It was a valiant effort against some steep odds, but the Seattle Seahawks fell to the Atlanta Falcons 20-36 in the NFC Divisional Playoff game. Key penalties kept Seattle from piecing together any momentum, while the Falcons’ offense led by the majestic Matt Ryan was unstoppable and undeniably proved to be the best in the entire National Football League.
Thomas Rawls pretty much “rope-a-doped” us all. His 161 yards on 27 carries against the Detroit Lions in the NFC Wild Card game on Saturday was an unexpected burst that was the perfect scenario for the Seattle Seahawks.
It’s playoff time for the National Football League, and to some it’s the best time of the year because the games really, really, really matter, and to others it’s the best time of the year because the dreaded, loathed, and hated football season is almost over. If you’re reading this, you’re in the former category, and hooray for us, because football is great and fun.
In the last week of the regular season in the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks traveled to the Bay to take on the San Francisco 49ers in what was perhaps Chip Kelly’s last game as head coach.
With a multitude of playoff scenarios swirling around, it was one of those games which was a formality and where the result would simply dictate a matter of seeding.
The coveted first-round bye is covetous for a reason. And as enjoyable as it would have been for the Seattle Seahawks to nab the bye, it was just as enjoyable for the Arizona Cardinals to make the road even more difficult by squeezing out a win in Seattle. Rivalry games are weird, just like that weird 6-6 tie between the two teams earlier in the year.
Aptly described by Richard “I’m Better Than You At Life” Sherman, the “poopfest” that is Thursday Night NFL games kicked off with the Los Angeles Rams visiting Seattle to take on the Seahawks.
The Rams, who just recently fired former head coach Jeff Fisher, have been on a tailspin as of late and came into Thursday on a four-game losing streak and fresh off of a 42-14 beatdown at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons.
Earl Thomas was absent and the Seattle Seahawks were away at Lambeau Field, but that doesn’t excuse any of their play on Sunday, which was one of their worst performances of the season (offensively and defensively).
Russell Wilson threw five (five!) interceptions, the defense just kinda went through the motions, and the wideouts dropped some easy catches that really hurt the Seahawks.
Well it wasn’t a very competitive game, but a win is a win is a win is a win. Rebounding from that weird loss to Tampa Bay last week, the Seahawks murked the Carolina Panthers in Seattle in a game that had an interesting start which included a rare Derek Anderson sighting, a rare Marshawn Lynch sighting, and the possible last play of Earl Thomas’ magnificent career (please stay Earl).
Well, it was an extremely unattractive game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Yes, it was an ugly battle, particularly for the away team, as they mustered up a mere five points in a 14-5 loss. Not much to say here, really.
Well, it was those guys again. Brady, Gronk, Edelman, Lord Belichick — those guys. We don’t need to talk about what happened last time they played. It’s 2016, and like I said, we don’t need to talk about what happened last time they played.