Seahawks win over Chiefs prove Carroll’s philosophy still works

Seattle Seahawks Reporter

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

Chiefs 31 – Seahawks 38

For the Seattle Seahawks, last nights win against the Kansas City Chiefs was about more than getting a 17-2 record in prime time games. Even about more than clinching a playoff spot. This was a game about proving that the last few years weren’t a fluke. This game and this season has been about showing the NFL that the system, the Pete Carroll philosophy, still works.

I’ll admit it. Anyone who follows me on Twitter already knows. I didn’t watch this game live. Couldn’t watch this game live. December football stresses me out too much so I often have to watch games the next morning to save my sanity and my blood pressure. After watching the game this morning I can tell you, I’ve seen this team before. I’ve seen this energy before. And although wide receiver Doug Baldwin won’t say it, I will. It feels like 2012 all over again.

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Once again the team no one wants to face, Seattle is one win from the playoffs

Seattle Seahawks Reporter

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

Vikings 7 – Seahawks 21

Let’s be honest, it wasn’t a pretty win… but it was my favorite kind of win. It was a win that could have easily gotten away from Seattle. But it didn’t, and now the Seahawks are one win away from clinching a playoff berth. In a year where they weren’t expected to win more than four or five games, they are the team no one wants to face.

Lisa Johnson and I argue about this all the time on the OTFB podcast. Defense or offense, which is more important? But it’s not just a shtick we do for the show. She truly believes offense wins games, I say, quite adamantly, the defense is most important.

What last night’s Monday Night Football game against the Minnesota Vikings showed was that what truly wins games is a balance. What makes the Seahawks so dangerous right now is that balance, and it’s alive and well in Seattle.

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The banged up Seahawks face Chicago Bears on MNF

Dayna O’Gorman Senior Sports Editor

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

The Seattle Seahawks are once again on the road this week, heading to Chicago to face a strong Bears team.

The Chicago Bears have improved greatly this offseason. We saw that improvement in their opening game against Green Bay last Sunday. Due to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pulling off a Superman level performance last week, the Bears didn’t get the win, but the strength of the team can’t be denied.

After watching both the Chicago and the Seattle games last week, I should be quite worried for the Seahawks. Chicago looked really good in its matchup against Green Bay. But its Monday night, kids. And we know what that means. Its Seattle’s favorite day of the week.

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Seattle battles back but falls just short on Monday Night Football

Official Seahawks Reporter

By Shannon Sanchez  // @ShannonSanchez3

Atlanta Falcons 34 – Seattle Seahawks 31

There is gnashing of teeth in Seattle. There is pulling hair and screaming at TV announcers. When did Jon Gruden start sounding so condescending? Was it the first turnover by quarterback Russell Wilson? Or was it the first questionable call that head coach Pete Carroll called on a fake field goal? We had every chance to win this game, and somehow we came up short. Literally.

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Chief Fans Get A New Perspective from UK

By Neta Davis // @ND622

Kansas City Chiefs 29 – Washington Redskins 20

“OK, that’s good, now look down at your feet and remember the place where you are at.   You’ll need to hit that spot when we come out for pregame,” bellowed the coordinator.  How could I forget?  I looked down at my feet—32-yard marker on the field of Arrowhead. I looked up into the empty stadium, 3 hours before the Monday Night Football game between Kansas City and Washington.  I scanned the faces of my new and old Arrowheads Abroad friends, all scattered about the edges of the United States-shaped flag.  We were all grinning, not believing where we were and what we were going to be doing on national TV.  This was the beginning of the end of a perfect long weekend that seemed too good to be true, even by Hollywood standards.

It all started on Friday, when they each landed in Kansas City, after at least half a day or more of travel from the UK.  The unusually warm weather was as if they had ordered it so they could get the most out of every second they were here.

Right off, many of them began their BBQ odyssey, starting at Char Bar in Westport, which has a great outside patio.  Saturday, they toured the National WW1 museum and Liberty Memorial.  Several of them also made their way to see the lovely architecture of Union Station, and ambled around a bit in town.   Continue reading “Chief Fans Get A New Perspective from UK”

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