SEAHAWKS GET BACK ON WINING TRACK WITH 37-27 Win Over SAN FRAN
The Seattle Seahawks showed that last week’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals was a bump in the road and not a major roadblock. The Seahawks dispatched that notion with swagger regaining 37-27 win over the San Francisco 49ers Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink. The win over the Niners put the Hawks back in first place in the NFC West. The Hawks regained their swagger in not only winning the game but in how they won the game. The Seahawks stepped into Sunday’s game with the 49ers missing their top three running backs and started rookie DeeJay Dallas. With Chris Carson ( midfoot), Carlos Hyde ( hamstring) and Travis Homer ( knee bruise) the rookie literally took the ball and ran with it. Dallas scored two touchdowns one running, and one passing. The effort by Dallas was noticed by Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.
“They just stepped up, and never even batted an eye about it. DeeJay Dallas, scored twice today, that’s so sweet. We had one running back, really. Homer just sucked it out and got out there in case we needed him in an emergency and was there for us for a few plays, did a great job. That’s a lot of burden for one kid, and he did great today.” And of course, Russell Wilson and his cast of characters had another explosive day. Wilson continued his march to the MVP Podium with another impressive day going 27/37 for 261 yards and 4 touchdowns. And no interceptions. If you care to remember Wilson had three interceptions the previous week at Arizona. D.K. Metcalf had another monster day catching 12 passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns.
DEFENSE REGAINS SWAGGER SORT OFF
The Hawks defense played it’s best football for the first three quarters. Holding the 49ers to just 116 total yards and knocking 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from the game. Unfortunately for the Seahawks his replacement Nick Mullens came out breathing fire. Mullens completed 18 of 25 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns. The Hawks defense was able to regain its composure and close out the game. Like the offense the Seahawks defense was missing some key players. Safeties Jamal Adams, Ugo Amadi cornerback Shaquil Griffin, and dl Benson Mayoma did not play in the game. Carroll is expecting Adams, Griffin and Mayoma back this week. The Seahawks have been decimated by injuries this year and have weathered the storm. With injured players returning there is no telling how far this team can go. My advice to you is keep watching and enjoy the ride.