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Final: Hawks 27, Cowboys 7

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm with 100 Comments »
September 16, 2012 4:03 pm
Seattle Seahawks' Anthony McCoy runs through the end zone as he scores against the Dallas Cowboys in the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey)

The Seattle Seahawks (1-1) earned their first win of the year, a convincing, 27-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys (1-1) in the team’s season opener at CenturyLink Field.

Check out the happy totals here.

The Seahawks have now won their past four home openers, and are 9-1 in home openers dating back to 2003.

Running back Marshawn Lynch eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the first time this season, finishing with 122 yards on 26 carries, including a 3-yard run for a score.

Seattle’s defense held Tony Romo and the rest of the Dallas offense to 296 yards. And the Seahawks once again created some turnovers, including a forced fumble by Mike Robinson on a kickoff return by Felix Jones, a interception by Brandon Browner, and punt block by Malcolm Smith that led to a 3-yard touchdown by safety Jeron Johnson.

Romo is now 0-2 at CenturyLink Field.

After a shaky start, rookie quarterback Russell Wilson finally settled down and looked like the poised performer that won him the job during the preseason. Wilson finished an efficient 15 of 20 for 151 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown to tight end Anthony McCoy.

In his first start of the 2012 season receiver Golden Tate was solid, finishing with 3 catches for 38 yards, and a powerful hit on a peel back block that knocked Dallas linebacker Sean Lee out of the game.

The Seahawks also did much better on the penalty front, finishing with just five for 35 yards. Seattle had 13 penalties last week at Arizona.

Other players worth mentioning? How much better do you feel about this team after a win against Dallas? As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

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  1. SandpointHawk says:

    Love em, what else can you say.

  2. HeinieHunter says:

    Thank God Pete’s running the team and we’re NOT!

  3. Fire Tom Cable, fire Darell Bevell and bench Wilson and get Flynn out on the field, this was not good enough!

    Hopefully, people will realize it’s more than just one game now, an entirely different team turned up today, this was the team we all hoped to see week 1, QB managed the game perfectly, we ran the ball well, defense played physically and got a bunch of pressure on the QB (Need to wrap up those sacks though! Romo was slippery, but still) and most importantly, we dominated the turnover battle. Great win, let’s hope we can use this for Monday Night and show the entire world what Seattle is all about!

    Ps. let’s hope we also learn how to travel..

  4. Oh man. What a game!

  5. The Tate stats don’t show how “key” he was today. But the haters will continue to hate him, which is fine, as many of them love Wilson. That’s fine, too. However, you can’t have it both ways. You can’t hate a WR that has 38 yards if you love a QB that has about 150 yards. We won. Deal with it (in a good way). Man, I hate the Cowboys and this was a FUN win! The game didn’t go the way I expected and I’m happy about it!

    OBTW – Is Rice still made of “brittle” after that hit? lol

  6. Vancouver_Hawk68 says:

    Yes. What a win. And well earned. The Cowboys got NOTHING done in the second half. Seahawks defense clamped down. Hawks won the turnover battle and the Cowboys pass rush was not a factor. RW extremely poised. Anybody still want Flynn???

    Green Bay will be a challenge but after this performance, not impossible. Particularly if the 12th man can cause another few quakes.

    Go Hawks. Can’t wait for the next game.

  7. DanielleMND says:

    This is what Pete Carroll wants. Run the ball, manage the passing game, and shut down the other team’s offense. A special teams score is always nice, too.

  8. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I said awhile back that I was wrong about Tate. Now moving forward will RADEoN admit that he was wrong about Carroll and Wilson?

  9. GeorgiaHawk says:

    How about the NFC West? No more a B league!

  10. what a great game. those who watched it know how sharp Romo and the Cowboys looked in beating the giants last week. And romo started the game looking just as sharp – but we hit today – Cowboys had to fight for every yard, less than 50 yds rushing, and every receiver on their team took a shot when caught a pass.

    But the game turned when the o-line starting giving Wilson just enough time to make plays w/his arm and with his feet. two drives over 80 yards, both for td’s, that changed everything.

    What a great win. I think dallas is very solid, and was feeling real skittish about our chances — great to see this team get back on track. And, check out the Cards beating NE in NE, that loss may be a little easier to grasp now, Cards defense is obviously legit.

    on to Monday night.

  11. ChrisHolmes says:

    I was worried early, because Seattle could NOT get off the field on 3rd down. But man on man… Wilson made way better decisions today. Nice throws, nice decision. Marshawn ran hard. Golden was GOLDEN. What a great day for him!

    I am so giddy. Wow. No way I had Seattle beating the Cowboys, but they not only beat them, they did it pretty convincingly.

    Color me impressed.

  12. Give the O-line a lot of credit, especially the 2nd half. They really dominated a good defense. Now let’s get back to work for Green Bay on MOnday night.

  13. I don’t comment too much on posters right to say whatever they want on this board; it’s a free service, don’t like what someone writes don’t read it; but I will say this – the one thing that drives me a little sideways is people who care more about being right/wrong and winning an argument w/a stranger than actually rooting for and being happy for their team.

    I mean, we’re all here b/c we’re cheering on the same team, right? Does it really matter who makes the plays, as long as they’re wearing our colors?

  14. Dukeshire says:

    I do have to say, I was really impressed with Tate. Would love to see him build on it. Here’s hoping.

    BTW – I *loved* the lick he put on Sean Lee. He keeps that up and I’ll begin to really like him.

  15. Ewalters7354 says:

    Great win.Let’s keep it going.Happy weekend ahead if God spare!

  16. Tate was 3 for 38 – still not game changing. but a great block!!!!!

    ST were AMAZING today across the board!! and many of the guys on those teams are guys people were saying shouldn’t be on this team – (not all of them obviously)

    KJ Wright was solid all day – he did get lucky a little when he was on Witten when he dropped the ball, but also he totally nailed a few screen passes too!!!

    I want to see more of the passes we saw in the 2nd half and not the high lobs we saw in the first half.

    I really liked the 2nd half offensively – seemed to really open up the playbook – much better calling IMO

  17. It was a great team effort and that is what counts the most. Time to prepare for the next one.

  18. GeorgiaHawk says:

    For those doubters other than RADEoN and NightHawk, Because I doubt that any Seahawk Success will change their minds one bit! Here goes your chance to reconsider.

  19. SaigonSun says:

    A win like this over the most hated Cowgirls is better than …… I am on Cloud Nine and I don’t want to come down. Today is a beautiful day.
    Sorry guys for the “Mary Popins” moment but, I have the biggest grin on my face and I feel GREAT ! Thank You Seahawks and do it again!!

  20. I called it mid-week.
    Limit the mistakes and dallas would be rusty after 11 days off.
    Seahawks muthafathers.!!

  21. nate where are you? You didnt drink today did you?
    I wanna see your comments….

  22. iHateHarbaugh says:

    Man BobbyK w/ the negativity. I picked up Tate on my fantasy team when I heard he was starting. I could care less how many yards Wilson throws for. If we have a 300 yd passer we’re probably losing the game, that’s not us. How about the LINE????? We physically dominated the cowgirls today. #12thMan #Russellmania

  23. Great win for the hawks. This is a model win for PC, I think this is how he wants this team to play day in day out and every week. NFC west is looking mighty tough, might be the best defensive division in the league, up there with the afc north. Every division game will be a dogfight. Loved GT’s block, it reminded me of when Largent upended a bronco back in the day…

  24. one catch away from winning last week. domination today. doom & gloom be gone. (although we have the fudge packers next)
    AZ beating NE? We can do it at home too.

  25. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Nates passed out! Good thing , we are not used to this kind of success. Lol.

  26. Nice day by Omiyale subbing in for Okung – worth noting. Kept Ware fairly quiet. Wilson always seemed to be aware of where Ware was too – he’s a very composed guy for a rookie QB.

  27. jchawks08 says:

    Where’d RADE go? hahah 41-7 loss you said? Nice call, man. Real well thought out.
    Awesome game! D buckled down in the 2nd half to say the least. Wilson wasn’t spectacular, but most of the time he won’t need to be. Beast was Beast. Not much to complain about other than maybe the Lines not dominating. I mean 182 yards rushing is amazing, but I’d like to see some bigger holes and better protection. HAHA Complain complain.. D-Line needs more pressure!! 15-1 is a real possibility. :D

  28. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    the best part is for a year i can hold this over my father inlaw

  29. jchawks08 says:

    Oh and I got my stat out of Irvin. 1/2 a sack right? lmao

  30. Metrohawk says:

    Did anyone else almost throw something at their tv when the boneheaded announcers kept insisting Tate’s block was illegal? That was a solid football play. How can a defender attempting to make a tackle be “defenseless?”. Thank God there is still some contact allowed in the NFL. Chancellor was big again…and totally legal hits. Love it!

  31. anyone else catch the end of the Skins/Rams game? toughest call of the day, even though it was maybe the right call.

    Redskins w/the ball on 3rd and long w/less than a minute left and no timeouts, get a completion to the Rams’ 30 yrd line – after the catch and tackle are completed, Cortland Finnegan shoves the receiver in the head for no good reason. The receiver throws the ball at Finnegan, and gets caught. 15 yd penalty. Now it’s 4th and 23 from the 45 yrd line. They try a 62 yrd FG, which misses. Game over.

  32. DanielleMND says:

    “Did anyone else almost throw something at their tv when the boneheaded announcers kept insisting Tate’s block was illegal?”

    I forgive Moose Johnston, though. Later on, he gave the Seahawks props for dominating the Cowboys, rejecting his partner’s notion that maybe it was just the long layoff for the Cowboys.

  33. Metrohawk says:

    The ball control and clock control in the 2nd half was impressive. We have to do the same thing to the Packers if we are going to win on MNF. Wilson was decent, not great, but managed the game. Omiyale was good but got alot of TE help, but let’s not forget that he was blocking Ware most of the time. Didn’t recall seeing much of Braylon Edwards. Sweezy definitely helped pick up the running game, but his pass protection is still a liability and a work in progress.

    After watching part of the Cardinals – Patriots game, I have to wonder if the Cardinals D isn’t even better than we think. Puts a little perspective on our narrow loss. And our game was on the road…

  34. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Dukshire- What do you think about our franchise QB? That goes for Chuck,and RADEoN.

  35. seahawk44 says:

    Nice win today. And the 1st week loss doesn’t feel as bad now that the Cards have proven they are legit by winning in NE. The Seattle special teams is proving to be Special. And the defense has shown that they are monsters against the run, although till need more qb pressures and sacks on 3rd downs.

    The offensive key to victories this season : FEED THE BEAST !!!

  36. seatowntp says:

    CCVI, the hit you were making reference to was the second violent collision between Bronco’s S Mike Harden during that season. If I remember correctly, Harden cheap shot Largent early in the season in Denver. Largent was provided with the opportunity to return the favor in Seattle.

  37. Very happy right now.

    Couldn’t stand to read the nattering nabobs for a week if we lost.

    Let’s get ready for GB!

  38. Vancouver_Hawk68 says:

    Awesome win, great running game, solid QB play and outstanding ST.

    Some here have voiced that they were feeling very uneasy in the early goings when the D could not get off the field on third down and Romo seemed in total control. It felt very much like “the drive” last week. I think that the Hawks were a bit lucky that the Cowgirls had a number of dropped passes, and those really were drops, particularly from Witten uncharacteristically, and that the turnovers happened when they happened. Otherwise the game could have been out of reach at halftime. I really do not mean to be negative after such a grand victory over America’s Team but does anyone have any insight into the two faces of the defense. Seems really strange that they are either lights out or carved up like a tasty roast.

    Any ideas?

    Go Hawks.

  39. Dukeshire says:

    GeorgiaHawk – The two most positive things I saw were his TD to McCoy (after yet more really poor throws over the middle, again today), and his hot read dump to Turbin. He showed a lot of composure in the pocket, worked his progressions, and didn’t panic as he has with pressure. To me, that one play in particular, showed growth, if unspectacular. It’s something I wouldn’t think twice about had Flynn done it, but then, there are different standards at work here.

  40. NYHawkFan says:

    Great win! I’ll be reliving this for the rest of the week. So much for poor coaching and poor execution! Overall a well coached, well executed game. Tate made his mark (on Lee’s chin) and the offensive line protected Wilson very well. Wilson moved the ball well, especilly in the red zone. How refreshing. Beast mode was awesome. I am so pumped. Green Bay, bring it on.

  41. Hammajamma says:

    KJ had some very nice moments today and nearly a pick six. He’s a bit of an octopus out there.

  42. All the debbie downers are curiously missing. Where are ya? Whatcha got to say now?

    Look, I’m here to win…period. No accolades, no BS. I LOVE this team! I really do. I think we have a great young nucleus with a positive attitude.

    We barely lost last week and lo and behold, they (AZ)goes on the road and beats the mighty Patriots. I’m starting to think the NFC West is pretty darn good…time will tell.

    For all those R Dub naysayers…you can (fill in the blank). I think we’re on our way and the formula is right. Solid Def, strong run game and a good game manager.

    We’re gonna stun teams and the media. Next week will be another confirmation of what PC and JS have rolling here.

    Can’t wait.

    GO HAWKS!!!!!

  43. piperfeltcher says:

    All 3 of Tates catches were at key times he was clutch today. O-line looked better today but still has a ways to go. Wilson played really good today. The 10 point lead the Girls spotted them really helped.

  44. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Dukeshire- The two most positive things that I saw from Wilson was no ints and no fumbles. Not bad for a rookie against a so-called Superbowl contender. Also he managed two long second half drives that help put away the Cowboys.

    Your love fest with Flynn is truely amuseing, considering he did his best work with a SuperBowl team ,( with the best recieveing corps ) agains poor defenses.Lol.

  45. FleaFlicker says:

    Man, some real venom being tossed at RADeON. Dude’s a bit pessimistic at times, but he was dead on for his prediction of week 1.

    To plagiarise BobbyK: we ain’t as good as we think we are after the win. Granted, that was a SATISFYING game to watch. A couple plays this way or that (RW nearly getting picked in the endzone, Whitten dropping multiple long balls) and it would have been a lot closer.

    We’re in the mix. That’s what matters. We hung tough against a very good Cards defense on the road. Battered a 1-0 Cowboys team coming off a road victory over the defending champs.

    Very happy to see our #1 draft pick make a sack today. Solid running from Marshawn. Brutal defense. Some bone crushing hits by the secondary. RW not glamorous, but efficient and effective. This feels so much better than last week.

    Anybody know how to catch the replay of the game? I don’t have NFL network or Sunday Ticket. Had a brain freeze this a.m. and forgot to record the game before heading down to C-Link.

  46. I wonder how many morons think Bradford still sucks?

  47. Some believed that Lynch played hard last year because it was a contract year. Well, he’s still playing hard — after being paid.

    Wilson didn’t play great, but he made some good plays when it mattered. Nobody can say that he isn’t an upgrade over TJack.

    Nice to see Irvin get some pressure. If he starts to turn it on, the Seahawks defense is going to be great.

  48. 2nd quarter was definitely the down part of the game, especially on Dallas’ sole point-scoring drive. Plenty of mention of the D looking gassed at that point, but the 2nd half turnaround was something.

  49. Venom for RADEon? Picking the home team to a beat a rookie in his first start…barely. Keep defending him if you must…dude is a dufus at best.

  50. Very happy about this game today. Showed improvements in lots of areas. Still a lot of room to improve, but it appears they are on the right track. Hope every one came out healthy, and bring on GB!

  51. I love pummeling that boo whooers here. Doubting your home team is a cardinal sin. I don’t get on here enough but rest assured, I will blast you for doubting OUR Hawks Movement…every time…no matter who you are!


  52. the boo whooers…if I could only type.

  53. ChrisHolmes says:

    I thought for sure Seattle’s OL would get owned by Dallas’s DL. And DeMarcus Ware had his moments, but for the most part, Seattle really held their own, and at times dominated the Cowboys.

    Wilson looked like he made better reads. I loved the throw to McCoy; he was looking left and came back over the middle to the open guy.

    It’s an encouraging win, no doubt. There’s room for growth, for sure. The film will show that. The Hawks left plays out there. But to bury a team like the Cowboys, who beat the world champs, 27-7… You have to be excited about this win.

  54. GeorgiaHawk says:

    This isn’t going to be an easy ride for the Seahawks moving forward imo, like the Holmgren teams. Our division is so much better than back then.
    Injuries will play a part, however this team has a special thing about it that could make it a truely good team. So long as the young players don’t buy in to the hype.

  55. sluggo42 says:

    Ya – to everything

    no sign of Radeyeore either, and Heinnyhunter, you had some pretty harsh hollywood fake team crap posted yesterday too??? And today you love Pete?? C’mon man…

    It was a really good win and I couldn’t be happier.


  56. sluggo42 says:

    The one play that sticks out in my mind, was when RW was getting ready to bail and run, but he somehow composed himself in the pocket and saw somebody open down the middle and nailed a perfect pass to him, for a first down too I believe. To me, that was a moment of growth that RW had, where he had to trust in his line, and they held the pocket together for him….

    Thanks the kind of play that bodes very well for the future…

  57. MoSeahawk12 says:

    good win over the team that beat the team that beat the superbowl winners from a year ago…we need to play the first half like the second half. Great 1st and 2nd down defense, 3rd down and long needs massive improvement. We were lucky that the cowboys had so many drops or we wouldn’t be happy right now. Love our running game….funny how that forgot about that last week in AZ. We are in the mix after two weeks and didn’t start 0-2. Green Bay will be tough on Monday night, but we play a little better than today and we have a chance. Enjoy it Hawk fans!!

  58. GeorgiaHawk says:

    BTW- If you all get a chance send a message to Jenny Creno at dallascowboyblog. Remember her coming on here recently to invite us to see her prediction of the game on her blog? Lol.

  59. rramstad says:

    Metrohawk, I thought Moffitt was in and Sweezy was out? Not sure, I was at the game, didn’t track the O line all that closely, but two or three times saw Moffitt run on or off the field, and I never saw Sweezy.

  60. Hammajamma says:

    SF looking strong again. Some tough, physical teams out here. NFC West the new black and blue division?

    First half 3rd down defensive failures didn’t really bother me. Romo made several outstanding plays, and similar to last week, Seattle managed to up the pressure in the second half. But the Witten and Dez drops really helped, and could have changed the halftime score.

  61. “The Tate stats don’t show how “key” he was today”

    True, Bobby, Tate again redeemed himself. I’ve been a doubter (but he earned every bit of that as the team wasted dozens of snaps on him over his first two years). But Today he showed that he’s matured, and I’m done doubting him now.

    And when Tate hit Lee you could “feel” that hit in the stadium. Funny how they called that a blindside hit, because I could swear I watched Tate hit Lee square in the chest. Good football play.

    Rice was also money today, once again. He was open a lot more than thrown to, but I liked the conservative game plan and use of the TEs today. Solid game planning by all the coaches.

    So damn proud of our Seahawks. This was the best game in our stadium since our D and ST beat the 49ers in the opener back in 2010. I can’t wait to watch the game film tomorrow. Off to celebrate some more!!!

  62. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    it’s funny to hear everyone saying wilson was”alright” good not great” really he had a 112.7 passer rating. 15 of 20 for a respectable 7.6 ypp. damn give the kid a break.

    the D was dominating and for all but a drive controlled the game.

    the officiating was horendous again our D-line was getting mugged. i saw atleast 6 holds in the second half.

    Tate’s block was great bell ringer.

    penalties were way down,

    great game. very happy

  63. From the perspective of RADEoN, the fact of the matter is that this team is 1-1. Whether we won last week and then lost today (which meant everyone here would post how bad we suck), it doesn’t change the fact that he’s said over and over before the season started that this is a .500 type of team (or worse) that won’t go anywhere. Before you tell him “I told you so,” you should check the standings and see where we’re sitting and perhaps wait to tell him “you’re stupid” until this team is over .500. I’m not being a downer, I’m just drinking the kool-aid of reality. We have a rookie QB who has played like a promising rookie QB. He’s done some things to make himself look like that very rookie. However, he’s also given us glimpses of why some of us really, really like him for future years (even if this year won’t be what we all want because of it, IMO). It’s an exciting time, for sure, but it’s not a time for us to expect Super Bowls either.

  64. sluggo42 says:

    Sorry BobbyK,

    He said a lot more than that…

  65. I watched the game, too, and saw some mugging from our OL where the ‘boys could have easily gotten more holding calls on our line. It’s as if every bad call in the history of the world has always gone against us and we’ve never gotten a call. Unless we’re talking SBXL, that’s simply not the case (our whining about how we got screwed).

  66. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    bobby radeon has been a lot harder on the hawks then that most of his posts. let’s face it they beat a team no one said they should beat. radeon had the game 41/7 boys after the first quarter. again 112.7 rating against what was expected to be a very good dallas D.

  67. True. Good point.

  68. I don’t know why any of us (myself included) are ever shocked when we beat a good team at home? For the most part, isn’t it our God given right to expect to win all of our home games, no matter the opponent?

  69. Metrohawk says:

    Metrohawk, I thought Moffitt was in and Sweezy was out? Not sure, I was at the game, didn’t track the O line all that closely, but two or three times saw Moffitt run on or off the field, and I never saw Sweezy.

    Moffit started, but late in the first quarter or early in the second, Carroll pulled him and put Sweezey in and it seemed to be a big boost for the running game. Not sure if he was back in late, but I recall seeing more of Sweezey in the second half.

  70. Look how the Arizona Defense dominated the Patriots offense in Foxborough today.

    The Seahawks played better last week than we thought.

    Nice win today!

  71. do you think any of the packers watched that game?

  72. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    damn right bobby it is our god given right to expect home wins

  73. F you bobbby and Flea. Radeon said he hoped RW would break his femur and called most people here retards. Just because he didn’t include you in that last statement doesn’t make him a swami.

  74. Great comment. You criticize one guy but then start off a post with “F you…” The pot calling the kettle black? Don’t worry, I’ve done plenty of that in the past:) Not that I’m proud of it.

  75. Metro – Moffit played the entire 2nd half as far as I know – no Sweezy

    There was a huge difference in the 2nd half today both offensively and defensivly!!

    In the first half the offense was VERY predictable and Wilson Threw the ball high to many receivers even the TV guys commented how he needs to hit the guys more in stride. and not make them jump for the ball all the time. He also lead Rice right into the huge hit he took (something Georgia and others killed Flynn about in the preseason)

    Defensively they gave up 4 consecutive third and long plays on the way to a 95 yard TD drive – Elite defenses DONT DO THAT! They get scored on but to give up 3rd and long consistently is not ok and isn’t a winning plan.

    In the 2nd half – on Offense they started using more of the playbook – which has been my biggest complaint for the Arizona game and the first half. They comment how smart Wilson is… use his intelligence Give him chance to be successful. (see RG3 in Washington) In the 2nd half you saw them do that – case in point the 3 TE set that got the TD. you could see it clearly confused the defense and they chose to double Miller. McCoy gets the TD. Get call – good read – great pass. The Rest of the game the mixed up the plays soo much better – used play action way better gave Wilson a chance to use his skill set and get confident and Boom look what happens

    on Defense – they rushed more than 3 on 3rd and long – changed our coverages more. didn’t give up a single 3rd and long!! you are going to give them up sometimes but that many on one drive – (1st half – killer)

    I want to see the coaching be far more like the 2nd half than Arizona or 1st for the rest of the season!

  76. That’s right Bobby, You’re defending somebody who made an offensive comment about our starting QB (which you have a lot of experience in) and insulted everybody here.. I’m calling the kettle black? Is that some sort of racial slur since my name is mocarob?

  77. Yes. I hate Matt Hasselbeck and hated on him for years (note sarcasm). And I was right to hate on Tarvaris Jackson because he sucks. Lastly, what the hell is up with the “racial” slur comment? WTF? Really? I could care less if you’re pink or orange, the “pot/kettle” comment has been used for a long time and, at least to my knowledge, has nothing to do with racism. But good job trying to create some stupid crap that has nothing to do with the intention.

  78. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    jesus here we go again, you all are like a bunch of bitchy old women.

    mocarob radeon is a troll i have not read a positive comment out of him. not saying he cant post the garbage but i will call him on it.

    and bobby was right Tjack sucked, carried it way to far but he was right.

    this blog is melting down into a pool of people that are negitive feeling get hurt way to easy. if you are nothing but negitive i am going to call youi on it. and i will continue to call the cards the tards just because i cant come up with anything else that fits.

    bobby how about a good Tjack rant i alway found it funny how much you disliked him.

  79. freedom_X says:

    As far as predictions, it may just be Arizona is a lot better team than the vast majority of people gave them credit for. Which would make Seattle’s close loss much less of a shameful flop than it did 7 days ago. (and would invalidate any analysis of an AZ win being because Seattle is terrible.)

  80. Sitting here watching SF dismantle another opponent – So far only STL has lost out of division

  81. VNHLNFAN says:

    Chancellor crushing austin/a-rod in the flat…priceless!

  82. freedom_X says:

    Matt Stafford is putrid, even setting aside SF’s defensive prowess. Even when he had opportunities Stafford missed.

  83. SkeleTony says:

    Not to be a party pooper…I am glad we won and in the way we won. But yes, I want Flynn in there. This is the second ‘not great’ performance from RW. That we won the game because of our defense, O-line and run game is almost irrelevant. A great QB and we don’t lose games to Arizona and may even beat GOOD teams ON THE ROAD, with the team we have. That Wilson can play well enough to not lose the game (he did not lose the Arizona game by himself but he damned sure did not win it!) is not good enough. Even Trent Dilfer, the year the Ravens won the Super Bowl, played like a QB who could win games himself if need be (contrary to the ‘me too’ characterizations of him as a ‘game manager’).
    RW definitely has upside and MAY go on to be a very good, possibly even great QB in the future. But I would rather him sit and learn for a year or two (depending on how well Matt played as a starter).

    Also, we have seen this all before: Great Seahawks team who will beat the Giants or Cowboys or Eagles one week but lose to the Cardinals, Browns etc. the week before or week after. Beating the cowboys is always good and all but they are not division rivals and we cannot make it to the playoffs losing to division rivals.

  84. Metro – Moffitt was out and Sweezy was in before the first quarter ended. I doubt Moffitt played more than the first series or so, but I need to watch the replay to know. I checked on Moffit periodically as he sat on the bench the next 3+ quarters, no ice and no brace on elbow. but I missed whatever happened to land him there.

    It didn’t matter much as Sweezy was better this week. And McQuistan keeps getting better too. And Omiyale did an impressive job for his first game.

    I remember last year when the Ravens came to our stadium and our D shut them down while our O line pounded the rock at them. This game felt a lot like that one, and that was 10 games into last season I believe. I feel like we are now once again at least as good as late last season.

  85. mojjonation says:

    Xc…st Louis won.

    The time when Largent lowered the boom, it was rumored Krieg threw the pick on purpose and Largent intentionally took an angle to remove his head.

    Tates hit on Lee was epic. Lee got back in the game, but he got his bell rung.

    I like Moose, but what is with the other jackwagons who have done the first two games?

    The o line was better and Ware was kept in check, and that was my keys.

    Wilson still missed easy throws (Tate had a step on Claiborne but the lollipop throw screwed that up). 75% completion is just dumb.

    Allowing four third down conversions of. 8 yards or longer is not the way to win.

    Did Written drop a lot of passes after KamChan tried to remove his spleen or is it just my imagination? He was wincing after he got up.

    LT will be important again as Matthews and Hawk come to town.

    NFC West 4-0 this weekend. Everyone else can suck it.

  86. Mojjo – they didn’t last week and it was out of division

    Stevos – Moffit started the 3rd quarter

  87. xcman – Thanks. My bad. I didn’t notice Moffitt in the third, or maybe I just don’t remember correctly. Probably celebrating a bit too much at the game to trust my memory at this point. lol. Looking forward to watching the replay to see what others saw.

  88. I only know since we were commenting about it in the chat!! Carroll had said both would play

  89. MoSeahawk12 says:

    How bout some Rice love? Dude took a monster shot, one that I thought would be game ender/season ender and was back on the field the rest of the game. That is progress and without the reading injury report, I think we made it through this game without serious injury damage.

    It was interesting that Moffitt and Sweezy were trading in and out much of the game. Not sure if it was injury, performance or design. It worked in the second half.

    Wilson was very solid, less the one sure interception that was dropped by the Dallas linebacker.
    Overall solid win again a highly rated opponent. Good start to this week.

  90. Clay Matthews, oh man I forgot Clay Matthews is coming next. Well I guess I was scared of Ware and they held him pretty good.

  91. For all the haters guzzling that hater-ade on RW, numbers don’t lie. 112.7 passer rating – Nuff said. Period. Case closed.

  92. SkeleTony says:

    I do not know if there are any “RW haters” here but if “numbers don’t lie” then Steve Peluer was one of the great Dallas QBs for those games he had a 112 or better QB rating. Same can be said of Kitna for the Hawks (whom I actually did think was a great QB but still he was run out of here and Hawks fans did not do much to discourage that). Wilson was not asked to do very much this game. if he had been forced to throw the ball another 20 times his Qb rating would have dropped big time.

  93. bbnate420 says:

    mocarob, not sure if you were being sarcastic or not? If you were, then you should look back at the majority of my posts. I’m not usually negative about the Hawks. Drunken babble to say the least. I apologize again to everyone for the rants.

    Georgia, I was passed out, but just not from alcohol. I didn’t drink during the game. Just didn’t get much sleep Saturday night. I couldn’t hang on any longer after the final Hawks TD and fell asleep. I might not have posted right after the game anyways. Not posting while still jacked up from the game can help keep people from flying from one extreme to another with the wins and losses. I really don’t like it when people do that and was disappointed that I did it last week. The alcohol was also a major factor there.

    GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. lol they win ONE GAME and the same people that were spouting EXACTLY what I said all week, all of the sudden jump back on the bandwagon. You call me a fairweather/fake fan? Let’s be a little realistic here.

    The seahawks were extremely lucky this game didn’t get out of hand in the first half. The team made some serious plays and got some great breaks that got Dallas’ head out of it in the first few minutes of this contest. That being said, you’re not gonna be able to compete with high octane offenses with a quarterback that throws only 20 passes, completing 15 for 151 yards and one touchdown.

    Wilson looked great in the second half, but if Green Bay comes in here and mauls (which, if they are forced to settle for field goals in the red zone, will very likely happen), then there’s going to be different opinions on the board that week, at least until the team wins again. The TOP was dominated by DAL in the first half, which is why I said it was fortunate that the game didn’t get out of hand.

    This all being said, if the Seahawks can play like they did in the second half, in every game, this team is as good as any in the NFC. The real test will be against San Francisco… not only are they kicking ass on defense, they’re also scoring. I’m anxious to see how well they’re able to slow down the Alex Smith attack (who thought we’d ever say that?), as well as put up points against that vaunted defense.

    More encouraging for me, than winning this game, is that ARI not only stayed competitive @NE, but won. (although they got a lucky break on a missed Gostowski field goal, but then again NE got a break on the fumble) This says a lot more about last weeks loss than anything.

  95. and GeorgiaHawk, I know you love that video. Let’s wait until the rookie isn’t 1-1, with 304 total passing yards on the season. Startling fact: The Pete Carroll (the 47-49 coach, that’s still 15-19 in Seattle) led offense is 25th in scoring (21.5 pts), 28th in yards (284.5), and dead last in pass yards (136 yards)

    I can understand why you’d think a QB that’s putting up 136 passing yards a contest is the next anointed one, but, unfortunately that’s not the case. Hell the lowly Browns are averaging 210 per week. The Tannehill led offense is averaging 192.5 ypg.

    I mean if you’re comfortable with mediocre quarterbacking, then by all means sit easy and think the team has proven my eternal skepticism wrong, but we won’t know anything about Wilson until we see how he responds against a very solid defense when the game is on the line (sort of like he did against arizona).

  96. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Why would your skepticism change no matter how well Wilson does against top defenses when the game is on the line? After all you said yourself that it is eternal.

    I think you just hit your nail on the head.

  97. Skeletony, I called you a hater because you keep nitpicking and focusing on the negative even though they won the game and the majority of the people think he did pretty well. That’s the definition of a hater, someone who is disgruntled at another’s success. We won the game, he played well, but you’re still not happy. He played his role, and you can’t ask for much more than that. If you can pound the rock and control the clock, why would you needlessly chuck it around. He made his timely completions and extended drives, he managed the game. You know yards don’t mean anything, its all about the turnovers and points. I think as the season goes on, he may be asked to carry a little more of the burden and he should avg around 200 yds a game or so. But if he doesn’t and we keep on winning I’m not sweating it. So if RW plays like Alex Smith did last year and has similar numbers, would you be satisfied with that? I know I would be. Or does your definition of success hinge on 300 yd games?
    Look around the league yesterday and see how many QB’s threw for 300 yds but lost. Isn’t it all about the W?

  98. Nate, I was happy we won. I was looking forward to what you had to say..

  99. HeinieHunter says:

    Thank God Pete’s running the team and I’m not. After last w/e with the Hawks losing to AZ and the Huskies at LSU I was losing all hope and in a dark place.
    The Dallas game was a perfect example of PC’s blueprint for winning in the NFL. I think the Seahawks will be a team that nobody wants to play, especially late in the season. The structure of this team bodes well for the future of the franchise. No more “soft” Seahawks.

  100. notimetobleed says:

    The win was great but let’s be honest. With as bad as the Cowboys were playing, the score should not have been as close as it was, it should have been closer to 42-7. We need to step it up next week.

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