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The consensus among most NFL pundits and fans is that the Seahawks are playoff — and possibly Super Bowl — contenders. The first step on that journey is winning the NFC West. Here are a few reasons why the Seattle Seahawks will return to the top of the NFC West standings in 2013.
Defense, defense, defense
For as much notoriety as the San Francisco 49ers defense gets, Seattle's defense is actually higher ranked. Not only did the Seahawks' defense lead the NFC West in fewest yards and points allowed, it also led the entire NFL in both categories. According to NFL.com, the 2012 Seahawks allowed an average of 310 yards per game. The mighty 49ers did not even crack the top 5 in defensive rankings with their 398.7 average yards per game. Seattle's average of 15.3 points allowed edged out #2 San Francisco's average of 17.1 points per game.
By leading the league in the top two defensive categories, Seattle's defense is indisputably for real. Looking ahead at ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Football, like all team sports, requires a team to have a complete roster, with very few holes, in order to be successful. Of course some positions are far more important than others, but the fact remains that for a team to win, they must have play makers on offense, defense, and special teams, and no huge needs to fill. And for a team to make a Super Bowl run, they must star level...
It is a familiar story that rings throughout the NFL, players with so much talent but can’t stay healthy.
For Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman James Carpenter, he’s fitting that mold right now.
He was drafted by the Seahawks as the 25th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Carpenter started 9 games in his rookie season before suffering a season ending ACL injury and being...
Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham isn't losing any sleep over defending the read-option.
The arrival of running QB's Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Colin Kaepernick have changed the lanscape of offenses in the NFL.
However, it does have its drawbacks and the worse case scenario is losing the QB to big hits.
He has studied it and has...
Seahawks backup quarterback Brady Quinn says there were some positive lessons to take from the experience of playing in Kansas City in 2012.
The Chiefs never got it started leading to a 2-14 season, with both Quinn and fellow QB Matt Cassel [now with the Vikings] unable to get the offense into gear.
Quinn talks about how things went wrong, but how the team stuck together in the...
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Known for its deafening roar, the Seattle Seahawks boast one of loudest stadiums in the NFL today. CenturyLink Field has become a pitfall for opposing team as the Seahawks have gone 17-7 in the last three seasons at home. One of the reasons for the Seahawks success at home is their ball-hawking defense. The Seahawks secondary is full...
With only one year notched under his belt in the NFL, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is making good on a plan that's been in the works since he was in high school. The Russell Wilson Passing Academy is slated to begin in five cities - Richmond, Raleigh, Madison, Spokane, and of course Seattle. “Over this two-and-a-half-week period, basically, I’ll meet 1...
What does the future hold?
With all of their offseason acquisitions, expectations for the Seattle Seahawks are sky high. For some, anything less than a Super Bowl appearance will be considered failure.
While collectively I don’t think the Seahawks will meet such expectations, there are a few players I feel with have career years – and no, Russell Wilson is not on this list...
Different things drive different players. For Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, establishing a way to connect with inner-city kids was one of the things that drove him to succeed, and now, his NFL career has given him the means to give back.
Russell Wilson is establishing his namesake passing academy in hopes of changing the lives of some inner-city kids in a positive way...
Pete Carroll is building quite a franchise in the Great Pacific Northwest. Seattle made the playoffs a year ago, won a postseason game and return...
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman made an appearance on the NFL Network and was asked about their rivalry with the 49ers. “There are a lot of teams to beat,” said Sherman while also mentioning some other great NFC teams. Sherman was also about his former coach at Stanford and current 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. “I don’t have a relationship with him,” the cornerback...
Last year's Seattle Seahawk team was fantastic. Expectations were exceeded and a new power was born in the NFC West, arguably the strongest division in football now. (OK, now would be the time to crawl out of you Mom's basement an hit me with a burning missive about how wrong I am about that last statement.) The bottom line is this: The 'Hawks are poised for a great...
Seahawks and 49ers have the making a very good rivalry.
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh made some comments about the Seahawks PEDs use, leading to Brandon Browner saying he wanted to choke him and these comments from his former Stanford player Richard Sherman.
“I don’t have a relationship with him,” the cornerback said during an appearance on NFL Network. “I don’t try to...