Every weekday morning, we'll round up local and national Seattle Seahawks-related links.
“I’d pick Lockett for his special-teams dominance, but there’s no category for that.”
Interesting nugget from Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle on momentum:
Over the previous 11 seasons, there have been 17 teams that entered the playoffs having won five or more games in a row. That includes last year's Seahawks, who won their final six regular-season games. Not one of those 17 teams won the Super Bowl.
For those who are thinking the Seahawks are a lock this weekend, a note from Chase Stuart of Football Perspective worth considering:
Minnesota (+5) would be 4th largest home dog in wild card round history. The first 3 (Beastquake, Tebow, Saints/Rams), home teams went 3-0.— Football Perspective (@fbgchase) January 7, 2016
A couple of former members of this season's Seattle Seahawks have financial reasons for wanting the team to succeed because of the last category. Wide receiver Chris Matthews, a Super Bowl XLIX star, played nine games for the Seahawks. He finished the season with the Baltimore Ravens. Quarterback/wide receiver B.J. Daniels was on Seattle's 53-man roster for 10 games before being let go. He has been with the Houston Texans since Week 16.
Both will make $148,000 if the Seahawks win their second Super Bowl in three years. In this instance, Daniels would be receiving payment from two different teams in the playoffs since he will be getting at least $25,000 for currently being on the Texans. Cornerback Cary Williams, who started 10 games for the Seahawks before his release, also qualified under the last category until signing with the Washington Redskins, another NFC team, for the playoffs.