When the Seahawks beat the Rams last weekend they became just the third Super Bowl champ to earn a No. 1 seed in the playoffs the next season since 1998. I have no idea how they did it or what a No.1 seed may mean.
Their first playoff game will be Saturday, Jan. 10, at Century Link Field. The opponent will be the lowest seed that survives the two NFL wild-card games next weekend, either the Arizona Cardinals-Carolina Panthers winner or the Detroit Lions if they win at the Dallas Cowboys. I am bewildered. They have already beaten Arizona twice and they are playing one of three possible teams in the next round?
I am pleased to see though that the best defence in the NFL is not too proud to hone its tackling technique by learning from rugby.