The Seahawks defeated the Patriots in week two in a game that came down to the last second.
Seahawks fans can now *deep exhale*
An empty Centurylink field was the site for the matchup between the ‘Hawks and ‘Pats and while Seattle was able to secure a victory, it was still a bit depressing seeing the empty stadium. It feels as if the 12’s tend to be a bit more amped up during primetime action and the fake crowd noise just did not do justice and if it wasn’t for conditions changing in Seattle throughout the past couple of days, the game likely would have been moved to another location due to the smoke from wildfires that hovered over the pacific northwest.
Despite a week of smoke, it was clear that the Seattle Seahawks were prepared for anything. When playing against Bill Belichick or Cam Newton, that’s always ideal, even more so now that they are a duo.
Cam Newton threw for nearly 400 yards and scored three total touchdowns and yet did not outplay Russell Wilson who torched New England for five touchdowns.
Russ, Russ and, more Russ
Russell Wilson might just be the best quarterback in the NFL and possibly the best player in the league. This marked the second straight week where he has just dropped the jaw of fans around the league, lighting up the scoreboard in the process. He threw for 21/28 for 288 yards and five touchdowns to five different receivers. He also had an interception that bounced off the hands of a wide-open Greg Olsen and was returned by Devin McCourty for a score.
When Wilson is able to set his feet and throwing pinpoint floaters down the field, Seattle is very hard to beat and now that head coach Pete Carroll offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer have elected to take a more aggressive approach downfield there are plenty of reasons to rejoice if you are a fan of the Seahawks
Metcalf was Seattle’s leading receiver with 4 catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Lockett, David Moore, Chris Carson, and Freddie Swain were the other recipients of a touchdown pass from Mr. Unlimited.
The injury bug bites
There are always two goals on game day. Get the victory and stay healthy. Seattle got the victory but like the rest of the league during week 2, health was an issue.
When Quandre Diggs popped N’Keal Harry in the game and was ejected due to it being a helmet-to-helmet hit, former Utah Ute Marquise Blair got the nod. In the second quarter, Blair went down with a knee injury that Coach. Carroll fears could be “fairly serious”.
Linebacker Bruce Irvin also went down with what’s being called a sprained knee injury. After the game, Irvin took to Twitter to let the 12’s know that there was no reason to be worried.
By the numbers
Through 10 drives, Seattle Seahawks totaled 60 plays and picked up 429 yards with 275 coming through the air and 154 coming on the ground. They were also 2-2 in the red zone.
On the other side of the ball, through 10 drives and 70 plays, they allowed 464 yards. 397 of those yards came from the arm of Newton and 67 of them were allowed through rushing attempts. New England was 3-5 in the red zone.
Seattle had a takeaway but also turned the ball over once, the takeaway came from defensive back Quinton Dunbar on a diving interception.
Seattle was flagged 9 times for a total of 68 yards while the Pats were only flagged 2 times 12 yards.
Seattle’s time of possession was 31:19 compared to New England’s 28:41.
Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliot, and the Dallas Cowboys will come to town next Sunday and look give the good guys their first loss of the years. Dallas holds a 1-1 record after suffering a loss against the Los Angeles Rams and then pulling off a miraculous come from behind victory against the Atlanta Falcons.