After Monday night’s dominating 34-7 victory over Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, the Seattle Seahawks improved to 11-1 and have clinched a playoff spot and possibly home-field advantage.
Seattle’s offensive paramount and defensive depth didn’t need a Marshawn Lynch 64-yard touchdown to win the game or set a Guinness World Record as it did when the two teams met in 2010. With the Guinness World Record crew in attendance, Seahawks fans at CentryLink Field reached 137.6 decibels in the first half. It’s no seismic vibration on the Richter scale, but it’s still impressive.
Russel Wilson has won 14 home games in a row; therefore, he has never lost a home game since starting for the Seahawks. No one will ever have the wins that Wilson has obtained at this point in his career. Dan Marino is the only quarterback to have thrown more yards than Wilson at this point in his career. Not to mention, Wilson is the lowest-paid starting quarterback. Monday night gave Wilson the opportunity to impress the entire world, the kicker is it was no different from any other game.
Three touchdown passes and 310 yards were the result of Willson’s precision and some luck. About halfway through the third quarter, Russel Wilson threw a pass to tight end Kellen Davis, bounced off his helmet as he was falling to the ground and into the hands of running back Derrick Coleman and dove into the endzone to make the game 33-7. We hear it every time we watch Wilson play, but his ability to find receivers while scrambling inside the pocket or make a dash for the first down marker is astonishing. One might wonder how he stays so calm. “I find a spot in the stadium,” he told ESPN.com in October. “It’s just to bring me back to zero, just to make me relax or whatever. If I ever feel like I’m doing really well or not doing so well, it’s like, ‘Hey, just play the game, even keel.’”
Is it Lady Luck that keeps Seattle’s momentum swinging or is it purely their skill?
is certainly on the Seahawks’ side as there is a high possibility that other top NFC teams will be traveling to the Pacific Northwest in the playoffs. Can Wilson take this years MVP? Brace yourself NFL, Seattle is coming for the title.