Mixed wishes for Steven Hauschka

Updated: October 13, 2012, 1:07 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

RENTON, Wash. -- The text messages that Seattle Seahawks placekicker Steven Hauschka has received from friends in his hometown of Needham, Mass., have been a little more frequent this week with the New England Patriots coming to town.

"They're wishing me the best, but not wanting us to win," he relayed Friday. "They're like, 'I hope you have five field goals but you don't pull it out.' They want the best of both worlds."

Tough crowd. But it's all in good fun for Hauschka, who grew ...

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