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Seattle’s acquisition of Jimmy Graham equals third-straight Super Bowl

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In their final offensive play of SB XLIX last month, the Seattle Seahawks chose to pass the ball in an obvious run situation that probably cost them their second straight Super Bowl victory when quarterback Russell Wilson threw an interception, snatching defeat out of the hands of victory.  Seattle added a weapon today that combined with running back Marshawn Lynch and Wilson makes them arguably the best red zone team in the National Football League.

In a blockbuster deal with the New Orleans Saints that sent shockwaves through the sports world, the Seattle Seahawks acquired Pro Bowl tight end/wide receiver Jimmy Graham in exchange for center Max Unger and the 31st pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.  The move combines two of the best touchdown threats in Lynch and Graham.  The two teammates combined for an astonishing 57 touchdowns over the past two seasons, and should create a nearly unstoppable offense from anywhere on the field, but especially in the red zone with a running and receiving threat that at anything can score six.

With a potent defense already in place, the Seahawks will once again be the favorites to come out of the NFC.  With former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh bolting the NFL for college and the Michigan Wolverines, the NFL West is weaker, and Seattle will be the favorites to win their division as well.

If the Seahawks win their third-straight NFC Conference Championship, and are inside the five-yard line with a chance to take a lead to win Super Bowl 50, Seattle now has another great offensive weapon to turn to.  Let’s just hope that he consults with Captain Obvious this time and makes a Super Bowl-winning call.  If not, he will become the first-ever two-time winner of the You Big Dummy Award.

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