Very rarely does a Monday Night Football game this late in the season mean something. But with the two best teams in the NFC facing off, the winner of this game may very well clinch the best record, and playoff seed, in the NFC.
Currently at 10-1 and the only team in the league with double-digit wins, there isn’t much to critique about the 2013 Seahawks. But who are the best players on the team so far?
Thanks to two quick interceptions early in the fourth quarter, Seattle was able to put up 17 points in the final quarter and cruise to a 41-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Seattle is the first team this season to have double-digit wins and finally gets their Bye Week.
With two of the NFL’s premier running backs, reigning NFL MVP Adrian “All Day” Peterson and Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch, this game could be an old school “three yards and a cloud of dust” games your grandparents told you about when you were growing up.
While the Seahawks can’t erase the memory of last year’s 30-28 NFC Divisional Playoff loss to the Falcons, they get a decent consolation prize this season with a 33-10 beat down this Sunday.
The old adage of “No rest for the weary” certainly applies to the Seattle Seahawks this season. With four Seahawks officially listed as out, it’s time to see how deep Seattle truly is.
If you needed yet another example of why these games are played on the field rather than on paper, this is a perfect example. On paper this game should have been a walk in the park for Seattle. However they needed a 17-point rally just to force overtime for a chance to win.
Lynch still banged up, but with only two of the eight players listed as out this week (Lynch is not one of them), things don’t look bad for Seattle.
This is the first time in franchise history the Seattle Seahawks have started a season 7-1. They are atop the NFC with the best record in the conference and have a two-game lead over fellow NFC West division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers.
With Sam Bradford out for the rest of the season, it seemed like Seattle Seahawks had nothing to worry about with their Monday Night Football matchup against the St. Louis Rams. And while it’s totally cliché, that’s why these games are played.