As I feel as if I’ve written a few dozen times already this week, it all comes down to the this for the Seahawks Sunday against the Rams — win and be assured of all regular season goals; lose, and be at the mercy of fate and the 49ers.
While you may be nervous about it all, though, the Seahawks were more like Alfred E. Neuman all week— What, Us Worry?
Here’s my preview story, the theme of which is encapsulated pretty well by the quote below from receiver Golden Tate:
“We have worked way too hard, starting way back with offseason workouts, to wait until the last game of the season to really ruin that. But I am very confident in our guys that we are going to come out ready to play.’’
Also in our paper today. …
— Jayson Jenks examines Year Two for Russell Wilson as he enters the second game of his sophomore season;
— Here’s a little bit about the Rams;
— And here are our predictions.
And in other news. …
— Seahawks.com with Five Matchups to Watch Sunday;
— ESPN with three things to watch;
— Joel McHale interviews Richard Sherman;
— Sherman also helped grant a young Seahawks fan a big wish on Saturday;
— Philly.com with some th0ughts on how to stop Wilson;
— The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Seahawks are again standing in between the Rams and respectability;
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz says the Rams have showed some progress this season but that it was not a success;
— Lindy’s picks the Seahawks, 19-16;
— NFL.com’s list of the 10 biggest Pro Bowl snubs does not include any Seahawks;
— NFL.com also offers a primer on Week 17;
— Keys to the game from StLouisRams.com;
— Pat Kirwan notes that few teams have ever won the Super Bowl throwing for as few yards as the Seahawks.
— And not to be outdone, cornerback Richard Sherman also has his regular gameday blog post.