The Seattle Seahawks are slowly on the rise.
After starting the season a miserable 2-6, the Seahawks have rebounded by winning five of their last seven games. Those two losses were against the Redskins and 49ers and were decided by an average of just four points. Both were winnable games.
This roster is loaded with talent on both sides of the ball. On offense, you have a superstar-caliber running back (if he isn't already) in Marshawn Lynch, a rising offensive line, and a good, young core of receivers.
The defense has really stepped up over the last half of this season. This unit is undoubtedly the strength of this team. Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Red Bryant, Chris Clemons, Browner and Thurmond at corners. You can't help but be excited about this group.
The Seahawks are one piece of the puzzle away from being a serious contender.
And no, that puzzle piece isn't Tarvaris Jackson.