After pulling off perhaps the greatest comeback in NFL history in the NFC Championship against the Packers, Seattle was just one yard short of becoming a Super Bowl Champion for the second consecutive year in 2014. Some of my earliest memories are of watching the Seahawks with my dad, and I must say I never in a million years could imagine that the outcome of sports game could hurt as bad as that did. I’m pretty sure I was clinically depressed for quite some afterwords. Luckily this video would cheer me up when I was feeling especially down.
It was one of the greatest Super Bowls ever played, and I hope I never see it again. I feel my heart breaking just talking about it again, but the show must go on, the quest for redemption for players, coaches, and fans starts now.
Hawk’s preview of the NFC West, which includes the Arizona Cardinals, St Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers, and the Seattle Seahawks (who’ll get their own preview next)
Arizona was easily the most surprising team of the year in 2014. Through 9 games they were 8-1 and a favorite to win the NFC behind Carson Palmer, but in a week 10 game against the Rams the quarterback was done for the year with a torn ACL. Backup QB Drew Stanton started in his place, he looked good at times but was wildly inconsistent and he too would get injured, leaving Ryan Lindley as the starting QB and he was terrible. Arizona would drop 4 of their last 6 and finish 11-5, only good enough for a wildcard against the Panthers, where they would lose 27-16 in historically terrible fashion. As a team they only had 78 total yards, a playoff record low.
Arizona expects Palmer to be completely healthy and follow up a season in which he threw for 1,626 yards, 11 Td’s and 3 Int’s in only 6 games, and boy will they need him.