The Seattle Seahawks followed up last week’s huge win with another big 50-17 win over the Buffalo Bills. While last week’s win was spectacular, perhaps doing it on the road was even more impressive considering Seattle’s struggles on the road.
After these last two weeks, it would be easy for Seahawks fans to say they’ve never seen a Seattle team play this well two weeks in a row. The extraordinary fact was that the Seahawks became the first team since 1950 (SeattleTimes.com) to score 50 points in back-to-back weeks. Considering that fact, one would be hard pressed to find an instance of any team playing as well in consecutive weeks.
The Seahawks had hoped a win would put them in position to play the San Francisco 49ers in Seattle next week for the lead in the NFC West. But the 49ers held off a 24-point run by the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter to almost guarantee a division title.
Now the only hope for the Seahawks to win the division is a win over the 49ers next week followed up with a win over the St. Louis Rams in Week 17. They would also need the 49ers to lose at home to the Arizona Cardinals.
Though their chances for winning the NFC West are slim, the win over the Bills coupled with the Chicago Bears loss to the Green Bay Packers greatly improves their chances of making the playoffs. They could lock up a wild-card spot with just one win at home in the next two games.
Considering this has been another great week by the team makes it easy to pick winners, but makes for some rather difficult choices on the losing side. The only easy decision this week was deciding who was the biggest loser this week.