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Seahawks Pickup Where They Left Off In Super Bowl

Seahawks Pickup Where They Left Off In Super Bowl

Seattle's "Legion of Boom" Defense Wrapup Green Bay Packer Quarterback Aaron Rogers

Photos by Courtesy of ESPN

67,000 very loud Seattle fans celebrated the reigning Super Bowl champions as they unfurled the championship banner at midfield in a ceremony before the game. Ignoring NFL critics that point to the fact that no Super Bowl champion has repeated since the 2003, 2004 New England Patriots the Seattle Seahawks opened the NFL season and defense of their Super Bowl championship with a dominating 36 -16 route of the Green Bay Packers. The Seahawks demonstrating the most balanced team in the NFL offensively and defensively led at halftime 17 -10, then dominated the second half scoring 19 points. They continued their almost unbeatable play at home and used their 12th man home-field advantage, with the loudest stadium in the NFL to defeated team in the Green Bay Packers that many have picked to win the NFC Central. One player that was showcased in the game was wide receiver Percy Harvin. The most versatile offensive player in the NFL, he showed his offensive skills, catching passes from his wide receiver position, hauling in screens and running jet sweeps with his 4.3 speed and quickness. Percy Harvin's skill set places him as one of the top 10 players in the NFL today. Harvin had 100 over yards combined receiving and rushing in the game. Quarterback Russell Wilson was accurate and efficient going for 19-28 for 191 yards and two touchdowns. Marshawn Lynch was in “Beast” mode averaging 5.5 yards per carry for 110 yards. Seattle had 207 yards rushing as a team and won for the 18th time in its last 20 regular season home games. The defense known as the “Legion of Boom” continued its ability to make elite quarterbacks like Aaron Rogers look average going back to the Super Bowl where Peyton Manning suffered his most humiliating defeat in the NY played Super Bowl XLVIII. The best defense in football forced Rogers out of the pocket throughout the game, sacking him three times. And when he had time they blanketed the Packer receivers forcing him to throw the ball away to avoid sacks or try very difficult, pinpoint passes to complete a pass. With great sideline to sideline pursuit, gang talking and superior corner/safety play add smart, form tackling, aggressive, attacking style defense. The Seahawks were a carbon copy of last year’s defense which was on top statistically in every meaningful category. Russell Wilson continues to improve game by game. His play to play decision-making rivals Brady, Manning Rogers and Brees as some of the best at the quarterback position. He avoids sacks and hits like a modern day Fran Tarkenton, sliding and skipping out of bounds with cool precision. Percy “No Mercy” Harvin playing an entire 16 game schedule, not just the playoffs as he did in 2013 is a scary proposition for Seahawk opponents. Marshawn Lynch looked in great physical condition and pushed piles forward fighting for extra yards in a career, at 28 years old, where he may be carving out Hall of Fame credentials if he plays three more seasons at this level. A reliable, punishing rushing game spearheaded by Lynch coupled with the improvement of Russell Wilson and their offense, the continued great play of their defense and their overwhelming home-field advantage points to one conclusion. This reporter feels that the Seahawks are a good bet to repeat in 2014.


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