With the 24-14 win over the Eagles on Sunday, the Seahawks have now won six of their last seven games. If you missed the game, the score may be a bit deceiving with regard to how well the Seahawks defense played.
Seattle held Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy to only 50 yards on the ground and Mark Sanchez under 100 yards through the air. Considering the number of yards that the Eagles offense usually puts up and by doing it on the road, one could argue it was their most dominant defensive performance over the past three games.
More importantly, it gives the Seahawks the tie breaker over the Eagles. If both teams win out, the Seahawks would be guaranteed at least the #2 seed and a first-round bye before playing at home.
Seattle’s final three games are all against division rivals, starting this Sunday with the 49ers. These are two teams that appear to be going in exact opposite directions. After losing to Seattle, the Niners went on to lose to the Oakland Raiders who improved to 2-11 on the year after the win.
Not only could a Seahawks win ensure the 49ers will not be returning to the postseason, but it would give San Francisco their first three-game losing streak of the Harbaugh era. Seattle players recognize just how much the Niners have to lose in this game and from every player interview I’ve heard they aren’t taking the matchup lightly.
We all know by now that Colin Kaepernick seems to have his worst games when playing Seattle, so we can hope for that trend to continue.
Seahawks vs 49ers live on AFN & DTS
Six straight weeks of Seahawks action on AFN and DTS as San Francisco travels to Seattle.
The difference this week, however, is that you’ll want to make sure you look for it on other channels. The game will be on AFN Xtra and DTS Pacific/Atlantic at 1300 PT, 2100 GMT and 0130 in Afghanistan.
Sea Hawkers podcast: Eagles recap, 49ers preview, Sean Widmer interview
Another dominant defensive performance has the Seahawks trending toward a playoff berth with the division rival 49ers next on the schedule. Adam and Brandan recap the performance against the Eagles where Seattle held the Chip Kelly offense to a mere 139 yards on the day.
The guys talk about the listener’s consensus player of the game on defense – Byron Maxwell – and how the opponent’s yardage has continued to trend downward. It leaves the guys wondering just how low the total could go against San Francisco.
Sean Widmer, co-host of the Dickau and Slim show on 700 ESPN Spokane, comes on the show this week to talk Seahawks. He joins the guys in breaking down the win over the Eagles and what to expect in the rematch against the 49ers team that has lost two weeks in a row.
Emails, calls and reviews lead into a Philadelphia-centric “Do Better” segment where Eagles fans are reprimanded for booing an injured player as well as kicking a service member out of the stadium for cheering on his Seahawks. Finally, “Better at Life” honors go to the FBS for finally having some kind of a playoff and to the Seahawks and 12s coming together for the #12s4Good campaign.