Saturday, January 06, 2007


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Dallas COWBOYS at Seattle SEAHAWKS, 5p (NBC)

This could be it. Or this could be a small step in something bigger. Who knows?

At first glance, though, it looks like today is the day the Seahawks throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks. That's the case on defense, anyway. If ever there was a bad time to lose two starting cornerbacks, this was the time. As Seahawk fans, we've dealt with backfields that had a Terreal Bierria or an Etric Pruitt (the latter in the Super Bowl after Marquand Manuel got hurt), but how will it be with multiple guys they've signed off the street?

Either way, the Cowboys aren't going much better, and that's sort of the saving grace here with the Seahawks drawing them for this first-round game. The Seahawks lost three of the last four to end the season, sure, but so did the Cowboys. The Seahawks blew the game against the Chargers in the final minute of play, but the Cowboys lost to a team that finished 3-13 in the Detroit Lions. Other than the injuries, I'd think the Seahawks have more going for them, especially if they exhibit anywhere close to the kind of ball control they had in Tampa Bay. The time-of-possession numbers for the Seahawks were incredible for that second half.

I know what I want for the final result of this game, but I don't think I'm going to be too surprised either way. If the team that wins this game wins next week as well, then I'll be quite surprised.

To anyone going to the game, please dress in a bunch of layers and drive safely if you're taking an automobile. As for the ferry-takers, be civil, especially if you're on the boat from Bremerton and the ride's an hour long.

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