The Seattle Seahawks are the defending world champions and owners of a 9-4 record. They have seen firsthand the distinct challenges of what it takes to repeat, and why the NFL hasn't seen a back-to-back champ since New England a decade ago. Just one month ago, the team seemed in total disarray -- unable to establish a consistent aerial attack with and without the traded Percy Harvin and unable to generate the same defensive dominance from a year ago.
Yet again in the MVP conversation, Rodgers starts what is the first week of the fantasy playoffs for many with a home game against the worst pass defense in the league.
"Do I think I'll be gone after this season?" Lynch told NFL.com on Sunday. "I don't know, man. The Seahawks, their front office gets in the media; they talk a lot. I don't talk too much. I just play the game."
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On the heels of the most impressive win of the Jason Garrett era and of this NFL season, the 5-1 Dallas Cowboys sit tied atop the NFC East after out-Seahawking the Seattle Seahawks 30-23 Sunday. For a franchise that has been mired in mediocrity (four games over .500 during the last 16 seasons), it was as much a statement to itself as it was to the rest of the league. This comes after falling behind 10-0 to the defending champs, a team that had won 17 of its previous 18 home games. And yet, all is not perfect with Dallas -- far from it actually.
Russell Wilson may not match his 100+ yard rushing output from Monday night in Washington, but expect another great game in a relative shootout versus a Cowboys' defense that is allowing a league-worst 6.5 yards-per-play.
Can you really fault athletes for these tendencies?
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is essentially pleading the fifth in his dealings with the media.
A very impressive duck gives Marshawn Lynch's 2010 playoff run against the New Orleans Saints a run for its money. The duck lives in New Orleans, so maybe it had something to prove.
In the shadow of the NFL's biggest game, the Broncos defensive and Seahawks offensive players must feel like the forgotten stepchildren of Super Bowl hype.
You want a human interest story? To give you a reason to watch? Shut up. This isn't the Sochi Olympics. It's the Super Bowl. If you're still looking for a reason to watch then you probably shouldn't. In fact, you'd be a lot more interesting of a human if you didn't. But you're going to.
This Sunday, for the third time in the recent Super Bowl era, the NFL's best offense will face the league's best defense. In the previous two instances, the top defense won -- rather famously so.
The Seattle Seahawks -- already with one of the most dominant offenses in the NFL -- arguably just became the most complete, as well, by acquiring speed demon Percy Harvin from Minnesota.
Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson pulled off the greatest playoff comeback since 1957 ... and lost.
The Falcons' defensive priority is going to have to be shutting down the Seahawks' read-option plays. The Seahawks' offense is normally a fairly good unit with some very good pieces, but is nearly unstoppable when able to successfully sprinkle in a spattering of zone reads.
The Seattle Seahawks have a deadly home field advantage that causes earthquakes.