MidwestHawker wrote:As alluded to above, turnovers go a long way, and the defense doesn't have to break for a team to blow us out. Throw in weird stuff like the pick-six against Carolina or a trick play on special teams like St. Louis pulled and you never know.
As to the larger point...I certainly agree that a blowout is pretty damn unlikely in this game. If we protect the football, basically no team can blow us out in our place. Not the Patriots, not the 49ers, nobody. I respect the Pats, but they're going to have all that they can handle today.
I heard this info on a local Boston sports radio. Over the last three years = +/- Pete C, as Coach.
If you take the GB game for how it should've ended. The Seahawk's are a .500 team at home.
So, given all the credence to the 12th. man factor etc... How good of a team can Seattle really be?
Really now Hawks fans .500? Let me clue you in on something. Where ever on the road the Patriots play it gets loud, really loud.
That's the price the Patriots pay for being the game that their opponents fans circle on the calendar.
They're not a dome team that melts in the wind rain or snow. The Pat's thrive in bad weather, and have administered some of their biggest beat downs in snow or -32* games.
So, bring on the weather, noise and the Hawks home field advantage.
IMHO... the Hawks will need 14 points from turn overs to keep it interesting.
Yeah, I know I'm a bit of a tool / troll etc... I just feel the peeps on this board should hear some trash talk from the east coast.