Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/5/14
Have your passports ready On paper, the Seattle Seahawks should be able to head east, and bring home a victory on Sunday.  ”On paper” doesn’t mean much, as the Seahawks have already proven several times this season. We have all heard the term “Trap Game” many times over the years.  If everyone knows about them, why do they happen? Simply put, they just do.  Even veteran teams have trouble avoid these situation, let alone a team with one of the youngest rosters in the NFL. This week the Seattle Seahawks are facing the Perfect Storm, in terms of a trap game.  Three “storms” will converge when Seattle travels to Toronto to face the Buffalo Bills at the Rodgers Centre. Storm 1:  Coming off a lopsided win Last Sunday the Seahawks completely dismantled the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field, at home, in Seattle Washington.  For the first time in franchise history the Seahawks scored 58-points or more.  It wasn’t just Seattle’s ability to score points that was impressive, the defense held the Arizona Cardinals scoreless. The 58-point differential in that game was 16-points larger than that of any game in the NFL this season. Whenever a team completely dominates another team like that, it is hard for the victors to avoid letting it go to their heads a little bit.  Suddenly, players start thinking they are a little bit better than they are on the field, and coaches start thinking their calls are a little bit smarter than they are. Often the victorious team will go into the next game feeling like they are invincible, then get smacked in the face by reality when suddenly the balls stop bouncing their way. Storm 2:  Facing a weaker non-conference opponent The NFL goes north of the border Sunday. A trap game for the Seahawks? Most teams have trouble avoiding the curse that causes teams to play down to the level of their opponent.  The Seahawks are just like most teams. Staying focused and playing well against weaker opponents has been an issue so far this season.  The only two games the Seahawks have been able to avoid the phenomenon have been at home, unfortunately this is an away game. This is the second, of two, road non-conference games the Seahawks will have this season.  The first was a week 12 matchup when the Hawks lost to the Miami Dolphins, a game the Seahawks defense gave away. Let’s not forget that in the previous game the Seahawks had beat the Jets.  At the time it was the teams largest margin of victory, of course now it is the Cardinals game. Storm 3:  Looking forward The coaching staff and the players are saying all the right things, that they are taking it “One game at a time.”  Unfortunately, it is going to be a lot harder for the Seahawks to remain focused on the task at hand when they are faced with the biggest game of the season the following week. As I stated earlier, the Bills are a team that Seattle should be able to handle, even with a 10:05 AM PST kickoff. There is no doubt the team realizes that they have an easy task at hand while the 49ers are forced to travel to New England and face the defending AFC Champion Patriots, who are 5-1 at home this season. A Seahawks’ victory, coupled with a 49ers’ loss on Sunday night will all but ensure that the week 16 matchup between these two teams decides the NFC West.  NBC has already realized the potential of the game. They have decided to “Flex” the game, so that it will now be played under the bright lights of Sunday Night Football. Three times this season the Seahawks have faced an opponent, away from the comforts of home, where they were clearly the better team.  Of course the first time was during week one of the season, starting a rookie quarterback.  Despite all the factors involved,  the Seahawks had a chance to win that game, yet they literally let it slip through their hands. They have also lost close games in St. Louis and Miami, to teams they should have no trouble beating, however they found a way to lose both. I am seeing a lot of talk about “There is no way we can lose this week.”  I assure you that not only CAN the Seahawks lose, if they are unable to buck recent history, they WILL.  Hopefully this young team has learned how to block everything out, a task much easier said than done. Go Seahawks! CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE SEAHAWKS BLOG PAGE IN OUR CLUBHOUSE SECTION AT NWSB!
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