Wow, I woke up this morning and figured out I wasn’t dreaming. The Seattle Seahawks really did beat the New Orleans Saints 41-36 on Saturday.
Marshawn Lynch really did break 334 tackles on a crazy 67-yard TD run. Watch it again on this You Tube video. Wonder when somebody’s going to write a “Beast Mode” song?
Now that we know the Seahawks are going to be traveling to Chicago to face the Bears, let’s take a minute to look at what other people were writing about the Seahawks’ stunning victory and their rematch with the Bears:
Don Banks of SI.com says the Seahawks win over New Orleans tells us that we shouldn’t pre-judge any outcome of a playoff game. Read his story here.
A couple of Chicago players are anxious for revenge. Seattle beat da Bears23-20 in the Windy City in October. Read the story here.
Just the Bear facts in this Seahawks.com report.
And how about this? If the Seahawks win, they could host the NFC title game at Qwest. Crazy, huh. Read on.
The always entertaining Norm Chad writes: “Imagine if this shabby 7-9 team now makes the Super Bowl – the entire East Coast might sink into the Atlantic Ocean and Peter King might drown in his venti cup of cinnamon dolce latte.” Read the full story here.
Steve Kelley of the Seattle Times said the fans “were so into the game they practically played it. They turned Qwest Field into decibel hell.” Read his column here.
Nobody is sure if the Seahawks will offer QB Matt Hasselbeck an extention, but he had a “ridiculoulsy good day,” on Saturday, writes John McGrath of the Tacoma News Tribune. Read his column here.
Dave Boling of the TNT gives coach Pete Carroll credit for getting the Seahawks to believe. Read the story here.
I touched on the same theme in my column because, well, how else can you explain what the Seahawks have done the past two weeks. These are not the same Seahawks who stumbled and bumbled their way through most of the regular season. Of course, I was also the same guy who predicted Saints 34, Seahawks 13.