Lots to love in Seahawks win
The Seattle Seahawks went into Soldier Field and beat the Bears on their home turf Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive.
There was lots to love and still some things to hate from this one.
Marshawn Lynch runs into the history books
On Sunday Marshawn ran for only 42 yards but it was more then enough to enter his name into the Seahawks team history books in a couple categories.
First he became the only player in team history to score touchdowns in 10 consecutive games when he ran in two yard touchdown during the first quarter. He later added one more touchdown for good measure.
Those 42 yards were more then enough for Lynch to go over 1,000 yards for the season for the third time in his career and his first time as a Seahawk. He became only the 5th play in team history to accomplish this milestone.
The way the Seahawks came out in the second half
Of course you would love to have the lead going into half time but if you are down and you can come out of the locker room after making adjustments and execute them right away you can demoralize the opponent.
That is exactly what the Seahawks did Sunday.
It took the Seahawks offense less than 2 minutes to put together an 80 yard 5 play drive to start the second half with a game tying touchdown.
50 seconds later Red Bryant returned an interception (first time in his career) 20 yards for the touchdown putting the Seahawks up 21-14.
The Bears were done, they managed just 68 yards during the second half and never scored a point. Meanwhile the Seahawks gain 218 yards and scored 31 points in the second half including 2 interception returns for touchdown (Red Bryant, Brandon Browner).
The refs let the teams play
I have to hand it to Ed Hochuli and his crew for the job they did Sunday. In today’s NFL the refs are too involved in the game and they effect the outcomes of games. That wasn’t the case in this game. The crew let the teams play and only called clear penalties. That is the kind of football I like to watch.
Winning the Turnover Battle
The Seahawks had 4 interception on 1 fumble recovery while only turning the ball over once when Tarvaris Jackson half the ball too long in the end zone and had it knocked out of his hand giving the Bears their first touchdown.
The injury to Johnny Knox
I hate to see players get injured but unfortunately that is the nature of football. He had surgery today on his back and will miss the remainder of the season but is expected to be back next year. Hopefully he has a speedy and full recovery.
Raheem Brock’s days are numbered
Yes, he had two sacks in the game but it was evident watching him trying to chase down the QB that he doesn’t have the speed to play the position anymore. I hope he enjoys these last two games, and maybe the playoffs if everything goes right, because I can’t see him getting a job anywhere next season.
The Seahawks first half offense
The Seahawks managed 68 yards on offense during the first half, so much for starting quickly and putting the Bears away early.