An interesting question has been raised by some (at least, by us) in the aftermath of Super Bowl XLVIII. If the Broncos and Seahawks had played 100 times, how many times would the Seahawks have won?
Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright provided a number during Friday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN.
“Probably 90,” Wright said. “I’d probably go 90 out of 100. They might’ve got lucky those other 10 times. They’re a good football team but you know the way we play, our style of play most teams just can’t match up with it. We are really good at what we do, we run the ball really well, we stop the run, and we just out hit guys, so you know most teams just can’t match up with our style of play.”
Some would peg the number even higher than 90. Still, only one game mattered — the one played five days ago. And Wright knew it was over early.
“The first play of the game, when they snapped the ball over their head, I was like, ‘All right, man. We got these boys.’ If you start the game off like that, something’s not right. When that happened, I was like, ‘All right man, I got my nerves calmed down,’ and I was like, ‘Okay, I believe we got this one.’”
Got it they did. Now the question is whether they can get another.
“I believe we got to stay at the top of the mountain,” Wright said. “We know other teams, they’ve been after us these past two years now. Now that we’re at the top of the food chain, teams will be after us. I believe with the leadership we have on this team, we’re going to keep progressing and getting better, keeping guys in Seattle. We’re going to be doing big things these next couple of years.”
They’ll definitely have a target on their backs next year, with every team the Seahawks face trying to take down the current champions. While a lot will happen between now and next February, the Seahawks have created the strongest sense in years that the Super Bowl winner will be winning the next one, too.