Ladies and gentlemen, the Seahawks are now one win away from securing both the division title and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The defense kept the Giants from crossing midfield until halfway through the fourth quarter, in large part because they made Manning's life a living hell to the tune of 3 sacks, 6 QB hits, and 5 interceptions.
On offense, Wilson left some yardage on the field with some overthrows, but in general he improved his performance over last week's game in San Francisco despite facing an aggressive New York defense looking to take out their frustrations over missing the postseason for the fourth time in the last five seasons.
But all that aside, there's one thing that really stood out to me in this game, a small thing that really spoke to the true nature of this team. CB Jeremy Lane was a raging hothead when he joined the team last season, so much so that he was actually ejected from the team scrimmage for taking a swing at one of his teammates. But today, on a third down play late in the third quarter in which he tackled WR Victor Cruz and inadvertently drove his head into the ground, Lane showed just how far he's come since then. Instead of doing the rage-fueled young guy thing and jumping up to celebrate a big hit, Lane instead noticed immediately that Cruz was not moving, a sure sign of a potential concussion or spinal injury if there ever was one, and quickly waved Seattle's medical staff out to render aid to the injured Giant.
The play probably won't receive much press — copious penalties, failed drug tests, and pending suspensions make for much glitzier headlines — but Lane's actions go a long way to show what this team is really all about. Hell, when's the last time you can remember seeing a team's trainers rush out that quickly to treat a player on the opposing team? Pete Carroll and John Schneider haven't just built a stellar team in Seattle, they've built a hell of an organization, one that us fans can feel good about rooting for every Sunday.
12-2, hell yes.