#4 – @Seattle (12/2), ‘Decembering in Seattle’
***Prime Time Matchup***
May 20, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) talks with wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) and wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) during organized team activities at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Mentally prepare yourself for the thousands of flashbacks to 2010’s Marshawn Lynch Beast Mode Run when they talk about this game or even attempt to talk about Marshawn Lynch. Seattle (11-5) is extremely hostile territory for opposing teams. They were a perfect 8-0 last season at home. Luckily, it’s not in the heart of December where it may be below freezing, snowing, and all sorts of craziness in terms of weather factors.
The lingering questions are whether the Seahawks are for real. They almost took the division from the 49ers last year, and Russell Wilson earned his rightful spot as the team’s starter. The Seahawks did some maintenance with their team, and added the playmaking services of Percy Harvin. I don’t have the greatest feeling about this game, and you shouldn’t think a victory should come so easy either. Look for a low scoring affair.
Final Prediction: Seahawks 17, Saints 14