State of the Seattle Seahawks. Brett B our man with his pulse on the Seahawks football beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The December 30th, 2011 edition. This week the Seahawks face their NFC West rivals the Arizona Cardinals. It sucks to get beat by a divisional opponent at home, it sucks to get swept by the 49ers and Alex Smith, it sucks that we ended up a quarterback short of a victory (Tarvaris Jackson), it sucks that the playoff hopes are dead.