It’s not quite as historically significant as Joe Namath guaranteeing the New York Jets would beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. But Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Nate Burleson has offered a guaranteed victory of his own.
Burleson, appearing on Q It Up Sports on the local television channel KCPQ-13, said he’s confident enough going into Sunday’s NFC West showdown with the Arizona Cardinals that he can state, emphatically, that the Seahawks will win.
“Listen, I don’t want to give anybody any bulletin board material, but I do believe it was Herman Edwards [who said] we play to win the game. Period,” Burleson said, via SeattlePI.com. “So, we’re going on the road to play a football game. We’re gonna win.
“I don’t care what you say. People can print it in the paper, they can send it to the teams we’re playing. But they know just like we know, we’re going to win the game.”
If the Seahawks are going to make a run at the playoffs, then Burleson, who has 45 catches for 562 yards and three touchdowns this season, had better be right. A loss would put Seattle three games behind the Cardinals in the NFC West.