Good morning, 12s. Happy Victory Monday! Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, Dec. 28 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
What's Being Said: Seahawks 20, Rams 9
In the most important game of the season to this point, the Seahawks walked away with a 20-9 win over the division-rival Rams. The win clinched the NFC West title for Seattle, its first since 2016. First-year Seahawk Jamal Adams, Jordyn Brooks and D.J. Reed each recorded eight tackles to lead the team. On offense, Russell Wilson scored two touchdowns -- one through the air and one on the ground. The Seahawks will head to Arizona to face the 49ers -- yes, the 49ers in Arizona -- with a chance to finish in any of the top three seeds in the NFC.
Here's what the media are saying after the Seahawks' win:
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle on the “lights-out” defensive performance by the Seahawks.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times handed out grades in his weekly report card.
Larry Stone of the Seattle Times with more on Pete Carroll’s brilliance this season in leading his team through COVID-19, the tough division and periods of uneven play.
Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune cited the Seahawks’ defensive improvement as the reason why Seattle won the division.
Ben Arthur of the Seattle PI had three big takeaways from the Seahawks’ victory.
The 710 ESPN Seattle staff gave their instant reactions to the game.
Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle on how the defense has changed from a concern to a strength this season.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic debated whether or not Seattle’s defense is capable of leading a Super Bowl run.
Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest wrote about Jamal Adams’ giddy press conference following his first division title.
Kevin Patra of NFL.com with three things we learned from Sunday’s NFC West showdown.
Brady Henderson of ESPN wrote about… you guessed it… the Seahawks’ resurgent defense.
Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus had the story of the game and rookie watch.
12s From Around The World Raise 12 Flag For Week 16
For the final home game of the regular season, the Seahawks hosted some special guests to serve as the honorary 12 Flag raisers. Twelve different Seahawks fans from across the globe raised the 12 Flag on Sunday from the safe comforts of their homes.
The group of international fans, known as the Sea Hawkers, raises awareness and funds for various charities and has chapters located across the United States, Germany, Canada, Latin America and more. The 12 Flag raisers included Simon Kell in Germany, Lynne Jarrett in Canada, Steve Sullivan in the UK, Philippe Agat in France, Roger Abanto in Peru, Sterling Compton in Hawaii, Jason Ranchoux in Canada, Heriberto Franco in Mexico, Shirley Schonenbach in Alaska, CW4 Kent Frye at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Lacey, Wash. and veteran/police officer Shaun Minks in Port Angeles, Wash.
On Sunday, those lucky Sea Hawkers were able to interact with Seahawks players virtually before the game. Honoring Seahawks fans from across the world was a fitting way to conclude the 2020 regular season, which has clearly been unlike any other.
Social Post Of The Day
Winning the NFC West was undoubtedly special, but we missed having fans there at Lumen Field to help celebrate. Here's Pete Carroll's message to the 12s after the win:
The best photos from Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams at Lumen Field. Fueled by Nesquik.