What we learned from the Seahawks Week 9 victory over Arizona

Mandatory Credit: Joe Rondone-Arizona Republic
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2022 may go down as a watershed year for the Seattle Seahawks. Already, the 6-3 Seahawks have proven that Pete Carroll is still one of the best coaches in football. John Schneider hasn’t lost his touch as GM, and that neither one is tied to one specific style of football or football player.

And there has been no lack of defining moments in this team’s season, either. The win over a returning Russell Wilson and Geno Smith’s victory lap thereafter may go down as one of the seminal moments in Seahawks history. Their shootout win over the Lions signaled Geno Smith’s coming out party as the second coming of Rich Gannon. Their convincing win over the Chargers gave us the birth of Ken Walker as a bona fide game-changer.

Yet, for me, it was this last, relatively uneventful game against the Cardinals. Arizona is a team in disarray with many questions arising this coming offseason, that might end up being the defining game of 2022. It wasn’t really a pretty game.

What did we learn about the Seahawks in Week 9?

It wasn’t a barn burner or a defensive struggle. It wasn’t a defining game for any particular player, really. The game wasn’t really even that close.

That having been said, I can’t think of a game to date that would better describe this new incarnation of the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle is a team seemingly growing with confidence each week. Let’s talk about it.