Saturday, November 16, 2013
Seahawks enjoying long stretch at home
By Terry Blount
RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks have an unusual situation where they don’t have to travel for almost a month. The team flew home from Atlanta last Sunday night (Nov. 10) and won’t leave town again until Dec. 7, the Saturday before the game at San Francisco the next day.
That’s 26 consecutive days at home before the last two regular-season road games against the 49ers and the New York Giants. And if things go as they hope, they won't travel again until the Super Bowl in New Jersey. Seattle is in position, for now, to earn home-field advantage in the playoffs.
Some of the Seahawks, however, will be leaving town soon. The team’s bye-week comes after the game Sunday against the Vikings.
The ever studious quarterback Russell Wilson said he plans to rest up, and of course, study up, as well.
“I’ll probably take a little bit of time off, but not too much,” Wilson said. “I’ll probably take the first few days off just to relax and let my body recover, because we’ll have a five-game stretch of regular season games and then, hopefully, playoffs.
“But, you know, my mind, it kind of never relaxes. That’s one of my things. I’m always trying to study as much as I can and get prepared for the next opportunity.”