New York Giants at Seattle
TV: [WTTG-5, WBFF-45]
Consecutive games played by Giants punter Jeff Feagles, tied with defensive lineman Jim Marshall for most in history. Marshall played for the Browns and Vikings from 1960 to '79.
Seattle's home record since Week 16 of the 2002 season The Seahawks can clinch the NFC West title with a win and a Rams loss to the Texans. Perhaps then people will finally start paying attention to them.
Seattle has the best record in the NFC, is riding a six-game winning streak and has the league's leading rusher in Shaun Alexander. Yet one rarely hears them mentioned, well, anywhere.
The latest slight, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, was perpetuated by Fox, which was scheduled to use its No. 1 broadcast team (Joe Buck and Troy Aikman) for today's game. Instead, Buck and Aikman will call the Bears-Bucs game, meaning Dick Stockton and Daryl Johnston, Fox's No. 2 team, will call the game.
Perhaps it's a matter of location. "Playing up there is like playing in Egypt, it's so far away," is how current Redskin and ex-Seahawk Shawn Springs put it last year. Or it might be because the Seahawks haven't won a playoff game since the 1984 season.
Whatever the reason, should Seattle become the first team in the league to clinch its division, it will be hard to ignore.