The Seahawks rebounded from last week’s overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals with a statement-making win. The Seahawks offense continued its torrid scoring spree while the defense took a giant step forward. Some quick takes from Sunday’s game.
RUSSELL WILSON REBOUNDED
Russell Wilson’s record after a loss is 32-8. Best in NFL history.After throwing three interceptions in last week’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals Wilson said he could not wait to get back on the field during his post-game conference. For Seahawk fans, the wait was worth it.
Wilson was simply spectacular in using his legs to extend the plays. After a sizzling first half in which he was 13/18 for 155 yards and two touchdowns Wilson if you can believe it played better in the second half.
STELLAR SECOND HALF
In the second half, the 49ers had two defenders on Wilson which left Dallas wide open in the endzone for a 2 yard TD.
The Seahawks special teams returned the ball back to the offense after Cody Barton caused a fumble. The Seahawks converted the turnover into seven points when Wilson was able to flip the ball to a wide-open David Moore despite being in the grasp of a 49ers defender.
At the end of the day, Wilson had another MVP performance. Wilson 27 of 37 passes for 261 yards and four touchdowns, giving him a 128.3 passer rating. Wilson has now thrown a league-high 26 touchdown passes this season and has thrown three or more in six of seven games.
DEFENSE REGAINS IT SWAGGER SORT OF
The Seahawk’s inability to muster pressure on opposing quarterbacks has been an issue all season. When the Seahawks defense did not record a hurry against Kyler Murray last week the situation went from concern to crisis mode.
Without SS Jamal Adams, CB Ugo Amadi, and DL Benson Mayoma Seahawks defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr got creative..
The Seahawk’s ability to set the edge against the 49ers turned all of their offensive plays inside. With the 49ers running everything inside Norton Jr stuffed the middle on run plays and brought the blitz during passing plays. Defensive captain Bobby Wagner said earlier this week that it was time for defensive players to stop talking and start playing.
MOMENTARY LET DOWN
The Seahawks defense held the 49ers defense to just 125 total yards after three quarters. A bruised and battered 49es quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was replaced by Nick Mullens who engineered three scoring drives that reminded the Seahawks defenders they still have a way to go.