The Seahawks are the hottest team in the NFL with a five-game win streak and the chance at a second straight NFC West title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. And Seattle (11-4) has rediscovered having fun while re-establishing itself as the favorite in the NFC.
The Seahawks closed in on another NFC West title with a 35-6 romp over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night
The San Diego Chargers are still in the hunt for a playoff spot, but after three consecutive NFC Championship Game appearances, the San Francisco 49ers are out. They have the opportunity to play the spoiler for the Chargers, but what has happened to them this year? CBS Sports’ Steve Beuerlein spoke on this weekend’s west coast game and looks at what has gone wrong and right.
Marshawn Lynch rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown, Russell Wilson threw a touchdown pass to rookie Paul Richardson, and the Seattle Seahawks knocked archrival San Francisco from playoff contention 17-7 Sunday.
The atmosphere around the Seahawks has changed in a short time
For at least a week the message of “focus” has been embraced, capped by the Seahawks’ 19-3 win over Arizona on Sunday. The question now is whether it can carry forward on a short week Thursday night against San Francisco.
It wasn’t pretty — many games in this division aren’t. But the Seahawks are right back in contention after Sunday’s 19-3 victory
Arizona was held to a season-low 204 total yards
When Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner was first told he’d completely torn the tendon connecting his big toe and the bottom of his foot, the recovery was estimated to be eight weeks
It’s not a comfortable spot for the defending Super Bowl champions even with two games remaining against the Cardinals, the first coming this Sunday at home