Seattle Seahawks Defeat Super Bowl Champs: Weak NFC West No More

January 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

All season long, NFL experts and analyst jumped on the bandwagon that the NFC West was the worst division in the National Football League.
Chants went up that the entire division was a complete mess, and they were part right. 49ers quarterback Alex Smith finished with the best QB rating in the division at 82.1. Rookie sensation Sam Bradford was No. 1 in the division and No. 18 overall in the league with 18 touchdown passes.
No team in the NFC West had a winning record. No team in the NFC West scored more points than they allowed. No NFC West team had a winning record on the road.
No NFC West team had a shot in the playoffs.
Until Saturday afternoon, when the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks defeated the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, 41-36, a game in which Matt Hasselbeck threw for four touchdown passes against a defense that only allowed 13 all season long!
The same Seattle Seahawks, who were 10.5-point underdogs, outscored the Saint...

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