Down go the Eagles!
Seahawks blogger Brett B. is back with his weekly post-game look at the Seattle Seahawks in his Love’ Em Hate’ Em column. An article that is always much easier to write after a Seahawks win on Thursday night football.
Winning the turnover battle
The Seahawks protected the ball when they had it and were able to cause four turn overs in the game. All four Eagles turnovers came off interceptions. Kam Chancellor (4), Brandon Browner had 2 (4), and David Hawthorne (3) had one and returned it for a touchdown.
only interception that didn’t lead to a touchdown was Brandon’s second one and that was because the team kneeled the ball to end the game at the one foot line.
Winning the battle on the ground
Marshawn has now ran for over 100 yards in four of his last 5 games and scored in each of his last 8 games. On Thursday he ran for 148 yards, just 4 shy of his career best, and rumor has it he earned a small endorsement from Skittles.
Tarvaris went 13/16 for 190 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. Other than the completion percentage those are hardly staggering numbers but the fact that he avoided turning the ball over was key in Seattle’s victory.
Tate had the most yards (47) that he has had in a game since his first game as a rookie (52). He also had an amazing touchdown catch in the back of the end zone.
Cleaning up the penalties
Seattle had a season low 5 penalties for 30 yards.
Last week I called you out and you responded beautifully. There may have only been 1 false start but the energy in the stadium was unmistakable. Great job everyone, you were definitely part of this victory.
Raising of the 12th Man Flag
The timing was terrible, I found myself watching for the raising of the flag and missing the opening kickoff. By the time the flag had finally been raised the first offensive snap had already resulted in a penalty.
Squib Kick out of bounds
I understand the squib kick at the end of the first half but Steven Hauschka must make sure he keeps it in bounds. With 16 seconds and 2 timeouts left the Eagles could have easily gotten into scoring position from the 40-yard line.
Trent grabbed Russell Okung by his arm and flipped Okung over his hip tearing Russell’s pectoral and ending his season. Cole was not penalized for his actions but hopefully he will be fined next week or even suspended.