Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin thinks his injury-riddled team will make yet another December run in what has become a long history of them, according to Curtis Crabtree of Pro Football Talk.
“I do. I contemplated in my head whether I wanted to say that out loud, whether I wanted to jinx it, but I do,” said Baldwin after the Seahawks defeated the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. “I believe that this is the start of something that we’ve seen in the past. Again, like I said I told Russell, whatever this is we need to capture it, we need to hold onto it and continue to push forward to get better because the truth of the matter is we still have so much left in the tank.”
The Seahawks will be without numerous key members of their defense the rest of the way, as cornerback Richard Sherman, safety Kam Chancellor and defensive end Cliff Avril are all out for the remainder of the season.
However, Seattle has a history of December surges, as it has gone 20-5 in regular-season games in December and January since 2012.
“With our defense, we’re establishing our run game again, we’ve got some guys who have been banged up for the past few weeks, past few months who are going to come back so we’re looking forward to capturing what we had tonight and using this to make a run and push for it,” added Baldwin.
The Seahawks will look to continue their December success when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Seattle is 8-4 and in fifth place in the NFC.