Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, Oct. 7 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
NFL's Second Quarter Gets Underway
As the Seahawks enter the second quarter of the 2015 regular season, there are five 4-0 teams - the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, and Cincinnati Bengals, who Seattle will face on the road in Week 5.
That number of 4-0 teams is tied for the most in a season in League history (1968, 2003, 2009, and 2013), and since 1990, when the current 12-team playoff was adopted, 83.1 percent of teams to start 4-0 went on to qualify for the playoffs. But just because the Seahawks aren't among that group to start the year doesn't necessarily mean their chances for a fourth straight postseason berth are doomed.
According to NFL communications, 111 teams (37 percent of the 300 playoff clubs) since 1990 have advanced to the playoffs after starting the season 2-2 or worse. Five teams - the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, Panthers, and Packers - did it last year, when the Packers and Colts advanced to the conference title games and the Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX.
Entering Week 5, the Seahawks (2-2) find themselves one game behind the Arizona Cardinals (3-1) for the NFC West lead. But history tells us its far too early to count any team out given the unpredictability of the NFL.
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Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from FOX Sports' NFL account, which shares a short video showing the type of competition that goes on inside of a team meeting at Seahawks headquarters.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle shares a few key takeaways from Pete Carroll's Tuesday segment on 710 ESPN Seattle, reviews the snap counts from Seattle's Week 4 win over Detroit, and highlights the versatility Will Tukuafu and DeShawn Shead exhibited against the Lions.
I take a look at cornerback Cary Williams' performance against Calvin Johnson and the Lions and recap what happened in Week 4 around the rest of the NFC West.
Seahawks.com Simply Measured Contributor Kevin Shively rehashes the Seahawks' Week 4 win over the Detroit Lions from a social media perspective.
Scott Engel at RotoExperts.com says fantasy football points will be well-earned by offenses this weekend at Cincinnati, where two of the NFL's better defenses in the Seahawks and Bengals will meet.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times comments on strong safety Kam Chancellor's return and quarterback Russell Wilson's sack-rate in his day-after review of the Seahawks' Week 4 win.
Former NFL quarterback Hugh Millen analyzes strong safety Kam Chancellor's late-game heroics for the Seattle Times.
The Seattle Times staff also has an early look at the Seahawks' Week 5 opponent.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com shares three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks' win over the Lions.
And Eric Mandel at 710Sports.com explains what rookie wide receiver Tyler Lockett learned after his muffed punt against the Lions led to a turnover.
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