For Pete's Sake: 5 critical observations from the Seahawks Week 2 win over the Lions

  • Seahawks bounced back with gutty play versus the Lions
  • Seahawks got a bit better for a time
  • Seattle almost blew their lead
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The Seahawks started the second half playing old school defense

On the first play of the half, Uchenna Nwosu blew up the tight end and forced a fumble. Jarran Reed recovered the ball and the Hawks were in business at the Detroit 23. Seattle lined up in some throwback veer/three-back high school set, and Smith hit Colby Parkinson to bring the ball to the Lions two-yard line. Kenneth Walker danced out of trouble, then trotted into the end zone. Just like that, we had a tie game, 14-14.

The Lions went right back to work, but luckily, Detroit receiver Josh Reynolds was called for offensive pass interference, taking a David Montgomery touchdown off the board. Thank goodness, because the Hawks defense made him look like Marshawn Lynch on the run. Detroit tried again on fourth down and pulled off a reverse to Amon-Ra St. Brown for the first down. Montgomery scored easily on third and goal. To no one's surprise, Darrell Taylor was crushed on the play to clear the lane. 21-14, Detroit.

Deejay Dallas had a decent return to set up the Hawks at their 32. A short pass and a short run set up third and two. Sadly, they completed a one-yard pass to Lockett. Why, why, why call a route that won't pick up the first? On fourth and one, Walker gained three yards up the gut, then Smith stepped up against a huge rush and completed a sweet pass over the middle to Metcalf. Walker finally had room and picked up another first. Smith rolled out and hit Will Dissly, who bulled his way to another big first down. It was now first and goal, Seattle.

Walker ran out of room on first down. On second and goal, Metcalf pulled the face mask of the defender, who then tackled DK before the pass arrived. Crazy play, but it just wound up with offsetting penalties. Smith had to throw the ball away on second down under another heavy rush. Third down, and Smith was pressured to throw a hair too soon. Luckily it was only an incomplete pass, rather than a pick-six. This time Myers comes through, and it's 21-17. The red zone woes for the Seahawks continued, but at least they responded, unlike last week.

Sorry 12s, but I have to interject one note on the Fox broadcast - they always seem to be too busy to promote the next Fox show, rather than comment on the action. Earlier, David Montgomery limped off the field after a tackle by Jordyn Brooks. Instead of commenting on the play, our intrepid play-by-play boy hyped a cooking show. Soon, he asked the color guy what happened to Montgomery. Do your job, shill. Man, I hate watching sports on Fox. Yes, I know who they are, but I'm not naming them, because Fox Sports is trash.