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We need to see more of Wilson & Co.

Even before he was injured and missed three games, we had not seen much of Russell Wilson this season: The Seahawks have held the ball less than any NFL team since 2015.

As Wilson returns, it is imperative that he and the Seahawks stop relying on the deep ball so much and start converting third downs a lot more.

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7 sacks! So what?

Adrian Clayborn’s six-sack performance for Atlanta in a 27-7 win over Dallas last week has a lot of Seahawks fans crossing their fingers that Duane Brown can play Monday.

Clayborn’s six were one off the record set by Derrick Thomas in 1990 — against Seattle. But do you remember how that game turned out? Maybe Russell Wilson can channel a little Dave Krieg, if needed:
 

A tale of two 10-win Seattle teams

1986 Krieg and Largent
Dave Krieg & Steve Largent during a 1986 game (Seahawks.com)

As stunning as it still is to consider, this is the best all-around team in the history of the Seattle Seahawks. That’s odd to say about a 10-win team — and it would be odder yet if this team had not made the playoffs.

Thirty years ago, it wouldn’t have. Thirty years ago, in fact, a red-hot 10-6 Seahawks team did not make the postseason.

These Seahawks, who have won six of seven and have averaged 32 points over the past eight games, are the team no one wants to play in the playoffs (even if Arizona GM Steve Keim says he does).

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