Seahawks Prepare to Make History With a Sunday Win
The excitement continues to build as the Seattle Seahawks prepare for the St. Louis Rams. The Rams used to call themselves the greatest show on turf. Maybe they will want to hand that monicker over to the hawks after Sunday’s game because in racking up 150 points in their last 3 games, the Seahawks can lay a genuine claim to the title! From CBS Sports, some things to consider before the season finale.
Inside stuff: A win over the Rams would give Seattle its 11th win this season. The Seahawks have only won 11 or more games twice in franchise history — 1984 and 2005. The 1984 season (12-4) ended with a divisional playoff loss to the Miami Dolphins, and the 2005 season (13-3) ended with the Seahawks’ only Super Bowl berth, a 21-10 loss to Pittsburgh.
Stat you should know: The Seahawks have outscored their last three opponents by a combined 120 points (150-30). That’s not good news for the Rams, who have been outscored by 123 points (199-76) in their last seven trips to Seattle, where they’re 0-7 since 2005. Of the seven St. Louis losses, five have come by at least 15 points.
Record watch: One of the more hallowed rookie passing records could fall Sunday. Two touchdown passes against the Rams would give Wilson 27 for the season, breaking Peyton Manning’s rookie record of 26, set in 1998.
Record watch 2: If the Seahawks beat the Rams, Wilson would become the first rookie in NFL history to lead his team to an 8-0 record at home. Wilson is 7-0, which is tied with Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger (2004). Roethlisberger didn’t start the Steelers’ home opener in 2004, which Pittsburgh won to go 8-0 at home