230: Emperor Wilson throws a shoe, notches another December win to improve Seahawks playoff odds

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The Seahawks keep their winning streak against the 49ers alive with a 43-16 victory over San Francisco at CenturyLink Field. Russell Wilson doesn't throw for many yards, but he really didn't need to. He only needed four completions in the first half, and three of them were for touchdowns, to put Seattle up 20-3. With a big Tyler Lockett return to start the second half and a Rashaad Penny run to punch it in from 20 yards out, Seattle had more than enough points to coast through the rest of the game.

Richard Sherman was unwilling to accept that Wilson had a solid performance and pointed to the fact that Russell threw for less than 200 yards, while also noting that it was the 49ers quarterback had thrown for more than 400. We ask the important questions, like, is Sherman a yardage truther?

But this game was more about Bobby Wagner than it was Wilson or Sherman. Wagner had a game that busted off the stat sheet with 12 tackles, 2 for a loss, 1 pick six, a fumble recovery and two pass defenses. His 98-yard interception return was a new Seahawks record.

If the NFL season ended after this game, Seattle would be the 5th seed in the playoffs. It actually gives them a bit of room for error over the next four games and that's what has Adam a bit worried going into this week's matchup. The Vikings are hanging onto the final playoff spot and have one of the best receiving corps coming into Seattle. But will the Vikings coach choose to air it out or try and stick to promoting a run game that is currently 30th in the NFL?

Better at life nods go to a Packers team for firing a position coach, and former Seahawks linebacker, who vaguely criticized Aaron Rodgers and to the NFL for cracking down on PED use at a position where it provides very little enhancement. Better at life honors go to CBS for bringing back Adam's favorite captain and to Jared Allen for setting his sights on a return to professional sports.

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Special thanks to Associate Producer Dustin Mock!

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