Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, Dec. 8 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Seahawks Surging Down The Stretch
Marc Sessler at NFL.com takes a look at the playoff picture in the NFC following Week 13's slate of games.
If the season ended today, the Seahawks (7-5) would own the conference's sixth and final spot in the postseason. That means means Seattle would travel to Green Bay for a matchup with the NFC North-leading Packers (8-4), who currently hold the No. 3 seed by way of tiebreaker over the Minnesota Vikings (8-4), a team the Seahawks topped 38-7 this past weekend.
The Arizona Cardinals (10-2) haven't clinched the NFC West title just yet, but Sessler thinks it's out of reach for the Seahawks at this point. Still, he says Seattle is "playing its best football all year" and could do "major damage" if it qualifies for the postseason.
Here's what Sessler had to say about the Seahawks' place in the NFC playoff picture:
They won't win the West, but Seattle has the power to do major damage in January.
Playing their best football all year, the Seahawks (7-5) face a cakewalk schedule down the stretch with games against the Ravens, Browns and Rams before taking on a Cardinals team that might rest their starters in the finale.
If the season ended today, Seattle would wind up facing Green Bay in the wild card as the NFC's sixth seed. That would serve as a juicy rematch of last year's NFC title game, but this Packers team would struggle to top today's version of the 'Hawks. Russell Wilson is playing out of his mind, while rookie runner Thomas Rawls is operating as Beast Mode 2.0 for a team loaded with veteran talent and a flock of young stars-in-the-making.
Don't discount Seattle's playoff experience, either. Coach Pete Carroll hasn't panicked during his team's ups and downs -- and neither have his players. Like last year, this gang is peaking at the right time.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from the @nfl, which reminds you to help send your favorite players to the 2016 Pro Bowl in Hawaii. You can cast a vote for the Seahawks at Seahawks.com/ProBowl.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle details what yesterday's release of cornerback Cary Williams means for the Seattle secondary, looks at the snap counts from this past Sunday's win over the Vikings, and recaps Carroll's Monday morning segment on 710 ESPN Seattle.
Here's three things we learned from Carroll's Monday afternoon press conference, where the coach shared an update on the status of running back Marshawn Lynch.
Running back Thomas Rawls is up for Rookie of the Week at NFL.com after his 101-yard and a touchdown game against the Vikings.
Here's how Seattle players reacted on social media to Sunday's win at Minnesota.
Jason La Canfora at CBSSports.com explains why the Seahawks are the "most dangerous" team in the NFC.
ESPN.com's Sheil Kapadia highlights five numbers that matter when it comes to Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson.
Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com shares three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out from Seattle's win at Minnesota.
Eric Mandel recaps a recent conversation on 710 ESPN Seattle discussing Russell Wilson's place as one of the greatest dual threat quarterbacks of all time.
At the Seattle Times, former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen breaks down how the Seahawks were able to hold NFL rushing leader Adrian Peterson to 18 yards this past weekend.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times has his first look at Seattle's Week 14 opponent - the Baltimore Ravens.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune says the Vikings played into the strengths of Seattle's defense this past Sunday.
Art Thiel at SportsPressNW.com says the Seahawks are feeling "very familiar" the past few weeks.
Steve Rudman at SportsPressNW.com reviews the recent play of Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin.
And Mike Renner at The Washington Post writes about how important quarterback Russell Wilson has been to the Seahawks' recent success.
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