Good morning, 12s. Happy Victory Monday! Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, Dec. 21 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
What's Being Said: Seahawks 20, Washington 15
The Seahawks traveled to the East Coast for the fifth and final time of the season and returned home with another key win. Sunday's victory was all about the defense, which had two interceptions (D.J. Reed and Shaquill Griffin) and four sacks (Jamal Admas, Carlos Dunlap II, L.J. Collier, Alton Robinson). On offense, the Seahawks rushed for 181 yards and an impressive 7.0 yards per carry. Now sitting at 10-4, the Seahawks can clinch the NFC West with a win against the Rams at Lumen Field in Week 16.
Here's what the media are saying following the Seahawks' victory:
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle on how the Seahawks won by playing the game they wanted to play.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times handed out grades in his weekly report card.
Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times on how the Seahawks have become the kings of consistency.
Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune wrote his postgame column on an elated Jamal Adams, who couldn’t have been happier after earning his first playoff berth.
Ben Arthur of the Seattle PI with three big takeaways from the Seattle-Washington game.
The 710 ESPN Seattle staff gave their instant reactions to the game.
Brandon Gustafson of 710 ESPN Seattle discussed the offense, the pass rush and more.
Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest on how Carlos Dunlap and the Seahawks have helped save each other’s season.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic with more on the Seahawks playoff-clinching performance.
Nick Lee of Sports Illustrated lists the five key moments that led to the Seahawks’ win.
Anthony Treash of Pro Football Focus with the story of the game and rookie watch.
Seahawks Heading Back To The Postseason
Following their win over Washington, the Seahawks officially clinched a playoff berth for the ninth time in 11 seasons under Pete Carroll and John Schneider. John Boyle has more here on the Seahawks’ reactions to clinching.
Players took to social media to reflect on the accomplishment:
Social Post Of The Day
Most of the current Seahawks players are used to the playoffs, as the team has now qualified in eight of the last nine seasons. Jamal Adams, on the other hand, has never been to the postseason in his career. Safe to say he was a little fired up after Sunday's win:
The best photos from Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Football Team at FedExField. Fueled by Nesquik.