The time is right to offer a requiem for that special span — the Legion of Boom era, so named for Seattle’s formerly dominant and hard-hitting defensive backfield.
Because now, despite the team’s second consecutive win, a grinding 33-13 road victory Sunday over the league doormat Houston Texans (2-11), the Seahawks (5-8) as we have long known them are gone.
Most of the Seahawks’ defeats this season have been ugly and humbling. Failing to score against Green Bay in a 16-0 drubbing. The Titans coming into what was once the league’s toughest venue for visitors and bulldozing the home team. On a Monday night, the debacle against the Washington Football Team, with Seattle’s offensive philosophy seeming to revolve around a simple philosophy: Run three plays for three yards and punt.
To make the playoffs, Seattle must win each of its last four games, and have its rivals suffer multiple defeats. After Sunday’s loss, the playoff predictor set the Seahawks’ postseason odds at 54 percent if they win out.
“We ain’t dead yet, boys. No, no, no, no, no, no,” Coach Pete Carroll shouted in the locker room one week ago, after a tight win against the San Francisco 49ers broke a three-game losing streak. “We’re just getting started!”