Seahawks: Week 4
October 2, 2015
The Seahawks are (1-2) heading into the week 4 Monday Night game at home versus the Lions. The headlines this week have varied but most seem to agree that this is an early season must win for Seattle. With the season only just starting and their playoff hopes already being doubted this game does raise one important question.
Am I the only one who could care less who Russell Wilson is dating?
Seriously. This is what my Pacific Northwest news outlets are wasting ink on? How about the Kam holdout. Or some updates on Mebane’s injury. How questionable is Lynch really? How is Wagner getting ready while nursing a bad ankle? But no. My newspaper seems to think I want to read the Seahawks gossip page. I have no idea who this person is! I have never heard her music! Maybe, just maybe, if she was an ex-groupie for Slayer or had the largest Iron Maiden paraphernalia collection in my state I might just read the rest of the article. Failing that however I really DON’T CARE!
I also don’t give a frigging hell what house he just bought or what car he’s driving! Football man! FOOTBALL! It’s the god damned sports page! Move that crap to the Sunday insert section you set aside to start fires with over the winter.
Anyway, Monday Night Football, week 4.
The pressure is on for the Lions to get a win or fall to (0-4) on the season. Of all the places in the world to play they draw an away game against Seattle on the most feared field in the NFL. Pity them, because the 12th Man won’t.
A lot was made of Seattle getting the win against the Bears but I totally disagree. To blatantly steal a term from the “Bleacher Report” Chicago at this point in the season is a dumpster fire. Getting that win wasn’t a turn around or an improvement. It was simply taking care of business and getting the win when expected to. And this week is looking to be the same to many sport analysts for my Seahawks.
And again, here I am going to totally disagree. Sure, the Lions might have some problems, but after an extensive and exhausting five minutes of internet research I could find no definitive reasons for them.
Look, the Lions drew @ Chargers, @ Vikings then played the Broncos at home. That’s one hell of a way to start the season without a trip to Seattle topping it off with. (0-4) isn’t an unreasonable record all things considered. Week 5 has them @ Cardinals before they get the Bears at home. Detroit being at (1-5) heading into week 7 was already in the tea leaves. And for that reason I think the Seahawks are going to have their hands full on Monday Night.
Of all the games this week I think Lions @ Seahawks has the biggest upset potential.
It is at home, sure, but it is a late game. It’s also on a Monday which further breaks up the routine. And don’t forget that we have some banged up players, B. Mebane (groin), K. Pierre Louis (knee), S. Terrell (hip), D. Dobbs (shoulder), T. Simon (toe), M. Lynch (hamstring), K. Wright (hip), M. Morgan (hamstring), L. Willson (back), B. Wagner (ankle), W. Boy (thumb). On top of that this will be a short week before playing @ Bengals. Not good.
All in all a tough game but I think the Seahawks manage the win.
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