A Jason Myers 43-yard field as time expired saved the day for a Seattle Seahawks team that earned the win. I am not sure one can say they deserved the win. As for the Seahawks to a man, all they care about is that they won the game.
” This was a really impressive finish for us in this game. The basics of what happened was we didn’t turn the ball over one time. We were plus one for the day, which we didn’t take advantage of, but to not turn it over, we need to go in that direction,” said head coach Pete Carroll after the game .”We’ve been screwing it up for the last few weeks. It was a tough game the whole time.”SEAHAWKS PETE CARROL after the game.
The first two drives gave the illusion that the game was going to be a shootout. The Commanders scored a touchdown on the game’s opening drive when Sam Howell hit Brian Robinson in the flat and he rambled 51 yards down the sideline for the score The Seahawks answered with a Jason Myers 45-yard field. From there things got interesting.
FIELD GOALS BUT NO TOUCHDOWNS
A pedestrian offense saw the Seahawks generate just two more field goals by Myers from 43 and 33 yards for the remainder of the half. The Seahawks generated 222 offensive yards in the first half but a dismal three of eights on third down coupled with one trip to the red zone saw the Seahawks tied 9-9 at the break. An intentional grounding call on the last play of the half denied the offense a chance to take a halftime lead.
DEFENSE DOING ITS PART FOR THREE-QUARTERS
A much improved cohesive effort by the defense saw the unit give up a field goal and just one touchdown which came on a busted coverage. The focus and determination continued in the third quarter and held the Commanders to just three points. A 47-yard field by Joey Slye. Boye Mafe set a team record with seven sacks in seven games and Leonard Williams recorded his first sack as Seahawks. Riq Woolen recovered a fumble caused by Devon Witherspoon to end one Washington drive, a split sack by Bobby Wagner and Dre’Mont Jones sacked Howell on second down and the Commanders were unable to convert on third down and punted the ball to the Seahawks. The fourth quarter was a different story for the Seahawks defense
EXPLOSIVE FOURTH QUARTER
Myers hit his fourth field goal of the game early in the fourth quarter to give the Seahawks a 19-12 lead and all look well for the home side. Looks can and are deceiving. The two teams traded touchdowns and once again it looked as if the Seahawks were on their way to victory. Howell’s 35-yard touchdown to Dyamin Brown tied the game at 26 all with just over a minute to play.
CONFIDENT BUT CALM GENO SMITH
For all his transgressions Smith was calm cool and yes collected when he completed three consecutive passes two back-to-back three-yard completions to Zach Charbonnet and the third was to DK Metcalf for 17 yards on third down to the Seahawk’s 48yard line with 28 seconds left.
After an incomplete pass, Smith made his best pass of the game. A 27-yard pass to Metcalf left the ball at the Washington 25-yard line. A Smith spike with four seconds left in the game was just enough time for Myers to hit the game-winning 43-yard field goal to secure the Seahawk’s sixth victory of the
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