December 13, 2004

An Honorable Death Awaits Them

I've examined the standings and the remaining schedule, and have come to the conclusion that an honorable defeat (you guessed it, "a moral victory") for the Seahawks is very possible this season. Here's my reasoning:

The Seahawks last three games are: at the New York Jets, Arizona at home, and Atlanta at home. Let's say that the Seahawks win only one of these three (Arizona). This leaves them with a record of 8-8. However, the Rams last three games are: at Arizona, Philadelphia at home, and New York Jets at home. It's very likely that the Rams will win only one of these games (at Arizona), leaving the Seahawks as the division winner.

If they can get that far, they will almost certainly host either Minnesota or Carolina (more likely the Vikings). They have won against both of these teams this season (the Vikings at Minnesota today).

If they can win that game, they will play at Philadelphia in the second round. In this scenario, I think I'll project the Eagles winning. (Just a hunch.) An honorable death.

If the football gods smile, wink, nod, and smite quite a bit, and the Seahawks win against Philadelphia: I'm thinkin' Super Bowl baby!


Blogger Dr. X said...

I quit rooting for mediocre teams to make the Super Bowl after the Patriots-Bears debacle...

December 13, 2004 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger The Laird of Madrona said...

I don't think there's any danger of them being in the Super Bowl, whether you root for them or not.

December 13, 2004 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Dr. X said...

Come to think of it, since the NFL is all fixed for ratings, maybe that's the plan - Jerry Rice's last Super Bowl! How great would that be?

December 13, 2004 at 2:48 PM  

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