Scottemojo wrote:Kip, out of all those teams, which ones would you not want to play on the road? I don't want to play the Giants at all in the playoffs, they win anywhere in January.
None of them. That's why getting a bye or at least the division is extremely important. As much as I love this team, it's nearly inconceivable that they could win 4 straight games against great teams away from Seattle.
With regards to:
Green Bay: Their DVOA has dipped in recent weeks but for much of the season they were among the elite of the elite. Their homefield advantage in January is very tough to overcome, and Aaron Rodgers is still an all-world QB. They also dominated the Seahawks in the 2nd half of this year's match. The only plus side about a Green Bay matchup would be that our pass rushers do well against their stiff tackles and a QB who holds the ball to be his best.
San Francisco: I think we can beat them anywhere. Probably should have beat them last time if not for the dropfest.
New York: They are clutch, but they don't scare me much. Not to sound cocky but I could see Seattle blowing them out. Their pass rush won't impact Wilson as much as most QBs they are used to facing, and Manning is the kind of QB that could have a tough day vs. our pass rush and secondary if the game is in Seattle. Also, don't they play on a similar surface to ours in New York? Seattle might stand a good chance on the road against them.
Redskins: Morris and RG3 could create problems for us. I'd be nervous about that matchup.
Bears: If it's in Seattle, I think it's an easy win. If it's in Chicago somehow, I'd be worried unless Cutler is still hurt / ailing.
Falcons: I think the Seahawks would smoosh them. The only way they lose is if Pete reverts to a base pass rush with zone coverage on most plays like he did vs. Chicago and Miami. The Falcons are the most finesse team in the NFL and Matt Ryan has about as much playoff winning experience as Russell Wilson does. They remind me a TON of the 2005 Seahawks but quite frankly I think the 2012 team would smoke the 2005 version in an actual head to head game. Great physical teams tend to kick the asses of great finesse teams.
Cowboys: I think we beat them easily. Again.
Vikings: Only way Seattle would lose is if the game somehow occurred in Minnesota.
Bucs: I wouldn't want to face them, but they look like unlikely playoff contenders right now.
Rams: If it's in Seattle, it's no contest.