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Before I get to the Seahawks Game Balls, I want to fire off three awesome things about today.
- Walter Jones raised the 12th Man Flag. Awesome.
- Cortez Kennedy has his #96 retired and also received his Hall of Fame ring. Awesome.
- We beat the New England Patriots and stayed perfect at home, against three tough opponents. Awesome.
Offensive Game Ball
Marshawn Lynch is human, after all. Okay 50% human and 50% beast. Regardless, he dipped under 85 yards on the ground for the first time this year and for the second time since week six of last season.
Credit to New England’s defense as they just didn’t let him get going and as a result he finished with just 41 yards on 15 carries.
“Russell Wilson gets this week’s Offensive Game Ball for his best game yet”
I wrote that last week in my Game Ball post, and if I can write that week after week, I’m going to be happy doing it. What a game by the rookie pivot and again he came up in the clutch with TWO fourth quarter touchdowns.
He completed 16 passes for a career high 293 yards and three touchdowns.
Runner up for the Game Ball is big money receiver Sidney Rice, who’s beginning to play like it. Or have a chance to play like it, for that matter. He finished with three catches for 81 yards and that clutch, game winning touchdown.
Defensive Game Ball
Rookie Bobby Wagner again paced the defense with 14 tackles setting a Seattle rookie record. No rookie has gotten above 10 before today’s tackling clinic put on by 2nd round pick.
Brandon Browner did an excellent job today and broke up a huge pass during the last New England drive. My favorite BB stat from today’s win?
The Defensive Game Ball goes to the best member of the best secondary in the NFL, Richard Sherman . He picked off Tom Brady for the first time in 179 passes and broke up a touchdown and another big pass.
Oh yeah, no penalties from this guy either.
I really dislike false stats smh .. In what world have I given up 16 catches??? There is no where someone can find 16 comp. with me in cov.
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) October 10, 2012
Special Teams Game Ball
Leon Washington made good use of his limited returns and took the final New England punt back 25 yards to the Seattle 45 and put the offense in great position for the winning touchdown and earns the Special Teams Game Ball in the process.
Steven Hauschka was good from 34 in his only field goal try. He also nailed the game winning extra point!
- Russell Wilson—16/27 293 yards 3 TD
- Marshawn Lynch – 15 carries 41 yards
- Sidney Rice – 3 receptions 81 yards 1 TD
- Zach Miller – 2 receptions 29 yards
- Doug Baldwin – 2 receptions 74 yards 1 TD
- Braylon Edwards – 2 receptions 21 yards 1 TD
- Bobby Wagner – 7 tackles, 7 assists
- Kam Chancellor – 7 tackles, 4 assists
The Seahawks hit the road again for a huge NFC West matchup against the 49ers on Thursday Night Football.