Beat author Bob Condotta gave you his keys to Seahawks-Packers. Now, after Seattles come-from-back, he reviews what worked, and what…
Beat author Bob Condotta gave you his keys to Seahawks-Packers. Now, after Seattles come-from-back, he reviews what worked, and what did not do on Thursday night football.
It would not be Packers in Seattle without any memorable hands.
And maybe this was not Golden Tate’s arrest with MD Jennings in the final zone in front of replacement domains that would return to day job a few hours later or a kick bounced by a spare-tied end named Brandon Bostick to determine who goes to the Super Bowl.
But as far as 2018 goes, Seattle’s 27-24-comeback win over Packer’s Thursday night was about as big as it gets.
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Here is our weekly review of what I thought might happen and what actually happened, with some detours along the way.
What I said: Green Bay RB Aaron Jones vs. Seattle run defense.
THIS HOPPED: Jones entered the game that led NFL in rushes per try for any back with more than 70 wearing 6.77. He counted barely half toward Seahawks – 3.6 – almost 1.5 meters less than his previous low APC for any game this season. So, play, put and match Seahawks on this. Jones had 16 meters on his first two on the first series, including an 8-yard TD run, but only 24 out of nine wore the rest of the game.
What I could have said: Seattle’s ongoing game against Green Bay’s defense.
Seattle’s rushing attack at this point must only be considered as a given. The Seahawks rushed for 173 yards, the seventh straight game Seattle has rushed for 155 or more – I can not confirm it’s the first time in the history of history that has happened but I watched it never happened in the Pete Carroll time or happened this year 2005, year Shaun Alexander won MVP, or 1983, Ground Chuck (Knox) birth. Seattle also continued for more than 155 meters only once last year and only twice in 2016.
What I said: WR Doug Baldwin.
What Happened: ] This was a good choice because Baldwin had an interesting game that led Seattle with seven 10-goal recipes, good for 52 yards and his first touchdown of the season. However, as Baldwin noted afterwards, he was open for at least two potential TDs, with Russell Wilson throwing a passport to him in the final zone that Shawn Kemp could not have reached. Nevertheless, the Baldwin again challenging chaos was a big deal for Seattle. “It’s really important to us that he is a legitimate threat to our opponents because he can do a lot of things and do much harm,” said Carroll. Baldwin also delivered one of the quotes of the season when asked after the match of his first TD score got him pumped up. “Nah, I’m a wild no matter,” he said.
What I could have said: QB Russell Wilson.
As I always note, Wilson can always be a player to watch but the man he was a player to watch in this and started 3-8 for 12 laps in the first quarter and then went 18-23 for 213 yards and two touchdowns in the last three quarters of the outdueling Aaron Rodgers down the stretch Seahawk fans tweeted “trade Russell Wilson” in the first quarter quickly hit the delete button around 8 pm
What I said: How does the Seahawks split up carry on the back?
What’s up Seattle: Chris Carson, as coach had said, would happen, Rashaad Penny used to rotate the rest of the game with Mike Davis, serving as a third down / two-minute back. The three combined for 29 bear 155 meters, an average of 5.3 per try (Carson’s 4.9 was the lowest of the three). Davis also had two receptions for 24 meters. Carroll would take it every day of the week, and even days not a week.
What I could have said: Replay challenges.
Carroll won a major and allowed officers to turn were originally ruled an incomplete pass to David Moore one third down in the third quarter – Seattle would have dunit from their own 6 with a third straight three out and otherwise – with playback as shows that Moore had taken at least three steps before losing control of the ball. Carroll is now 3-4 on challenges this year, the other two resulted in a third downturn to Moore against Detroit and an Earl Thomas intercept against Dallas (he lost when it was appealing that Oakland’s Seth Roberts had fumble when Seattle led 27-0 in London). Green Bay, meanwhile, did not challenge what anyone thought was a challenging game – Tyler Lockett’s 34-yard reception in the fourth quarter that put Seahawk’s winning touchdown. The Fox TV crew (Joe Buck / Tony Romo) wondered if Lockett might have lost control of the ball when he hit the ground. Green Bay did not challenge, partly because Packers only had one time left.
What I said: The Pete Carroll prime magic.
WHAT HAPPENED: It lived up to its rope on this night as Seahawks rallied from an early 11-point deficit, looking as hot as boiled spaghetti before they come to life in the second quarter and rally for victory . Seattle is now 24-5-1 during Carroll at prime time,
What I could have said: Seattle’s pass rush.
Seahawks had more than three bags in only two matches the whole season against Dallas and Oakland) before breaking out five against Green Bay, four in the second half, one in third place in Seattle 12 on Packer’s second last series of rookie Rasheem Green . “I wondered when Rasheem Green made his bag (if) he thought,” Hi, I just fired Aaron Rodgers, “Carroll said later.” He saw him playing since he was a child. “” Everything that meant Thursday was to get the bag, one in four on the defensive line of the game.
What I said: High-level DJ Fluker.
What Happened: Fluker and the Olympics had another solid overall game with Seahawks rush for 173 meters. Wilson was dismissed three times, but at least it seemed that Green Bay played in an aggressive style that meant Packers got into the game with an NFL high 31 sacks that came into play – Seattle took advantage of the aggression at his last touchdown, Correct reading that Packers was ready to blitz and Wilson cast a “hot read” pass to Ed Dickson for a 15-yard TD. Seattle had five fake starts, four on the offensive, which led to an angry tire from center Justin Britt after the match. Sa Carroll said on Friday: “I know Britt got crazy. He’s like trying to point to the officials, but it’s not about it. Only those who play the game and I do not know they did not do it exactly. “Move” to move your guys, it’s legit. You can do it. It’s only if there’s something else. I do not know if it was not, but we talked about it and it did not happen after a while. know that the officials were well aware and they could have warned them or anything. I do not know. Again, I can not document that they did. It’s kind of what we did about at that time. It was kind of a rule number two crime, to tell the truth. “
What I could have said: LB Austin Calitro.
Calitro completed K.J. Wright on the weakside linebacker and had five tackles and half-sacks and now seems to have secured the WLB spot when Wright is out until Mychal Kendricks can come back on December 10 against Minnesota.
WHAT I said: 50-0, Seattles record when they led four or more in half-time since 2012.
What was happening: Seattle did not lead four or more in half-time so it became irrelevant. Instead, Seattle only hit his second rally this season when he trampled in half-time and also only his second victory in the season in a game determined by a possession (Arizona profit accounted for each of the previous events).
What I could have said: Minus.
Seattle won the game even though it went third rocket without making a turnover – Seahawks has only one interception in its last five matches after having scored nine in the first five matches – while losing a fumble. It was the first time this season Seattle won a game when it did not win the sales battle (Seattle had been 4-1 when winning the TO match and 0-4 when it tied or lost it before Thursday).
What I said: Seahawks 27, Packers 17.
What Happened: Well, pretty close to what I wrote, nowhere near the way I expected . I thought Seattle was going to fire and play with the razor edge and all other clichés to indicate a team ready to go. The seahawks instead came to show as much life as a primary school on the school’s first day after Christmas presents. But then the alarm went and the Seahawks got what was their biggest win of the season.