4 Down Territory: Seattle Seahawks win Battle of the Birds in Week 7

  • Rookies stepped up
  • Defense is alive!
  • Spoon should have had better stats
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After letting a golden opportunity in Cincinnati slip away last week, the Seattle Seahawks returned home and ground out a 20-10 victory over their division rival Arizona Cardinals.

The game was not pretty, as the Seahawks made countless mistakes that gave Arizona hope, but the talent gap was too much.

End of the day, it's a divisional win that gives the Seahawks a lot to work on, as well as a lot to like. Let's dig into it.

Seattle Seahawks 1st Down: K9 having a special season

With Zach Charbonnet out this week due to injury, I figured Deejay Dallas would play a bigger role in this game, and in a way he did, just negatively. He did not play a role on offense because Kenneth Walker III put the offense on his back.

Walker took all 26 rushing carries for the Seahawks and had 111 total yards. While he didn't reach the endzone, he provided explosive runs, and a physicality that wore down the Cardinals. With the Seahawks in their 4-minute offense, K9 powered through a Cardinals defense thinking run for 20 hard-fought yards to help get Seattle in field goal position, icing the game.

We haven't seen the explosive home run touchdowns this year from K9, but he's having an incredible season. Walker is currently on pace for over 1,500 total yards and 17 touchdowns, which would easily get him a Pro Bowl nod. As Geno Smith and the passing game battle through injuries, Walker has become a focal point of this offense and may be going forward.