SEAHAWKS CAN OVERCOME AWFULL START
The Seahawks can overcome a lethargic start and win a game they pretty much have no business in winning. Fortunately for the Seahawks this has become the blueprint to success.
The hawks managed just 16 total offensive yards compared to the Bengals 85. Twelve of the 16-yard Seahawks yards were rushing. Yes, that means the Seahawks four passing yards in the first quarter. The Seahawks had four offensive possession in the first quarter and just one first down.
With the passing game struggling the Seahawks showed that they can always rely on the run when all else false. The wrinkle in this year’s run game is the incorporation of running of Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny as a one two punch . Pete Carroll said all through training camp that he would both backs as a one-two combination. The dynamic duo accounted for the teams 28 rushing yards with Carson leading the way with 16 yards and Penny close behind with 13. Russell Wilson had one rush for minus one yards .
Carson showed his versatility by accounting for the Seahawks two touchdowns in the quarter. A one yard run and a 10 yard reception.
SEAHWAWKS DEFENSE WILL BEND BUT IT WILL NOT BREAK
The Seahawks added some fire power in the off season with the addition of Jadeveon Clowney and Ziggy Ansah. Clowney showed he will be a force to be reckoned with by registering two tackles and one sack. While Ansha did not suit up Quinton Jefferson showed he is ready for prime time by registering six tackles and two sacks. What the Seahawks lack right now is continuity and familiarity. The defense gave up 429 total yards , 395 which was passing. Not good numbers and somewhat disturbing when your leading tackler on defense is one of your cornerbacks
As has been the case with this franchise the defense found a way to stop the Bengals when it needed to and give the ball back to the offense for them to close out the game.
DK METCALF IS THE REAL DEAL
There was mega hype surrounding the rookie wide out going into the preseason until knee surgery three weeks ago. While optimist was abounding, no one was really sure if and how the rookie would play in his first game . Well on Sunday “ Wolverine” the nickname Metcalf himself during training camp because the Marvel hero doesn’t stay down to long showed he is the real deal. Metcalf was targeted six time and caught four passed for 84 yards.