Monday, December 10, 2012

Seattle Gives New Meaning to the Term 'Home-Field Advantage'

By: Colin Cook

CenturyLink Stadium in Seattle, where the Seahawks play, has long been home to the 'Twelfth Man'- a term referencing the eleven on-field players, including the crowd as another, given by the fact that Seattle is a terrible place to play if you're an offence-based team.

Reminiscent of the 'Doomsday Defense' of old, the Seahawks have dominated many a team at home this season, going undefeated, and blowing out the Cardinals...although it should be treated as a murder, because that's pretty much what happened after the Seahawks walked off the field with a 58-0 victory of Arizona.

With eight turnovers, the Seahawks dominated the entire contest, leading by so much that, with 25 minutes remaining, rookie quarterback Russell Wilson was asked to sit out the rest of the game. The Seahawks running game also dominated, with both Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin turning in 100+ yard games.

With the playoffs close at hand, the Seahawks have proven home. Without that twelfth man, Seattle constantly under performs, which bodes poorly when they have no little to no chance of home-field advantage in the playoffs.

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