The Seahawks fell for the second straight week, this time because the offense couldn’t get it done. Jason Myers, now that guy, he definitely did his job.
The Seahawks found a new way to lose this past Sunday. For once, the defense was decent, as they held the Rams under 800 yards of offense. Okay, well under, but 800 seems the norm. Unfortunately, the Hawks offense failed to show for the first time all season. Thankfully, kicker Jason Myers was great in every chance he got.
First, let’s talk about the game, just a little bit. It wasn’t fun; there, that about covers it. Okay, okay. As you know, Russell Wilson wasn’t very good. No touchdowns and two picks for Number 3, a horrifying turn of events that hadn’t happened since he was a toddler, I believe. Close enough, anyway. The run game desperately missed Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde, as has been pointed out several times by your faithful 12thManRising staff.
How the defense managed to put on a good game is a very happy surprise, as it’s clear they still miss Shaquill Griffin. Jamal Adams played his usual game, a mere two sacks, a quarterback hit, and two tackles for a loss. I’m not downplaying his performance at all, but for my money, the MVP has to be our kicker, Jason Myers.
It isn’t often that a kicker will get recognition for putting 10 points on the scoreboard. I’d rather not do that, as I’d hope that would be a small contribution to the offensive output. No offense, but I’d rather not see the kicker as the most valuable player in any game. In this instance, Mr. Myers accounted for well over half of the Seahawks points. The game was embarrassing enough as it was without getting stuck in single digits, so huzzah to Jason Myers!
Oh, there were two little extra bits that made this a special game for our kicker. First, he scored the only Seattle points in the second half. I’m sure he would rather not have that distinction, but it’s his. The other is far more positive, as he drilled a 61-yard field goal to close the first half. Not only did that pull the Hawks with four, but it just happens to be the longest kick in Seahawks history. Myers has missed just once all season, that on an extra point. So, he’s Mr. (almost) Automatic. Kinda looks like the week 10 MVP was worth that sweet contract after all.