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Final: Hawks 28, Rams 0

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 13, 2009 at 4:13 pm with 24 Comments »
September 13, 2009 7:05 pm

After a sluggish start, a good win by the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle’s defense held the St. Louis Rams to 224 total yards. The defense earned its first shutout since Nov. 12, 2007, a 24-0 win over San Francisco. The last time the Seahawks opened the year with a shutout was 1998, a 38-0 win at Philadelphia.

Some quick stats. After a shaky start, Matt Hasselbeck finished 25 of 36 for 279 yards, 3 TDs and 2 INTs.

Nate Burleson finished with seven receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown. John Carlson had six catches for 95 yards and two scores. T.J. Houshmandzadeh finished with six catches for 48 yards.

And Julius Jones had his first 100-yard rushing performance of the day, finishing with 117 yards on 19 carries, including a 62-yard jaunt for a score.

That’s all for now. We’ll have a report from the locker room in a little bit.

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  1. B-E-A-utiful. It’s just the Rams, but I see some big potential!

  2. guywhothinksheknowsitall says:

    Julius Jones had his first 100-yard rushing performance of the day?

    What other games is he playing in today?


  3. guywhothinksheknowsitall says:

    On that note, great win, lets carry the momentum to San Fran next week

  4. Offensive line = No Hasselbeck sacks.

    Hasselbeck plus trio of Carlson, Burleson, Housh = Unstoppable.

    Defense pitches Shut Out despite 3 turnovers by offense.

    Gotta like that.

  5. MadSweeney42 says:

    So, um, how are Hill and Lofa?

  6. guywhothinksheknowsitall says:

    Hill has a strained groin and Lofa has some hamstring injury, haven’t heard exactly what it is.

    Hopefully both are minor and they are back next week.

  7. Having Herring in the game over Hill makes the defense much better in defending the passing game. Hill is better in the running game though and San Fran likes to run Gore a lot. Hope Hill can be back for that one.

  8. It’s not as if any of us expected the Rams to win… but still that was shockingly good!!!

    Of course the first quarter was shockingly bad by the offense. Glad the D was able to step up! Tapp looks like a Monster! I swear Wilson looked like Trufant out there. And Curry looked like a super talented rookie.

    I have to say I love that Matt kept going to Nate despite the early miscues… and Carlson coming through down the stretch… wow.

    The run game was far better than I’d hoped for at this point in the season… huge run by Julius really helped that out.

    Overall I am ecstatic with the win, however this was the Rams, let’s see how we do next week with the 49ers on the road.

    Go ‘Hawks

  9. MadSweeney42 says:

    Thank you, Guy, for that obvious assessment (no offense, but duh, I know that much). I wasn’t asking what happened to them, I was asking how they are. I know Eric will have that up when he can I just wanted to pose it as the main question I have as far as post game knowledge.

  10. Road gets steeper next week.

  11. nighthawk2 says:

    To keep some perspective, this was the Rams. They missed a chip shot field goal, dropped another interception between the first and second one Hasselbeck threw, dropped a long bomb that would have put them in good field position, and made a ton of stupid penalities (mostly due to Incognito) one of which cost them a TD that would have tied the game at the half. Next weeks opponent beat the Cardinals on the road road today, and won’t play that crappy. If the Seahawks start off like that next week, there won’t be any warm fuzzies.

  12. Yes, I would agree that the Seahawks did make a lot of mistakes, but it was just the first game. Once they got going they certainly did more good than bad. It was a win, it was a big win even though it was against the Rams, and I think we should feel pretty good about it. Like Mora said, we need to take it one game at a time. We’re 1-0, and now we focus on San Francisco, who I know will be tougher.

  13. Oh, and Lo Jackson got a sack! Holly Crap!

  14. Locklear, Jennings, LoJack, JJones all stepped up, and I had serious doubts about all of them.

    The offensive line looked better than I expected, also. The first quarter was pretty putrid, but the team settled down and played very well.

    A great start, and the team showed energy, aggressiveness, and smarts.

  15. MadSweeney42 says:

    Willis looked pretty good in space as well. He demolished two DBs at once on a Forsett(?) swing pass for a first down in the second half.

  16. I will hope that they get started more quickly next game… however, I liked how they started clicking… and continued to click… I have a better feeling after this one game… yes, it’s only the RAMS… but from what I could see, the RAMS didn’t roll over and give up…

    I’m very happy to see the hawks have a game like this especially when facing a team that’s expected to be bad…

    They didn’t go out and struggle all day long against a mediocre team…

  17. dreamwreck says:

    “Carlson had six catches for 95 yards and a score.”

    really? did you watch the game? check the stats? proofread what you wrote?

    he had two.

    nice. professional.

  18. Sorry dreamwreck, but I am doing about 10 different things right now. That’s correct. Carlson scored two touchdowns. It’s been corrected.

  19. Dreamwreck….find a fire….jump in please..

  20. Leave dreamwreck alone. He’s the one person in the history of mankind who has never made an error. When you have that kind of resume, you can mock anyone you want.

  21. Well… Where are all the Tim Ruskell Haters screaming that Ruskell must be fired? I miss you guys. Have you gone soft on Timmay? ;-)

    And how about that Rob Sims? Helluva guard, isn’t he? Did you watch him help open the hole to spring JJ on the 62 yard run?

  22. princeaden says:

    Way to go Hawks!!!! Despite the early miscues, we looked very strong on offense and tough and aggressive on defense. Is there any truth to the rumor that Deion Branch was cut?

  23. If Hass got sacked, I must have missed it(?) Lauerinitis played well, but Lock handeled C.Long pretty well. Rams were supposed to pressure Hass all day but Hawks OL seemed to hold. Carriker on IR musta been why?

  24. mindnbrad says:

    Anyone know the origin of Julius Jones’ touchdown dance? Me and my boys loved it!

    Other question, do we know who caught the 12 men on the field? Did the booth catch it? A coach? A player? Who called the review? Can you believe the refs didn’t catch it initially?

    Hass was sure forcing it in there at the start.

    Great win. Stars played great. Obo, Butler, Forsett, Sen all stepped up with great plays. Nice win.

    Icing on the cake…….Josh Brown pushing one!

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