We already knew the Seattle Seahawks would be a tough beat at home this season. Right about now it feels like a near impossibility.
Seattle's defense made Brees look like Kellen Clemens. That's actually unfair to Clemens. Brees was a non-factor, held to his lowest yards-per-attempt average in 10 years. The Saints finished with 188 total yards and didn't crack double digits in scoring -- "Twilight Zone" stuff in the Sean Payton era.
Russell Wilson, meanwhile, is playing the best football of his career. The quarterback was in complete control, throwing for 310 yards and three touchdowns while posting his third consecutive game with a passer rating north of 130. He might not have Percy Harvin this season, but Wilson continues to prove he can make do with what's already in place.
Consider it a huge upset if the road to the Super Bowl doesn't go through CenturyLink Field. Seattle finishes at San Francisco, at the New York Giants, then home to Arizona and St. Louis. A split in those games will be enough to clinch the No. 1 seed by virtue of prior wins over the Panthers and Saints.