Seattle Seahawks: 5 takeaways from win versus Vikings
By Jake Luppino
Seahawks only had 3 penalties in Sunday’s win
Last week against the Miami Dolphins, the Seahawks had 0 penalties. That was very impressive as their secondary is known for being physical, which typically leads to some holding penalties. Also, the offensive line had been struggling with holding and false start penalties. In the beginning of Sunday’s game, it seemed as though it was going to be an ugly game as the offensive line struggled in pass protection and had some early penalties. But, the Seahawks were able to turn it around and stay disciplined as the game progressed.
While the Seahawks defense has been playing better in the last two weeks, it is very important they do not give their opponents extra yardage. In Sunday’s game, the Seahawks defense did a good job of staying posted to their assignments and avoiding silly penalties. The Seahawks need to continue this disciplined approach as we can only hope their defense gets better. The less yardage they give through penalties, the more stops they get. The more stops they get, the more opportunities Russ and the offense have.
It is also important to note that our special teams have been truly special. P Michael Dickson was awesome last night. He pinned the Vikings twice within the 2-yard line. Although the defense was unsuccessful in capitalizing off the great punts, it is time I show Dickson some love in this thread.
Dickson finished the game with 4 punts, each one with an average of 45 yards. He was successful in landing all 4 punts inside the 20. Impressive stuff from the young punter.
The special teams’ coverage was also awesome last night. The Vikings only had 7 return yards on punts as they only ran 2 of the 4. On kick returns, the Vikings tallied a total 37 yards. The Seahawks special teams have also been very disciplined.