The Seahawks can clinch the NFC West title in the house of their biggest rival when they visit the San Francisco 49ers today at 2:25 p.m. PT.
Seattle can also clinch a first-round bye in the postseason and improve to 12-1, which would be their first 12-win season since 2005.
Will the Seahawks clinch the West against the defending NFC Champions? Or will San Francisco force the Seahawks to wait for their first division title since 2010?
Here is the broadcast information so you don’t miss any of the action:
Game: Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers
Kickoff: 2:25 p.m. PT
Location: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
TV: Broadcast on FOX (Ch. 13 in Seattle)
Radio: 710 ESPN Radio & 97.3 FM
Online: NFL Game Rewind, which will be available as soon as the game
The Seahawks have a lot going for them as they prepare for their matchup on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. A win clinches the NFC West for Seattle for the first time since 2010, when they clinched with a 7-9 record.
Entering the matchup, here are some interesting facts and figures to keep in mind in one of the biggest games of the season for Seattle.
…The Seahawks have won six consecutive games in December, dating back to last season. Since 2011, the team has won nine of their last 10 games in December…
…The Seahawks have either had the lead or shared it in 13 consecutive quarters of play, dating back to when they were behind against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 3…
…A win would be the Seahawks’ sixth on the road this year, which would break the previous franchise record of five…
…Russell Wilson can become the first quarterback in the Super Bowl-era to win 23 games in his first two NFL seasons. He is currently tied at 22 wins with Ben Roethlisberger…
…Wilson averages 8.8 yards per completion, second only to Philadelphia’s Nick Foles (minimum 120 pass completions)…
…Marshawn Lynch’s nine rushing touchdowns are second in the NFL. Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson has 10…
…Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas are tied for fourth in the NFL with four interceptions each…
…Steven Hauschka has made 96 percent of his field goals (26-for-27), best in the NFL…
…The Seahawks average 28.3 points per game, best in the NFC and second in the NFL (Broncos average 38.7)…
…The Seahawks are +12 in the turnover category, second best in the NFL (Chiefs are +14)…
…The defense allows just 284.5 yards per game, best in the NFL…
And, if you were wondering:
…The Seahawks have a chance to beat the 49ers twice in the same season for the first time since 2007…
Kickoff is at 2:25 p.m. on Sunday. Go Hawks!
It seems like a number of franchise records have been broken by the 2013 Seahawks. Every week, a new record seems to be tied or broken by the team.
On Sunday, another record can be broken — this one for the most wins on the road in franchise history.
Originally set in 1984 and tied in 2005, the record is five wins on the road in a single season. This season, the Seahawks are 5-1 away from CenturyLink Field and have a chance to be 6-1 if they beat the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Both the 1984 and 2005 teams finished the year 5-3 on the road. The 2013 Seahawks have one more road game after Sunday’s game in San Francisco. On Dec. 15, the Seahawks will visit the New York Giants (5-7).
The Philadelphia Eagles (7-5) are the only other team in the NFL that has five wins on the road this year. The Eagles are 5-1 away from home, but 2-4 at Lincoln Financial Field.
Last year, the Seahawks started 1-5 on the road before winning their last two road games en route to an 11-5 record.
On Sunday, the Seahawks can also clinch the NFC West for the first time since 2010. That year, the 7-9 Seahawks became the first team to win their division with a losing record.
The 49ers have owned the division title for the past two years.
The last time the Seahawks clinched with a winning record was 2007.
The Seahawks won’t play at CenturyLink Field on Sunday but that won’t stop the 12th Man from showing their pride in San Francisco.
According to CBSSports.com, one hundred Seahawks fans pooled enough money to fly a “GO HAWKS-12″ banner over Candlestick Park before kickoff on Sunday.
The organizer was Cedric James Morris, who made this statement on fundrazr.com:
To show our dedication and support as members of the 12th man…I…propose that we fly a plane with a banner attached that reads “GO HAWKS-12″ over the stadium a little more than an hour before kickoff not just showing San Francisco, but the entire nation that we are the most passionate, the greatest, and the LOUDEST fans in the NFL. The banner would fly for approximately 10 to 15 minutes above Candle Stick!!!…Let’s show the world, and those 49ers what the 12th Man is all about. ARE U FIRED UP? Let’s make this happen my fellow 12′s.
Morris also said that a surplus of funds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Seahawks can clinch the NFC West on Sunday with a win. They clinched a playoff spot when the beat the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football.
A win would also put Russell Wilson’s name in the history books. With a win, Wilson would become 23-6 as a starter in the NFL and would break the record for most wins by a starting quarterback in his first two NFL seasons. He is currently tied with Ben Roethlisberger, who had 22 career wins in his first two seasons.
The Seahawks have won the last two meetings against the 49ers by a combined score of 71-16.
Both of those games were in Seattle. The last time the Seahawks played at Candlestick was Oct. 18, 2012, where they lost 13-6.
Heading into Week 14, the Seahawks have the best record in the NFL at 11-1 and are one of just two teams with 10 wins this year (the Denver Broncos are 10-2).
Fansided’s 2014 Mock Draft order has been set and if the season ended today, the Seahawks would have the last pick in the first round.
Fansided believes that with the No. 32 pick in the NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks would select Ra’Shede Hageman, defensive tackle, Minnesota.
Hageman was named to the All-Big Ten team this season as a Gopher. He recorded 34 tackles — 11 for losses — and had two sacks, an interception and nine passes defended.
To defend the selection, Fansided says:
The Seattle Seahawks are the cream of the crop in the NFL and they lack any big weaknesses on their roster. However, if there was one area the team could benefit from improving at it would be their interior defensive line.
Seattle has been spending plenty of time over the past few offseasons stockpiling talent at defensive end, so imagine the damage the Seahawks defense could do if they are able to bolster defensive tackle.
By adding Hageman with the final pick of Round 1, Seattle would have a star-studded defensive front to go around with their stellar secondary.
The Seahawks are stacked on the defensive line but their best lineman — Red Bryant, Michael Bennett, Chris Clemons and Cliff Avril — are defensive ends. The defensive tackles are currently Tony McDaniel, Brandon Mebane, Jordan Hill and Clinton McDonald.
While I understand the theory that adding a defensive tackle would be a big gain, I think the Seahawks defense is looking good right now.
Instead, perhaps the Seahawks could use that pick on an offensive lineman who could help protect Russell Wilson. That seemed to be the biggest weakness on the Seahawks this year.
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Richard Sherman was the most recent athlete analyzed on ESPN’s Sport Science with John Brenkus.
Sherman, who has 34 tackles and four interceptions this season, went through an obstacle course and showed off the speed and skill that makes him one of the best defensive players in the NFL.
One of the things that makes Sherman such an impact is his size. Listed at 6-foot-3, Sherman is two inches taller than the average wide receiver.
His quickness is also tops in the NFL. According to the Sport Science data, Sherman can accelerate to 19.8 miles per hour in just 2.7 seconds. From a stand-still, he can cover seven yards in 1.3 seconds.
Sherman was drafted by the Seahawks in the 5th Round (154th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Stanford. Since joining Seattle, he has posted 153 tackles, 16 interceptions and four forced fumbles.
Russell Wilson threw for 310 yards, rushed for 48 more and threw three touchdowns as the Seahawks rolled past the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football for their NFL-leading 11th win of the season.
The Seahawks scored 17-straight points in the first quarter and never looked back, handing the Saints their third loss of the year. The Seahawks, meanwhile, extended their home-winning streak to 14 games, the best in franchise history.
Wilson is now a perfect 14-0 at CenturyLink Field.
In the first quarter, the Seahawks used an explosive offense and brutal defense to score 17 points and keep the Saints off the scoreboard.
Steven Hauschka kicked a 26-yard field goal before Michael Bennett returned a Drew Brees fumble for a touchdown. With just under two minutes left in the quarter, Zach Miller caught Wilson’s first touchdown pass to make it a 17-0 game.
In the second, Brees hit Jimmy Graham for a 2-yard touchdown to narrow the margin to 17-7. Graham was relatively quiet, finishing with three catches for 42 yards and the touchdown.
The Seahawks countered with Hauschka’s second field goal of the night and, with seconds left in the half, Wilson threw a touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin that gave Seattle a 27-7 lead at halftime. Baldwin finished with four catches for 77 yards and the score.
New Orleans’ 20-point deficit was the largest halftime deficit the Saints had faced since 2007 when they were down 21-0 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Seattle scored the only points in the third quarter, an 8-yard strike from Wilson to Derrick Coleman that gave the Seahawks a 34-7 lead. It was the final scoring play of the night.
Wilson finished the game going 22 of 30 for 310 yards and three touchdowns. Coming into the game, the Saints defense was only allowing 198 passing yards per game.
Brees finished with 147 passing yards and a touchdown. The Seahawks defense helped snap Brees’ 43-game streak of throwing at least 200 passing yards. The Saints passing game averaged more than 317 yards per game coming into the meeting.
Marshawn Lynch rushed the ball 16 times for 45 yards but was held in check for the most part. Miller led all receivers with 5 catches for 86 yards and the touchdown.
The Seahawks are now 11-1 and have a significant lead in the race for best record in the NFC. With the Saints loss, they move to 9-3 and into a tie for the NFC South lead and the second-best NFC record with the 9-3 Carolina Panthers.
The San Francisco 49ers (8-4) have the NFC’s third-best record and will host the Seahawks on Dec. 8.
Monday Night Football is at 5:40 p.m. tonight as the Seahawks look to extend their 13-game home winning streak against the second-best team in the NFC. The New Orleans Saints enter the contest with a 9-2 record though both of those losses have come on the road.
This game has been dubbed as an NFC Championship preview and both teams need to win to preserve their hopes of home-field advantage in the playoffs. The winner will have a major upper hand in the NFC and may become the favorite to reach the Super Bowl. (Speaking of, you can find Super Bowl information and tickets from Vividseats.com.)
Will the Seahawks show the nation that they are as good as their 10-1 record shows? Or will the Saints upset Seattle and move closer to taking control of the NFC?
Here is the broadcast information so you don’t miss any of the action:
Game: New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks
Kickoff: 5:40 p.m. PT
Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
TV: Broadcast nationally on ESPN
Radio: 710 ESPN Radio & 97.3 FM
Online: NFL Game Rewind, which will be available as soon as the game
This week I had the opportunity to talk to John Hendrix, the co-editor of Who Dat Dish. John offered some insight on the New Orleans Saints as they prepare to visit the Seahawks on Monday Night Football.
Here is the conversation:
1. The Saints are known for their offense but how effective can their defense be on Monday?
We’ve seen the Saints defense play some unbelievable games this season. It’s one thing to hold an offense like the Cowboys under 200 total yards of offense, but who honestly thought in back-to-back games the defense would also hold the 49ers to under 200 total yards of offense? I mean, we’re statistically talking about the world’s worst defense in 2012. Rob Ryan has proven that he can be very effective, and it could cause a problem for the Seahawks, unless Russell Wilson tries some type of hurry up (see Tom Brady).
Ryan loves to match up personalities, and rotate everyone but about two guys (Curtis Lofton/Malcolm Jenkins). To think that this defense is tied for the league lead in sacks (37) is quite an accomplishment. It can also be there downfall, as the aggressive nature has hurt them at times. Marshawn Lynch will be the key focal point for the Saints, and they’ve only surrendered two 100-yard rushers (Doug Martin/Chris Ivory) all season. In a way, they want to make sure Russell Wilson has to beat them.
2. We all know about Drew Brees and how dominant he is, but who is a player on the Saints that not many people know about who could end up being a game-changer on Sunday?
Let’s face it, there’s players on both sides of the ball that we are equally unfamiliar with. Last week against Atlanta, Keyunta Dawson was a player that only a handful of Saints fans knew even existed on the team, and he made the play of the game with his sack/fumble of Matt Ryan. Everyone knows a fair amount about the usual suspects like Graham, Colston, Thomas, Sproles, etc.
A guy you might see as the big game-changer on offense is Kenny Stills. With the Seahawks secondary ailing, you can absolutely expect Brees to look his way, as he has filled in as this year’s Joe Morgan. His deep threat and big play ability is one that Brees would love to take advantage of on Monday, but he has to have the time to do that, and I know the Seahawks front four know that as well.
As for defense, I would say Akiem Hicks. He is a huge presence on the offensive line, and a player that many are just now starting to hear about, mainly because of that whole Matt Ryan non-call thing. However, Hicks took over for Kenyon Coleman after he went down in training camp with a torn pectoral muscle, and he has played a major part in the run defense. He’s had 3.5 sacks on the season and he was one of a smidgeon of defensive players who graded out positive last year.
Let’s also not forget the return of the former Seahawk, David Hawthorne. That always makes for a great storyline.
3. The Seahawks have won 13-straight games at CenturyLink Field, but the Saints are the toughest opponent Seattle has faced this year. What does New Orleans have to do to beat the Seahawks on their own turf?
I think it all stems from Drew Brees. We’ve seen road games in which the Saints can get down or rattled early. While they are relentless, his mistakes, or mistakes in general, are usually the difference in putting up a win or loss. Drew Brees loves to audible out of plays when he sees the opposing defense, but with the tremendous noise he faces, that will be something to watch. You know he will target Jimmy Graham a good bit, and in order for everything to happen, it all starts with the offensive line.
If we can get through Seattle without making a mistake, or at least win the turnover battle, I think it’s going to be the difference.
4. The Saints run game averages fewer than 100 yards per game on the ground. How important is it for the Saints to get the run game going? Or will it make a difference with Drew Brees slinging the ball in a pass-friendly offense?
I think it’s imperative that the Saints don’t abandon the run. With the Seahawks defense giving up almost 113 yards per game this season, it plays more to how the Saints should attack. The Seahawks have only given up 180.4 passing yards per game to opponents, which happens to rank 2nd in the NFL. We’ve seen the contributions of the ‘Hydra’ I call it, with Sproles-Thomas-Ingram creating fits for opposing defenses. Should they have success, they’ll likely not change anything. Last time these two played in Seattle, Brees went 39-for-60 for 404 yards and two touchdowns. They passed it 60 times to 22 rushes. Granted, that was with Julius Jones as the featured back (Bush was hurt). Once you stop peeing yourself with laughter from that statement, we don’t have those guys running the ball.
5. What is your prediction for the final score of Monday Night’s game?
I don’t see a huge shootout here, and most of the betting world is giving this game around 45-50 points. I’m honestly looking at this coming down to the final quarter, and it likely is decided by a field goal. I’ve also said in my articles that I believe the pressure is more on Seattle to win as opposed to the Saints going in to beat them. With that also being said, I don’t think this will be the final time we see these two play this year. Either way, this should be an amazing game.
Saints 24, Seahawks 20
Special thanks to John Hendrix and Who Dat Dish for the interview.
Percy Harvin, who made his Seahawks debut in Week 11, is listed as doubtful to play against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football.
Harvin did not practice on Friday or Saturday and is dealing with hip soreness, according to Terry Blount at ESPN.com.
“He’s just sore,” Coach Carroll said on Saturday. “So we don’t want to push it. It’s not worth it.”
The Seahawks are 24th in the league in passing yards per game and would have liked to have Harvin’s play-making abilities against the NFC’s other top team.
The Saints pass defense is 3rd in the league, allowing 198 yards per game through the air.
The Seahawks have played all but one game without Harvin this season, so while playing without him isn’t desirable, it won’t be detrimental.
Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse have all played exceptionally well and can handle the duties at receiver.
Kearse is listed as probable for Monday’s game after suffering a concussion in Week 11. Running back Marshawn Lynch is also listed as probable with knee soreness.
Harvin’s hip was sore after his debut on Nov. 17, but even the extra rest of the bye week wasn’t enough to get him to 100 percent.
After Monday night’s game, the Seahawks will play the San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 8. The Seahawks would like to have Harvin back for that game, but they won 29-3 back in Week 2 without him.
Friday is the the 25th birthday of Russell Wilson, the Seahawks quarterback who has played beyond his years and is off to one of the best career starts in the history of NFL quarterbacks.
When Wilson was drafted out of Wisconsin in the 2012 NFL Draft, few scouts believed he would amount to much, as most Seahawks fans know.
But who could have predicted that Wilson would be this valuable to the Seahawks? It’s hard to imagine how Seattle would be 10-1, the best record in the NFL, without Wilson.
It’s hard to imagine the Seahawks would win a franchise-record 13-straight games at CenturyLink Field without Wilson.
It’s hard to imagine that a team with numerous injuries and distractions off the field could stay as focused as they have without Wilson.
And, in all honesty, the idea of a Super Bowl wouldn’t seem as possible as it does now, had Wilson never played for Seattle.
Russell Wilson has the best winning percentage by a starting quarterback in the league right now. At 21-6, Wilson has a .778 winning percentage that is better than Tom Brady (.774, 144-42), Peyton Manning (.694, 163-72) and Drew Brees (.600, 108-72), according to Clare Farnsworth at Seahawks.com.
I wrote an article a week and a half ago that discussed the record Wilson could tie with a win on Monday night. He could tie Ben Roethlisberger with 22 career wins, the most by a quarterback in his first two seasons:
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Wilson is one of just five quarterbacks since 1966 to win at least 20 games in his first two seasons in the NFL. He joins some impressive company, according to mynorthwest.com: Ben Roethlisberger (22), Dan Marino (21), Matt Ryan (20) and Joe Flacco (20) are the only other quarterbacks to reach that number.
One of the big reasons Wilson has such a high winning percentage is because he has never lost a game at home. At CenturyLink Field, he is a perfect 13-0.
He will have a chance to go 14-0 on Monday against the New Orleans Saints when they visit on Monday Night Football. A win could help decide the best team in the NFC in the race for home-field advantage.
Regardless of the outcome, it is clear what Wilson means to the Seattle Seahawks. I can’t count how many tweets I saw yesterday that said Seahawks fans were thankful to have Wilson as their quarterback.
Wilson responded by tweeting that he was thankful to be the Seahawks quarterback:
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) November 28, 2013
An overall class act, let’s celebrate Russell Wilson and his accomplishments on a very exciting Blue Friday.
Happy birthday, DangeRuss.
— NFL (@nfl) November 29, 2013
Yes, you read that right.
On Wednesday, the Seahawks announced that they released corner back Perrish Cox, just one day after signing him, this according to Gregg Rosenthal at NFL.com.
To take his place, Seattle promoted DeShawn Shead from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
Shead, 25, is in his second season out of Portland State. He is listed at 6-foot-2, 220 pounds. The defensive back does not have a tackle in his NFL career, but has much potential after a great career in college.
According to The News Tribune:
Shead was a playmaker at Portland State. A four-year starter for the Vikings, Shead finished his college career with 11 interceptions, 211 tackles, five fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and 29 pass deflections in 44 career games. After three years at cornerback, Shead played safety his senior season at Portland State.
It can now be expected that either Byron Maxwell or Jeremy Lane will get the nod to start opposite Richard Sherman against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football.
This year, Maxwell has 17 tackles in 11 games, including a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Lane has played in 10 games and has recorded seven tackles.
Perrish Cox is the answer.
At least that’s what the Seahawks are going to try to convince themselves after losing two corner backs — within hours of each other — to suspension.
When Brandon Browner went down with a groin injury in Week 10, Walter Thurmond was expected to swiftly take his place and soften the blow of losing a key member of the Legion of Boom.
Unfortunately, Thurmond tested positive for marijuana on Sunday and was suspended four games. Fewer than 24 hours later, news broke that Browner was facing a year-long suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Two corner backs, two suspensions (although Browner’s is not yet official), two big losses for a Seahawks team that is looking to go to its first Super Bowl since 2005. The corner position that was once ocean-deep in a dominant Seahawks secondary became paper thin within days.
So, naturally, the Seahawks responded.
The signing of Perrish Cox was announced on Tuesday as the temporary plug to fill the missing CB position.
Cox was excited about it…
Looking forward to the next chapter in my NFL career as a member of the Seattle Seahawks!!! Can’t wait to get back on the field!!#GoHawks
— Perrish Cox (@pcox16) November 26, 2013
…and he should be. He has an opportunity to help one of the best teams in the NFL down the stretch.
But is Perrish Cox the corner back that the Seahawks need? Or was he just a desperate grab in preparation for Monday night’s game against the pass-friendly New Orleans Saints?
In his career, Cox has 80 tackles, two forced fumbles and an interception, though most of those numbers came from a promising rookie year in 2010.
Cox was drafted in the 5th round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos and posted 58 tackles, two forced fumbles and an interception in 15 games, nine of which he started. His versatility was seen on special teams as well, where he returned nine kickoffs for 172 yards.
But then things fell apart.
In the fall of 2010, Cox was arrested on sexual assault charges. A woman told police officers that she was drugged, raped and impregnated by Cox. The woman said she didn’t have much memory of the night of the assault, but DNA tests indicated that Cox was the father of the fetus.
According to Fox Sports:
Cox, 24, was arrested Dec. 9 and pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault while the victim was physically helpless and one count of sexual assault while the victim was incapable of determining the nature of the conduct.
He sat out the entire 2011 NFL season but in March 2012, he was found not guilty of the two felony sexual assault charges.
“It’s been a long, tough two years,” Cox said after the trial, via The Denver Post. “I’ve got my life back. I just want to put it all behind me.”
He was signed to a two-year deal by the San Francisco 49ers before the 2012 season, but didn’t make as big an impact as he did in Denver. He played in 16 games, none of which he started, and came up with 20 tackles.
This year, he played in nine games and recorded two tackles before being released and signed by the Seahawks on Tuesday.
So is Perrish Cox the answer?
He should be a decent corner for the Hawks because he will have the opportunity to play a majority of his downs alongside Richard Sherman. If Seattle is lucky, Cox will be motivated to have a season like his rookie one in Denver.
It should be noted that the Seahawks are also in talks with veteran corner Antoine Winfield, in the hopes of bringing him out of retirement to add experience and depth to the corner back position.
Last year Winfield, 36, started all 16 games for the Minnesota Vikings and had 101 tackles and three interceptions.
Whether Winfield comes in or not, Cox will be playing — guaranteed.
He will be sharing time with Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane, but if Cox does his part, he might play a lot of snaps.
Unfortunately, Cox won’t have the opportunity to become eased into the system because the Saints have the second-best passing attack in the NFL. Until Monday night, the Seahawks will just have to wonder: is Perrish Cox the answer?
As of now, he has every opportunity to be.
The Seahawks didn’t play on Sunday but that didn’t stop them from taking over the top spot in ESPN.com’s weekly NFL Power Rankings on Wednesday.
The Seahawks took over the No. 1 spot for the first time since Week 4 when they were 3-0.
ESPN.com defended their decision by saying:
Tough to dispute this one. Seattle’s bye week was the best result for last week’s top three, with both the Broncos and Chiefs dropping decisions Sunday.
The Denver Broncos (9-2) were the No. 1 team on the rankings last week but their overtime loss to the New England Patriots (8-3) dropped them to No. 3 in Week 13. The Patriots moved up to No. 4 in the rankings.
The Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) dropped their second straight game on Sunday and fell to No. 6 in the power rankings, after being dubbed one of the top teams for the majority of the season.
The No. 2 team in the Week 13 power rankings is the New Orleans Saints (9-2), which makes the Monday Night Football game in Seattle even more intriguing.
However, the Seahawks have a slightly easier road ahead of them, at least theoretically. ESPN.com noted:
The Saints face the Panthers twice in their final five games. New Orleans finishes the season against opponents currently a combined 34-20, including Seattle next Monday night.
The Carolina Panthers (8-3) have been one of the biggest surprises this season, re-energized by a bruising defense. They are ranked as the No. 5 team in the NFL and could share the NFC South lead if the Seahawks beat the Saints and the Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-8) this weekend.
At 10-1, the Seahawks have the best record in the NFL and will play three of their last five games of the season at CenturyLink Field, where they have not lost since 2011.
Their final five opponents have a combined record of 32-23.