Impressions from Seahawks 17-9 win over Eagles

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE SAVES THE DAY

The Seattle Seahawks defense bowed up and  carried the Seattle Seahawks to 17-9 victory on a day when the offense struggled. The  defense forced  five turnovers and the offense  scored a mere field goal . The one bright spot on the offense was the play of Rashaad Penny who rebounded from a bad San Francisco game with a career-high 14 carries for 129 yards

DEFENSIVE LINE CAME TO PLAY

Despite the loss Jadeveon Clowney  who did not play  due to a hip injury  the Seahawks defensive line showed that it is more than a one man  unit. The Seahawks  hounded ,harassed and accosted Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz  all day long.  The Dline accounted for all three sacks in the game , Ziggy Anhsah had 1.5 sacks , Jarren Reed a half sack and Rashaad Green one sack.  Reed suffered an ankle and the extent of the injury is unknown. Despite the injury head coach Pete Carroll wa pleased with theD- Lines play

“We were just active, and al ot different guys were active. I thought Grif did a nice job. Q. Jeff did a nice job too. Unfortunately, J-Reed sprained his ankle a little bit, but until then he did a nice job. So I think it’s , I just thought it was just a contribution from different guys. We pressured then a number of times. Mixing the rushes and stuff continues to help us. And you can just, it’s just different. We’re just better than we have been and we have taken a big jump forward.”

SHAQUEM GRIFFIN FINDING HIS ROLE

Linebacker turned defensive end Shaquem Griffin had his best game since his position shift. Griffin is playing up on the defensive line as an edge rusher something that he did in college and enjoys playing. On Sunday Griffin had a sack and two quarterback hits. Putting  Griffin first game on the defensive line was last week against San Francisco and is become familiar with the position each game.

RASHAAD PENNY  IS READY TO CHALLENGE FOR MORE REPS

Running back Rashaad  Penny had the best game of his two year career and the second year back showed that he has overcome his dismal performance in the San Francisco where he had two carried for two yards and one fumble that kept him on the bench. On Sunday Penny rushed for a career high 129 yards . His best run was a game breaking 58 yard TD run three minutes into the fourth quarter.

OFFENSIVE SHOWING NOT SO GREAT

The Seahawks offense  had a subpar game on Sunday with two  turnovers and several dropped  passes by the wide receivers. Russell Wilson threw an interception and  Chris Carson had another  fumble to give him seven for the season. In addition to the fumbles and dropped passes the Seahawks as 12 penalties for 90 yards. Despite the dismal  offensive showing the Seahawks did enough to win their  9th game of the season.

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