Notes from the Nest: Seahawks answer all questions, eliminate Cards

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One week before the season started, I wrote about the worst and base case scenarios for the Seahawks this season. In our Seahawks Ceiling article, I wrote about the Seahawks heading to Munich as 4-5 and about to get beat by Tom Brady and Tampa Bay. In real life, the Seahawks are heading to Munich at 6-3 with a 1.5-game lead in the NFC West, while Tom Brady had to have a classic last-second GOAT drive to get the Bucs to a whopping 4-5. This story is incredible and unbelievable, but it is absolutely happening. What a ride through the first half.

The Seahawks are the feel-good story of the year, and it’s not even close. Not only is this team a great story, but this is also a special season for a special team that may be becoming great before our very eyes. My fandom of the Seahawks goes back to the 2002 season when I went to my very first Seahawks training camp and game. I’ve been fortunate enough to watch over 20 seasons of Seahawks football, and this one so far is up there with the best.

We’ve seen magical seasons like 2005, the second half of 2012 and 2014, and the pure dominance of 2013. This season, though, is different. Do I think the Seahawks will find themselves in the Super Bowl like many of those teams?

Nest notes: How special has this first half of the Seahawks season been?

Probably not. But considering the adversity and expectations of so many on this roster and staff, this season may be as joyful as the ending. What a shock that would be.

People say it’s about the journey, not the destination, and this season is a perfect example. The destination almost seems guaranteed for heartbreak, which is how sports work, but the joy we’ve all shared on this journey is as special as any season.