Seattle dealing with big expectations

The Seahawks are an increasingly popular pick to overtake St. Louis in the NFC West.

Updated: July 13, 2004, 11:34 AM ET
By Mike Sando | Pro Football Weekly
SEATTLE - There was never a doubt in QB Matt Hasselbeck's mind. His Seahawks had just forced overtime in a playoff game at Lambeau Field, and they had just won the overtime coin toss.

"We'll take the ball and we're gonna score," Hasselbeck informed the referee, unaware that a national TV audience was hearing his every word.

The bold proclamation continues to resonate. The Seahawks are an increasingly popular pick to overtake St. Louis in the NFC West, even though Hasselbeck could not deliver on his playoff promise.


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