As Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk points out, Seattle’s defense allowed only 39 points over their dominant final six-game win streak. They scored, on the other hand, 134 points, on both offense and defense. Meanwhile, Lynch and Robert Turbin helped the Seahawks amass 132 rushing yards, and that’s exactly what will make this team so dangerous in the playoffs, especially at home.
It was the sixth consecutive win for the NFC heavyweights after they fell to the Kansas City Chiefs, 24-20, in Week 11. Since that loss, the Seahawks have gotten hot at exactly the right point in the season, stringing together wins against division rivals Arizona, St. Louis and San Francisco as well as the Philadelphia Eagles.
To say it’s been a dominant stretch, even compared to the end of the Seahawks’ championship-caliber 2013 season, is to put it lightly:
Early on against St. Louis, it appeared Seattle might have fallen into a trap—the Seahawks didn’t score at all in the first half while Russell Wilson threw an interception and no touchdowns, putting Seattle behind by six heading into the third quarter.
But the Rams were also unable to take advantage of Seattle’s mistakes, and that meant the Seahawks didn’t have far to go to come roaring back.
This time, it was St. Louis that was kept off the board for an entire half, while Seattle went on to score 20 points on the strength of their run game led by Marshawn Lynch, their special teams unit led by Steven Hauschka and their dominant defense, underlined by Bruce Irvin’s 49-yard interception returned for a touchdown.
The defense also forced three Rams turnovers in the second half. As Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk points out, Seattle’s defense allowed only 39 points over their dominant final six-game win streak.
They scored, on the other hand, 134 points, on both offense and defense. In that time, Wilson threw for seven touchdowns and two interceptions, as offense and defense both worked together to swiftly take opponents out of the picture.