58-0. Three big TD runs by Marshawn Lynch, one by Leon Washington. A touchdown pass from Wilson to Zach Miller. An interception for a score by Richard Sherman; a fumble recovery in the end zone by Malcolm Smith. Three field goals by Steven Hauschka. All told, 58 points by the Seahawks, a franchise record.
Biggest shutout victory, biggest margin of victory. Sheer, unadulterated domination.
Just two weeks ago, I was thoroughly disgusted with this football team. Today? I couldn’t be happier. It’s the life of a sports fan. Highs and lows, ups and downs. Today, it’s an impossible high. Discounting the stakes (because, really, it’s just a regular season home game against one of the worst teams in football), today is as good as it gets.
Today was LITERALLY a laugher. I found myself cracking up throughout. John Skelton’s ineptitude en route to 74 yards passing, 4 INTs and a fumble. Ryan Lindley’s somehow-even-greater ineptitude en route to 59 yards passing, and a fumble. Larry Fitzgerald’s one reception for two yards late in the 4th quarter. Patrick Peterson’s two fumbles on special teams. We’re talking about 8 turnovers! This Seahawks team forced 8 fucking turnovers! 8 turnovers, 3 sacks, 2 touchdowns, and 0 points; it was the single greatest defensive fantasy football day of all time!
Absolutely amazing, from top to bottom. We more than doubled our point differential on the season, now at +98. We just jumped to +8 in turnover differential. We’re currently 5th in the playoff seeding, still with an outside shot at 2nd if everything breaks right.
Tonight, if feels good to be a Seahawks fan. It’ll feel even better if Detroit can find a way to beat Green Bay …