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Seahawks 43 49ers 16: Winner and loser from another victory over San Francisco

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.

Let’s come to the winners and losers.

Winner

Bobby Wagner

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.

Russell Wilson

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.

Tyler Lockett

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.

Jaron Brown

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.

Doug Baldwin

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.

Jarran Reed

Totally bagged his bag and he was very efficient against both driving and passing, pushing pockets and clogging lanes.

Maurice Alexander

“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!

Driving Defense

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.

Austin Calitro

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.

Lost

Secondary

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.

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KJ Wright is the entire screen defense. Discuss.

Sebastian Janikowski

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.

Final Notes

  • Is it or I feeling CLink a little dull? Almost as if the expectation was a blowout and that’s pretty much what happened.
  • The judges were terrible. Clete Blakeman crew called two dozen punishments, several of which were ticky-thanks (including a pair of these DPIs versus 49ers), and both teams were talented ridiculously beneficial spots on playing stopped a farm shortly the cursor, but ruled first downs anyway.
  • I was a fan of Dante Pettis in Washington and believe he has star potential in a Kyle Shanahan crime. Hopefully he is not, and then 49ers handles him to Seahawks, where he becomes a star.
  • No DJ Fluker can be a game replacement, especially with the Vikings coming to town next week. I really hope they start Jordan Simmons and not Joey Hunt, because Simmons was surprisingly good at Los Angeles Rams a few weeks back.
  • It did not matter, but I really wish Seahawks would stop blowing timeouts to make 4th and short decisions. Wasting a timeout to the 4th and 1th points near the midfield is even worse than wasting a timeout to go for it.
  • Brian Schottenheimer called a very good game and is about to lead Seattles crime against a top 10 ranking in DVOA but I will not rest until he calls a game that requires Russell Wilson to throw to George Fant. Do it on the finish line or we RIOT.
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