The Seattle Seahawks clinched the no. 1 spot in the NFC and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with the win Week 17 over the St. Louis Rams, but how far can this team actually go in the playoffs?
The Seahawks are very formidable at the Thunderdome in Seattle, but the league’s longest home winning streak was snapped last week. The Seahawks have proven to be one of the top teams in the league, but have shown cracks in the armor throughout the season. The team is more than capable of getting to the Super Bowl, but a few hot teams will stand in Seattle’s way of the team’s ultimate goal.
Seattle closed out the regular season in style with a 27-9 win over the Rams. Golden Tate stole the show with 129 receiving yards and a touchdown that sealed the game for the NFC West champs. The Seahawks’ defense asserted their dominance by only allowing 158 total yards in the game. Something special is in the air in Seattle, but will the Seahawks capitalize on a dominant regular season?
Seattle will be aided greatly by the home-field advantage, but will that be enough to get the Seahawks to the Super Bowl? Sophomore sensation Russell Wilson has led the team to the best record in the NFC and is quickly becoming one of the best quarterbacks in the game. The Seahawks’ defense is the top-ranked pass defense and the legion of boom is to be feared by all QBs.
The Seahawks have all the makings of a Super Bowl champion, but will the team’s postseason inexperience render them lifeless in the playoffs?
Seattle has arguably the best home-field advantage in the NFL, but the crowd cannot play the games for the team. The Lombardi trophy is in sight for the Seahawks, but a slew of tough opponents remain in the way for Seattle. Seattle has built an impressive resume in recent years, but none of that matters without a championship.
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