The Seattle Seahawks started the season with a 4-0 record for just the second time in franchise history. For those keeping track at home, the year was 2013 and yes, they went to the Super Bowl that year. Now before we start getting carried away let’s take a look at some key takes from the game.
CHRIS CARSON IS A WARRIOR
Running back Chris Carson is a warrior and it’s fair to remove the injury-prone label from his name. The fourth-year running back who is in a contact year had his best rushing output of the season. Carson had 16 carries for 80 yards and two touchdowns. A testament to his toughness and durability. Due to the injury, Carson finished the half with just 25 rushing yards. The halftime respite did Carson some good as he completed his best game of the season.
Chris is a stud football player, and the man never backed down from anything. He told us when we got back on Wednesday, he said, I think I’m okay. I’m going to make it. We took it easy on him the first couple days and got him through the week and he looked great. It really helped us because Carlos couldn’t go with a sore shoulder, and Chris ran really well today. It was 80 yards worth of good running. He’s such a tough football player and a great competitor that that’s not a surprise to us that he would bounce back and get back up. He took a hell of a shot and got back up and got right after it again. So he’s a terrific football player.
SEAHAWKS DEFENSE SHOWED UP
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was direct and concise this week when talking about the need for improved pass defense. The Seahawks went into the Miami game with the worst pass defense in the league The Seahawks defenders kept everything in front of them and the result was two interceptions Cornerbacks, Ryan Neal and Shaquill Griffin.
The Seahawks defense limited the Dolphins to just one touchdown and five field goals. Miami quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has harassed and hurried all afternoon. The pressure resulted in a subpar day for Fitzpatrick for finished the day 29/45 for 315 yards and the two interceptions for a QB rating of 68.4
THE OFFENSE KNOWS WHEN TO TURN IT ON
The Seahawks perfect red-zone efficiency record took a hit when the Seahawks scored four of the six times, they reached the red-zone. The Seahawk’s high octane offense was able to easily overcome the two red-zone transgressions due to its multiple offensive weapons.
After being sacked at the Miami 18 on 4-3 quarterback Russell Wilson engineered a 4 play 75 yard TD drive in 21 seconds on the Seahawks next offensive drive. The 3-yard TD pass to Travis Homer gave the Seahawks a 17-9 with just three seconds left in the first half.
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
The Seahawk’s other re-zone transgression occurred in the third quarter. On 3rd and 6 from the Miami 6, Wilson’s pass to DK Metcalf in the End-Zone was intercepted by Dolphin CB Xavien Howard. The Dolphins scored two consecutive field goals to cut the led to 17-15. It was then that Wilson engineered a 6 play 75-yard drive that cumulated with a 17-yard TD pass to David Moored.
Shaq Griffin’s interception at the Miami 36 gave the ball back to the offense who converted the turnover into seven points on a Chris Carson 1 yard run to ice the game.