Seattle Seahawks in Uncharted Territory at 6-1

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The Seattle Seahawks are 6-1 for the first time in the history of the franchise. In the grand scheme of NFL life, does that mean the Seahawks are destined to make it to the Super Bowl? Certainly not.

Still, life is good for the ‘Hawks after beating the Arizona Cardinals on the road. The Seahawks now have some time to heal before facing the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football in Week 8.

Is this the best Seahawks team ever? At first glance, you can certainly make an argument that the level of talent on this squad has never been assembled before in the Emerald City. The challenge is that comparing teams from other eras has always been problematic.

The Seahawks have had some excellent teams in their history. There were the great teams of the 1980s, led by Dave KriegSteve Largent and (the original) Curt Warner. In addition, there were the dominant teams of the mid-2000s, which featured Matt Hasselbeck and Shaun Alexander. One of those teams made it to the Super Bowl and established a benchmark for all future squads.

Is this defense the most dominating that Seattle has ever put on the field? Will Marshawn Lynch eventually eclipse the accomplished of Alexander? Could Russell Wilson become the greatest quarterback in Seattle history? Might Pete Carroll be remembered as the most legendary coach ever to walk the sidelines in the Pacific Northwest?

Answers will arrive all in good time. For now, this team is in a really good place and when Percy Harvin returns they could be even stronger. The rest of the NFL had better get ready because this could end up being a legendary squad. There is much work to be done and nothing is guaranteed, but fans could be watching the execution of something very special.

Todd Pheifer covers the Seattle Seahawks for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @tpheifer, “Like” him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google+.


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