before getting drilled by Chris Clemons.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson gets brought down by vince Wilfork for a sack.
Russell Wilson unloads a pass.
Marshawn Lynch breaks free through the Patriots line.
Russell Wilson scrambles to avoid Vince Wilfork.
Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin outleaps Kyle Arrington for a touchdown grab.
The Sea Gals break out the cowboy hats for a number.
Russell Wilson scrambles outside for some yards.
Tom Brady leaps to get a pass off over Bruce Irvin.
Marshawn Lynch powers through the Patriots defense.
Punter John Ryan has trouble with this snap on a soggy day.
At halftime the Seahawks honored Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy by retiring #96.
Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy waives to the crowd during the ceremony retiring his number.
Tom Brady scans the Seahawks defense at the line.
Head Coach Pete Carroll has a discussion with the Line Judge.
Brandon Browner almost makes an interception breaking up this pass.
Bruce Irvin gets ready to enter the game.
Seahawks DT Brandon Mebane has a few words for Tom Brady.
Russell Wilson huddles the team up as the rain continues to fall.
Patriots WR Wes Welker eludes a takle on a kick return.
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez runs for yards after the catch.
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski stretches for a few extra yards.
Free Safety Earl Thomas eludes a talker after making this interception.
Seahawks WR Sidney Rice takes the ball on this reverse.
Russell Wilson makes a throw on the run.
The Sea Gals didn’t let a little rain stop them.
Sidney Rice hauls in this touchdown pass with 1:18 remaining to put the Hawks up for good.
A dejected Vince Wilfork leaves the field.
Tom Brady tries to lead the Pats down the field one last time, but it was not to be.
K.J. Wright celebrates after stopping the Patriots on their final drive.
Brady and Wilson shake hands after the game.
A victorious Russell Wilson leaves the field.
It’s that time of year again when all of the football preview magazines start hitting the shelves. and like every other year, Lindy’s continues to put out the best books available. They have great writing and the best use of photos of any of the others out there. Here are 3 covers that I have photos on this year.
Lindy’s Covers 2012
So tragic to hear the news of Junior Seau taking his own life yesterday. Great player to watch for so many years. Here’s a shot that I took when he was with the Patriots back in 2008. RIP Junior.
I had a great opportunity to head to New York City last week and take part in some pre-draft activities. It was a lot of fun. As you know, the first pick of the draft this year was Andrew Luck out of Stanford to the Indianapolis Colts. Here’s a shot I made of him in 2010 when they played the Huskies.
Here is a selection of some of my favorite shots from the 2011 football season. Hope you enjoy!
I meant to post these a while back, but during the halftime of the Seahawks – Ravens game, there were wiener-dog races. They are tough little guys to keep in focus, but I found a few that I liked. Enjoy.
This has be a penalty for taunting, right?
Ready for takeoff.
Out in front.
The championship round.
I took a few shots from Sunday’s Ravens-Seahawks game and did some editing to them in Adobe Lightroom.
Ray Lewis and the Ravens came into Seattle probably thinking that they were going to take care of business and head back east, but that just wasn’t going to be the case. The Seahawks put together one of their most complete games of the season on both sides of the ball and handed the Ravens a 22-17 loss. Marshawn Lynch had a Beast of a day with 167 hard-faught total yards and a touchdown.
Waiting in the wings.
Marshawn Lynch tries to leap for the pylon.
Brandon Mebane flies over David Hawthorne who wrapped up Ray Rice.
Ray Rice surprises everyone with this touchdown pass.
Ed Dickson was on the receiving end of Rice’s pass and spikes the ball.
Ray Lewis on the prowl.
Ravens go high to try and block this field goal attempt.
Michael Robinson checking the coverage.
Tarvaris Jackson rolls out looking for a receiver.
Sidney Rice hauls in a pass with tight coverage.
Marshawn Lynch looks for a hole.
Lynch tries to get outside of the defense.
Marshawn Lynch tip-toes the sideline for a few extra yards.
Atari Rigby and Kernnard Cox celebrate after a fumble recovery by Rigby.
Cary Williams breaks up this pass to Sidney Rice.
Sidney Rice pleads for a flag.
Joe Flacco gets a pass off with pressure coming.
Marshawn Lynch had the last laugh with his performance against the Ravens.
Sidney Rice goes up high for this pass, but it was eventually knock away.
Coach Pete Carroll with some words of encouragement for his quarterback.
Ray Rice gets knocked back by Roy Lewis.
Just out of reach.
Richard Sherman wags his finger at the Raven bench telling them they should throw near him.
Several Ravens try to wrap up Lynch.
Cory Redding tries to drag down Tarvaris Jackson
Joe Flacco tries to scramble for a few yards.
Ray Rice fights for yardage.
David Hawthorne lunges to try and take down Rice.
Cory Redding tries to fire up his teammates.
Lardarius Webb goes up high to knock away this pass to Golden Tate.
Ravens Coach John Harbaugh
Ray Lewis talks with Mike Williams after the game.
This game had just about everything. As soon as ball was kicked off to start the game it started to downpour for about 10 minutes and then the skies opened up and it ended up being a beautiful day. The bright sun made for some challenging light in
Seahawks Stadium, Qwest Field, CenturyLink Field. It wasn’t a pretty game for either team but the Seahawks made plays when they had to and pulled out the victory 13-10 for their first win of the season.
Tarvaris Jackson and Sidney Rice celebrate Jackson's touchdown.
Marshawn Lynch gets his helmet ripped off during the rain storm that showed up at the beginning of the game.
Earl Thomas pick off a pass in the first quarter. A penalty negated the play and the Cardinals keep possession of the ball.
Chester Taylor make a cut to find an opening.
Leon Washington has trouble getting a handle of the ball on this kickoff.
Tarvaris Jackson rolls out looking for a receiver.
Larry Fitzgerald tries to break free of Marcus Trufant.
Earl Thomas and Brandon Browner get mixed up on coverage and Larry Fitzgerald hauls in a touchdown.
Kevin Kolb rolls out looking for a receiver.
Tarvaris Jackson looks for an opening in the defense.
Tarvaris Jackson throws on the run.
Sidney Rice tries to fend off AJ Jefferson.
Tarvaris Jackson unloads a desperation throw at the end of the half...
…which is broken up and intercepted by the Cardinals.
Marshawn Lynch busts through the Cardinals Defense.
Sidney Rice hauls in a pass on the sideline and is pushed out by AJ Jefferson.
Pete Carroll likes what he sees
Tarvaris Jackson tries to break free of Darnell Dockett's grip.
Tarvaris Jackson dives into the endzone for a touchdown.
Kevin Kolb loses his helmet when being brought down by Chris Clemons.
David Hawthorne is on the prowl.
Kam Chancellor made the final interception of the game to seal the victory and celebrates with Leroy Hill.
After the rain at the beginning of the game, it turned out to be a beautiful day.
This Sea Gal lets her hair fly.
This season’s Lindy’s Annuals are hitting the shelves now. My photos appear on three covers this year, the National College Pacific Northwest edition as well as the Pro Seattle and San Francisco/Oakland/San Diego edition. It has been a great experience to shoot for Lindy’s for the past several years.
I’ve gathered up my favorite sports images from 2010 here. I feel very fortunate to have been able to to shoot so many great events and meet so many great people. I hope you enjoy.
The AFC West leading Chiefs came into Seattle and dominated the Seahawks on Sunday 42-24. Dwayne Bowe had three touchdown receptions and Jamaal Charles rushed for 173 yards. The loss bumped the Seahawks back into a tie with St.Louis for first place in the NFC West. From a photography perspective, it was a great game to shoot because there was decent light and the red Chiefs uniforms really popped with all of the dark blue throughout Qwest Field.
The Chiefs take the field
The Hawks rushing trio was introduced together. Unfortunately, the only managed 20 total yards for the game.
Matt Cassel threw for 4 touchdowns on the day
Rookie Russell Okung gets ready to protect his QB.
Chiefs Head Coach Todd Haley
Lofa Tatupu wraps up Thomas Jones.
Jackie Bates stops Marshawn Lynch in his tracks.
Marcus Trufant is taken off the field on the cart after a leg injury, but returned later in the game.
Rookie Earl Thomas returns a blocked punt for a touchdown.
Leon Washington gets just enough of Verran Tucker to trip him up on a return.
Lofa wants to hear it from the crowd.
Jamaal Charles has a huge day rushing for the Chiefs with 173 yards.
Matt Hasselbeck gets a pass off. He finished with 282 yards on the day.
Dwayne Bowe and Verran Tucker celebrate one of Bowe's 3 touchdowns.
Kendrick Lewis runs for yardage after an interception.
Pete Carroll looks on to the action.
Who's got it?...
...Tamba Hali, that's who.
Matt Cassel lifts up Dwayne Bowe after another his third TD of the day.
Ben Obomanu gets past the Chiefs secondary and is wide open.
...and takes it for a touchdown as Coach Carroll reacts in the background.
Deon Butler makes a great leaping catch in the back of the endzone, but he was ruled out of bounds.
Hawks TE Chris Baker lunges over the line for a TD late in the game.
Matt Cassel trots off the field after a 42-24 victory.
Walter Jones officially called it quits today after a 13 year career with the Seahawks as arguably one of the best offensive linemen to play the game.
Here’s a fun piece that I put together with shots of all the helmets of teams that I have shot over the past few years. It sure looks like a lot when you get them all together like this. You will see the black and white version below. It’s funny how they all blend together when you take out all of the colors that make them distinctive and iconic. You can see the color version and see the difference for yourself. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to photograph all these teams over the past few years for Lindy’s Sports Annuals and hope to do it for several more years.
Various football helmets
The Seahawks broke out some new neon green jerseys for their game against the Bears but they weren’t bright enough to distract the Bears from winning 25-19.
Julius Jones takes a screen pass and heads towards the endzone.
...and takes it to the house.
Adewale Ogunleye makes a push towards Seneca Wallace
Matt Forte gets wrapped up by Will Herring
Matt Forte tries to escape from Will Herring
Jay Culter with a screen pass.
Nate Burleson hauls in a pass with Zackary Bowman trying to bring him down.
Greg Olsen hand the ball to the official after his 4th quarter score.
Devin Hester looks for a hole as Jay Cutler gives him a block.
Seahawks Head Coach, Jim Mora throws the challenge flag to protest a touchdown call. The play stood as it was called on the field.
Adewale Ogunleye puts the pressure on Seneca Wallace who just barely gets off the throw.
Jay Cutler gets stripped from behind by Aaron Curry and the Seahawks recovered the fumble.
Devin Hester escapes after a reception for the go-ahead touchdown in the 4th quarter that would prove to be the game winner.
Devin Hester in the endzone.
*Extra* Bears gather together after being introduced before the game.
Rams WR Donnie Avery gets upended by Seahawks CB Josh Wilson. Sept. 13, 2009 - Qwest Field, Seattle
Seahawks Rookie LB Aaron Curry has the game face on before his first pro game. Sept. 13, 2009 - Qwest Field, Seattle
Can you hear me now?
On the opening kickoff, St. Louis coughs up the ball and is recovered by Seattle LB Will Herring. Sept. 13, 2009 - Qwest Field, Seattle
Seahawks WR Nate Burleson fumbles away the ball trying to get more yards after the catch. Sept. 13, 2009 - Qwest Field, Seattle
Rams RB Steven Jackson breaks free from the Seahawks defense for a gain. Sept. 13, 2009 - Qwest Field, Seattle
Rams WR Donnie Avery gets upended by Seahawks CB Josh Wilson. Sept. 13, 2009 - Qwest Field, Seattle
It's always a good thing when you see a helmet come off with no head still attached to it. Sept. 13, 2009 - Qwest Field, Seattle
Seattle Linebackers Aaron Curry and Lofa Tatupu let loose after a sack of Rams QB Marc Bulger. Sept. 13, 2009 - Qwest Field, Seattle
New Seahawks WR TJ Houshmandzadeh reached for yards after the catch. Sept. 13, 2009 - Qwest Field, Seattle
Seahawks CB Ken Lucas wraps up Rams WR Laurent Robinson after a catch in the 4th quarter. Sept. 13, 2009 - Qwest Field, Seattle
The Future... Sept. 13, 2009 - Qwest Field, Seattle
Sad to see one of Seattle’s finest leave. I hope all the best for him in Kansas City. The team and the city are lucky to get him. All the best, Bobby!
Brett Favre hands off to Thomas Jones
Well, it took some hard trimming down, but I just posted my favorite football shots of 2008 on my sportshooter page . There are also some others that didn’t make the final cut here.
Mike Holmgren waves to the crowd on his final lap around Qwest Field.
This past Sunday’s game against the Jets with the final home game for Mike Holmgren as head coach of the Seahawks. It was a great game to shoot because of the snowy conditions we have had here the past week or so in Seattle. Plus having Brett Favre in town made for a pretty special day. Here are the photos on my SportShooter gallery plus some other various shots here.
Bobby Engram signals a first down after a reception
Matt Hasselbeck gets sacked by Jason Taylor
I finally go some of these photos online from last Sunday’s game. It’s been a crazy week. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Updated my SportsShooter gallery with shots from Sunday’s Cardinals-Seahawks game. The Cardinals held off the Seahawks 26-20 to drop Seattle to 2-8 for the season. Enjoy the photos.