Could the Seattle Seahawks Actually Make a Super Bowl Run?

Ralph LongoAnalyst IIIDecember 20, 2012

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 16: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks is congratulated by head coach Pete Carroll after Wilson rushed for a touchdown in the first quarter during an NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at Rogers Centre on December 16, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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Over the course of the past two weekends, the Seahawks have scored 108 points and only given up 17, an almost unparalleled feat. The offense has obviously been outstanding, as has the defense. 

And Russell Wilson is playing at an extremely elite level right now. Over the course of the last month, there aren't many quarterbacks that I would've rather had starting for my team than Wilson. He's got 11 total TDs and only one interception over his past five games (Per ESPN). 

It really feels like no one is talking enough about what this team is doing. Maybe it's because they're all the way up in Washington state, but if a team is averaging 54 points over a two week span, they should be making headlines. 

This offense is flat out dangerous, and they don't get the press or coverage that they deserve. But that's neither here nor there. 

In terms of the defense, there's not much that can be said besides that they're arguably the best in the league at the moment. They're scoring TDs and causing turnovers at an alarming rate and are striking fear into opposing offenses. 

So, with the Seahawks currently churning on all cylinders, do they actually have a realistic chance to make a Super Bowl run? 

We'll know a lot more after this week's game against San Francisco, but assuming it's a close game either way, Seahawks fans should feel great about their chances. Pete Carroll has this team playing extremely inspired football right now, and they believe that they're an elite team. 

That this team knows they're capable of winning and playing lights out is the key to their success. As long as their confidence remains unshaken, they're capable of anything. And with RB Marshawn Lynch playing well and always a threat to break into beast-mode, you can never count this team out. 

For the moment, we'll table this discussion until Monday morning. But as of today, the Seahawks are a legitimate threat to make a deep run into the playoffs. At the very least, you know for darn sure that every single NFL team is afraid of matching up with them in the post-season. 

With an offense that can explode at any time, and a defense that's as good as Seattles is, the sky is the limit.