Earlier in the week, Richard Sherman described the Seahawks as a "middle of the road" team. Which, on the Sherman Scale of Agitation, is mild. By Sunday afternoon, his 49ers were road kill. That was not mild. It was almost pitiful.
Truth be known, as much as the 43-16 triumph (box) over 2-10 San Francisco upgraded the Seahawks' playoff bona fides, the degree of beatdown was, for most players, awkward.