On a Sunday filled with unexpected outcomes, Seattle Seahawks saw that they would not suffer from an upset loss of…
On a Sunday filled with unexpected outcomes, Seattle Seahawks saw that they would not suffer from an upset loss of their own against San Francisco 49ers, dominating 43-16 in front of more than 69,000 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. This is the first time Seahawks has been several games over .500 throughout the season, and the playoffs are almost all but some if they beat Minnesota Vikings next Monday night.
It’s a pity that Bobby Wagner in his entire NFL career has received a voice for this year’s Defensive Player, and was in 201
7. He was runner to Luke Kuechly for the Defensive of the Year Rookie 2012, but that’s it. Wagner had 12 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and subsequent recovery, and pièce de résistance, a 98-yard pick-six to take away the score. It’s the first pick-six of his career and his third consecutive game with a glimpse of 49ers. He’s a wonder to watch, and he should be in the Canton.
11/17 for 185 meters and 4 touchdowns. He had 4 finished passes in the opening half and 3 were for points. It’s efficiency! Perhaps most of all, his pocket looks better than ever, and it may be partly because he has more clean pockets to work with than ever before. Russ has 29 TD to just 5 INT, and will almost break his career high for TD passports in a single season.
Lockett is obviously super efficient, with his only catch going for a 52-yard touchdown with Malcolm Smith covering him. He is the 6th of WRs in touchdowns this season, and he also had a 84-yard kick return, a rare good kickback for Seattles special team. The contract surcharge was worth it.
For someone who can go weeks without catching or even directed, when Brown pops up, he usually points out. In fact, he had two touchdowns and a 43-yard catch-and-run. His final touchdown was in front of Richard Sherman, perhaps an appropriate way for Seattle to cope with his offensive scoring. Would you have tied Jaron Brown tied for 2nd at the team in TD receptions at the beginning of the year? I would not have.
Two prisoners for 21 meters, a touchdown and the thought of making the “The Tip” celebration. Hopefully, we’ll see Doug more involved in the offensive along the stretch.
Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny
A combined 173 meter on 23 touches, plus Penny got his first career home touchdown. Penny was excellent at the throwing gigs, showing more elusiveness and speed compared to earlier this year. Hopefully Carson’s finger is okay, and we can continue with Carson and Penny as the 1-2-point, with Mike Davis and JD McKissic the third option.
Totally bagged his bag and he was very efficient against both driving and passing, pushing pockets and clogging lanes.
“Mo Alexander” is obviously not me because I would not have made several impressive tackles for kickback duties. Thank you for not swallowing this amazing surname, Mo!
San Francisco was limited to only 66 meters rushing on 23 attempts, given that Matt Breida and Jeff Wilson Jr. both hobbled at times. Breida should never have been back in the game given how his ankle hurried him, but it’s Kyle Shanahan’s problem, not Seattle. Poona Ford made his presence known, and the “crack throw” that Shanahan loves so much and has often befuddled The Seahawks were largely closed.
After a rough couple starts in KJ Wright’s absence, Sunday was by far Calitro’s best show. He was very active against the race and persecuted the ball aggressively. Mychal Kendricks will be back next week, meaning Kendricks will be preferred to Calitro, but good for Austin to go up to his best achievement so far.
Much of its worst game came after Seahawks where at literal 99% profit probability when they were 27-3 but you know Pete Carroll does not like what he saw in the 2nd half from the secondary . Both Tre Flowers and Shaquill Griffin gave up touchdowns to Dante Pettis, and the 75-yard to Pettis could have been a mistake by Bradley McDougald who was far out of position to prevent it being so big a win and a score. Without a passrush, they are collective debt against crime which is certainly much better than San Francisco.
KJ Wright is the entire screen defense. Discuss.
He missed two extra points, the other was perhaps a bad grip by Michael Dickson, but it is still his first PAT squad this season. On the other hand, if he did all his PAT, we would not have received a scorigami, so maybe he should not be a loser … he should be considered a hero.
Offensive line discipline
Not a good day for the offensive line. Five holding penalties (a fake call on DJ Fluker) and a fake start are quite damn sloppy, and they removed a few good Chris Carson rushes as a result. Fortunately, the Seahawks offensive did an excellent job of getting out of the 1st and 2nd and long jams a lot of the day.