It's time for Marshawn Lynch to place himself as fear into the hearts of, not just the Atlanta Falcons, but the rest of the teams still in the hunt for the Super Bowl.
The Seahawks have exceeded expectations for the average Hawks fan. Now, with odds against them all season long, they travel across the country to battle a team that was labeled as unbeatable midway through the regular season. The Seahawks, along with their newly updated read-option offense, have not only taken that title from their fellow NFC contenders, but have a young crushing momentum to reach the Super Bowl.
Russell Wilson will answer the call
The call of accepting his own greatness as an NFL quarterback and his perfection in preparation. This game against the Falcons will put Wilson in the category of an elite nature alongside Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning. Well, I guess it's fair to say that he is already in the midst of elite company, having beat two out of the three future Hall of Famers in his rookie season.
Marshawn Lynch will go Beast Mode all over Atlanta's beautiful turf
The play of these two quarterbacks will definitely distinguish these two offenses. The keys to victory lie solely in (3)rd down conversion percentage, time of possession and the effectiveness to run the ball. This means that Lynch and Turbin better be prepared for a day of serious brutalizing work punishing the Atlanta inside seven with the mindset of a fireball. The play of Giacomini and Okung, I am expecting, is going to be hard-nosed. The game will be won on who wins the battle in the pit.
Questions to be answered against the Falcons...
Will Russell Wilson outplay the prototypical QB Matt Ryan?
Marshawn Lynch will get 30+ carries on my strong assumption of how Pete Carroll will take it to the Falcons. Will Lynch take advantage of these touches?
Will Eastern time create a lag that slows down and fatigues the Seahawks early in the morning?