Originally posted by RishikeshA:
To win it all in the NFL you need luck, the Seahawks had it the 49ers didn't. In the NFC Championship game the refs blew calls and the Hawks needed a scramble play to beat us. The Hawks QB was pounded and couldn't cash in from point blank range throughout the second half. I'm looking at the last three years and it comes down to ONE play in each year. Maybe in this years draft we come up with a player that makes that one play.
Well said. The thing is, I can't think of another situation where a team was so close without breaking through three straight years. Philly in the early 2000s is the example a lot of us have been using, but they weren't even close in some of their NFC title game losses.
While Jared Allen is on the downside of his career, I'm definitely glad he chose to sign in Chicago as opposed to Seattle. They beat us due to excellent depth on the defensive line (the difference between their teams from 2012 to 2013, imo).