The best play from the Seahawks vs Ravens


Here we are again looking for the best play from the Seahawks and Ravens game this last weekend.  There was simply so much to like about this game.  Probably my favorite part to watch was seeing the defense stop the Ravens from doing anything.

I know that much of the coverage of the Seahawks has come Russell Wilson’s way and rightfully so.  However I would like to point out that in the last two weeks the Seahawks have allowed only 13 points.  That number speaks just as loudly as Russell Wilson’s production in the passing game.

Dec 13, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) recovers a fumble by Baltimore Ravens running back Javorius Allen (not pictured) during the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The best play of the Seahawks and Ravens game ends a Seahawks drive that began by forcing the Ravens to punt (one out of their five) which allowed Tyler Lockett to fair catch the ball at his own 14 yard line.

The Seahawks began to move the ball well until the third quarter drew to a close.  At the end of the third quarter the Seahawks were dominating the Ravens 21-6.

To begin the fourth quarter the Seahawks had a 1st and 10 at the Ravens’ 49 yard line.  The Seahawks line up in an offset I formation with Fred Jackson as the deep back.  There are three wide receivers lined up, two on the right and one on the left.

Wilson takes the snap from under center and goes back into a five step drop.  Wilson liked his initial read so he reared back and took a shot down the field.  Tyler Lockett ran a streak play going straight down the field on the right had side of the field.  Lockett was covered by Ladarius Webb on the play in single coverage.

Webb was playing 10 yards back from the line of scrimmage but still couldn’t keep up with Lockett.  Lockett screamed by him and was about 3 yards in front of him.  Lockett had enough space between himself and Webb that he was able to adjust to an under thrown ball by Wilson.

Lockett made the grab and took another step into the end zone to make the game 27-6.  Tyler Lockett showcasing his elite speed to simply run past the defender and making a great adjustment to slow down and catch the ball.

Dec 13, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Seattle Seahawks defeated Baltimore Ravens 35-6. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

This was truly a great game for the Seahawks, Wilson and the defense looked top notch.  Also after the first half of the season where everyone dogged on our offensive line I would like to give them their due.

The offensive line has played much better since the bye week and not only have they been opening big holes in the running game but they have also allowed Russell Wilson to stay in the pocket and make plays.

Thank to the offensive line Wilson seems to be making better decisions and he hasn’t been running for his life.  I’m really excited to see how this season ends.

Go Hawks!