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Seahawks Sack Rodgers Eight Times And Score Late During Infamous Monday Night Victory, Russ’s Rookie Year

Seahawks Sack Rodgers Eight Times And Score Late During Infamous Monday Night Victory, Russ’s Rookie Year

Russ’s Rookie Year, A Re-Look At The Season The Seahawks Gained A Super Star Monday Night Football in the Pacific Northwest was usually a welcome proposition, with the Seattle Seahawks owning the all-time highest winning percentage of any team in the National Football League, at 73%. With the Seahawks coming off a monster win against the Dallas Cowboys, this overlooked squad had an opportunity to show America that winning football was back in the Pacific Northwest. Before the Hawks was…

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The Tale Of The Trenches: How One Michigan Offensive Lineman Survived Being Singled Out

The Tale Of The Trenches: How One Michigan Offensive Lineman Survived Being Singled Out

The Wisconsin Badgers visited Ann Arbor and brought with them one of the craziest defenses in college football. One so complex and purposely odd that labeling it was dually confusing, as the label neither described what the Badgers were doing, and by giving the Badgers that label, it drew into question the label itself. Technically, the Badgers played a 3-4 defense, but watching Wisconsin on Saturday felt jarring. With so many players cutting, shifting, or dropping into coverage, it took…

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Legion Of Boom Lives Up To Its Name In Pulverizing Victory Against Cowboys, Russ’s Rookie Year

Legion Of Boom Lives Up To Its Name In Pulverizing Victory Against Cowboys, Russ’s Rookie Year

Russ’s Rookie Year, A Re-Look At The Season The Seahawks Gained A Super Star Fans scrambled to explain the discouraging, last-second loss against the Arizona Cardinals, and the general consensus about the troubles was poor offensive line play, led by rookie right-guard JR Sweezy, and the questionable play-calling of offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. The Cardinals were frequently gap-stuffing at the line of scrimmage with attacking linebackers, yet Bevell continued to call plays that put running back Marshawn Lynch on a…

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Russell Wilson’s Potential Put On Display In Near Game-Winning Drive Against Cardinals During First Start

Russell Wilson’s Potential Put On Display In Near Game-Winning Drive Against Cardinals During First Start

Russ’s Rookie Year, A Re-Look At The Season The Seahawks Gained A Super Star Head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider had a decision to make. Since taking over the Seattle Seahawks organization, the team had posted consecutive 7-9 seasons. The Seahawks were still rebuilding and had undoubtedly been adding talent, but without a quarterback, the prospect of another 7-9 season felt too great. The problem was they had already been looking for a quarterback. For the 2011…

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One For The Thumb, Tom Brady Is The Best To Ever Play The Game

One For The Thumb, Tom Brady Is The Best To Ever Play The Game

As far as predicting events goes, the last calendar year has been pretty rotten. I thought I had found the love of my life, but I didn’t. I thought Hillary Clinton would win the presidency by a mile, but she didn’t. And I predicted the Atlanta Falcons would win the Super Bowl. For three and a half quarters, I was happy with that prediction. Except one thing kept gnawing at me. 28 points. I had said it multiple times, not…

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Why The Falcons Will Win The Super Bowl

Why The Falcons Will Win The Super Bowl

At the conclusion of the NFC Championship game, the Atlanta Falcons stood victorious, having defeated NFC powerhouses the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers in consecutive weeks by decisive margins. Carried by a feisty defense and by far the NFL’s best offense, led by its MVP-caliber quarterback, Matt Ryan, the Falcons final challenge will take place at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas to face the AFC champion New England Patriots for the Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl LI. At…

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On The Plus Side, This Season Taught The Hawks Exactly What Their Weaknesses Are

On The Plus Side, This Season Taught The Hawks Exactly What Their Weaknesses Are

The Seattle Seahawks traveled to the Georgia Dome to meet the Atlanta Falcons. Despite the Seahawks playing in a dome, on turf, and despite scoring an opening drive touchdown, the Hawks surrendered the game, 36-20. Any season not ending in a Super Bowl ends in disappointment and so ended the 2016 season—a season highlighted by a litany of injuries, including Thomas Rawls, CJ Prosise, Russell Wilson, Michael Bennett, Kam Chancellor, Luke Willson, Tyler Lockett, and most of all, Earl Thomas,…

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Look Out, NFC, Seahawks Playoff Magic Is Back. Hoo-Hah!!!

Look Out, NFC, Seahawks Playoff Magic Is Back. Hoo-Hah!!!

18to40 is happy to report that football will exist at least one more week in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Seahawks (11-5-1) defeated the Detroit Lions, 26-6, meaning the Hawks advance to the NFC divisional game against the Atlanta Falcons (11-5). Century Link Field Even though the Seahawks had a far better defense than the Lions, had finished the last three games with a record of 2-1 (whereas the Lions were 0-3), had a 10-0 win/loss count in playoff games…

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Seahawks’ Second Season Begins, Signs Point To Wild Card Victory Against Lions

Seahawks’ Second Season Begins, Signs Point To Wild Card Victory Against Lions

The Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1) defeated the San Francisco 49ers (2-14). The Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1) took down the Los Angeles Rams (4-12). The Seahawks will play the Detroit Lions during the wildcard round of the playoffs. Seahawks Give Glimpse Into Playoff Plans Needing a victory and an Atlanta Falcons loss to secure the two-seed and a bye week in the playoffs, the Seahawks entered Sunday with a lot to play for but soon saw their opportunity wane, as the Falcons broke…

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Loss To Cardinals Full Of Silver Linings, Still Hope For Our Seahawks

Loss To Cardinals Full Of Silver Linings, Still Hope For Our Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks (9-5-1) lost to the Arizona Cardinals (6-8-1). The Los Angeles Rams (4-11) lost to the San Francisco 49ers (2-12). Let’s Workshop This Offense (Some More) Germain Ifedi Is Getting Up To Game Speed. Weeks ago, 18to40 took apart a “stunt” play on Ifedi. During the play, Ifedi got stuck on his initial assignment, chasing Buccaneers’ defensive lineman Gerald McCoy in favor of holding his ground for defensive lineman Ryan Russell. When Ifedi realized his mistake, he watched…

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