Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith (53) celebrates at the end of the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
5. They have been here before.
Deja vu anyone?
Check out this comparison of Seattle’s season with last year’s. The offensive and defensive rankings are in comparison to the rest of the NFL:
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Even though Seattle is a young team, they understand the pressures of playing with the conference’s top seed. They understand how to win in win-or-go-home games. They understand what they need to do to get back to the Super Bowl and win it.
It doesn’t happen often but Seattle should be able to do it this year.
Their first playoff game is on Jan. 10 at 5:15 p.m. PT on FOX.