Do you WANT the Hawks to Win the NFC West?

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  • volsunghawk wrote:It's not like the Packers have an outstanding run defense. With Adrian Peterson going for the single-season rushing record, I could see the Vikings benefiting from that in several ways. Either the Pack sells out to stop him (which is hard enough) and the Vikes take advantage as they did against Houston, or they do indeed feed Peterson and he has a monster day. Both perfectly plausible scenarios - and much more likely than Brian Hoyer taking the 49ers down in San Fran.


    Oh sure -- I agree with that in principle. To me though, that's a bit like asking, "Which is easier -- finding a needle in a barn full of hay ... OR finding an individually marked grain of sand on the beach?" Both scenarios seem unlikely to me -- but slight edge to the Vikings, I guess.
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  • Goal #1.

    Win your division.

    That is all.

    Disssssssssssssssssssssssssmissed!
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  • LudwigsDrummer wrote:Goal #1.

    Win your division.

    That is all.

    Disssssssssssssssssssssssssmissed!


    And Pete Carroll agrees with you completely there. The problem is that the Hawks didn't do their job during the season ... so don't have the #1 Seed and don't fully control their destiny when it comes to the division. Therefore (I think), you do have at least a bit of a debate here. The question really is, "Which Scenario do you honestly believe gives the Hawks the best chance of getting deep in to the playoffs -- and ultimately to the Super Bowl?"
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  • Hawkscanner wrote:
    LudwigsDrummer wrote:Goal #1.

    Win your division.

    That is all.

    Disssssssssssssssssssssssssmissed!


    And Pete Carroll agrees with you completely there. The problem is that the Hawks didn't do their job during the season ... so don't have the #1 Seed and don't fully control their destiny when it comes to the division. Therefore (I think), you do have at least a bit of a debate here. The question really is, "Which Scenario do you honestly believe gives the Hawks the best chance of getting deep in to the playoffs -- and ultimately to the Super Bowl?"


    And that's clearly the one that sets you up with a decent chance at two home playoff games as long as you keep winning.
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  • Hawkscanner wrote:
    LudwigsDrummer wrote:Goal #1.

    Win your division.

    That is all.

    Disssssssssssssssssssssssssmissed!


    And Pete Carroll agrees with you completely there. The problem is that the Hawks didn't do their job during the season ... so don't have the #1 Seed and don't fully control their destiny when it comes to the division. Therefore (I think), you do have at least a bit of a debate here. The question really is, "Which Scenario do you honestly believe gives the Hawks the best chance of getting deep in to the playoffs -- and ultimately to the Super Bowl?"


    Few people are agreeing with ya dude. Lol
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  • Really, this is a question? Whether we want to win the division? C'mon, man!
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  • Hawkscanner wrote:Scenario A: Finishing 2nd in the NFC West to the 49ers and having the 5th Seed (the most likely scenario) means that the Seahawks (in all likelihood) will be facing the Redskins in the 1st Round ... and the Falcons in the 2nd Round.

    Scenario B: Winning the NFC West in all likelihood means that the Seahawks will be facing Green Bay AT Lambeau Field after hosting either the Vikings or Bears at Century Link in the 1st Round.

    The problem with these scenarios is they ignore the potential NFC Championship matchups. In scenario A, the likely NFCCG will have us going on the road to face Green Bay or San Francisco. In scenario B, we would likely either go to Atlanta or get the 49ers at home. So even if you think scenario A gives an easier first two games (I don't), it would have a much tougher NFC Championship game.
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  • We should just lose now to guarantee the 5th seed!
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  • Tech Worlds wrote:Few people are agreeing with ya dude. Lol


    And I find it a bit surprising that it's been that one sided honestly. Oh well though ... this is honestly a moot point because beyond what the Seahawks do against the Rams today ... they control absolutely nothing else. What Green Bay, San Francisco, the Cardinals, the Vikings, the Redskins, the Cowboys, and the Bears do is totally out of Seattle's control.
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  • Win the Division...don't care who or where we play.
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  • JesterHawk wrote:We should just lose now to guarantee the 5th seed!


    Just think, if we'd have lost another couple, we wouldn't have to worry about any of those extra hard games!
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  • Seahawk Sailor wrote:
    JesterHawk wrote:We should just lose now to guarantee the 5th seed!


    Just think, if we'd have lost another couple, we wouldn't have to worry about any of those extra hard games!


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  • Sorry but I'm past all this "what if" bullshit.

    I WANT the Hawks to win the next game they are playing until there are no more games to play in this season.

    Is that clear enough?

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  • The Radish wrote:Sorry but I'm past all this "what if" bullshit.

    I WANT the Hawks to win the next game they are playing until there are no more games to play in this season.

    Is that clear enough?

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    I was just curious to see how people felt ... and I most certainly have found out.

    I completely agree -- today all the "What If's" start turning in to "What IS's". Today the questions start getting answered.

    I'm with you -- win until you possibly can't win any more. That's where I'm at. Personally, I'm no longer concerned with this team's ability to win on the road in a hostile environment anymore -- and that's a very good thing to see. One way or another, hopefully we're still hanging around in February and having ourselves a Mardis Gras party.
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  • Hawkscanner wrote:
    The Radish wrote:Sorry but I'm past all this "what if" bullshit.

    I WANT the Hawks to win the next game they are playing until there are no more games to play in this season.

    Is that clear enough?

    :141847_bnono:


    I was just curious to see how people felt ... and I most certainly have found out.

    I completely agree -- today all the "What If's" start turning in to "What IS's". Today the questions start getting answered.

    I'm with you -- win until you possibly can't win any more. That's where I'm at. Personally, I'm no longer concerned with this team's ability to win on the road in a hostile environment anymore -- and that's a very good thing to see. One way or another, hopefully we're still hanging around in February and having ourselves a Mardis Gras party.


    The point is, you posed a question that traded the possibility of another division title and at least one guaranteed home playoff game for the assumption that we would beat Dallas/Washington but not Green Bay. There may be some statistical edge favoring that, but it's hardly set in stone. In a few weeks, under "Scenario B", what do you think the reaction would be if we get the 5th seed and go to lose in Dallas or Washington? Everyone here would be gnashing their teeth, saying if only we'd have won the division, we'd be Super Bowl bound, instead of back home watching.
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  • Hawkscanner wrote: The question really is, "Which Scenario do you honestly believe gives the Hawks the best chance of getting deep in to the playoffs -- and ultimately to the Super Bowl?"


    Winning the division and playing at home.

    Winning 3 road playoff games in a row would be much more difficult than 1 home and 2 road playoff games IMO.

    And as has already been mentioned, we will probably have to win at GB at some point anyway to get to the Super Bowl so why not take the easier road to GB, a home game.
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  • This team fears no one, home or away. Win the division, deflate the niners and their whiny fans even more.

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  • The Radish wrote:Sorry but I'm past all this "what if" bullshit.

    I WANT the Hawks to win the next game they are playing until there are no more games to play in this season.

    Is that clear enough?

    :141847_bnono:


    I understood it, which should worry you Les :shock: :mrgreen:
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    The Radish wrote:Sorry but I'm past all this "what if" bullshit.

    I WANT the Hawks to win the next game they are playing until there are no more games to play in this season.

    Is that clear enough?

    :141847_bnono:


    I understood it, which should worry you Les :shock: :mrgreen:



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  • Would there be a sweeter victory this season than going to Green Bay and putting a San Francisco style beating on their asses?
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  • The falcons are definitely a better match up, but I'm not turning down a division crown and hanging the flag from the rafters. And i want our young guys (and fans) to experience a home playoff game
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  • Scenario B. Rewards the team and fans for a great season.

    Scenario A is more likely and if this team is as good as we all think, they get to show it by winning on the road in an amped up playoff environment.
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  • AbsolutNET wrote:The falcons are definitely a better match up, but I'm not turning down a division crown and hanging the flag from the rafters. And i want our young guys (and fans) to experience a home playoff game


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  • I gotta say, I don't really get why everyone thinks it will be all that much easier to win in ATL than in GB. I'm not buying all this "paper tiger" crap, the Falcons are a damn good team.
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