Seahawks 2022 season review: The best of times, the worst of times
Seahawks completed their exhilarating ride in style
Thankfully, the NFL scheduling gods blessed the Seahawks with a pair of teams in their own death spirals. The New York J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets were also 7-8 heading into this game, but they had lost four straight, including their last two games at home. The New Yorkers were in complete disarray, as they had just decided that their QB of the future, Zach Wilson, was destined to be their castoff of the future. Seattle dominated New York, matching their previous two games in scoring output while holding the opposition to a pair of field goals.
Seattle gave the 12s a classic nailbiter to wrap up the season. I’d say it’s fair to say that most 12s reached their cuticles before the Hawks secured their overtime win over the Rams to complete a wholly unexpected winning season. We all had to wait until the Lions punished the Packers by knocking them out of the playoffs and putting the Seahawks in. I don’t doubt that Quandre Diggs was more than happy to pay off on his promise of vacations for his former teammates. The Hawks were playoff-bound for the 10th time in Pete Carroll’s 13 seasons in Seattle.
Sadly for the Hawks and us 12s, the third time was not the charm against the 49ers. Still, I don’t think you could find a single member of the vast nation of 12s who would say they were disappointed with this season. Sure, we all wanted to beat the Niners and move deeper into the playoffs. Yes, there were some pretty bad times, but we mostly got great times. I can’t help but think of the words of the Seahawks leader in the locker room, Geno Smith. In a year in which most of the media wrote off the Seahawks, how sweet was it that none of them wrote back?