Spencer Ware (hamstring) out for Kansas City in Week 16

After all he's done in his career, the job he's done this year has to be his finest.

"Our team is built to make a run". But as they showed once against Sunday, they can be beat. Their splits on the road have been markedly better on the road than at home. 12s can be proud of this year's team because they work their tails off to compete and win. This is a really special accomplishment. "We just have to make a play". "We're just getting warmed up".

Naysayers could be forgiven for doubting that after Seattle cut former defensive stars CB Richard Sherman and DE Cliff Avril, traded away pass rusher Michael Bennett, watched safety Kam Chancellor retire and lost its other big secondary star, Earl Thomas, to injury. The Chiefs defense simply started to tire at the end.

I think it'll be another close one for the Chiefs, but with both teams fighting for playoff positioning, I believe a desperate Chiefs team is way more risky than a Seattle team that struggled with the 49ers. The only thing that held him back was a couple of missed tackles, especially against Wilson.

Brown said he didn't see how Carson muscled his way through Kansas City defenders Daniel Sorensen and Anthony Hitchens to score the touchdown that let Seattle's sideline exhale late in the fourth quarter Sunday night, but said he never doubts Carson's strength.

There's no doubt that the Seahawks have become a team no one wants to play right now, as momentum, belief and scheme meld into a sum greater than its parts. "That is the approach I felt from the guys". He's also scored eight touchdowns. Everybody was counting us out early on, but we had no fear. "We're not stopping here". But this is a real statement about leadership.

Fuller could return for next Sunday's game against Oakland at Arrowhead Stadium. Seattle's running back depth is a question as rookie Rashaad Penny may not be available because of a knee injury and both Carson and backup Mike Davis have been banged up.

Seattle Seahawks tight end Nick Vannett left dives past Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward right for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday Dec. 23 2018 in Seattle

Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns and Chris Carson rushed for 116 yards and two scores to key Seattle to victory over the Chiefs at CenturyLink Field. Bet the Seattle Seahawks +2.5 over the Chiefs. Receiver Doug Baldwin had seven catches for 126 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown grab.

What do you think Chiefs Kingdom? The second half was a different story, starting out with a seven-play drive, which was capped off by a attractive throw to Charcandrick West for a touchdown.

The Seahawks are coming off a tough 26-23 overtime loss to the San Francisco 49ers last week. The Seahawks also acknowledged that they had to go through some heavy soul-searching to reach the place they now find themselves in. The truth of the matter is that we had some questions that we had to answer. "And we've figured it out". "We've got to let 'em know we were here". "That's such a powerful element of this situation with the team. We knew we should have won those games".

That's as close as Carroll would come to referencing the dominant years of this franchise under his guidance. Playing the Seahawks back then was like engaging in a street fight. Give them an opportunity there.

This bunch feels a little different.

And by halftime, two more of the team's best blockers had suffered leg injuries. Their defense has had many suspect moments. It's helped this team discover its edge at a most crucial time and it could mean even more once January arrives. "They had some learning experiences, but they battled through". "At the same time, a lot of credit goes to the (offensive) line".

  • Steve Townsend