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Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:42 pm
  • Has anyone else considered that if Zurlein had made the 44 yard FG which he pushed less than 1 foot wide, the Seahawks wouldn't have made the playoffs? I know it's digging into a bag of "what-iffs", but it's a crazy thought considering they almost won the division week 17 by an inch.

    Hawks were 11-5
    Rams were 9-7

    Rams win flips the records both to 10-6, and Rams win the tie breaker going 2-0 vs SEA. Nuts.
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:45 pm
  • Yep, but they didn't.
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:48 pm
  • jammerhawk wrote:Yep, but they didn't.


    Thanks, genius. The exercise was to ask if anyone considered this given how the Seahawks finished.
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:57 pm
  • We've been both "lucky" as well as "unlucky" all year long. Teams are all pretty even so that on "any given Sunday...…."
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:57 pm
  • Something tells me the end of the season wouldn’t have been a giveaway. Once the hawks were in the playoffs, Pete was satisfied. Some of his decisions tend to point it he wanting #5 or 6 vs the bye.


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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:03 pm
  • Has anyone else considered that if Jason Meyers hadn't missed a field goal earlier in the game then the Rams wouldn't even have been in position to attempt a last second field goal for the win? And we wouldn't have all the narrative about that game being about the last second instead of the preceding 59 minutes?
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:07 pm
  • Torc wrote:Has anyone else considered that if Jason Meyers hadn't missed a field goal earlier in the game then the Rams wouldn't even have been in position to attempt a last second field goal for the win? And we wouldn't have all the narrative about that game being about the last second instead of the preceding 59 minutes?


    This is exactly why I laugh every time Zurlein's miss from almost the exact same distance is brought up constantly.

    We were closer to getting #1 seed than missing the playoffs. Almosts mean nothing.
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:07 pm
  • lukerguy wrote:
    jammerhawk wrote:Yep, but they didn't.


    Thanks, genius. The exercise was to ask if anyone considered this given how the Seahawks finished.


    Yes and if Hollister gets six more inches we're the NFC Champs............and if Chase McLaughlin makes the kick in SF, we lose that game..................on and on. I could probably give you 2-3 swing plays in every game.

    Welcome to the NFL, every game matters.
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:16 pm
  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    lukerguy wrote:
    jammerhawk wrote:Yep, but they didn't.


    Thanks, genius. The exercise was to ask if anyone considered this given how the Seahawks finished.


    Yes and if Hollister gets six more inches we're the NFC Champs............and if Chase McLaughlin makes the kick in SF, we lose that game..................on and on. I could probably give you 2-3 swing plays in every game.

    Welcome to the NFL, every game matters.



    Absolutely. You could open a bag of twenty "What Ifs" throughout the season.. This one is a little different to me because
    - It's a 2 game swing against the next closest team to making the playoffs
    - It as a single event at the end of the game which would dictate the result of the game

    Even if the Hawks lost any of their other close games, they'd still have the record over LA. You can not point to one other single play that absolutely would have changed the outcome of the season.


    The Seahawks were not winding down at the end of the year- they had the #1 seed and home-field advantage to play for.
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:22 pm
  • 12-5, On to the Divisional at Green Bay.
    What if's, meh. What if they win on Sunday? :irishdrinkers:
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:25 pm
  • There is a similar what if game for last season. If the Rams don't convert on 4th down in the first game and Wilson completes the pass to Baldwin on the final drive of the second game, then Seattle not only wins the division, they would also be the #2 seed.
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:44 pm
  • What if Wentz didn't get knocked out of the game? The Eagles would have won and had a clear path to the SB

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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:52 pm
  • cymatica wrote:What if Wentz didn't get knocked out of the game? The Eagles would have won and had a clear path to the SB

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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:00 pm
  • Yep, especially after that amazing performance and 5 turnovers for the Eagles last time, WITH Wentz :lol:
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:51 pm
  • What if the Seahawks did not lose their top two running backs? The "what if" game can be played forever.
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:54 pm
  • sdog1981 wrote:What if the Seahawks did not lose their top two running backs? The "what if" game can be played forever.

    top 3 RBs
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:04 pm
  • lukerguy wrote:
    jammerhawk wrote:Yep, but they didn't.


    Thanks, genius. The exercise was to ask if anyone considered this given how the Seahawks finished.


    No it proves the point that luck is a big part of a teams success or a teams failure
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:17 pm
  • One tip away from the best day in Seahawks' history...
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:45 pm
  • The harder they work, the luckier they get. :les:
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:56 am
  • If Rams made the FG and won, everything after that is different and we have no idea how the rest of the season would have gone.

    Things would be different, like:
    I'm pretty sure coaches/players would have actually spent an entire minute planning for Cards game if playoffs were hanging in the balance.
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Re: Seahawks almost missed the playoffs?
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:47 am
  • cymatica wrote:What if Wentz didn't get knocked out of the game? The Eagles would have won and had a clear path to the SB

    Sincerely,
    Every Eagles Fan

    Same teams, same stadium, same result. Seahawks were better with and without Wentz.
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