"We need to make sure we never have this feeling again,"
Seattle, which plays host to Green Bay on Sunday in the
Indianapolis, which plays at New England in the
New England lost two of its first four games, including 41-14 at Kansas City.
And for the third year in a row, Green Bay got off to a 1-2 start.
Sure, all those teams wound up reaching a comfortable cruising altitude, but they had to endure some serious turbulence to get to that point.
"I think it's how you come out of those challenges is what can be powerful," Seattle Coach
"We were 3-3, and kind of going against the odds," Wilson said. "And people said, 'There's no way they're going to get back to where they want to go.' And so that's something that we think about. We have that edge, and we believe in that and we believe in stepping up and finding a way. When we were 6-4, I knew we were going to go find a way to be 12-4."
Indianapolis began this season with consecutive losses, falling to Denver in the first Sunday night game, then blowing a lead at home to lose to Philadelphia.
"It stinks," Luck said after that 30-27 loss to the Eagles. "It's not good. It's not the end of the season by any means. Our minds are now on the next one."
As for when New England was 2-2, there was a widespread belief that the
There were even talk-radio rumblings that the Patriots should trade Brady to Houston — perhaps for a high pick or two — where he'd be reunited with former New England offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, now coach of the Texans.
Scott Zolak, a former backup quarterback to Drew Bledsoe in New England and now a color analyst for the team's flagship radio station, told The Times in November that such water-cooler talk was "ridiculous."
"I thought it was embarrassing," Zolak said. "Reporters were asking [Coach]
Those Patriots would go on to win seven games in a row, and nine of their next 10. They would go on to win their sixth consecutive
Green Bay had its issues too, but Rodgers didn't allow the
On his radio show after that loss to the