Dallas Cowboys vs. Seahawks Week 2 game balls & stats

Out of the way

That was my first thought.  Now that that is out of the way, let’s go get some more.  9, 10, 11 even wins for the Seahawks in 2012/13.

Let’s just build on this!  And as the team showed on Sunday, it can be done.

Offensive Game Ball

Beast Mode.

Another day at the office for our beloved running back Marshawn Lynch as he put up 122 yards and a touchdown.  He didn’t have any huge tackle breaking, ground shaking runs he’s famous for, but he did his job.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; if Lynch can do his job and the defense does what they’re capable of, the sky’s the limit for this team.  Today showed it.

Travel back to preseason 2011.  Zach Miller, Demetrius Byrd, Cam Morrah and Anthony McCoy were all in camp, as well as fan favorite John Carlson on the injured reserve.  McCoy was suffering from a case of the dropsy’s, while Byrd was looking terrific and Morrah was doing his usual thing.

Russell Wilson

His longest completion of the day was the 22-yard strike to McCoy for a touchdown

Things weren’t looking great for the sophomore from USC.  Even as recent as August, McCoy was dropping passes and making 12’s furious.

Not Sunday, or recently.  5 receptions, 41 yards and his first career touchdown.  Oh yeah, no drops.  Woo freakin’ hoo!

Sorry Beast Mode and sorry Anthony McCoy, but today’s Offensive Game Ball goes to the rookie who got his first career win.

In a division with Alex Smith, the poster boy for a ‘game manager’ quarterback, Russell Wilson had the stat line that is the definition of the term.  The final numbers for the former Badger; 15/20, 151 yards and one touchdown throw.

His longest completion of the day was the 22-yard strike to McCoy for a touchdown.

Defensive Game Ball

What a great game by the entire defense, first of all.  Kudos to the secondary on another stellar game, and on the minimal penalties!

Exciting stuff, folks!

Pro-Bowl Safety led the charge with 7 tackles, which I’m sure he’ll get fined for all of them…


Defensive Game Ball!  This week’s goes to Brandon Browner,who had an interception and four tackles.  He did his usual thing in the secondary and batted down a pass as well.

The best part about Browner’s performance?  No penalties!  No free yardage for a pretty good offense, which was a huge factor in the victory.

So, the pass rush was non-existent on some plays!  Tony Romo still had way too much time, but the Chris Clemons, Jason Jones and Bruce Irvin combo showed what they can do.

Do it soon, please.

Earl Thomas

That is how you start a game!

Special Teams Game Ball

Thanks to a few Dallas turnovers, Leon Washington only had two returns, a punt for 7-yards and a kickoff for 20.

Roger, please be fun for once and move kickoffs back again, it makes the Special Teams game ball a lot more fun to give out.  Seriously.

Jon Ryan is still a badass with a bionic leg, and he booted a 68 yard punt.  Oh, Canada.

Steven Hauschka went 2/2, which is good because he’s my fantasy kicker.  Bear with me, Special Teams is about to get exciting…

That is how you start a game!  Michael Robinson got his hat on the ball forcing Felix Jones to fumble, and Earl Thomas recovered.  (why is our All-Pro Safety playing Special Teams?)

That was awesome, and I love E.T.

But the Special Teams game ball goes to  Malcolm Smith / Jeron Johnson for their punt block/return! 

Smith showed his outstanding speed coming off the edge and getting his hands onto the Cowboys punt, and the sophomore safety from Boise State took advantage of the best bounce he could’ve got, and ran it back for his first career touchdown!


Post Game Tweets

The Seahawks return to primetime next Monday, the 24th against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.


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