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Military Sea Hawkers Week 17 Newsletter
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and got all of your Seahawks gifts on your wish list!
The Seahawks are in the playoffs and now we just have to wait and see the outcome of five games on Sunday to see how the NFC bracket in the playoffs will shape up. With a win, Seattle is most likely to have the top seed once again this year, which would mean the road to the Super Bowl would come through Seattle. Check the featured content for a link to Seahawks.com that has different scenarios.
Last week’s 35-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals showed off what the Seahawks offense is capable of moving ahead. The Cardinals were a top ranked defense all season and had Seattle had nearly 600 yards of offense. Russell Wilson passed for his regular season career high, had his career long run, and Marshawn Lynch broke the longest run of his career in a way reminecent of the 2010 Beast Quake.
It’s a great time for the team to be performing at or near the top of their game. A few Seattle’s best were recognized this week for their play on the field this season. On defense, Bobby Wagner and three of the four members of the Legion of Boom (Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas) were selected for the Pro Bowl. The only Seattle player selected on the offensive side of the ball was Lynch.
How did Russell Wilson not make it in? He made it in his rookie year, he was selected last year, and he’s only 122 yards away from breaking his passing yardage mark from last year. With nearly 850 yards on the ground his 4,078 yards of combined passing and rushing yards put him among the elite quarterbacks in terms of offensive production.
If Wilson didn’t need anything else to motivate him toward a win, perhaps the fact that the last time out against the Rams he passed for 300 yards and ran for 100. He was the first quarterback in the history of the NFL to do it and it largely went unnoticed.
Everyone points to the fact that the Rams defense has been on a tear over the last few games. They shut out Oakland and Washington (two teams that have three wins on the season) and gave up 12 points to a Cardinals offense Seattle held to six points. Then they turned around and allowed 37 points at home to the New York Giants.
One thing that can be said about the Rams is that they seem to step up against the best teams in the league. Two of their six wins are against the Broncos and Seahawks. They played the Cowboys and Eagles very close (3 and 4 points).
St. Louis will have some history to overcome, because they historically have not done well in Seattle. Marshall Faulk was in the backfield in 2004 the last time the Rams put up a W in the Emerald City. Here’s to cheering for it to stay that way and then cheering on the Hawks throughout the playoffs at home.
Seahawks vs rams live on AFN prime atlantic
Eight straight weeks for those of you on land, for those at sea you’re out of luck this week. The good news is this is the last time you’ll have to worry about whether or not the game will air on television.
The game is scheduled to air on AFN Prime Atlantic at 1325 PT, 2125 GMT and 0155 in Afghanistan.
Cardinals recap, Rams preview, William Cornell (rain city redemption) interview
The Seahawks score 21 points in the fourth quarter on their way to a 35-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Adam and Brandan are reasonably sure they could feel Seattle fans jumping up and down two states away in Missoula, MT, during the 79-yard run by Marshawn Lynch. The guys talk about the win and what it means for the playoffs looking ahead.
There’s one final regular season matchup at home before Seattle heads to the playoffs and it’s a matchup against the St. Louis Rams who are always a physical team when playing Seattle. The guys talk about how Shaun Hill gives the team a different look this time around.
In this show’s interview, the guys welcome William Cornell, creator of the Rain City Redemption series to the show, to talk about the latest edition. William talks about what it takes to put together an epic series and his reasons behind the effort.
More reviews come in this week and that leads into a “do better” for the Jets organization and Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola. Better at Life nominees this week are Seahawks General Manager John Schneider and the social media teams for the Mariners and Seahawks.
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Brandan Schulze Military Sea Hawkers VP of Communications and Membership