Pro Football – Will Seahawks’ Woeful 0-2 Start Leave Them Out of the Chase For the Super Bowl Title?

May 26, 2022 0 Comments

If you set your goal to not only get to but win the Super Bowl this season, it is not a good idea to lose your first two games. During the 8-year period from 2000 through 2007 only 6 of the 70 National Football League teams that started the season at 0-2 went on the make the playoffs, much less win the Super Bowl.

So here come Mike Holmgren’s Seattle Seahawks, all full of spit and vinegar and wimpering out while losing their first two games, a 34-10 thumping from the Bills in Buffalo and a 33-30 overtime loss at home to the San Francisco 49ers, a National Football Conference West Division rival.

In two games the Seahawks, which returned all 11 of their defensive starters (almost unheard of in pro football), gave up 33.5 points a game.

One explanation for their lapse of playmaking came from defensive coordinator John Marshall, who maintained that there were not many blown assignments as much as the players simply not trusting their teammates and overcompensating in their own areas to make up for what they perceived as a shortcoming somewhere else. It kind of sounds like they were minding everyone else’s business but their own.

There are, of course, some other perhaps less plausible but more understandable explanations, such as spending too much time:

1) Reading the press clippings about how great they were going to be this year.

2) Placing a quick cell phone call to their agent to see what new endorsements might put them more in the spotlight.

3) Figuring out the quickest route to the hot dog stand after the first half ends.

4) Trying to figure out if that foxy looking blond in the 4th row on the starboard side is approachable.

The defensive front did record 8 sacks but the defensive secondary was last seen somewhere near Tukwila, 12 miles south of Qwest Field in downtown Seattle.

The six exceptions to the 0-2 rule of going nowhere fast were:

1) The 2007 New York Giants who went 10-6 and won Super Bowl XLII (Super Bowl 42 to people in the real world, as opposed to NFL executives).

2) The 2006 Kansas City Chiefs who went 9-7 and ช่องทางเข้า ufabet มือถือ lost the AFC wild card game.

3) The 2003 Philadelphia Eagles who went 12-4 and made it to the NFC championship game.

4) The 2002 Atlanta Falcons who went 9-6-1 and made it to the NFC divisional game.

5) The 2002 Pittsburgh Steelers who went 10-5-1 and made it to the AFC divisional game.

6) The 2001 New England Patriots who went 11-5 and won Super Bowl XXXVI (Super Bowl 36 to people in the real worl