Seahawks offense unstoppable against Vikings


The Seattle Seahawks’ offense dominated the Minnesota Vikings’ defense on Sunday.  Russell Wilson is leading this team to another playoff run.

The Seahawks’ offense overpowered the Minnesota Vikings’ defense yesterday, and the 12th Man should expect this domination to continue as the Hawks make a playoff push.  Russell Wilson and Co. are playing at another level right now and everyone is working together.  It is really making the offense a thing of beauty.

For years now the offense has taken a back seat to the Seahawks’ dominating defense.  But now the Seahawks’ are equally dangerous on the offensive side of the ball.  Let’s highlight a few of the players that are making this happen.

Russell Wilson may be playing like the best quarterback in the NFL.  His accuracy is exceptional, and his decision-making is proving to be too much for opposing defenses.  He has taken command of the offense and is looking near unstoppable right now.  In numerous post game interviews after the win over the Vikings, both offensive and defensive teammates were glowing about the way Russell is playing.

Dec 6, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) carries the ball during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Seahawks defeated the Vikings 38-7. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Thomas Rawls had 101 yards on 19 carries – another great day for the young man.  He hits the hole with such speed and quickness that you could miss him if you blink.

After an early fumble, Rawls bounced back and played with confidence, being hard to stop the rest of the day.  He also made some nice catches out of the backfield.  Rawls is the real deal and he continues to show up and make big plays.

Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett are catching everything that is thrown their way.  Against the Vikings, Baldwin had 94 yards and Lockett had 90 yards.  They are both consistently open and making big plays for the offense.

And, let’s add Luke Willson in the mix for fun, stepping up big for Jimmy.  He made a nice catch down the middle of the field and followed that up with a nifty run after the catch off a screen pass.

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The offensive line continues to improve and played a really solid game against the Vikings’ defensive line, giving Russell time to throw.  Patrick Lewis is taking control of the line and proving to be a major upgrade over Drew Nowak.  Gary Gilliam is finding his groove and is holding his own on the right side of the line.

The rest of the group – Okung, Britt and Sweezy – are playing really good football as well.  I have confidence in our offensive line, and that is something I didn’t think I would say during this season.

Finally, I think it’s important to show some love to Darrell Bevell.  The man takes a lot of heat for his play calling.  But Bevell is doing a great job of putting his players in positions to succeed.  We only talk about Bevell when we need someone to complain about.  So, let’s flip that and give Mr. Bevell a pat on the back for his play calling and his involvement in turning this offense around.

The Seahawks’ offense was unstoppable against the Vikings, and there are several more players that I could mention that had an impact on Sunday.  Since the Arizona loss, the offense has taken a miraculous turn in the right direction.  Russell Wilson elevated his play and everyone else followed behind their leader and showed what they are capable of.  It’s only going to keep getting better as the Seahawks get ready for a playoff run.