Much more good news for the Hawks included a pair of M's coming through
Neither Julio Rodriguez nor George Kirby snuck onto Lumen Field Sunday. No, it was a pair of M's already on the Seahawks that made this game so exciting. Before I jump to those two stalwarts, it was certainly good news to see Bobby Wagner play his usual brand of all-time great football. He had 10 tackles, half a sack, and broke up two passes - you know, a highlight reel for most players, and an average performance for the best backer in the biz.
On the offensive side of the ball, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf were instrumental in both of the Seahawks' final two drives. Jaxon Smith-Njigba wasn't spectacular but contributed far more than he had in the first few games of the year. The Seahawks obviously face a dilemma here. How do you get your first-round pick more involved in the offense when you need to play two and three tight end sets to help your battered offensive line? JSN is beginning to make the most of it, though, and that's good news for sure.
As for those Ms, how about Mr. Boye Mafe? He now holds the Seahawks franchise record with a sack in seven consecutive games. He had five tackles, two hurries, and that all-important sack. Mafe has played lights out this season, and there is no reason to think he won't continue to play at this extremely high level. As Pete Carroll said, "The sky is the limit for Boye Mafe". Eventually, yes, he'll have a game where he doesn't drop the quarterback to the turf. But he'll still be a force for the Hawks.
I think that almost everyone here at 12thManRising wrote about Jason Myers after this game, and rightly so. As Sara Marshall wrote, we saw the return of Pro Bowler Jason Myers on Sunday. He had a few rough games early in the season but he's been nothing but perfect since then. All he did against the Ders (catchy, isn't it) was nail five of five field goals, four of them over forty yards. Say it with me, 12s: Myers is Money. Looking at the upcoming slate of tough games, that's good news for the Seahawks indeed.