For a Seahawks team looking for their first winning season since 2007, team performance is more important than that of any particular individual. But when you're 5-4 and poised to make a playoff run, why not stop and smell the All-Pro roses? Pro Football Weekly has released their list of Midseason All-Pros, and RB Marshawn Lynch, CB Richard Sherman and S Earl Thomas all made the list.
Seattle tied for the most entries on this list with three, sharing the honor with the 49ers, Bears and Vikings. Lynch is on the list because he is averaging just under 100 yards per game and is on pace to set a career-high with over 1,500 yards. The running game fuels the Seahawks offense and takes pressure off rookie QB Russell Wilson.
Defense, though, has been the most surprising aspect of Seattle's success this season. The Seahawks D is tied for third in fewest points allowed per game, with just 17.1. From their secondary positions, Sherman and Thomas have been a huge part of that. Cornerback Sherman is the basis for the defense's swagger, evidenced by his mocking of Tom Brady after the Seahawks defeated the Patriots. Thomas is the hard-hitting safety over the top, who was a first-round pick for Seattle in 2010. The defense has been nicknamed "The Legion of Boom", a clear reference to this or this. Take your pick.