Week 14 of the NFL season was revealing in two major ways. First, it reinforced that the 13-0 Carolina Panthers are the best team in football, with the game’s best player. And second, it established that the Seattle Seahawks are officially back and a team to be reckoned with.
On the latest episode of Bill Rhoden On Sports, the “Stormy Monday Blues” edition, Bill caught up with Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman after the Seahawks’ 35-6 win over the Ravens in Baltimore on Sunday. We hear from the three team leaders about what effect, if any, their heartbreaking Super Bowl XLIX loss has had on this season’s team, which got off to a shaky 4-5 start, before winning its last four games.
Bill also asks the loquacious Sherman whether the Seahawks have made this year’s quest tougher than ever, since they will not have the benefit of home-field advantage in the playoffs and will likely have to go through Carolina to get back to the Super Bowl.
“We understand what we can do regardless of where we are,” Sherman contended. “If we have to play on the moon, we’ll go there and play.”
Bill and I discuss the Panthers’ and Cam Newton’s continued success and wrap up the rest of the Week 14 action, including the Jets’ big win and playoff push, Andy Dalton’s season-threatening injury and the Houston Texans’ and JJ Watts’ demise.
We also talk NBA and react to the Golden State Warriors’ first loss of the season. The loss ended their winning streak at 24 games to start the season, falling short of the Los Angeles Lakers’ record 33-game regular-season winning streak.
Finally, we end the Stormy Monday Blues episode on a good note, for most, as we discuss Sports Illustrated’s choice of Serena Williams as their Sportsperson of the Year. Williams became only the third woman to be recognized as such and only the second woman to win the award outright.
Listen as we debate all of this and more on the latest edition of Bill Rhoden On Sports.
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