Seahawks escape with OT win over winless Bucs

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The result was what everyone expected. The method was not.

The Seahawks improved to 8-1 in their quest for home field advantage in the NFC playoffs, beating the Buccaneers 27-24 in overtime.

Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka hit the game-winner on their first possession of overtime, from 27 yards out, to complete the biggest comeback in franchise history.

The home crowd helped Sunday, as the 0-8 Bucs came unraveled a bit at a time after taking a 21-0 lead in the second quarter. But as the Seahawks crept back into an ugly game slowly, the place got louder and louder and their defense applied pressure.

The Seahawks relied on running back Marshawn Lynch on a day when quarterback Russell Wilson was less than sharp (two touchdowns, but two interceptions). Lynch finished with 125 yards on 21 carries, and did most of the work in overtime.

The Seahawks showed some vulnerability, particularly in the passing game, where the absence of Percy Harvin and the loss of Sidney Rice left them looking for most of the day.  The remaining receivers showed flashes, but there was no consistency among them.

 

118 responses to “Seahawks escape with OT win over winless Bucs

  1. I wonder if TB Coaching staff is more in trouble for not adjusting to the moves made by Seahawks in 2nd half? Great game plan for TB and very good game. Just not sure they did so much in second half and perhaps another coach may have been able to keep a 21 point lead.

    Hawks showed they are a quality team but need to play much better on the onset…..

  2. Bad teams find ways to lose. Again no halftime adjustments, just the same thing over and over again. Tough to watch such a waste of such a talented team.

  3. Mad props to Schiano and his team. Totally outcoached and outworked the Seahawks for most of the game. I’d like to see Schiano catch a little breather from all the venom this week.

    –Seahawks fan

  4. I thought the Seahawks thought they had already won the Super Bowl. Maybe after today, think again.
    Tampa Bay take you to overtime, excuse me!!!

  5. Mike James = BEAST

    Glennon is much better than I would have thought. He wasn’t afraid to take a shot here or there.

    Seattle shut down Jackson, which is very tough to do, but that run defense is lacking, and so was the pressure on Glennon.

    The good news is Seattle gets its two tackles back next week. To be 8-1 when the nation seemingly thinks they are a terrible football team is pretty impressive.

  6. The Seahawks are only a few plays away from being 3-6. They lost to the Colts (1), should have lost to Houston (2), St. Louis (3), and Tampa Bay (4), and could have easily lost to the Panthers (5) and Titans (6). Hard to see them doing much damage in the playoffs, even if they get home field. They just haven’t looked impressive this year.

  7. Bevell is the best OC in the world, and would make a great HC. Will some team please hire him? Maybe TB can fire Schiano, and ask permission to hire him, I know the Hawk Fans would be OK with it.

    This guy has been making bad play calls for a few years, it is getting old. Please PC no matter what fire him after the season, and bring in someone who will use our best Off weapon when he should be used.

  8. logicalvoicesays says:
    Nov 3, 2013 7:22 PM
    Yet still, Zero Superbowls. #Wehave3

    _________________

    Yup – hopefully Seattle can capture that elusive Superbowl next week, so you will finally go back to your bridge, troll.

  9. Niners fan here. Difference this season between Seahawks and Niners…Seahawks have won all but one of their ugly games, Niners have had two and lost them both. Truely a tough team to keep down for all 60 minutes.

  10. Okay Seahawk fans, now tell me. Doesn’t an ugly win feels better than a pretty loss?

    Sincerely,
    Chiefs fans

  11. Whatever. We are 8-1. Come to our house in January and see if you get a 21 point lead. This isn’t Kansas City where we think we are so great because we can beat 9 mediocre teams.

    Haters gonna hate. Good teams find ways to win. Seattle won. AGAIN.

    Go troll elsewhere.

  12. ronaldjones says:
    Nov 3, 2013 7:27 PM
    The Seahawks are only a few plays away from being 3-6. They lost to the Colts (1), should have lost to Houston (2), St. Louis (3), and Tampa Bay (4), and could have easily lost to the Panthers (5) and Titans (6). Hard to see them doing much damage in the playoffs, even if they get home field. They just haven’t looked impressive this year.

    _________________

    They are 1 play away from being undefeated.

    That’s how the NFL works. A couple of plays every game decide the outcome. Look at the past few superbowl winners (Balt @ Den hail mary, NE v NYG twice, etc)

    But yeah, they should be 3-6

  13. So overrated. Another lucky finish for the seahawks. Cant wait until the saints go over their and they come to the stick. Seahawks are a good team but not as good as everyone thinks. let me guess, florio will have them jump KC for #1 on the power rankings even with another pedestrian showing against another bottom 5 team.

  14. seahawkgoat says:
    Nov 3, 2013 7:22 PM
    Troll Bait has been set…

    Cue the Packer and 49er fans complaining in 3…2…1…..

    ————————————————

    What’s there to say……..that performance, last week’s performance and the past road performances all speak for themselves. #umimpressive

  15. ronaldjones says:
    Nov 3, 2013 7:27 PM
    The Seahawks are only a few plays away
    from being 3-6. They lost to the Colts (1), should have lost to Houston (2), St. Louis (3), and Tampa Bay (4), and could have easily lost to the Panthers (5) and Titans (6). Hard to see them doing much damage in the playoffs, even if they get home field. They just haven’t looked impressive this year.
    ========

    Key words:

    “could’ve”

    “Should’ve”

    Hey. They are 8-1. You don’t get to 8-1 by being bad. OH and BTW, what are you going to do to them once they are healthy? Oh that’s right. Nothing. You are going to be destroyed by 30 points a game. Sorry that you are a hater. Go hawks.

  16. Mad props to Schiano and his team. Totally outcoached and outworked the Seahawks for most of the game. I’d like to see Schiano catch a little breather from all the venom this week.
    __________________________________
    Nice thought, Show no quarter. His team gave up 27 points in the 2nd half. You do not win the game in the 1st half.

    Walk the plank Schiano.

  17. I’m sure Seahawks fans will now proclaim that coming back in this game proves that they’re the best team in the nfl and that they’ll win the Super Bowl, meanwhile they’ll ignore the fact that they were down 21 and had to go to overtime, at home, to beat the second worst team in the league.

    The truth is this team has an average at best O, and a defense that’s starting to get gashed more and more, if Harvin isn’t the best weapon in the nfl that many Seahawks fans claim he is (despite the fact he’s never played a down for them) then their last game will be played in early to mid January.

  18. Hopefully blowing a 21-point lead is enough to get Schiano fired. Again no half-time adjustments, the offense which was actually for once unpredictable early one switched to it’s standard, throw on first down, run up the middle on second, throw short on third down, punt, then blame Freeman.

    Well to be honest I don’t want Schiano fired because I want the fans fired up next week for MNF and I want them to boo him out the building.

  19. Illogicalvoice —-watching that pathetic attempt at a football game against SD today only showed me that when SF rolls into town…….the Bravehearts are gonna get curb stomped. Washington is weak sauce.

  20. I saw some positive changes on the O-line. Wilson finally got some blocking in the backfield and Alvin Baily got some good experience in crunch time. I saw leakage on the left side and up the middle but nothing on the right side. Still, the Seahawks need to show better judgment in critical situations.

  21. Mrwalterisgod: you just barely scraped by one of the worst teams in the league, at home!…you’re in no position to talk trash to the Chefs right now.

  22. “The Seahawks are only a few plays away from being 3-6.”

    This is such an insipid exercise.

    How about taking away all the close wins from every team and let me know how that turns out.

    The “few plays away” game swings both ways. Last year’s team was a few plays away from 14-2. They were a few plays away from the conference championship game. Blah, blah, blah.

  23. While Seattle has shown weaknesses they’ve also shown persistence and the ability to come back and close a few times. Im still not sold on them winning the superbowl, but they have proven me wrong about being overrated. The NFC is going to have a fantastic finish this post season.

  24. 49er fan here… No complaints you just beat Tampa fair and square. Big game, well done.

    I had you down for a win today. I even have you down for a win in Atlanta and a romping of the Vikes. Them bloody December Saints, Niners and Giants on the road. 12-4 record.

    As a 49er fan, I see us with the same record. This should truly be a very interesting 2nd half.

    Good luck gents… And stop calling us whiners… Just step back and read your posts, then take a good look in the mirror. Truly, every team has whiners.

    Enjoy your great comeback and forget about us in SFfor at least the rest of the day.

  25. I think its fair to say the Seahawks plays down to their opponents level. Bucs had no business even being up by 21.

    I know a win is a win is a win. But they seriously can’t expect to play poor teams all the time and flip the switch.

    2nd straight week of allow 200+ yards rushing to teams that average less than 100 yards.

  26. It is great to be a Seahawk fan and the trolls can only talk about luck. Too funny! That was a great comeback win from a game that couldn’t have started worse. Kearse fumbling the ball, Earl’s deep interception getting called PI and being down 21-0.

    Tampa is an winless team but they had Seattle on their heels from the start. The run game started churning and Wilson was money in the second half. Doug Baldwin and Kearse stepped up to replace Rice. Tate had that unreal PR to fully shift momentum. Harvin back neck, RT Breno, LT Okung start practicing next week. 8-1 sitting alone on top NFC. Go Hawks!

  27. Re: Seahawks being 8-1…they deserve credit for winning all of those games. Can’t take that away from them. But if we’re being honest, they have really only looked good for 3 games and have failed to distinguish themselves in the other 6. Even though they’re winning, they just don’t look like a Super Bowl caliber team.

  28. serkeljerks says:
    Nov 3, 2013 7:31 PM
    seahawkgoat says:
    Nov 3, 2013 7:22 PM
    Troll Bait has been set…

    Cue the Packer and 49er fans complaining in 3…2…1…..

    ————————————————

    What’s there to say……..that performance, last week’s performance and the past road performances all speak for themselves. #umimpressive

    _____________________________

    You’re correct – 3 wins in a row. Performances speak for themselves.

  29. atwatercrushesokoye says:
    Nov 3, 2013 7:35 PM
    Mrwalterisgod: you just barely scraped by one of the worst teams in the league, at home!…you’re in no position to talk trash to the Chefs right now.
    ========================

    Um, has Kansas City beaten a team with a winning record? Because by my account, Seattle has done that twice, and probably should’ve beaten Indi.

    The Chiefs barely scraped by Jason Campbell, Case Keenum and Jeff Tuel…. at full strength…. so they aren’t exactly perfect either.

  30. Dear Mr Gruden, These owners kicked you to the curb for 2 lousy coaches. Now it’s your turn. Please be merciless on the owners on Monday Night Football.

  31. Seattle, just to be clear you have some serious serious issues. You did not win this game, Schiano lost it by being an idiot like he does every week. If I was a good time I wouldn’t be scared at all of this Seattle team.

    Just my unbiased opinion. I actually figured this would be a close game since I thought Seattle was overated, and I was right.

  32. Florio is a seahawk fan thats why he deletes posts..Anyone with two eyeballs knows the gulls are headed for a big fall..Took all they had to beat 2 lowsy teams..Theyre getting beat by the Saints than smashed in Frisco!

  33. pgilbert2013 –

    You are correct. Well written post. Any person loves it when the haters are proven wrong, but to paint all fans with a whiner brush, or to discount the notion that Seattle has its fair share of whiners, is almost just as bad. I’ll do my best to ignore the trolls, as acknowledgment is all they went in their lonely little lives.

    Sea @ SF is gonna be lights out

  34. labucs says:
    Nov 3, 2013 7:44 PM
    Dear Mr Gruden, These owners kicked you to the curb for 2 lousy coaches. Now it’s your turn. Please be merciless on the owners on Monday Night Football.

    ———-

    Without Dungy’s team Gruden was pretty lousy as well. Morris won more games in 2010 than Gruden won in his last 3 years in TB.

  35. I was gonna send a message to my lone Seahawks friend, but I was like , nah……the bucs will blow this one…Seahawks are not the best team in the league, but they are the luckiest. Maybe it is their year… I almost wish hawks would’ve blown out the rams and bucs, so I didn’t have to payattention to those two games with my fingers crossed, just to get let down.

  36. Am I the only one that thinks this division may end up in a tie? I see both teams 12-4. I know most people will say 15-1 really? I’d like to get your real thoughts.

    Tie breaker below:

    TO BREAK A TIE WITHIN A DIVISION

    If, at the end of the regular season, two or more clubs in the same division finish with identical won-lost-tied percentages, the following steps will be taken until a champion is determined.

    Two Clubs

    Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    Strength of victory.
    Strength of schedule.
    Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    Best net points in common games.
    Best net points in all games.
    Best net touchdowns in all games.
    Coin toss

  37. norcalmafia says:Nov 3, 2013 7:47 PM

    Florio is a seahawk fan thats why he deletes posts..Anyone with two eyeballs knows the gulls are headed for a big fall..Took all they had to beat 2 lowsy teams..Theyre getting beat by the Saints than smashed in Frisco!
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    Smashed like 42-13…or smashed like 29-3???

  38. I am a Seahawks fan and I can look at things from a realistic perspective. The Hawks are good, but they are not good enough “right now” to win a Super Bowl. Health won’t be enough, the coaches need to make adjustments, and in my opinion they need to stop playing with so much emotion and start playing with some discipline.

    Still, it’s better to be in this postion at 8-1 than 5-4, so I am hopeful that they can make the necessary changes and finish strong.

  39. Yeah, Seahawks are so lousy at 8-1 despite missing starting o-line, lack of receivers,
    atwatercrushsesokoye, You figured that out all on your own?
    Of course they have an average offense, they are missing a good portion of their starters.
    Defense is on the field more and more so they do get tired, “gashed” if you want to call it that.
    Without their starters of course they aren’t the best team.
    Yes they have still managed to win in spite of all their offensive miscues, injuries etc…
    True fans know that the team is hurting right now and is getting lucky. Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good.
    Seahawks have the rest of November to get back healthy. Two more teams with poor records and then a bye week before playing the saints at home and 49ers on the road.
    Vikings showed some life today. Saints lost to the Jets (shows that any team can win on any given Sunday).
    Seattle may not be the best team in the game, however today they were “good enough”
    In spite of all the trolls on this board, Seattle now has the clear best record in the NFC. Still a lot of football to be played, no reason not to be a happy Seahawk fan.

  40. Hawks have been winning close games.its the nfl you’re going to have your fair share of those. As long as they don’t treat the niners game like the superbowl maybe they can make the superbowl.

  41. If your team wears pukey green and some weird blue and you secretly love the Chiefs because they are head and shoulders better than your team…

    …thumbsdown here please.

    …everyone else, GO CHIEFS!!!!!

  42. I honestly don’t see a lot of talk from Seattle FANS that the Seahawk’s are the best team in the NFL, or NFC. They had a very strong finish to 2012, and have only lost one game this year. If that is a bad team, I don’t want to be good.

    The MEDIA has put Seattle up on a pedestal, because the media likes to be hip and no one cares if you predict a bland champion, like Denver, New Orleans, New England, etc.

  43. onebucplace says:Nov 3, 2013 7:47 PM

    Seattle, just to be clear you have some serious serious issues. You did not win this game, Schiano lost it by being an idiot like he does every week. If I was a good time I wouldn’t be scared at all of this Seattle team.

    Just my unbiased opinion. I actually figured this would be a close game since I thought Seattle was overated, and I was right.
    ———————————————————-

    LITERALLY, at no point during this game was I as a Seattle fan EVER in doubt as to whether the Hawks would come back and win. Do you want to know why? Russell Wilson. All he does is win. A lot of fans need to wake up and smell the coffee. It doesn’t matter how impressive it is, ALL HE DOES IS WIN. He has intangibles that only a few others have. He WILL win a Superbowl for Seattle. It’s gonna happen, and it might just happen this season. Get a clue.

  44. onebucplace says:
    Nov 3, 2013 7:47 PM
    Seattle, just to be clear you have some serious serious issues. You did not win this game, Schiano lost it by being an idiot like he does every week. If I was a good time I wouldn’t be scared at all of this Seattle team.

    Just my unbiased opinion. I actually figured this would be a close game since I thought Seattle was overated, and I was right.
    ****************
    Funny,
    Each time the Seahawks win it is supposedly because the other team made bad calls etc…
    It can’t be because they have been “good enough”.
    Keep thinking that way, we’ll be happy with the “W”.

  45. Every week I feel like they are gonna let us back into first place only they pull through at the end. Honestly I cant decide if they are that bad or just mentally strong enough to toy with these lousy teams. And Im an SF fan, must be torture for you SEA fans

  46. @norcalmafia….uh……we’ve already beaten you this year. How many times do you guys have to lose at the hands of the Hawks before you see the light?

  47. Not even a Hawks fan and laughing at all these responses “they didn’t look impressive”, “they’re 3-5 plays away from being 3-6”, blah blah blah. This is NOT the NCAA where you can simply have better players and roll over sorry competition 49-10 every week. This is the National Football League where PROS play and they aren’t going to simply lay down and accept defeat because you’re 12-1 and they’re 1-12…that’s what makes the NFL great, you earn every victory.

  48. I’ve been to Seattle for games. Stupidest fans in the league. They don’t get that they are the worst 8-1 team in the history of sport. Not the NFL, Sports period.

  49. I also think that you learn more about a team when their opponent is playing their best, and the team you expected to win isn’t–yet they still have to absorb the opponents best punch, and find a way to come out victorious. That teaches me fsr more about a team’s character and heart than a 56-14 blowout when one opponent can’t get out of their own way and you’re just rolling on all cylinders

  50. norcalmafia says:
    Nov 3, 2013 7:47 PM
    Florio is a seahawk fan thats why he deletes posts..Anyone with two eyeballs knows the gulls are headed for a big fall..Took all they had to beat 2 lowsy teams..Theyre getting beat by the Saints than smashed in Frisco!
    *************
    Funny, when Florio was putting the Seahawks down as not even in the top 5, I was thinking he was a Seahawk hater.
    I guess it is all perception.
    Couple of things you might have missed.
    When you are at the top, others come gunning for you. Had TB won today, it would have been one thing that they could have looked back on this season as a highlight.
    The other thing is the old saying about “any given Sunday”.
    New Orleans got beat today by a team that they “should” have beaten.
    Seattle during the last two weeks have escaped with wins against teams that they should have beaten by large margins.
    Bottom line, Seahawks got the “W”

  51. Seahawks lost the turnover battle 3-0 and still won. Wilson threw 2 bad picks in the red zone and Kearse fumbles on a kick off to set up an easy score for the Bucs. They can’t afford those mistakes against good teams without creating some turnovers themselves. The Seahawks scored on 6 of their last 7 drives with the only non-scoring drive ending in an interception thrown on 1st and goal at the 5 or so (HORRIBLE playcallng). So, overall, better than last week, but not pretty.

    Still hard to get a good gauge on them as they’ll be a completely different offense with their tackles back and Percy Harvin joining soon. Haters gon’ hate, but 8-1 speaks for itself.

  52. Why they didn’t hand the ball off to Lynch inside the 5 for the second straight week makes no sense, Wilson changed the play and threw the INT on the goal line. Next series, they hand the ball to him 4 times in a row, and he ran allover TB in OT.

    Now with Unger out, more OL help needed on the line.

    Win is a win even though it feels like a loss but certainly playing with fire that will come back to haunt them. Wilson still has more to do on offense as far as play selection and focus.

  53. adderal says:
    Nov 3, 2013 8:03 PM
    Every week I feel like they are gonna let us back into first place only they pull through at the end. Honestly I cant decide if they are that bad or just mentally strong enough to toy with these lousy teams. And Im an SF fan, must be torture for you SEA fans
    *******
    Yeah it is heart wrenching, I thought I was going to need to call 911 and get oxygen after the Rams game.
    This game wasn’t televised in my area, had to count on the web.
    Makes it frustrating to see them go down by 3 touchdowns.
    Exasperating to see that they get picked off in the end zone…
    A big sense of relief when they manage to win in OT.

  54. Ill se the light when your clown franchise actually wins something…One think all seagull fans have in common is the price tags still hanging on their jerseys!

  55. stampnhawk says:
    Nov 3, 2013 8:08 PM
    Why they didn’t hand the ball off to Lynch inside the 5 for the second straight week makes no sense, Wilson changed the play and threw the INT on the goal line. Next series, they hand the ball to him 4 times in a row, and he ran allover TB in OT.

    Now with Unger out, more OL help needed on the line.

    Win is a win even though it feels like a loss but certainly playing with fire that will come back to haunt them. Wilson still has more to do on offense as far as play selection and focus
    *************
    Yeah, I thought that they would keep running Marshawn non-stop.
    Any word on Unger?
    Not sure Wilson is behind the play calling….

  56. The Lions match up favorably against the Seahawks and will beat them in the first round. I’ll take Stafford over Wilson. Calvin over Baldwin and Bush over Lynch. Seahawks have better D backs. I’ll take the Lions safety’s and D line. See? They match up quite well. See you in the first round.

  57. I honestly think the Lions would be the team most likely to smoke the Seahawks, with New Orleans right behind. So many weapons to neutralize The Legion. Also, both teams have a nasty defense.

    Hoping to get Carolina first round, SF second round, Green Bay 3rd, and Denver in the Superbowl just because I want to have a vested interest in the Big Game when Peyton Manning’s gigantic head explodes.

  58. norcalmafia says:
    Nov 3, 2013 8:13 PM
    Ill se the light when your clown franchise actually wins something…One think all seagull fans have in common is the price tags still hanging on their jerseys!
    *******
    Actually I still have mine from the Kenny Easley days…. Zorn, Largent, Hasslebeck…
    and I still have a poster of Kenny standing at the corner of Easley and Street.
    I tell you what, most likely the niner fans are more of the bandwagon type than the Seahawk fans. Mainly because the exact reason that trolls like to mention, we haven’t won the Superbowl yet.

  59. Combination good comeback from Seattle and another utter collapse by the Schiano-led Bucs.

    Has to be maddening to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The Freeman issue was a mess. The crappy way the team handled Tynes and his MRSA infection was a PR debacle.

    Only thing left is race JAX to 0-16.

    A tougher team could have held this lead instead of frittering it away.

  60. Be honest.

    If you went into the season and were told your team would be 8-1 but wouldn’t dominate every game, who on here wouldn’t be looking for a different team???

    Seattle is terrible.

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  61. Touche editors, touche. I went too far with the kid reference, I get that. I’ll try harder next time.

    I think we’ll find a common ground, I really do.

  62. seahawkgoat- by that logic your giving us the division if my math is correct and putting seattle in the wildcard. in that case i hope your right! well minus the manning stuff. Id actully like to see Alex Smith get there and win if san fran can’t

  63. niallofthenine says:
    Nov 3, 2013 8:17 PM
    The Lions match up favorably against the Seahawks and will beat them in the first round. I’ll take Stafford over Wilson. Calvin over Baldwin and Bush over Lynch. Seahawks have better D backs. I’ll take the Lions safety’s and D line. See? They match up quite well. See you in the first round.
    ************
    Right now, Lions are on the outside looking in.
    Seahawks stand good chance of first round bye.
    Even if the Seahawks lose home field advantage and the Lions manage to get in the playoffs, I don’t see them playing each other until the second round.
    Atlanta game next week looks a lot tougher for the Seahawks if they can’t get back their O-line. Another road win to try to pull out a “W”.

  64. norcalmafia says:
    Nov 3, 2013 8:13 PM
    Ill se the light when your clown franchise actually wins something…One think all seagull fans have in common is the price tags still hanging on their jerseys!
    ================================

    I’m gonna pop some tags

    only got $20 in my pocket…

  65. realitycheckbaby says:
    Nov 3, 2013 8:31 PM
    Be honest.

    If you went into the season and were told your team would be 8-1 but wouldn’t dominate every game, who on here wouldn’t be looking for a different team???

    Seattle is terrible.

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
    ************
    For a terrible team, they have a great record.
    I think you should do a “reality check” of your own.
    I personally wouldn’t care about “domination”. Especially during the regular season.
    If I wanted that I would be a Denver fan.

  66. niallofthenine says: Nov 3, 2013 8:17 PM

    The Lions match up favorably against the Seahawks and will beat them in the first round. I’ll take Stafford over Wilson. Calvin over Baldwin and Bush over Lynch. Seahawks have better D backs. I’ll take the Lions safety’s and D line. See? They match up quite well. See you in the first round.
    ==================================

    Three problems:

    1 – record

    2 – Seattle will be at home in the first round

    3 – Detroit may not make the playoffs.

  67. pgilbert2013 says:
    Nov 3, 2013 7:52 PM
    Am I the only one that thinks this division may end up in a tie? I see both teams 12-4. I know most people will say 15-1 really? I’d like to get your real thoughts.

    It’s unlikely that that SF will go 15-1 since they have already lost 2.

  68. dukeearl: every team has injuries, if your coaching and depth are good they’re non factors.

    Here’s the truth no Seahawks fan will admit, they’re pretty much a carbon copy of the Chefs, both teams rely on defense, both teams rely on running the ball and both teams have game manager QBs who can run the ball but are limited in the passing game. Here’s where Seahawks fans will get all upset and say that Russell Wilson is the greatest young QB the league has ever seen…all the while ignoring how below average the Seattle passing game has been this year.

    But the unfortunate truth for both is that if either gets down by a couple of scores against a quality opponent then they’re done, neither team will be able to pass their way back into it.

    Both teams will have quick playoff runs.

  69. Not a USC fan but I watched a lot of USC games when Caroll was there. Seahawks are playing a lot like his prior teams. Lots of talent, a lot of swagger, kind of party atmosphere on the sideline. But even in their heyday those USC teams would always seem to drop a game in the then Pac-10 to a much inferior opponent (oregon state, stanford when it was bad). They are great front runners but can play down to their opposition. I imagine Seattle will be sharper against a better opponent such as New Orleans. I don’t pretend to know what this means for the playoffs, but if I were a Seahawks fan I’d be a little worried. If I am a gambler I take the opponent and the points if the Seahawks are playing a team they should roll.

  70. Just have to say, even though I am a 49er fan that the SeaChickens are not a very good team. Yes their record is good and they will make the playoffs but will not get to the big show. A very inconstant team to be behind to teams with terrible records. It really is not about the final score but how your team is connected when the playoffs come around. Seattle will fail no mater where the game is played

  71. rainponcho87 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:07 PM

    Not a USC fan but I watched a lot of USC games when Caroll was there. Seahawks are playing a lot like his prior teams. Lots of talent, a lot of swagger, kind of party atmosphere on the sideline. But even in their heyday those USC teams would always seem to drop a game in the then Pac-10 to a much inferior opponent (oregon state, stanford when it was bad). They are great front runners but can play down to their opposition. I imagine Seattle will be sharper against a better opponent such as New Orleans. I don’t pretend to know what this means for the playoffs, but if I were a Seahawks fan I’d be a little worried. If I am a gambler I take the opponent and the points if the Seahawks are playing a team they should roll.
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    Let me see if I understand.

    Seahawks (or Carroll) only play good against good teams.

    So in the playoffs fans should be worried.

    Because of all the bad teams in the playoffs?

  72. As a Packers fan, I still wouldn’t want to play Seattle at their place in the playoffs, I don’t care how vulnerable they’ve looked the last two games. Wins are wins, and that crowd is incredible.

  73. mrwalterisgod says:

    Whatever. We are 8-1. Come to our house in January and see if you get a 21 point lead. This isn’t Kansas City where we think we are so great because we can beat 9 mediocre teams

    Yea son! This isn’t kc, this is Seattle! Where 7 of our 8 wins were against mediocre/really bad teams!

  74. aces79 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:55 PM

    Seahawks got lucky they should be 4-5 record they should’ve lost to Carolina, Houston, St Louis and Tampa Bay
    ======================

    But they did lose to…

    Oh, never mind.

  75. dukeearl says: Nov 3, 2013 8:39 PM

    realitycheckbaby says:
    Nov 3, 2013 8:31 PM
    Be honest.

    If you went into the season and were told your team would be 8-1 but wouldn’t dominate every game, who on here wouldn’t be looking for a different team???

    Seattle is terrible.

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
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    For a terrible team, they have a great record.
    I think you should do a “reality check” of your own.
    I personally wouldn’t care about “domination”. Especially during the regular season.
    If I wanted that I would be a Denver fan.
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    WHOOSH!!!!!!

    I thought the “ha ha ha” would clue you into the sarcasm.

  76. norcalmafia says:
    Nov 3, 2013 7:47 PM
    Florio is a seahawk fan thats why he deletes posts..Anyone with two eyeballs knows the gulls are headed for a big fall..Took all they had to beat 2 lowsy teams..Theyre getting beat by the Saints than smashed in Frisco
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    They’re getting beat by the Saints? Do you speak of the same Saints that just lost to the Jets?

    Whoops, misspelling, allow me to correct….

    Do you speak of the same Saints that just lost to The J-E-T-S?

    Watch mo’ futbawl, nonrcalmafia.

  77. assuredmutualdestruction says:
    Nov 3, 2013 7:50 PM
    If your team wears red and gold and you secretly love the Seahawks because they are head and shoulders better than your team…

    …thumbsdown here please.

    …everyone else, GO HAWKS!!!!!
    How could anyone love that Ugly uniform? The Seahawks have never won anything but division titles in their 35 + years of existence and only have 2 players that went in the HOF as a Seahawk, there’s nothing there to like really…

  78. Look they are 8-1 gotta give them credit for that, but when you read between the lines this so called ledged of doom D, is getting gashed by a bunch of no named backs the last few weeks. Better shore that up in the second half.

    Lets face it the NFC is a 3 team race the A’ints are frauds and have played no one.

    Packers Niners and Hawks are it. Going to be a fun second half.

  79. The bucs are only a few plays from being 5-3 or 4-4 might be funny to say or read but it’s true. Lost 4 games by or less 3 in the last seconds or OT, lost 2 games by 10 but had chances to win in those.
    Sadly they are 0-8.

  80. Oh those Whiner fans out in full force – face it Tampa Bay play Seattle harder than your team. 42-13, 29-3….

    I think the Panthers take your lunch money this weekend.

  81. jjackwagon says:Nov 3, 2013 7:58 PM

    If your team wears pukey green and some weird blue and you secretly love the Chiefs because they are head and shoulders better than your team…

    …thumbsdown here please.

    …everyone else, GO CHIEFS!!!!!
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    Chiefs fans better be more worried about Denver than Seattle. Unless you’re a closet frisco fan, then you definitely need to worry.

  82. realitycheckbaby:

    Let me see if I understand.

    Seahawks (or Carroll) only play good against good teams.

    So in the playoffs fans should be worried.

    Because of all the bad teams in the playoffs?
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    You didn’t understand. I was trying to be analytical. If you’re enjoying your team’s season, don’t let me stop you. I was just expressing my point of view if that was the team I was rooting for.

    My point was Carroll’s USC teams didn’t always play as well as expected against lesser talent and it cost them some games and shots at the BCS. I don’t know that the Seahawks are the same but the Seahawks are letting far lesser ams get close. They will meet lesser teams in the playoffs too. Two weeks in a row, they pulled it out. That speaks to being a very good team. But a great team doesn’t play that badly against an 0-8 team at home. Compare them to Denver for example who also only has one loss (to the same team, the Colts), but whose only tight game was against the Cowboys, who are winning their division. Seahawks have two OT wins, against Houston (2-6) and the Bucs (0-8). And the week before the pulled out at 5 point win against the Rams (3-6). Either they are not as good as advertised or they don’t focus very well when playing teams they should be handily.

  83. I love you hater trolls , ha ha 8 and 1 hate all you want.
    And it makes you trolls look like we are that good and keep it up .
    Trolls for life , your doing good when a troll comes on our wonderful hawks news to hate , LMAO

    GO HAWKS !!!!!!!

  84. The Hags 12th man is incredible! Their Boos were so loud during the 1st half. Never let it be said how great they are. What a bunch of idiots.

  85. I miss the good old days when my two favorite teams, the Seahawks and the 49ers were in different conferences. I hate this new rivalry. I would have loved to see them play each other in the Superbowl this year.

  86. after yesterdays game, no1 is gonna fear the seahawks or their homefield. i mean a 0-8 team being up 21-0 in seattle ! the’ll be 1 and done in the playoffs vs a quality team.

  87. slugbaitspace says:
    They’re getting beat by the Saints? Do you speak of the same Saints that just lost to the Jets?

    Whoops, misspelling, allow me to correct….

    Do you speak of the same Saints that just lost to The J-E-T-S?
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    you mean the same J-E-T-S who beat the patriots ?

  88. cinvis says: Nov 3, 2013 8:05 PM

    I’ve been to Seattle for games. Stupidest fans in the league. They don’t get that they are the worst 8-1 team in the history of sport. Not the NFL, Sports period.
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    Since you know it all, and have the data handy, please list all teams from each sport that started 8-1. You’ll then need to list how each teams season ended. Remember, you stated ‘history of sports,’ so you must have the data from all sporting events since the dawn of man at your disposal?

    As for the stupidest fans? Not sure about that. However; I’m pretty sure your comments are, well, ya know….

  89. a win is a win, so they get credit. Dont for a second discredit Seahawks difficulty beating horrible teams. Run D and Russel Wilson are garbage. Russel Wilson is one of the most overrated in the league. Hopefully he can get it together. Seems as though he’s been figured out. Stack the box, keep the ends honest and not over pursue. Make him beat you with his arm.

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