We Beat The Ravens?
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 Sunday.
I love paying tribute to the Veterans who have protected and those who continue to protect the freedoms that we all enjoy everyday.
My dad is a Vietnam Veteran and I was very grateful that he was able to be in the stands on Sunday to see it.
Speaking of family members I loved being able to take my nephew Brendan to his first ever NFL game. I love sharing the game I love with the next generation.
The cards thanking the Veterans were a nice touch, it is too bad so many people were late to the game and there were quite a few empty seats when everyone else was there holding their cards up.
I love the fact that the Seahawks struck the first blow in the game with a touchdown on their second drive.
One of my keys to the game was for the Seahawks to get off to a fast start and get the Ravens on their heels before they realized they were in a game.
I loved the call to go for it on 4th and 1 from the Ravens 33 late in the second quarter.
It would have been a 50 yard field goal attempt which is certainly not a gimme on a windy day with a lot of moisture in the air.
The decision to go with a QB sneak on a quick count was the perfect play call as well.
The defensive line has to be very careful they don’t get pulled offsides by a hard count in that situation and it can slow their jump off the ball just enough for the offensive line to get the push required to make the first down.
I love the way the Seahawks were able to run the ball against the NFL’s third ranked rushing defense going into the game.
Marshawn Lynch had a second straight 100 yards game and the team ran for 119 total. Sure they only ran for 2.8 yards per carry but the fact that they stuck with the run and got the yards when they needed them was a huge step in the right direction.
I love winning the turnover battle.
Two fumble recoveries on special teams and the interception were a big part of the reason the Seahawks were able to stun the Ravens.
Seattle also took care of the ball when they had it and didn’t give the Ravens any short fields to work with.
I loved holding Ray Rice to just 27 yards.
I hate choosing to receive the kickoff and putting your worst unit on the field against their best unit to start the game.
Not surprising the offense went three and out but the defense stepped up and didn’t let the Ravens capitalize.
I hate drive killing penalties.
I realize this is a young team but they need to start showing some improvement in this department at least from guys like Mike Williams and Robert Gallery.
I hated getting almost no pressure on Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco.
Hardly any pressure all day long, at home no less.
Only getting one sack (by Malcolm Smith on a blitz)? We have to be better.
I hate to see fans leaving the game early.
With 10 minutes left and the score 22-10 fans started leaving in droves.
The game was anything but decided and the team still needed the 12th man.