Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is to circumspection what comedian Lewis Black is to rage, yet there was a smattering of truth in what the former said at Super Bowl Media Day.
Super Bowl XLVIII will feature the Denver Broncos and their top offense in the NFL against the Seattle Seahawks and their top defense in the NFL thanks to Seattle’s 23-17 win over San Francisco.
Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle’s top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Seattle and San Francisco have each won their home game against each other. With the rubber match taking place at CenturyLink Field, which game will be played? The blowout 29-3 Seattle win in Week 2 or the 19-17 gritty win by the 49ers in Week 14?
It may not be the Beast Quake, but Marshawn Lynch had another great game against New Orleans in the Playoffs as Seattle was able to outlast the Saints 23-15 and advance to the NFC Conference Finals next weekend.
Seattle shouldn’t hope to follow the same route to as their previous victory over New Orleans if they want to advance to the NFC title game next week.
The first time the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints met in Week 13, it was for NFC Supremacy. Now in Week 19, the true force of the NFC will be revealed.
Is luck something that Seattle even needs against a team they already shellacked 29-3 in Week 2? Or will San Francisco be able to make the most of their home field advantage?
The week off for Seattle has done wonders for their health. With just four players on the injury report this week, the Seahawks are ready to take on the Saints Monday night.
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.