Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson couldn't hide his excitement after his team clinched a playoff ticket as the seven-time Pro Bowler wants to bring back the Lombardi Trophy to Seattle. Wilson, who was selected by the Seahawks in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft, led the team to winning the Super Bowl in 2014.
On Sunday, the Seahawks defeated the Washington Football Team on the road 20-15 to improve to 10-4 and earn a playoff berth. "It's huge," Wilson said. "It gives us a chance to try to do what we want to do, and that's win a Super Bowl, and try to bring a Super Bowl back home to Seattle.
I think that it's been a crazy year just thinking about everything that we've had to go through with COVID and the whole process of everything, the daily testing, Zoom calls, and it's been a challenging season.
To be able to come to this point where we know that we have another chance to keep going, is a huge deal and it's definitely a blessing, for sure. I'm grateful to be able to be back in the playoffs again. It's something that you can't take for granted."
There was a Seahawk happier than Wilson
Strong safety Jamal Adams, who forced his way out of the New York Jets this past summer, is set to play in his first playoffs. Adams, who was taken by the Jets in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft, is considered as the best player in the league at his position.
"Hell yeah!" a beaming Adams shouted. "That's a hell of a feeling, man. I'm sorry. I'm not used to this." Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was thrilled with the win over Washington and another playoff berth.
"It's a really big deal," Carroll said of Seattle's postseason berth. "There's a lot of stuff that happened. Getting 10 wins is a marker, and being in the playoffs with games to go, that's a beautiful thing.
We're playing for everything, which is great. Again next week will be another championship game for us, just what we've been preparing for." Also, Seahawks coach Carroll praised his players for the way they blocked Washington's pass-rush as the hosts finished the game without a sack.
"This is a tremendous pass-rush team," Carroll said. "They've got four [first-round picks] up there hauling ass at you, and they didn't get Russ. That was awesome."