Note: I haven’t been commenting much on the Seattle Seahawks so far this season. With the year ending injuries to key defensive stars Cliff Avril, Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor, plus the problems with the offensive line and the running game, I have been, more or less, in “wait and see” mode as regards this […]Read the Rest →
How the Seahawks pulled this win out of what was looking to be potential disaster is no mystery. The Hawks did what they have done all year; they unleashed the “beast” Marshawn Lynch for 130 yards rushing and their marvelous young QB Russell Wilson completed 15 of 26 throws for 187 yards and a score while also rushing for nearly 70 yards of his own. The leaky first quarter defense, by the second quarter had found itself and limited the ‘Skins to less than a hundred yards and no points the rest of the way. It was a dominating performance on both sides of the ball and the final score would have been worse had not Lynch lost a fumble on a first and goal play at the one yard line in the third quarter. Also, it didn’t hurt that Robert Griffin III, as I predicted would be the case in yesterday’s blog, was obviously hampered by the injury he sustained several weeks ago to his right knee. He re-injured the knee several times during the game and was finally knocked out of the game for good with 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter.
But such are the fortunes of war in the NFL! Credit the Hawks with a gutsy and resilient performance during which they never gave up and had to overcome much adversity on the road and in front of a hostile crowd. Next up for Seattle in the next round of these playoffs is the NFC top seeded Atlanta Falcons. The Seahawks will once again be playing in a hostile environment next Sunday after a 3000 mile plane flight to Atlanta. Add that to the 6,000 mile roundtrip to DC this week and you have to wonder when all this travel will catch up to this team.
But if I were you I wouldn’t bet against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. There’s just seems to be something irresistible about these guys.