Further Review: Which Playoff Foe Is Best?

Published on December 31, 2013 by     Sports Press Northwest (Feed)

2013 12 29, Seattle Seahawks, St Louis Rams NFC, NFL, Football

After tying a franchise record for fewest rushing yards (13) allowed in their 27-9 victory over St. Louis Sunday, the Seahawks have a week off before hosting one among Green Bay, New Orleans or San Francisco in the divisional round of the playoffs in two weeks. Seattle’s combined record at home the past two seasons against those three: 4-0.

In the four, two in 2012 and two this season, the Seahawks outscored the Packers, 49ers and Saints by a combined 119-35. A quick rewind:

Seahawks 14, Packers 12 / Sept. 24, 2012

In the infamous “Fail Mary” game, Golden Tate shoved a Green Bay defender out of the way, grappled with another for the ball, and was a awarded a disputed touchdown, officially 24 yards from Russell Wilson, on the final play. The national outrage against the NFL’s replacement referees reached its apex after the call, and helped settle the labor dispute. Tate also caught a 41-yard TD. Seattle’ defense beat up on Aaron Rodgers, sacking him eight times, four by Chris Clemons, all in the first half. Clemons’ performance matched Derrick Thomas’s 1992 NFL record.

Seahawks 42, 49ers 13 / Dec. 23, 2012

Wilson threw a career-high four touchdowns, Marshawn Lynch rushed for 111 yards and scored two first-half TDs, and Richard Sherman returned Red Bryant’s blocked field goal 90 yards for another score as Pete Carroll snapped a three-game losing streak to arch-nemesis Jim Harbaugh. The Seahawks converted 11 of 13 third downs as Wilson finished with a Total QBR of 97.6, the highest allowed by the 49ers in a game since the start of the 2008 season.

Seahawks 29, 49ers 3 / Sept. 22, 2013

Marshawn Lynch scored on runs of 14 and 2 yards and added a 7-yard TD reception in the second half, Seattle flustered Colin Kaepernick into his worst passing game as a starter (127 yards, 3 interceptions, 20.1 passer rating), forced the 49ers into five turnovers, and held them to no TDs in a game for only the third time since 1979. The Seahawks did all almost all of their damage in the second half. The 5-0 halftime score was the first in the NFL since 1992.

Seahawks 34, Saints 7 / Dec. 2, 2013

Wilson threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns and finished with a quarterback rating of 139.6 as the Seahawks became the first team to clinch a playoff spot. The Seahawks held QB Drew Brees to 147 yards and prevented the Saints from cracking 100 yards of total offense until midway through the third quarter. Although the Seahawks played without CB Brandon Browner (injured) and CB Walter Thurmond (suspension), Brees failed to complete a pass longer than 15 yards, the first time that had happened to him since 2006.

By holding the Rams to nine points Sunday, the Seahawks finished the regular season as the NFL leader in points allowed per game (14.4), yards allowed per game (273.6), pass yards allowed per game (172.0), interceptions (28) and turnover margin (+20). They also led the NFC in point differential at +186. How Seattle compares across the board to its three potential playoff opponents:

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