I don’t know about you, but I had a sense of dread heading into this game. It was a feeling I have not felt since the Seahawks loss to the Titans last season or the terrible loss to Colt McCoy and the Giants that doomed the 2020 season. How did I get myself to this point?
I had been playing with house money all year. The answer is that the playing field had tilted. As the Seahawks were heading to Germany, they sat at 6-3 and had a clear path to winning the division.
The easiest part of their schedule was just beginning. It was looking like not only would the Seahawks be the number 3 seed in the playoffs, but also their biggest challengers to a magical Super Bowl run were looking like the Vikings’ Kirk Cousins and the Eagles’ Jalen Hurts.
Seahawks nest notes from Week 12
The Seahawks lost in Germany, and while there were concerns, there were plenty of excuses. Seattle was still in solid control of their destiny and was about to take on a Raiders team that barely beat Denver, and looked like that was the only team they could even beat. Then Josh Jacobs, Maxx Crosby and Davante Adams said hello.
The loss at home in overtime to Las Vegas? Nah, the playing field has changed again. After the Seahawks were embarrassed (yes, that loss was embarrassing), they now sit on the outside looking in on the entire NFC playoff field. How did we get here mere moments after fans allowed themselves to believe?