The Seattle Seahawks look playoff-ready in every aspect.
The Seahawks routed the Arizona Cardinals 35-6 on Sunday night. They’ve outscored opponents 114-33 during a five-game winning streak that has put them in position to win the NFC West.
The Seahawks and Cardinals are tied for the division lead, but the Seahawks hold the tiebreaker, having beaten the Cardinals twice in the past five weeks.
The Seahawks set a franchise record with 596 total yards in the game.
The running game looks ready
Marshawn Lynch, playing with a stomach ailment, had 10 carries for 113 yards, including the longest touchdown run of his career, an amazing 79-yarder in which he bounced off multiple hits.
This was Lynch’s 24th game with at least 100 yards rushing, tied with Chris Warren for second-most in Seahawks history. Only Shaun Alexander (37) has more.
That was Lynch’s only run against a tackle box that had more defenders than available blockers. He is the only player with more than 400 rush yards against a loaded box this season.
Russell Wilson also had an impressive couple of runs, one of which was a 55-yarder, the other of which was a 5-yard run, including a nifty feint to get into the end zone. He’s now rushed for 842 yards this season.
Wilson scrambled three times for 81 yards, giving him 523 this season. He is the only quarterback with more than 500 scramble yards this season.
The passing game looks ready
Wilson was 20-of-31 for a career-high 339 passing yards, including an 80-yard touchdown throw to Luke Willson that matched the longest touchdown throw of Wilson’s career (he had an 80-yarder to Golden Tate last season).
Games with 300 Pass Yds, 80 Rush Yds
Wilson excelled in a myriad of ways in this game.
He was 12-of-17 for 264 yards and two touchdowns when facing five-or-more pass rushers.
He was 7-of-11 for 150 yards and a touchdown throwing from outside the pocket.
He was 10-of-14 for 194 yards and a touchdown when using play action.
He finished 5-of-8 for 208 yards and two touchdowns on throws of 15 or more yards downfield.
The defense looks ready
In the Seahawks' past five games, they have held the Cardinals and the 49ers to their two lowest points totals of the season and the Eagles to their fewest points in a game this season.
The Cardinals were held to 29 yards on 15 carries. The Seahawks have held six of their past eight opponents to fewer than 65 yards on the ground.
The defense sacked Ryan Lindley four times. The Seahawks have recorded at least four sacks in four of the five games during this winning streak.
Targeting a title
The Seahawks will be trying to become the first team to win consecutive Super Bowl titles since the 2003 and 2004 New England Patriots, the first NFC team to do so since the 1993 and 1994 Dallas Cowboys.