Road to NFC Championship Goes Through Seattle Again!

 Posted by on December 28, 2014 at 11:26 pm  Sports  No Responses »
Dec 282014
 
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Seahawks Team Intros at Rams Game

 

For the second year in a row, the road to the NFC Championship and a berth at the next Super Bowl goes through Seattle thanks to a 20-6 win over the Rams. But the game was neither easy nor pretty.

Along with more than 68,000 fellow fans, I was confident of a Seahawks win today but that confidence was tested with each Seattle turnover. Held scoreless in the first half, the Seahawks’ offense was as chilly as December in Seattle. But the defense came through once again in the second half with some game changing plays by two of my favorite players, Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner.

Possessing home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, the Seahawks are now well positioned for an extended run to another Super Bowl. As was the case last year, I’m expecting to see the 12th Man on full display in the streets for the next several weeks. I’m just hoping it’ll last through the first week in February!

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Seattle Seahawks logo

Seattle Seahawks logo

 

Although the oddsmakers spotted the Cardinals eight points versus the Seahawks tonight, I wasn’t confident that it would be a sure game for Seattle. I thought they would win only by a field goal or two but they ended up stomping the Cardinals 35-6! In fact, Seattle gained 596 yards tonight, a franchise record.

I must admit that I was a little nervous during the first half when the Seahawks had multiple chances to build on their lead but they didn’t hit any of their three field goal attempts. But any hope that the Cardinals would pull out a big comeback quickly evaporated with the Beasts’ magnificent 79-yard touchdown run.

Barring a couple of highly unlikely scenarios next week, the Seahawks would get the #1 seed and have home field advantage throughout the playoffs if they beat the Rams. The last time they did that, they won a pretty big, shiny trophy.

I’m looking forward to taking my son to the Seahawks-Rams game next Sunday. Hopefully, we’ll see the same Seattle team that showed up big time in Arizona this evening. It’s going to be loud to say the least.

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Saving for a Rainy Season: Seahawks Piggy Bank

 Posted by on December 10, 2014 at 8:02 am  Sports  No Responses »
Dec 102014
 
Seahawks piggy bank

Seahawks piggy bank

 

The Seahawks piggy bank that HomeStreet Bank is giving away free to Seahawks ticket holders is coming at just the right time. The 12th Man has been saving some extra mojo since the beginning of the season for a rainy day (which is almost every day between November and May). It’s been do-or-die time in recent weeks so it’s time to break the bank. Pete Carroll recently cracked open the team’s piggy bank to unleash the pent-up #1 dominant defense from last season.

In the last three games, the Seahawks D has come through big time, holding the Cardinals, 49ers and Eagles to an average of 169 yards of offense and 6.7 points per game! Three games ago, the Seahawks had the toughest remaining schedule in the NFL, so I thought that they would at best slide into a wild card playoff slot. Now, with 3 wins behind them, there’s a real possibility that they can win the NFC West by sweeping their last 3 games. That’s going to be a huge task but I’m betting the bank on another NFC West title.

 

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