The best play from the Seahawks and Bengals game


The best play from the Seahawks and Bengals game illustrates how well the Seahawks played for three quarters of the football game.  The Seahawks played the best football I’ve seen all year in the opening three quarters of the game, until it obviously went horribly, horribly wrong.  However today I’m (trying) to focus on the good.  There were great parts to the Seahawks game and I think I’ve found the best.

The scene is the third quarter, score: Seahawks 17, Bengals 7.  The Seahawks had recently scored on a massive 69 yard run by Thomas Rawls to go ahead by 10.  With a comfortable lead the team knew that giving the ball back to Andy Dalton and the high powered Bengals offense was still a challenge.  After the ensuing kickoff the Bengals gain enough momentum to move the sticks for a first down.

It was first and ten from the Seahawks 25 yard line with the ball centered between the hash marks.  Dalton lines up under center in a single back formation, two wide receivers to the right, one on the left flanked only by a tight end who is out by the line.

Oct 11, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) tackles Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) in the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The slot receiver (who is actually a HB, Rex Burkead) goes in motion from left to right, Dalton snaps the ball and immediately hands the ball off to the man in motion who was directly behind the quarterback.

Once the receiver has the ball he runs one step (litterally) on the reverse before he is met by Michael Bennett who is able to jar the ball loose from Burkead.  Once the ball is on the ground, Wagner siezed the opportunity and followed his football instincts to scoop and score.  Wagner picked the ball up and walked the 20 yards into the end zone for another Seahawks touchdown.

At this point the Seahawks were up 24-7 with less than 6 minutes remaining in the contest.  This is where I will leave you since discussing the end of the game is quite frustrating.  I do have to tip my hat to the Bengals, I had no idea that Andy Dalton was that good, he played an amazing game and we will be better prepared next time we play them.  Go Hawks!

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