The updated projections had Seattle at 90 percent following Sunday's games, which included losses by three other wild-card hopefuls - the Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers and Green Bay Packers. "I have no reason". "It's just unfortunate we didn't play as well as we could have".
Here's a look at what the national media thought.
Seattle's win lifted them to 6-5 while San Francisco's defeat dropped them down to 2-9.
Here come the Seahawks. Wagner had been one of many of Sherman's ex-mates angling for a game-jersey swap with the three-time All-Pro.
How did Seattle's offense grade in their 43-16 win over the 49ers on Sunday? Their offense couldn't produce almost enough points, not even with a 414-yard outburst from Nick Mullens. Russell Wilson has led the way so far for Seattle, as he has thrown 3 TDs. Their special teams also chipped in with blunders, from muffing a punt return to allowing an 84-yard kickoff return right after halftime.
After the game, Pettis spoke about Shanahan's expectations of him. "I have tons of respect for Sherm", Wilson said, courtesy of Seahawks.com.
By the time the Seahawks headed into the locker room with a 17-point halftime lead, the only remaining drama was reduced to this: Would Russell Wilson throw in Sherman's directions after none of his first six attempts went toward his former teammate?
What else - if anything - did Seattle's receivers have in the works after three first-half touchdown celebrations, including one that paid tribute to Sherman's famous tip? But led by Bobby Wagner's historic performance, the Seahawks did more than enough to limit the 49ers to 16 total points, while the offense scored easily much of the afternoon. "You understand that he can be defended". Those two won a Super Bowl together in 2014.
SI.com's Gary Gramling proclaims that everyone slept on the Seahawks this year. "But they did, so you have to roll with the business". They had no issues handling a division opponent at home this week. And he like the other receivers made the most of their opportunities against the 49ers on Sunday.
He became the first Seahawk to record an interception return for a touchdown, a sack, a forced fumble and fumble recovery in a game since sacks became an official National Football League stat in 1982.
However, it only took the 49ers one play to respond to Seattle's score. "We didn't play as well as we could have". His emergence, along with the standout play of Chris Carson, could leave Mike Davis without many snaps in the backfield moving forward.
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