Seahawks Pete Carroll: ” It was a tough day.”

 

It will be tough to find a game to match last Sunday’s bizarro world 30 to 24 game between the  Seattle Seahawks( 8-5) and Jacksonville Jaguars (9-4). The Jaguars walked away from the slugfest with the win. The Jaguars were trying to gain some respect and show that they had the toughest defense in the NFL and were a legitimate contender.

The Seahawks walked into Jacksonville with a little pep to their step after knocking off the NFL leading Philadelphia Eagles(11-2). When you get two teams feeling themselves meeting late in the season, no one is about to back down.

What the NFL  world saw were athletic grace beauty and pure human emotion. Both teams made some amazing athletic plays. Quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Blake Bortles showed their ability to passing ability. Bortles threw for 268 yards and two touchdowns while Wilson threw for 271 yards and had three touchdowns and three interceptions.

Both defenses proved they were as good as advertised. Maybe too much advertising got to them as both teams played smash mouth football that bordered on not only reckless but downright dirty.

Although the Seahawks Michael Bennett, Quinton Jefferson, and Sheldon Richardson were ejected, the trio received no game bans from the league and will play Sunday  at Century Link Field against the Los Angeles Rams (9-4)

TEAM LEADERS

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Wilson 17 31 271 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Davis 15 66 4.4 0
R. Wilson 5 50 10 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Lockett 4 90 22.5 1
D. Baldwin 3 78 26 1
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
B. Bortles 18 27 268 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. Fournette 24 101 4.2 1
C. Ivory 6 48 8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Cole 3 99 33 1
D. Westbrook 5 81 16.2 1

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