For all the brilliance Patrick Mahomes has shown this season in leading Kansas City to the cusp of a division title and possibly the No. 1 seed in the AFC, he’s never been in the situation of showing he can win a late-season game in a hostile environment that could ultimately help determine how far the Chiefs go in the postseason. That unknown about Mahomes makes Sunday night’s matchup with Kansas City visiting Seattle fascinating in a game filled with playoff implications.
The Seattle Seahawks haven’t gotten the production this year that they have come to expect from Doug Baldwin, who has been their top receiver for most of his career since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2011.
Pete Carroll and Co. took a chance on a punter in the fifth round for a reason. But Dickson has been even better than the Seahawks’ staff could have hoped.
McDougald has been dealing with a patellar tendon injury that flared up during the first half last week against San Francisco.
Seattle will likely have more players selected to the game but only assured of two after having seven take part each of the last four years.
It was supposed to be a culmination of the Seahawks’ ever-growing momentum. It was supposed to be the final, giddy step into the promised land of the playoffs. It was supposed to be a perfunctory defeat of an overmatched foe. It was supposed to be a party. A coronation. Instead, the Seahawks left Levi’s Stadium on Sunday with drawn faces after their 26-23 overtime loss to the 49ers, muttering about “shooting themselves in the foot’’ so many times you expected to see bloody tracks back to the team bus.
When asked what it meant to beat Seattle for the first time as a 49er, former Seahawk Richard Sherman responded with a 214-word answer
The Seahawks got flagged on their way to the playoffs Sunday. Again and again and again.
The Seahawks had their four-game winning streak snapped and missed a chance to clinch a playoff berth after losing 26-23 to San Francisco in overtime.
When Richard Sherman downplayed Seattle’s success by describing the Seahawks as a “middle of the road” team a few weeks ago, his former teammates took offense. Heading into today’s rematch between Sherman’s new team, the San Francisco 49ers, and his old one, former teammate Frank Clark says Sherman should worry more about the struggling 49ers than a Seahawks team that can clinch the playoffs with a win.
One day after the Seahawks lost to Atlanta in January 2017, I penned a column saying they were no longer likable.
Seattle offensive line coach Mike Solari has done a lot of teaching this year and it’s paying off. The Seahawks’ offensive line has become a solid part of the team that is clearly not the weakness it’s been in the past. The linemen’s overall performance is part of the reason Seattle’s on the cusp of a postseason berth heading into Sunday’s game at San Francisco.