Seahawks Week 8 MVP: Uchenna Nwosu freestyles a defensive gem

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The Seahawks look like a legitimate contender with their third straight win. This was definitely a complete team effort. Uchenna Nwosu, though, was the standout performer.

I was never one of the doom-and-gloom guys predicting the end of the Seahawks. I wrote several articles stating that Seattle didn’t need a QB “savior”. Almost a year ago, I wrote that Pete Carroll absolutely deserved to right the ship. I also wrote that the people criticizing the draft pick of Keneth Walker III were just a bit unhinged. Yes, I am a certified genius.

Except, of course, I’m not. I expected Geno Smith to be serviceable, not to be a lock for Comeback Player of the Year, let alone a leading candidate for league MVP. I expected Carroll to turn the team around, but I publically wondered if he knew what a running game looked like. Okay, I was right on Walker, but even the doubters just griped about his draft placement, not his talent. I thought the Hawks would win nine games, tops, with a low of seven. I mean, it’s early, but they certainly look like they’ll be much better than that.

Seahawks defense powered by Uchenna Nwosu freestyling plays

Early this season, the Seahawks defense looked – oh, let’s be kind and say not their best. They made two great plays to power the season-opening win over the Broncos but basically disappeared over the next four games. But they’ve been excellent in the past three games. The Giants only touchdown was the result of a two-yard drive. There’s no doubt Ryan Neal has been a big part of that resurgence. It isn’t the first time he’s stepped up for the Hawks. But for today, Uchenna Nwosu was the man.

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Nwosu was brilliant in this game. He sacked NY quarterback Daniel Jones twice, but that’s only the start of his great play. Actually, those two sacks wrapped up the game for Seattle as they came on the Giants last two drives. Nwosu had two other hits on Jones, two tackles for a loss, and even kept the ball out of Saquon Barkley’s hands earlier in the game. No, I’m not forgetting the fantastic play by our special teams’ heroes, Travis Homer and Will Dissly. As I said, this was a total team win if there ever was one. But for me, Uchenna Nwosu has to get the nod as the week 8 MVP.