Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/20/14
What will it take? Now that the Seahawks have made the playoffs as the 5th seed in the NFC, they are set to travel to Landover, Maryland to take on the Washington Redskins. The question has been posed, “What would be a disappointing playoff run?” Before I get into that, let’s take a look at what the 2012 Seahawks football team has accomplished this season. 6th best record in the NFL #1 scoring defense in the NFL #3 team in the NFL in point differential (Broncos, Patriots) second highest point differential in team history (2005) Only team in NFL to go 8-0 at home the season Russell Wilson tied Peyton Manning’s rookie record for touchdown passes with 26 Russell Wilson had the 2nd highest completion percentage in team history (Hasselbeck) Wilson had the 4th most touchdown passes in team history Wilson had the highest quarterback rating in team history Wilson had the 2nd highest rookie quarterback rating Wilson set the record for rushing touchdowns by a Seahawks quarterback in a game (3) Bobby Wagner set the team record for tackles by a rookie with 140 3rd best record in team history Fewest points given up, in a 16 game season, by any Seahawks team Marshawn Lynch had the 3rd most rushing yards in team history Lynch had the 2nd best yards per carry in team history (Alexander 2005) Leon Washington had the highest yards per kick return in team history Steven Hauschka had the 3rd highest field goal percentage Richard Sherman had the longest blocked kick return for a touchdown in team history (90 yards) My heart want to pick the Seahawks to win the NFC ! I expect the Seahawks to travel to Maryland and come back with the second road playoff win in team history, the first since December 31, 1983.  However, when I look what this extremely young Seahawks team has already accomplished this season, I cannot be disappointed no matter how the game goes on Sunday. As I stated earlier in the week, I feel that this is the best team in the history of the franchise. Putting the regular season aside, here is how I see the NFC playoffs panning out.             Wild Card #6 seed Vikings @ #3 seed Packers #5 seed Seahawks @ #4 seed Redskins             Divisional Round #3 seed Packers @ #2 seed 49ers #5 seed Seahawks @ #1 seed Falcons             NFC Championship Game #5 seed Seahawks @ #2 seed 49ers My heart wants to pick the Seahawks to win the NFC Championship, yet my desire to honestly evaluate the situation leads me to believe that the Seahawks will lose the Championship game to the 49ers. After traveling over 9,000 miles, and spending over 18 hours in a jet, between the Wild Card and Divisional rounds of the playoffs, I think fatigue will catch up with them during a physical game in San Francisco. Like I stated previously, I will not be disappointed in the Seahawks performance if they get knocked out in the first round. To be honest, I wont be totally shocked if they end up winning the Super Bowl. What I expect to see is a record of 2-1 in the post season this year, 13-6 record overall on the season.  The Seahawks should be considered on of the top contenders to represent the NFC in Super Bowl 48 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Pre-Game Tweets by the NWSB Crew https://twitter.com/NWSBQ/status/287204398126489601 https://twitter.com/NWProSports/status/286300223779770369 https://twitter.com/clinto77/status/285246498768310273 https://twitter.com/jordinereth/status/286948457187536896 https://twitter.com/CLHall33/status/285633410402234369 Go Seahawks! CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE SEAHAWKS BLOG PAGE IN OUR CLUBHOUSE SECTION AT NWSB!
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Redskins could bench Robert Griffin III

Broncos have meeting with scoreboard operator

Report: Cowboys could still pursue Adrian Peterson

Manny Pacquiao: I'm ready to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

John Calipari gets daughter's birthday wrong

Carson: Hall of Fame career not worth concussion problems

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Tiger hires new swing coach

Is Sting making his WWE debut at Survivor Series?

Eric Decker: It's tough watching Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos

Semaje Perine breaks Melvin Gordon's rushing record

Report: Chip Kelly, Eagles GM not seeing eye-to-eye

Pete Carroll open to playing Richard Sherman at WR

WATCH: Eagles take opening kickoff 107 yards for TD

Western Carolina coach blasts Kirk Herbsreit

WATCH: Young reporter asks Helfrich funny question

Sager makes first appearance since leukemia diagnosis

Harvard kicker wears glasses

WATCH: Tennessee fans go a little overboard celebrating TD

Dwight Howard out indefinitely after having PRP on knee

Report: Mike Gundy pursuing Florida job

WATCH: Jameis Winston gets away with shoving an official

WATCH: Georgia's Chris Conley makes diving TD catch

WATCH: Nebraska blocks field goal, returns it for TD

Florida DL shows support for Will Muschamp with eye black

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Cowboys to pursue Adrian Peterson?

Cal gets daughter's bday wrong

Carson: Career not worth concussions

Report: Gundy pursuing Florida job

Tiger hires new swing coach

WATCH: Jameis Winston shoves ref

Florida DL supports Will Muschamp with eye black

Jay Gruden: RG3 has been 'coddled'

LeBron: Love needs to 'demand' the ball

Bills-Jets game will be free admission

Pete Carroll: Lynch is 'our guy'

Which NFL team will get the #1 pick?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.