The surprising Seahawks streak you never knew was nearly the best ever

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Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch start the Seahawks historic streak

SEATTLE, WA – JANUARY 10: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks hands off the ball to Marshawn Lynch #24 in the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers during the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game at CenturyLink Field on January 10, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Seahawks aren’t playing football yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t revel in their greatness. Seattle put together one truly great streak.

We’re exactly three weeks away from the opening of training camp for the Seahawks. News around the league has been light, to say the least. So it’s a  good thing we aren’t a news organization. With us, you can read projections about DK Metcalf’s rookie year or the choice between Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny in fantasy football. Along with our occasional thoughts on actual news.

While there has been some news, such as the Mychal Kendricks situation, I’m going to focus on something lighter and a bit more fun today. By the way, if you don’t know the latest on Kendricks, check out this excellent piece by John P. Gilbert on fieldgulls.com. Great stuff as always from that site. Okay, back to fun. And games. And mathy stuff.

Yes, we’re talking math today. You kind of have to when you’re discussing streaks. And Seahawks streaks is the topic of the day. We tend to think of the Hawks as a solid, consistent, blue-collar team. They are that, in many ways. But the boys in College Navy, Action Green, and Wolf Gray have had some pretty cool streaks along the way. For the record, I did not cherry-pick some arbitrary stat just because the Hawks were the best, like most consecutive weeks with awesome touchdown celebrations.

Today we’ll look at a streak tied to two stats that seem rather easy. The stats are 200-yard passing games and 100-yard rushing games. Those are team stats, which makes a huge difference in the rushing stat. So our streak is most games with both 100 yards rushing and 200 yards passing. Seems pretty routine, right? Turns out it’s far from easy. This regards regular season games only. If I included the playoffs, the Hawks would look even better. The best, in fact.

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