The Seahawks Won The NFC West, Earned The #1 Seed Again

You’ll have to pardon me as I’m on a mini staycation this week.  My brain has been reduced to mush thanks to all the food, the sweets, the football, and the intoxicants I’ve consumed over the last half-week.  I’m not really in the mood today to put a whole lot of effort into these things.

The Seahawks beat the Rams yesterday to finish 12-4 on the season.  Thanks to the good ol’ 3-way tiebreaker, the Seahawks nabbed the #1 seed, with Green Bay in at #2, and Dallas holding the fort at #3 even though the Cowboys beat us earlier in the season.

Yesterday’s game was a little on the boring side, as the Seahawks were shut out 6-0 in the first half.  We stormed back into the game with 6 points in the third quarter, then did our thing with a dominating 4th quarter that included a Jordan Hill interception of a ball intended to be thrown at the feet of a blown-up screen pass, a pick-six by Bruce Irvin, and an easy romp into the endzone by Beastmode.

Instead of re-hashing what just happened, I’m going to get into some full-season stats for individuals on the Seahawks:

  • Russell Wilson:  285/452 (63.1%), 3,475 yards (7.7 yards per attempt), 20 TDs, 7 INTs, 95.0 rating
  • Russell Wilson:  849 rushing yards (7.2 yards per attempt), 6 TDs, 5 fumbles
  • Marshawn Lynch:  280 attempts, 1,306 yards (4.7 yards per attempt), 13 TDs, 1 fumble
  • Marshawn Lynch:  37 receptions, 367 yards (9.9 yards per catch), 4 TDs, 2 fumbles
  • Doug Baldwin:  66 receptions, 825 yards (12.5 yards per catch), 3 TDs, 0 fumbles
  • Jermaine Kearse:  38 receptions, 537 yards (14.1 yards per catch), 1 TD, 0 fumbles
  • K.J. Wright:  107 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 forced fumbles
  • Bobby Wagner:  104 tackles, 2 sacks, 9 tackles for loss
  • Michael Bennett:  7 sacks, 11 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble
  • Cliff Avril:  5 sacks, 4 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble
  • Earl Thomas:  97 tackles, 1 INT, 3 forced fumbles
  • Richard Sherman:  4 INTs, 8 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble
  • Kam Chancellor:  78 tackles, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble
  • Byron Maxwell:  2 INTs, 12 passes defensed
  • Bruce Irvin:  6.5 sacks, 2 INTs, 1 forced fumble, 2 TDs
  • Jordan Hill:  5.5 sacks, 1 INT

Just a smattering of the numbers these studs have racked up this year.  What does it all mean?  We get to have a week off for the first time since Week 4 of the regular season.  And, we likely get to face the winner of the Arizona/Carolina game.

I would say that last year’s team was my favorite – and probably will always be my favorite – but this year’s team is arguably more impressive.  Had to overcome a lot of losses in free agency, and via injury, and still came through it smelling like roses.  All of that, with the target of being World Champs on our backs, I’d say that adds up to a pretty impressive regular season.

Now, it’s time for the REAL season.  Enjoy the week off, everyone; I know I am!

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