One more week down and one game closer to clinching the NFC West title and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Seattle doesn’t even need to win this game to clinch. All they need is a tie!
I’m half tempted to root for a tie. Then Seattle bears no responsibility in the 49ers earning a spot in the playoffs. Players talk about being able to impose their will, and I don’t think anything would prove that more than willingly playing to a tie after five quarters of football. They’ll play for a win, but it’s fun to think about.
Also, I want to make sure and let folks know we’re going to be coming out with info on the new Military Sea Hawkers coin as soon as we get information back on a price quote. Keep watching for it!
One of the great moments of this week was being able to talk to a fellow 12th MAN on our Sea Hawkers Podcast. He went a step beyond putting up billboards or flying signs over an opposing team’s stadium.
It’s hard to believe that we’re only two games away from the end of the regular season. Maybe because it feels like there’s so much more work left this year for this Seahawks team come January and beyond.
To clinch home field theyr’e going to have to get through the Arizona Cardinals, who are on a 6-1 tear since losing to Seattle in Week 7. Before you get too worried, you can go ahead and check out their schedule. Their most significant road win might have been their most recent 37-34 win over the Titans last week.
When I listened to Brock & Danny on 710 ESPN this week, it really helped to hear a local reporter from Arizona talk about how the Cardinals really had no chance this weekend.
I have a hard time believing they have no chance considering they’re fighting to get into the playoffs. Though, to get in, they’ll need help from the 49ers or Panthers.
Another reason to possibly be concerned is because the Arizona defensive front seven is among the best in football right now. You saw them get after Russell Wilson in the last game, but Wilson torched that defense for three touchdowns and Marshawn Lynch ran for nearly 100 yards.
That was on the road and now the Seahawks are at home where their defense always seems to dominate and is coming off one of their most dominant performanaces of the season. If the defense can keep that same intensity up from here on out, it may make for some boring fourth-quarter football, but definiately an exciting conclusion to the season.
For those overseas, the game airs live on AFN Xtra at 1300 PT, 2100 GMT and 0130 AFG.For those aboard ship, you can catch the game at the same time on DTS Pacific/Atlantic.
The sea hawkers podcast: episode 20
Despite John Lynch conceding points to the New York Giants in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks come away with a 23-0 shutout this week. Adam and Brandan talk about some of the dominant performances by players on defense and special teams. Is it coincidence that Episode 20 focuses on some amazing plays by cornerback Jeremy Lane?
The guys also talk about which former USC quarterback the Seahawks are making their opposition look like. The Arizona Cardinals may be 6-1 over their last seven games since facing the Seahawks, but when Adam runs down the list of their opponents over that stretch it’s easy to see why they’ve been so dominant.
Jenny Goos, of OnHerGame.com, is the first interviewee to make a return appearance to the show. She leaves no doubt as to the team she would want to see the Seahawks face in an NFC Championship game.
A reporter who doesn’t do his research on Seattle wide receivers is called out in the “do better” segment along with a pair of announcers Seahawks fans are likely familiar with. “Better at life” focuses on an effort by the 12s to raise money for the children’s hospital in San Francisco as well as the newest addition to the Sea Hawkers family.