Impressions from Seahawks 21-20 win over Bengals

Cascadiasports Post Game Report


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.


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.


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.

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