Seattle Seahawks Dominate Monday Night Football, Plus More NFC West News

Tyson LanglandNFC West Lead WriterSeptember 20, 2012

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 12:  Chris Clemons #91 of the Seattle Seahawks enters the field before the game against the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field December 12, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. Seattle won 33-13. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Getty Images)
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Without a doubt, playing at CenturyLink Field in front of the 12th man poses a huge challenge for any team visiting Seattle, yet the biggest challenge of all may be playing the Seahawks on Monday Night Football.

Thanks to Adam Wright (@BlueOsprey), who is one of the best sources of Seahawks knowledge on Twitter, for digging up some statistics on how Seattle plays in primetime games. Their current record on Monday Night Football is an astonishing 17-8. Easily, the best winning percentage of any other team in the NFL. The last time they lost on Monday Night Football was eight years ago when they played the Dallas Cowboys

Even though Seattle hasn't put together a winning record since 2007, their wins in their last five contests on Monday Night Football have been very convincing. All five have been wins and three of those five have been shutouts. The most recent victory on Monday night was against St. Louis on Dec. 12, 2011. They harassed Bradford and beat the Rams into submission 30-13.   

During primetime games as a whole, their record is 35-25. I will take a 58 percent winning percentage in front of a national audience any day. With Green Bay traveling to the Link for the first time since 2008, there's no question playing the Seahawks in Seattle during primetime will not be in their favor.

Again, thanks to @BlueOsprey for the stats and with that let's check out the rest of the news around the NFC West. 


Arizona Cardinals

Nick Underhill of begs the question, where the Patriots tipping plays against the Cardinals? Apparently, defensive coordinator Ray Horton thinks so.

Mike Sando of looks at the Cardinals offense and asks, when is it going to get in gear?


San Francisco 49ers

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, former Bills and Chargers OLB Shawn Merriman visited the 49ers on Wednesday. 

Andy Liu of Bleacher Report says Alex Smith is not an elite quarterback yet, but he is good enough to get the job done. 


Seattle Seahawks

Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram dishes on Golden Tate's $21,000 fine on the hit he laid on Sean Lee. 

Josh Stein of Bleacher Report breaks down how Russell Wilson became the steal of the 2012 draft. 


St. Louis Rams

Shane Gray of talks about Jeff Fisher and how he brings swagger to this football team.

Rod Goldberg of Bleacher Report examines Steven Jackson's groin injury and how it may be just enough to sideline him in Week 3.