Big D goes down
Finally! The win may have come a week late, but a win is a win, especially against a tough Dallas Cowboys opponent.
The Seahawks came out firing early, and never looked back.
Defense was amazing, special teams got a big score, and Beast Mode made the Cowboys defense look like a bunch of children out there, well at least in the second half.
The big win will add momentum for the Seahawks going into their tough Monday Night Football matchup with the Green Bay Packers next week.
This gives Matt Flynn a chance to showcase just how much more comfortable our bench is than the one in Green Bay was.
With that, I give you my top 10!
10: Blocked punt
It’s not often that we get to see the blocked punt in the NFL, and even if we do, we don’t get to see it go for a score, but on Sunday we did.
Jeron Johnson picked up his special delivery of a blocked punt, and scampered all the way to the promised land for a 3 yard TD run.
9: “Special” teams
To say the special teams units were big in this game would be an understatement.
A forced fumble and subsequent fumble recovery on the opening kickoff, the blocked punt for the TD, and Steven Hauschka added a couple field goals for safe measure.
Just like in week one with the ever dangerous return man Leon Washingtontaking center stage, this weeks win couldn’t have been as pretty without the special teams units.
8: Romo-te control
As if Tony Romo had the failed hold of the ’07 playoffs cued up on his TV prior to the game, he didn’t disappoint is his ability to really suck it up in Seattle.
He got lucky with his one TD pass, but to say he was in control of the game would be telling a lie.
The 12th man got into his head, just like we are going to do to Aaron Rodgers on Monday night.
7: Golden hit
The block laid out by Golden Tate on Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee was huge coming from a wide receiver.
The hit also freed up just enough time for Russell Wilson to make a 14 yard gain for a first down.
Golden Tate may just be finally learning what it takes to be a NFL WR. I know they didn’t teach him much during his tenure at Notre Dame, as they were going through all of their coaching changes and all.
That was more of a knock on Notre Dame itself, than on any one coach.
6: Hawks unveil all-time team
844 players to be exact.
A year by year plaque like monument was erected. Each player who made the team has their own special plaque, along with their signature, number, and year they made the mention.
5: Smiles all around
The Seahawks finally gave Pete Carroll something to smile about this regular season.
And boy what a smile it was.
Carroll looked like the boy on Christmas morning who got the brand new bike he asked Santa for.
His smile is infectious, hopefully this is the beginning of something great here in Seattle.
4: Wilson still acts like a vet
What kind of rookie can shrug off a loss where he had 8 chances to win the game inside the red zone with under 2 minutes to go?
The kind with the name of Russell Wilson.
Wilson continues to impress off the field, even when he showed some rookie mistakes on it.
He will get better with each game, as shown on Sunday against the Cowboys.
3: Moffitt up
With the needed help on the O-line, Pete Carroll decided it was time to put John Moffitt back into the starting lineup.
J.R. Sweezy got the start during the first week, and the running game did have its setbacks.
2: Beast Mode
The name alone has had defenses scared for the past two seasons, ever since he made his debut in Seattle.
And what better way to open up in front of the 12th man faithful, then by going for 122 yards and a TD.
27-7 against a team that the professionals said would demolish us.
Game ball should go to each and every member of this team for knowing who the real underdog was, the Cowboys.
Next up is the MNF showdown against the Packers.
Let’s get another one boys!