When the new NFL season opened, many people thought the Seattle Seahawks could repeat as Super Bowl champions. Then, 10 games into the summer season, with the team sitting at 6-4, those same individuals were eating their words. Now, those same people might be regurgitating those same words once again.
Pardon the graphic explanation of the Seahawks’streaky season, but it is necessary showing this team is once more the favorite to win the Super Bowl. After looking like they certainly were vulnerable to passing up on the playoffs entirely, Seattle has rattled off five wins in a row, with their most recent 35-6 win within the Arizona Cardinals being the most convincing evidence of the resurgence.
They now control their very own fate in the NFC, and barring a tie between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions a few weeks, they will be the top seed in the NFC playoffs. That’s not good news for other teams in the conference, because a playoff that runs through Seattle isn’t apt to be fun proper but the Seahawks.
The stellar play of quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch was the story of this game, because the duo will help them build momentum in to the playoffs. With the way in which their top-ranked defense and offensive stars have played, it’s planning to be hard to knock off the Seahawks come January.
For the first time since 2005, the NFL might be considering a repeat champion.