The End of the Seattle Seahawks’ Legion of Boom Is Officially Here

January 16, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

ATLANTA — In 2013 or 2014, what happened to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday would have been unimaginable. In 2015, it would have still been hard to conceive.
But in 2016, this is the new normal for the Seahawks.
The Legion of Boom is no more. It was slain by the Atlanta Falcons, and the very moment it happened was obvious and easy to define. At a time when the Seahawks should have been ready to take control of the game, Atlanta not only flipped the script, it ended an era.
With 3:48 remaining in the first half, Seattle had Atlanta pinned at its 1-yard line. The Seahawks were down 12-10 in large part because of some self-inflicted wounds caused by penalties. In the previous three seasons, this would have been the perfect time to come up with a big play or, at the very least, make a quick stop and give quarterback Russell Wilson a short field to drive.
Instead, what happened next is something that had never happened to Seattle's vaunted defense. According to th...

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