Okay. So rooting for a tie last week didn’t exactly work, but at the same time we didn’t help the 49ers clinch a playoff berth either. In fact, the 49ers were so close to losing that game to the Falcons that Seahawks fans could taste the division title.
Instead, Matt Ryan throws a pick six and gift the 49ers their playoff spot. Now San Francisco goes on the road to face the same Cardinals team that beat the Seahawks on Sunday.
One thing we have to keep in mind is that no matter what happens on Sunday, our Seahawks are in the playoffs. If Seattle can get back to their offensive performance they displayed in the four-game stretch in November and early December, they’re going to be the team to beat in January.
SEahawks vs. Rams on AFN/DTS (delayed)
Here it is. The final game of the regular season is upon us. When the Seahawks won in New York a couple weeks back, it seemed like a near certainty that Seattle would be able to win one of its final two games to clinch the West.
Now, with the St. Louis Rams coming to town, I’m realizing it may not have been as certain as I felt back then. No matter what, St. Louis seems to play the Seahawks very well.
Earlier this season the game came down to a defensive stop on the last play of the game. Last year, the Rams were in position to tie the game and Richard Sherman intercepted a pass in the end zone to seal a 20-13 win. The 2012 Seahawks lost in St. Louis, 19-13 in Week 4.
It’s tough to know if this Seahawks team is coasting because they know they have a playoff spot wrapped up or if they’re under the pressure to clinch the top seed. Maybe it depends on the . Either way, it’s clear they haven’t performed to their capability since the big win over the Saints.
Maybe it has something to do with the personnel on the field, decision making and play calling.
An article at Hawkblogger.com noted that over the last three games, Michael Robinson has seen fewer snaps, and that correlates with the decline of the running game. The Seahawks are also missing on deep passes on first down and after following up with a run play are facing long third downs.
Whatever it is that has happened over the last three weeks, I think we all hope that coaches and players are learning from it and get it turned around in time for a four-game winning streak.
For those overseas, the game airs via delay on AFN Sports, Sunday night at 2300 PT, Monday at 0700 GMT/1130 AFG.For those aboard ship, you can catch the game at the same time on DTS Sports.
six Seahawks selected for the pro bowl
I tried to make sure I chose my words properly for the headline above. Notice I didn’t say “going to the Pro Bowl.” That’s all I need to say abou that.
On defense, three of the four members of the Legion of Boom were selected: Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas.
Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and Max Unger were selected on the offensive side of the ball. Despite being out part of the year due to injury, Russell Okung was selected as an alternate. Seahawks’ special teamers were among the alternates as well as kicker Steven Hauschka and punt returner Golden Tate narrowly missed the cut.
Of the six selected, Sherman is the only player selected for the first time. Hopefully he’ll have other plans along with the rest of the Hawks.
Seahawks Are #1 In USAA’s Million Fan Salute
Please continue to vote daily for the Seahawks in the USAA Million Fan Salute up to Dec. 31.
Votes for the Seahawks account for more than one-sixth of the total voting. Great job so far, but keep it up!
If Seattle can finish in first after voting concludes, Joint Base Lewis McChord will receive a major facility upgrade provided by USAA. Click on the graphic to vote, or visit millionfansalute.com.
Brandan Schulze Military Sea Hawkers VP of Communications and Membership