Rarely do offseason narratives have staying power as we press into November.
It's not a facsimile of Wilson's rookie season, to be sure, but Seattle has the look of a team that could make a run at a Wild Card spot in the tough NFC.
"If we don't shoot ourselves in the foot, there's not too many people that can stop us," Wilson said after Sunday's win, via the Seattle Times. "It really reminds me of 2012, when nobody was really thinking anything and you had young guys who played great and veterans who played great. There's nothing that we can't do."
While the 2012 squad was known for the Legion of Boom defense, Wilson and the offense have burst out in recent weeks. The Seahawks quarterback has thrown for three-plus touchdowns in three straight games, and generated a perfect passer rating (158.3) in Sunday's win. With a ground game able to churn out yards behind Chris Carson, the play-action game has been a force for Seattle in recent weeks.
"At the beginning of season, we were just a young team trying to mesh together. Now we're hitting our groove," defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson said. "You can just feel the energy, feel the vibe, feel the connection -- it feels good."
Asked how his team would fair facing that "gauntlet" stretch, Carroll replied glibly:
"Gosh, I don't know. We'll have to find a way somehow."