PORTLAND, Ore. — (KOIN) Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll wants fans to show the country what it’s like to play in front of some of the loudest fans in the NFL when his team hosts the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football.
“This is a great opportunity for the 12’s. They get to go national in this one and I’m hoping they come in just pumped and jacked up and show ’em what it’s like to play at Century Link” Carroll said during his pre-game news conference.
For the past few season, the Seahawks have been one of the best teams in the league once the calendar turns to November.
Since 2012, the Seahawks are 28-6 in the final two months of the season.
In order to win on Monday, the Seahawks know they have to slow Buffalo’s running game, especially running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
The Bills lead the NFL in rushing, averaging 154 yards per game. Buffalo’s 14 rushing touchdowns also ranks as the best in the league through the first two months of the season.
“It’s a good challenge for our guys and this is the kind of challenge our guys love and they’re fired up about figuring it out and kind of unraveling the mystery a little bit about figuring where the ball is going and hopefully we’ll do a nice job there” Carroll said.
Both teams come into the game struggling a bit. Seattle is winless in its last two games, tying Arizona and then losing to New Orleans.
The Bills have lost their last two games after winning four in a row.