The Seattle Seahawks looked completely dominant in a shellacking of the New Orleans Saints. Keep in mind, folks, the Saints are considered the secnd or third best team in the NFC. The Seahawks took them to school and made them look like they were in the pee wee league.
This isn’t exactly going out on a limb, but the Seahawks are far and away the team to beat in the NFC. The defense is absolutely stifling led by all-world corner Richard Sherman, who has unquestionably taken the honor of being the best cornerback in football.
He and this defense have a nasty streak in them. In a league where great defenses are becoming extinct the Seahawks haven’t exactly gotten the memo. They are stifling the opposing teams with their fierce pass rush and corners who maul receivers and tight ends at the line of scrimmage.
The man who could be the x-factor in all this is Russell Wilson. He is playing at an MVP level right now. Wilson was absolutely surgical last night, as he passed for over 300 yards, three scores, and ran for 50 yards to boot.
He has a massive football IQ. He knows exactly where to put the ball for his receivers, and most importantly when running the ball knows when to get down to preserve himself. More impressively, Wilson has gotten it done this season without his best receiver in Percy Harvin and without his two bookend tackles.
Wilson should be at the top of the list for MVP consideration. The Seahawks won’t be stopped in the NFC. Tell me one team that can go to the asylum that is Century Link Field against that defense with those raucous fans and an emerging star at quarterback and win? Still waiting. It won’t happen.
Book your Super Bowl tickets, Seahawks fans. This team will playing for all the marbles in February.