Yes, the two teams are similar. No, they aren’t exactly the same, and neither is the checklist of what each team needs to do to come out the victor and book their trip to East Rutherford for the Super Bowl.
I don’t care if he threw for 3,300 yards, 300 yards or three yards. Whether it’s 26 TD passed or none. Russell Wilson is the Most Valuable Player on the 53-man roster. And that’s one big-time accomplishment, considering there are several pro bowlers and at least three All-Pro’s donning Seahawks Blue every week.
Entering the season finale against St. Louis, the Seahawks have allowed only 25 punt return yards on 16 returns this season. They’re on pace to set an NFL record for fewest return yards allowed in a 16-game season.
The Seattle Seahawks have a tall task ahead of them in the form of the New Orleans Saints. Jason A. Churchill sees the same simple formula for victory the team enjoys every week.
Steve, Bill, & Jason talk with Seattle Seahawks Punter Jon Ryan, CBS Sports Eye on Baseball columnist Matt Snyder, Tampa Bay Buccaneers sideline reporter TJ Rives, and CBS Sports Radio Host John Feinstein
For the third straight week the Seahawks found themselves behind in the fourth quarter. This was the second time Seattle was able to come out of those games with a victory.
Marshawn Lynch, Max Unger, Russell Okung, Earl Thomas and Leon Washington were all deserving choices, while Richard Sherman and Chris Clemons were left out.
Russell Wilson and Leon Washington were spectacular at Miami, but the defense gave up 17 points in the fourth quarter as the Seahawks fell to 1-5 on the road.
The Seattle Seahawks have lost a couple they could have won and won a couple they could have lost, rookie QB Russell Wilson has taken great strides, and the defense and running game have been every bit as strong as fans thought they would be.
Among the other Seattle players having great seasons are punter Jon Ryan, safety Kam Chancellor and center Max Unger. Richard Sherman and Brandon Mebane are not getting the same recognition despite their own stellar seasons.