Don't look now, but the Seattle Seahawks are on a roll.
A few weeks ago following their disappointing loss to the Miami Dolphins, it seemed like the 'Hawks had hit bottom, especially with the team's two starting cornerbacks, Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, testing positive for a banned substance.
Yet rather than collapse from the pressure, the 'Hawks channeled their energy by rebounding with two impressive wins.
The turnaround was so dramatic that even Steve Kelley at The Seattle Times is dreaming big:
Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Wait a minute, why not get ahead of ourselves? Sweet anticipation is one of the great pleasures in sports. We don't have to take these games one at a time.
What if the Seahawks go to Toronto on Sunday and win on the road against Buffalo? And what if San Francisco goes to New England and loses to the Patriots, who hardly ever lose at home, especially in December?
We could be looking at a Sunday night game between the Hawks and 49ers on Christmas Eve eve with first place in the NFC West at stake. How would a game like that sound in front of the crazy Hallelujah Chorus of Seahawk fans inside Century Link?
It's a beautiful idea, but...