Seahawks 41 | Vikings 20
‘t was a beautiful day for a football game . . . .
and, very fun to be there in person for ANOTHER win!!!
It’s good to have weapons and, the Seahawks (in addition to getting their full compliment of OL-men back) added yet another to their cache when Percy Harvin not only made his Seahawks debut today (vs. his old team) but made a nearly immediate impact. His mere presence set up a long completion to Doug Baldwin (that set up the first of THREE Marshawn Lynch touchdowns – 2 rushing, 1 receiving) and, though Percy only had ONE reception, ’t was a thing of beauty . . .
And, after a “little discussion” with Coach (not to mention serious recruitment of support from his teammates), Percy got his way to and had his way with a kick return ~ 58 yards worth!
The defense got to join the party too ~ with THREE interceptions in the FOURTH quarter, including this one for a pick-6 (Walter’s FIRST career TD!)
I think this was my favorite though ~ Russell’s infielder skills showing here . . .
oh, and that Russell Wilson guy, he’s pretty good too (says many more peeps than just me) . . .
And now comes the bye . . .
Rest up and re-charge guys ~ some tall orders comin’ up and gotta stay strong, healthy and together in order to make this a super special season.
Seahawks 33 | Falcons 10
Hands down, THE the most COMPLETE game of the season.
Go figure, it comes on the ROAD ~ at 10am ~ against the team that broke their hearts in the final seconds last season. Guess that’s one monkey off their back
The good, the better and the amazing . . .
- HUGE offensive day despite being without (again!) 3/5 of their starting OL!
- Golden, Jermaine and Doug . . . oh my!
- Beast Mode canNOT be stopped!
- It’s all about the ball . . . ZERO turnovers
- the DEE being the DEE – allowed only 64 yds rushing and a total of 226 (most in garbage time)
- Marshawn = king of the STIFF arm but, RW can bring it as well
Seahawks 27 | Buccaneers 24 (in OT)
Largest come-from-behind win in Seahawks history!
Just seems to be how they roll lately . . . defying adversity
- Last week was the first game the Hawks didn’t commit a turnover
- This week was the first time they committed more than the opposition (3 – ZERO to be exact)
‘t was a “tale of two halves” . . .
- 1st half = 21-7 Bucs
- 2nd half = 20-3 Hawks
The good and the bad . . .
- 8-12 on 3rd downs played a HUGE part in the win, as did Beast Mode getting back to it.
- Giving up another 200 yards rushing remains more than a bit of a concern and, though RW wasn’t sacked, he got hit hard. A lot.
Seahawks 14 | Rams 9
Not only was it a close game the entire time, RW was battered all night long (SEVEN sacks)
Obviously their worst offensive performance (if you can actually call it a performance)
But, hey, sometimes you gotta win ugly (better than losing pretty )
Despite allowing way too many rushing yards, the defense didn’t break (ZERO touchdowns allowed) and the goal like stand to end the game was epic . . .
welcome back Mike Rob!!!
Seahawks 34 | Cardinals 22
Thankfully, the game itself was a essentially a “rout” because the circumstances on my way to actually watching this game was a “route” of a different sort ~ one of a comedy of errors
I stayed downtown after work with the idea of watching the game with some fellow co-workers . . .
First – we got a late start getting out of the office. It was already many minutes into the 1st quarter by the time we got to the sports bar we’d planned to watch it at. There were no seats and no one was going to be leaving.
Plan B – one of our group actually lives nearby, so her husband came and picked us up and she ordered pizza over the phone on our way to their place.
Once in their condo, our only view was the lovely one of the Space Needle, as we discovered they didn’t have NFL Network (the Thursday Night Football channel). So – off we trudged to their neighborhood bar, which was pretty crowded inside but had some seating outside from which we were able to sort of peer into the windows to sort of see some of the action on the small TV’s
A call from the co-worker’s husband (who had stayed behind to receive the pizza) that he’d succeeded getting the game on the computer. Back to the condo we went – at least we’d be able to hear the game (and have the pizza and free alcohol!). So, back we went, just in time for halftime.
We all THOROUGHLY enjoyed watching the 2nd half – we had worked VERY hard to do it! The pizza and drinks were great and the outcome of the game was even better than we imagined it would be. It was all worth it
Russell had one of his best (if not THE best) games so far this season, despite fumbling three times. Third down and Red Zone O were MUCH improved. The Hawks DEE was able to snare two interceptions and convert both to SEVEN points. Marshawn had his requisite 90+ yards and ONE touchdown. John only had to punt THREE times. All ’round excellent victory (and ON THE ROAD vs a divisional opponent, no less)!
Seahawks 20 | Titans 13
Can’t believe this was the only home game for the entire month!
Defense was divine . . .
A couple of interceptions ~ Richard Sherman and Earl “the hornet” Thomas (he’s just buzzing ’round everywhere these days!) not to mention holding the Titans to 66 yards on the ground, 129 through the air and not letting them past the Seattle 20 until the last FIVE minutes of the game. Seems like the “bad news” from last week turned to fantastic.
Offense was frustrating at times but, just enough . . .
Still dealing with a sluggish start (failing to score in the first THREE possessions) and that lack of 3rd down conversions and settling for field goals when touchdowns should have been the result as well as a ridiculous amount of fumbles. But, enough things bounced their way – Marshawn was BeastMode, Russell was running and spreading the ball around. It was good to have Max back (1/3 of that 3/5′s of Russell’s protection that’s been missing). And, just call BOTH Sidney and Marshawn “twinkle toes” ~ way to stay in bounds, boys!
Special teams was a little less than special . . .
Well, at least when Hauschka was in the locker room with a bloody nose. Never under estimate the importance of your kicker (OR, your holder!)
Seahawks 28 | Colts 34
Good News . .
most points scored ~ on the road ~ since Dec 16, 2012 vs. the Bills (in Toronto)
Bad News . . .
most points given up ~ overall ~ since Oct 30, 2011 vs. the Bengals (at home)
Granted, the lack of 3rd down conversions that led to scoring THREE instead of SEVEN was pretty frustrating but, all things considered ( especially the fact that Russell was still lacking 3/5 of his “normal protection”) the offense did enough to win. It was the DEE that was the biggest disappointment. Then again, Luck was pretty incredible. No doubt film lessons will be learned. Who knows though, how the momentum may have played a part had the safety been overturned for a touchdown . . . woulda, shoulda, coulda