Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, Dec. 1 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Schein Nine: Top Super Bowl Contenders
Adam Schein shares his latest "Schein Nine" column at NFL.com with a look at which teams are most likely to win Super Bowl 50.
The obvious contenders top his list, with the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots at No. 1, the undefeated Carolina Panthers at No. 2, and the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals at No. 3. But a couple of 6-5 teams appear at the bottom of Schein's ranks, with the Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 8 and Seattle Seahawks at No. 9.
Only three teams in NFL history have gone on to win the Super Bowl after starting the season with a 6-5 record, but here's what Schein had to say about Seattle's hopes for Super Bowl 50:
Seattle is back! Mainly because nobody in the NFC seems motivated to grab the second wild-card spot.
And being fair, Seattle obviously has the recent experience of surviving the intensity of the playoffs. Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll are champions. Thomas Rawls has stepped in at running back and provided Seattle with a seamless transition from injured Marshawn Lynch. The defense, albeit clearly not the same, can still make plays.
All year, since that ill-fated goal-line call in Super Bowl XLIX back in February, Seattle has dealt with drama. I still don't fully believe in these 'Hawks. The Jimmy Graham injury -- done for the season with a torn patellar tendon -- is a big deal. So is the lack of consistency on the offensive line.
But the Seahawks certainly won't be intimidated and they have a shot to peak down the stretch.
So you are saying there's a chance ...
If the season ended today, the Seahawks would own the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoff picture. That means the club would travel to Minnesota for a wild-card matchup with the No. 3-seeded Vikings, the same team Seattle faces in Week 13 on the road this Sunday.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, who share a photo from free safety Earl Thomas' celebrity waiter event last night that supported his Guardian Angel foundation. Through his foundation, Thomas - who has fought his own battle with ADHD - hopes to help kids battling ADD and ADHD.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle shares injury-related takeaways from coach Pete Carroll's Monday afternoon press conference, takes a closer look at the Seahawks' snap counts from Sunday's win over the Steelers, and recaps Carroll's Monday morning interview with 710 ESPN Seattle.
The Seahawks placed Jimmy Graham on injured reserve yesterday after the tight end tore his patellar tendon in the team's Week 12 win. Defensive tackle A.J. Francis was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster in Graham's place.
Here's how Seahawks players reacted on social media to Sunday's win over the Steelers.*
Steve Wyche at NFL.com says the Seahawks are looking dangerous again at the right time.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com identifies five numbers that matter with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and notes Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin's 339 yards receiving in the past three weeks are more than any other wideout in the NFL.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com shares three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after Sunday's Seahawks win.
At the Seattle Times, former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen analyzes why all five of Russell Wilson's touchdown passes worked in Sunday's win over Pittsburgh.*
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times has an early look at the Seahawks next opponent, the NFC North leading Minnesota Vikings.
Rob Rang at Scout.com says it's Luke Willson's time to shine with Jimmy Graham sidelined the rest of the season.
Art Thiel at SportsPressNW.com says Seahawks coach Pete Carroll isn't worried about the play of his defense.
And Steve Rudman at SportsPressNW.com reviews how Russell Wilson's recent birthday performance stacks up with Warren Moon's birthday game in 1990.
Sunday's Seahawks versus Steelers game was full of big moments, including six touchdowns, four interceptions, and a strong 39-30 finish for the home team. Check out these portraits of the players and coaches as it all went down.
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