Seattle Seahawks ready for playoff push


The Seahawks have overcome tough losses earlier on in the season and are a stronger team because of it.  They have what it takes to get to yet another Super Bowl.

The Seattle Seahawks are proving that they are still the resilient and determined group of misfits that play with a chip on their shoulder.

After starting the season 2-4 with tough losses and frustrating performances, the Seahawks have turned their season around and are now 7-5.  They are getting hot at the right time and have a chance to keep the momentum going against the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday.

This season was heading in the wrong direction and, with all the talent on this team, was becoming a major disappointment.  But, the Seahawks overcame many obstacles, including numerous 4th-quarter collapses, and turned this season around.

Dec 6, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) takes the field prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Seahawks defeated the Vikings 38-7. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Losing those tough games earlier on in the season forced the team to come together and learn to trust each other once again.

The Seahawks “stayed the course” and didn’t look ahead, rather they focused on the task at hand.  Every week is a championship week with this team, and having that mindset is what makes them so great.

They could have easily crumbled and started blaming each other for what was going on, but instead they owned their mistakes, corrected them and moved on.

Adversity isn’t anything new to the Seahawks.  In fact, they thrive when their back is against the wall.

Just think back to the NFC Championship game against the Packers when the Seahawks put together a stunning comeback and were victorious 28-22 in overtime.  They have made a habit of defying the odds.

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This Seahawks have experienced the highest high and the lowest low possible in professional football, from dominating the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48 to a crushing loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 49.

These experiences, both good and bad, have helped the team overcome their early season struggles and will enable them to finish the season strong.

This may be the best overall Seattle Seahawks team that I have seen in the Pete Carroll era.  Not necessary the most talented team.  I’m talking more about the intangibles: the Super Bowl experience, the young veteran leadership, the calm confidence and the championship mindset.  These are the things that make the Seahawks so dangerous during the final stretch of the season.

The Seattle Seahawks are currently the most equipped team to go on a playoff run and represent the NFC in Santa Clara on February 7, 2016.  Pete Carroll always has his team playing its best football in December, and this year’s squad isn’t any different.

No team wants to face the Seahawks in the playoffs, and the 12th Man should get ready for another fun ride.