Seattle Seahawks: 5 takeaways from dominant win over Jets
By Jake Luppino
Seahawks win big for the first time
The Seattle Seahawks finally blew out an opponent. For some reason, this was causing concern amongst analysts and fans. Blowouts mean nothing. A win is a win just like a loss is a loss. Call me crazy, but if the Seahawks win, I’m happy. Regardless, the CBS broadcasting crew discussed how in their meeting with D.K. Metcalf, he touched upon the fact that he wanted to blow out the Jets.
Well, they did. This game was truly never close. By the Seahawks second possession, it was over. The Seahawks did what they should have done. It’s no knock on the Jets, as they clearly have too many holes on that football team. They will go winless on the year and have the number 1 pick for a reason. But, if the Seahawks won by 14 instead of 37, I still wouldn’t see cause for concern.
Take the Buffalo Bills for example. Earlier in the season, they beat the Jets by just 3 points. Does that mean they aren’t as good as they appear? They are a legit contender to come out of the AFC this season. An even better example would be the defending Super Bowl champions, Kansas City Chiefs. They haven’t blown out an opponent since they played the New York Jets. But, people don’t seem too concerned as many believe the Chiefs will repeat as champions. Their last six or seven wins have been one-possession games.
So, what’s the problem for Seattle? Last year, nearly all of their wins came in one-possession games. Do not get caught up in the false narrative. Close games actually build better teams. They teach you how to handle and overcome adversity. A young team needs to learn how to overcome a second half deficit in the playoffs. The Seahawks have won in all types of ways this season, and that’s a good thing. 12s should be excited about what’s ahead for their beloved Seahawks.