Seahawks versus 49ers: 3 quick impressions
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks moved to 6-1 with a fairly convincing week 8 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Goodness, what a week makes. After a week 7 loss to the Cardinals, the Seahawks took the 49ers to the proverbial woodshed for a bit more than three quarters in week 8 in a 37-27 victory. The game wasn’t as close as the score or the statistics would indicate. Seattle controlled the game.
Here are three quick impressions from the Seahawks win.
DeeJay Dallas is a player!
Seattle entered the game with Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde out and Travis Homer nowhere near 100 percent. Enter rookie DeeJay Dallas who until week 8 had carried the ball just twice and caught 4 passes. But on Sunday, Dallas scored two touchdowns, one running and one receiving and caught all five of his targets.
Dallas contributed 58 total yards which doesn’t sound like a lot but they were all important. Never has there been a louder 2.3 yards a carry average.
The defense looked pretty good for once
Heading into the fourth quarter, D.K. Metcalf had more total yards by himself than did the 49ers as a team. Seattle looked aggressive on defense, stopped the run and didn’t give up any big plays. In fact, they looked like a unit that could help the Seahawks win a Super Bowl.
Sure, the 49ers ended up with 351 total yards but most of them were garbage time yards. A week after getting zero quarterback hits, Seattle had 8 against the 49ers. 4 of them were from Bobby Wagner who was simply a beast all game with 2 sacks, 11 tackles and 3 tackles-for-loss.
And next week the defense will get some help with the return of Jamal Adams and adding Carlos Dunlap and Damn “Snacks” Harrison. This defense might be OK by the end of the year.
D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and Russell Wilson might form the best trio in the NFL
Choose your poison, defenses. In week 7, Tyler Lockett had 15 catches for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns. Against the 49ers in week 8, Metcalf had 12 catches for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns. And throwing them the ball is Russell Wilson who had a huge bounce-back game from week 7’s 3 interceptions as Wilson was 27 for 37 (same as the final score, weird!) for 261 yards, 4 touchdowns and no picks. Wilson also ran for 23 yards.
Is there a better quarterback-and-two-receiver trio than what the Seahawks have in the NFL in 2020? I doubt it. And this trio should be good for several seasons to come.