Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, December 23 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Seahawks Eyeing Perfect Home Record For Fourth Time In History
The Seahawks have a chance to go undefeated at home for just the fourth time in franchise history when they play host to the NFC West rival Arizona Cardinals on Christmas Eve at CenturyLink Field, where each one of the team's undefeated home seasons has come. Seattle last went 8-0 at home in 2012, and before that the Seahawks went undefeated at CenturyLink Field in 2003 and 2005, the year they advanced to their first Super Bowl.
"It's important," Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said following Thursday's practice of finishing the season strong at home. "In championship years, you really need to play great at home and we try to dominate at home. Our guys know that and it's something very important to us. It's very important to us, I'd like to get that done so we know next time we come back it's playoff time and we will have something intact that we'll be very proud of and something to play off and play for."
Seattle clinched the division with last week's win over the Los Angeles Rams, ensuring the club at least one home playoff game. The Seahawks can secure the No. 2 seed in the postseason, which ensures a first-round playoff bye and at least one home playoff game, if they win their final two regular-season games, or if they win this weekend and receive a bit of help from around the League.
"It's a small thing, but it's obviously significant," Carroll added of his team's home success. "We set up our whole season to win our division and own that thing so we can be here when it comes to playoff time. We're not done. We have one more shot and we're going to try to max it out this weekend."
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from center Justin Britt, who shares a photo of the Seahawks offensive line decked out in ugly Christmas sweaters at the team's holiday party last night.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle details three key matchups that could decide Saturday's game against the Cardinals. Boyle also looks at how special teams play is seen as a "showcase opportunity" for the Seahawks.
Pete Carroll shared an encouraging update on the status of defensive end Michael Bennett (neck) and punter Jon Ryan (concussion).
Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner hosted 50 local youth for an all-expenses-paid holiday shopping spree.
Scott Engel at RotoExperts.com offers tips for your fantasy football Super Bowl week.
Nick Patterson at the Everett Herald highlights the play of Seahawks linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright, who are each playing some of the best football of their respective careers.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune talks with offensive lineman Garry Gilliam, who's expected to start at right tackle this week for the Seahawks.
Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times explains what Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett means when he says he will 'embrace the platform.'
John Clayton at 710Sports.com says the Seahawks need to establish the run against the Cardinals.
Images of the Sea Gals sporting their fitness gear and working out.