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Seahawks 30, Vikings 20 – postgame props party

Post by Ryan Divish on Nov. 4, 2012 at 4:09 pm with 92 Comments »
November 4, 2012 4:54 pm
AP photo

A pretty good day here at CLink …. good weather, no rain, an entertaining football game and a win. Surely, Seahawks fans can’t have much to complain about (oh who am I kidding).

The Seahawks improved to 5-4 on the season and will face the Jets next weekend at home where they are 4-0.

1. From what you saw today, have your thoughts changed on the Seahawks the rest of the way? Good, bad or otherwise?

2. Are you concerned about the Seahawks defense? In what ways? Minnesota had 59 yards of total  offense in the second half.

3. Surely, there will be no Matt Flynn vs. Russell Wilson debate after today’s game. What did you like from Wilson today?

4. How good is Adrian Peterson?

5. Is there a more confounding player than Golden Tate? When he’s on, he’s great. When he’s off, he looks disinterested.

6. Who was this game’s unsung hero?

7. Early predictions for next week’s game against the Jets?

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  1. Very good offensive game.Wilson is the real deal.A few penalties,but not to many.Defense did better on 3rd down. GO HAWKS

  2. Ewalters7354 says:

    Great win! Gave up a bunch of rushing yards but also ran for a bunch.Good to have Moffit back.

  3. Defense really picked it up in the 2nd half – Vikes don’t have much of a passing game to lean on, but still, after that first half, to hold them down to 3 pts and 59 yards in the second, is huge.

    And we know about Lynch, one of the best, the guy who sets the physical tone for the team. But damn, Russell Wilson played a fantastic game today. Did everything right – - every time we needed a play, he made one.

    It may not be this year guys, but I think he’s the QB who can lead this team where we all want to go. What a steal of a pick in the 3rd round.

    Very solid win. 5-4 feels good.

  4. 1) No. Still riddled with problems from the HC on down, this team is still a conundrum. But it feels great to get a win by more than one score…

    2) You bet. LB’s still cant cover the pass, and today looked bad. Wright is a good player, but he and Hill are too slow, and Wagner is still making rookie mistakes. Add to that the line getting injured and being pushed around all day, and the total disappearance of Mebane the last three weeks, and the D is a huge question mark moving forward.

    3) NO picks, no panic, mostly accurate throws (A couple floaters notwhithstanding), good audibles, and three TD’s…what else you want?!

    4) There are no words. Walter Payton-esque.

    5) Yeah, Rice. 4 catches, but he disappeared for entire stretches and he’s being paid to put up 7 catches for 100 yards. I loves me some Tate. Three game-changing plays in this game–yardage bedamned, those plays were HUGE! Momentum cannot be overestimated, and Tate really kept the momentum on our side.

    6) Tate. Followed by Lynch. Followed by Unger for playing hurt and being invisible. Not to mention Wilson–though only Unger can really be called Unsung.

    7) I have no idea. Jekyll/Hyde team right now. Depends a lot on what team the Jets show up with. They also are Jekyll/Hyde, to an even larger degree.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Defense on 3rd was improved. But against Peterson in the first half, they hit him behind the line several times and failed to bring him down. I’m not concerned, surprisingly. Generally Hill and Wagner are sure tacklers and I’d be surprised to see this becoming an issue. What is a concern, is the inability of the d line to hold the point. They got pushed around in the first half and that’s something they cannot have, moving forward. Not as big as the are, in any case.

    Unsung hero? Not surprisingly Moffitt, for me. He played really well and helped solidify a dinged up line.

    AP is sick. Period.

    I’m really excited about the rest of the season, now. Wilson played well again today, and that has me as encouraged as anything else. He will be challenged net week against the Jets, but I’m looking forward to seeing how he reacts. 3 weeks ago I would be cringing thinking about a game like this, with him. Should be fun…

  6. elkhorn says:

    Not concerned with the defense, its Adrian Peterson. He is going to get his chances and he is pretty much any offense the Vikings can muster.

    I am concerned with the injuries.

  7. Duke–I forgot about Moffitt. Not sure how well he played, the whole line struggled badly for much of the game, but I didnt see him fall apart as much as usual, so if I didnt notice him that means he must have done pretty well…lol. Good call, man!

    Im really excited to see Seattle open the playbook, and Wilson make them look smart for doing so.

    Who’s too short now, baby!

  8. Seahawks22360 says:

    Great game, especially by the O and pass D. Run defense is a little alarming, although Peterson is a phenom. Huge confidence booster all around. GO HAWKS!

  9. I hope to heck we get Carpenter and Moffit back next week, together for the first time this year if Im not mistaken…first in a while for sure…

  10. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Ewalters7354- Great win? No mention of Wilson? Lol. Perhaps you will change your posts from here on because it is very clear that Wilson is in very charge of this team from here on out. Lol.

  11. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    Our defense has issues. I know we were threadbare on our DT’s, but our run defense looks to be in trouble. I look for Ryan and Tebow to try to exploit our rush defense next week. Our defense did good in the second half only because Minnesota has no passing game. We still are giving up too many 3rd and longs.

    Secondly, I’m really impressed with Russell Wilson. His game improves week to week. He let a Golden Tate pass sail high, but overall I doubt that anyone can say he didn’t have a good game. However, the WR drops are a bit concerning. I hope they fix that.

    Overall, I’m happy. It was a good win.

  12. Dukeshire says:

    STTBM – That is the most backhanded thing I’ve read in some time. If you recorded the game, please rewatch the line. I think your view regarding the line’s play will change. Anyway…

  13. SeahawkFan12 says:

    THANK GOD there will be no FLynn v Wilson BS this week because that kid is legit, for real, and very impressive. And YES, I was vocally against drafting him, so I’ll eat crow. But time for the Flynn-sters to start buying in to Wilson. Lynch is amazing, and AP is just incredible. Psyched to see the D make improvements on 3rd down, and love the continued physical play they exhibited today. Overall good win! Bring on the Jets…

  14. bulldog80 says:

    FINALLY, some pressure on 3rd downs! In fact, when we didn’t pressure is when they converted. The Oline played great, evidenced by the lack of pressure and Lynch’s big numbers.

    Very glad we only play Peterson once.

  15. bird_spit says:

    Browner is my defensive player of the game. Russell Wilson is obviously the offensive player of the game, followed by Tate and Rice.

    AP is a beast.

  16. kudaddy says:

    Great win today for the HAWKS!

    Our young linebackers continue to learn and grow into the position, not at all worried about our run defense unless we’re facing one of the best running backs of the current era. Seriously, its AD, everyone calm down about the run D. He’s sublime because of his power, moves, and homerun speed (which was on display today).

    We have two legit backs left to worry about, Forte and Gore. I think we’ll play them much better than today!

    As much as I hate to admit it, Tate looked pretty good today. Will reserve complete judgment until the end of the season. But the little fella sure can jump!

    GO HAWKS!

  17. GeorgiaHawk says:

    bulldog80 – So true, very glad we play Peterson once!

  18. Ewalters7354 says:

    Georgia,he is winning me over.I never said he couldn’t be successful, it was just a matter of how fast.So I admit I was hard on him and will continue to be.Along with every other position

    Felt so good to hear Bradley was sending pressure on 3rd down.

  19. Duke–It wasnt meant in a bad way, I was simply admitting that I didnt single out Moffit when watching the game. Numerous times I saw the line getting pushed backwards into Lynch, one play after busting a big hole for him to run through–the usual. So IMO, the whole line is still a mess, but they will hopefully improve. Moffit being back is a good thing, and I didnt notice him so that must mean he did well. Usually I notice him make a couple great blocks and several disasters, and today I didnt notice him at all.

    Of course, that might also have been due to the 3 X 5 screen and the crappy European computer feed I watched the game on…

  20. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Wilson- MVP of this game forsure!!!

    And you can post this on your pimple faced 14 year old wall ACIB! Enough said, Lol.

  21. bird_spit says:

    If I sounded like I disrespected Mashawn..it was my slip. Marshawn is heart and soul of the offense, and he proved it once again. Go hawks!

  22. I will say the pass pro was far better than usual today, and even when it wasnt, it worked with what Wilson can do. Together they may just become a viable NFL offense in short order…man, its been a looong time coming…not since 2007 have we seen a real NFL offense in Seahawk Blue for any length of time…

  23. elkhorn says:

    Russell Wilson sounds like Pete Carroll jr.

  24. bulldog80 says:

    No doubt on Russel for game MVP Georgia. Those AP runs gave this team plenty of opportunities to just fold it in. They didn’t. RW put em backon top each and everytime. Just giddy about all of the Rice and Tater plays. This is how our offense is supposed to look. Hopefully it continues.

  25. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Ewalters7354- Glad to hear you say that! I just don’t like to hear these Senaca Wallace Vick comparisons.
    Wilson is so far beyond that, Imo.

    Now if our D can start stopping the run!

  26. J_McLeod says:

    1. The offense has improved a lot and they’re getting more consistent. Defense has improved from last week, but they need to bring it on the road too.

    2. They did great, but need to play like that away from home.

    3. Nonsense. Matt Flynn would have thrown for 600 yards and 7 TD if only Carroll hadn’t been stupid enough to play the rookie who’s only started 8 games.

    4. He’s good, but the stats don’t tell the whole story. If you discount the 77 yard TD run, Lynch played a better game.

    6. Wilson.

    7. It’ll be a tough game, but if Seattle’s D decides to play they’ll shut down Sanchez as easily as they did Ponder. They could finally win one on the road.

  27. RDPoulsbo says:

    1: No, they are Jekyll/Hyde when when it’s home/away. They need to steal a few more away games, but they should be in the playoff hunt.

    2: The d-line could get blown up at times against the run, but they were playing one of the best run offenses in the game. I know it was just Ponder, but he’s going to have nightmares of this game.

    3: Since they’ve changed the offensive philosophy, I have no particular issues with Wilson.

    4: AP is a good back, but his o-line was responsible for most of those yards today. Don’t want to take too much away from him though. He’s a special player.

    5: I’m ok with Tate. You could say the same about a lot of other guys of offense.

    6: I’ll go with one no one will mention in Wagner. Yes, AP ran all day on the offense, but it was mostly the OLBs missing their tackles. In the passing game, there was nothing underneath where AP can also do a lot of damage. There was little to be had dumping the ball of short today.

    7: Sanchez sucks and Revis is on the IR. They should be able to carry the momentum into next week.

  28. DanielleMND says:

    Wilson is starting to come on now. Which is a good thing considering how our defense has played the past few games. AP is an awesome runner, but elite defenses still don’t give up almost 200 yards rushing to a single player.

  29. krieg17 says:

    I loved how the o-line always helped Lynch up. One time Miller ran fom the backfield to help him up. Thats called RESPECT!!

  30. GeorgiaHawk says:

    DanielleMND – Again, words of wisdom! Song parody time? OK, I will let it go, lol.

  31. mojjonation says:

    A win is a win. Letting AP get all that is a bit worrisome, but he is a top flight back. I would have figured stack 8 or 9 in the box and make Ponder beat you.

    1. I’m in the boat of I don’t believe anything until they beat a quality team on the road. RW is a stud at home but is mostly lousy on the road. He played well at Detroit but they lost when the defended tapped out. Expectations aremuddy until they get it done on the road.

    2. Ponder has shown the ability to throw it all over the place. As long as AP is healthy then Minnesota has a chance. I’m concerned over the fact that the d hasn’t had a good all around game in a few weeks. Giving up 200 on the ground to AP isn’t as bad as some no name guy and they held him to 50 in the second half. So while the run d got gashed the pass d was all over it.

    3. He never got rattled. The drops would have upset certain qbs but he just kept going. It was about as efficient as he could be. Still want to see it done on the road.

    4. Hes so good hes in his own category of good. Everyone else is good. AP is GOOD!!!

    5. Hes a skinnier version of Steve Smith. Great hands and likes to catch with his body instead of his hands which can cost him.

    6. The whole d line on pass rush. They sure didn’t do much in the way of run stopping. Bradley made halftime adjustments…….finally.

    7. If they play the way they played today, the Jets will be lucky to get ten. Is there really anyone on that team you really have to worry about? The Jets are supposed to have something of a defense but its our house. Sanchez and/or Tebow do not make a
    difference. Lynch may have tougher time getting yards but a comfortable win may be there for the taking.

  32. BeerDrinkingFool says:

    1. They are who we thought they were. Solid defense (but not elite by any means). Offense is starting to come together. I think it’s safe to say this team will get 9 or 10 wins barring any catastrophes.

    2. A little. But yeah the second half they looked good. Yes, Peterson’s numbers are huge, but if you break it down run by run, he only really gashed us on like 4 or 5 of his 17 carries.

    3. Wilson played a poised smart game. No turnovers yet again at home. I’m glad we didn’t need him to come from behind this time. If anybody doesn’t think he’s the QB of the future for this team they’re either blind or in denial for some reason.

    4. AP looked damn good. His combination of speed, cut backs, and ability to break tackles is why he’s one of the best in the league. I really thought we had him bottled up on a few of those big runs. He is a lot like Lynch I think, but with more speed.

    5. Tate obviously has play making ability and wants to succeed. I have no problem right now with him as one of our top 2 WRs. He’ll continue to get better (I hope).

    6. How about some props for Russell Okung? I saw him one on one vs. Jared Allen a few times and he held his own. Allen barely sniffed the backfield all day. (Except for those 2 or 3 plays where nobody blocked him…)

    7. The Jets offense is one of the worst in the league. They have zero play makers. None. That said, any given Sunday.. Team needs to buckle down and focus and make sure we get this win going into the bye week.

  33. bird_spit says:

    Kreig17,

    Couldn’t agree more..haven’t seen that in a hawk uni since Alexander’s prime. I’d say that attitude is credit to Tom Cable. These guys are really hitting it finally. Lem coming in at center, and they didn’t miss a beat. How awesome is that?

    At the same time, our Defense needs to get off the field on 3rd and long. It’s a major issue, and I think, is potentially the biggest weakness now.

  34. RW Killed it. Again, I need to see it on the road. If he can play half as good as he did on the road, this team will not only end up making a push for the NFC west, but will make noise in the playoffs. After seeing him make plays, I’m wondering if my ire was misguided towards Wilson, and should be placed directly and solely on bevell.

    I’m not overly concerned about the defense getting gashed. Jones being out, and Wagner getting hurt definitely hurt, and it was AP after all.

    I’m tired of tate’s inconsistent play, and today only made it worse. You don’t know if you can count on him week to week to make plays. Not good for a rookie QB learning the ropes.

  35. I thought Tate had a very strong game today – he really throws his body around to make catches and when he’s got the ball. He made several very key plays today. We would not be 5-4 without him, and that’s not just b/c of the GB game.

  36. GeorgiaHawk says:

    If the season ended today we would be in the playoffs! Wow! Let’s just keep moving up the latter!

  37. I think Pete needs to see how much he can lean on Wilson. I don’t have the confidence that our D can always keep the score low and it is obvious that Wilson has the potential to be an efficient QB. When the Steelers got Rothlisberger, they were a run-oriented offense but Ben’s ability to score efficiently with the passing game changed the Steelers to being more pass oriented. I am not saying Seattle should be pass-first, but if the offense can also be strong at passing, it gives us the ability to compete in a shoot-out.

  38. …will take the win without any feelings of guilt (unlike one other game this season) but I really feel for Adrian Peterson. To perform like that and have to watch a loss transpire the way it did has got to BLOW….he looked majorly depressed. The kind of game one could be understandably tempted to call teammates out in frustration but being the top class act he seems, probably won’t….

  39. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Pilot – Wilson is the little Luck! And we can all use a little luck from time to time.

  40. PugetHawk says:

    I thought the Hawks defensive gameplan would have been to make Ponder beat them in the first half like it was in the second half. I was worried after the first Vikings possession. That being said, the Hawks rallied and Wilson’s poise is impressive.

    Concerns for Wright being out next week and also when is Jones coming back on the defensive line. I hope we resign him because I notice a difference when he isn’t rushing the passer from the interior with Irvin and Clemons on the edges for 3rd down packages.

    Overall, I think the Hawks in the second half of the season will be better than they were in the second half of last season. Should be 10 wins, maybe even 11 and a spot in the playoffs. Unfortunately, it will most likely be a road game.

  41. Good call above – Okung was another unsung hero today – I didn’t see anything from Jared Allen on the pass rush, and Okung was one-on-one on him all day.

    All those AP yards, and the Vikes still only got 287 yds of total offense today.

    Our offense deserves credit for 385 yds, 30 pts and zero turnovers. Definitely their best game of the year.

  42. krieg17 says:

    This is a team for sure. Ever notice how Lynch never celebrates after a big run or a td? I think that is so awesome! Not a bunch of hot dogs (except Tate) who jump aroung when they do something good.

  43. simpsonian says:

    peterson is a G. so is russell. not worried. i’ll be even less worried after we destroy the new york’s awful football team next week.

  44. RDPoulsbo says:

    Sorry, but I’m not going to call Okung an unsung hero with 2 false starts, extending his lead for most penalties for an o-lineman in the league. He needs to clean that up period.

  45. Still wavering in my faith in the defense. They were obviously fabulous in the second half, but still not good on 3rd and long….they play almost as if they’ve been paid off to see to it the opponent’s drive continues. The talking heads calling the game were saying that the ‘Hawks defense was/is the best in the league at forcing offences into 3rd and longs (6+ yards)….it’s really annoyingly weird…

  46. “Sorry, but I’m not going to call Okung an unsung hero with 2 false starts, extending his lead for most penalties for an o-lineman in the league. He needs to clean that up period.”

    OK, but zero sacks, and no real pressures that I can remember from one of the top pass rushers in the league is still a big deal. Can’t just totally take that for granted. RW getting time in the pocket is obviously a huge part of why he was able to put up the numbers he did today.

  47. wabubba67 says:

    No ACIB or RADEon….so strange that they would disappear after a win and a well played game by Wilson!

  48. BeerDrinkingFool says:

    I would love to see some stats showing the average yards allowed by down. On first and second downs we seem to give up very little. Third down it’s been a different story.

    Thankfully today we were much better. Hopefully Bradley realizes we have the personnel to make a press man coverage with blitzes type defense work on 3rd and longs.

  49. Another good sign – 4 total penalties today. And one of them, the personal foul against Browner, was completely ridiculous.

  50. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    Eric has me spoiled. What’s up with Carrol’s post game conference?

  51. RADEoN commented during the live chat, and he posted after and even admitted he might have to let go his anti-Wilson stance if this keeps up. Which is pretty cool.

    The other one I wont even discuss.

    Hopefully Sluggo and RADEoN can make peace and the blog can move on from petty disputes and the endless boring Flynn/Wilson non-debate.

  52. BeerDrinkingFool says:

    Oh by the way. If Earl Thomas had better hands, he’d have at least 6 picks already this year.

  53. mocarob says:

    I don’t get the Tate critique. How many yds & TD’s did he have?
    Thought he played pretty good today.
    The D gave up a few plays today, AP is a remarkable player.

    Sometimes I think you guys would complain about a wet dream.
    Every play/player isn’t gonna be perfect.

  54. MoSeahawk12 says:

    1. Still Good thoughts. Need to improve on the road, but played a solid all around game today.

    2. Defense had a better day, but the poor tackling and over running plays is concerning. Could be all the youth and inexperience. Second half was impressive. AP will be the best back they face this year and I expect them to improve and reduce yardage from here on out. Bringing pressure on 3rd downs paid off today. Coaches…..note to selves.

    3. Wilson displayed incredible poise and was very accurate. Stayed in the pocket and made key throws in critical situations. Scrambled when needed. Loved the run then pump fake and then pass right before he made it back to the line of scrimmage. Made the Vikes linebacker leave his feet on another play and gained positive yards. Stayed with his receivers after some early drops. I was having bad flashbacks to the niner game, but they cleaned that up and Tate in particular made some tough catches. That debate should have ended when the season started as Carrol made his choice based on way more information than anyone here. Wilson is dynamic and the team is playing hard for him.
    Surely, there will be no Matt Flynn vs. Russell Wilson debate after today’s game. What did you like from Wilson today?

    4. AP is one of the best ever. Speed, power, vision. Glad the defense rebounded in the second half. Thought he might put up 300 yards today.

    5. Tate seems to need early involvement and success to stay focused. Made some of the toughest catches of his career today. The wide receiver screen actually worked for a change. Still makes me nervous when he runs with the ball as he seems to take unnecessary risks. The jump at the goal line was dangerous and had turnover or injury all over it.

    6. Brandon Browner is my unsung hero. He shut his man down all game and the unbelievable hustle to catch AP on that long run was max effort. They scored two plays later, but he came from the other side of the field and is much faster than I thought he was. Big statement that he’s not going to quit on any play or on his teammates. Not as flashy as Sherman, but just as effective. Great interception as well.

    7. Jets D will do lots to try and confuse Wilson. They will pressure probably more than the Cardinals did. Hope our O line can handle that and give Wilson enough time to work their secondary. Another solid performance from Lynch and Wilson throwing should give us a chance to beat the Jets next week. Must get to Sanchez early and frustrate him. I’m sure Carrol will have some incite on what it takes to rattle him. Another good game from Wilson and there will be less trouble here. Funny how the one thought posters don’t show when the Seahawks win. Keep winning and less CAPS LOCK. Win for all of us.

  55. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    great game

  56. GeorgiaHawk says:

    “When I find our Seahawks are in trouble, Wilson comes to rescue me”
    “Speaking words of wisdom, let it be”
    “And in our hour of darkness he is standing right in front of me”
    ” Speaking words of wisdom, let it be”
    “Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be”
    “Whisper words of wisdom, let it be”

    “And when the broken hearted people, RADEoN and ACIB”
    “There will be an answer, let it be”
    “For though they may be parted, there is still a chance that they will see”
    “There will be an answer, let it be”
    “Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be”
    “There will be an answer, let it be”
    “Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be”
    “Whisper words of wisdom, let it be”
    “Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be”
    ” Whisper words of wisdom, let it be’

  57. Seahawks2620 says:

    I ran across that post from Seahawks22360 and I was like wait a minute, when the hell did I make a post. I only had one brewsky. Haha

  58. more good stats – 28 to 16 advantage in first downs, 36:00 to 24:00 advantage in TOP.

  59. Seahawks22360 says:

    I got confused on that too *2620 haha

  60. pabuwal says:

    Fortunately for the Seahawks Defense this year, there are a lot more QBs like Christian Ponder they face to finish the season.

  61. Wabubba, hey genius, my suggestion would be for you to actually look to see if I made comments, before you call me out… retard.

    STTBM: Sluggo can eat glass.

    GeorgiaHawk, your songs are seriously getting old, they were never funny or clever.

    Everyone else: I still stand by my stand that I need to see this happen on the road. If he can play a decent game on the road, and do enough to “he just wins”, then I’ll jump ship. I’m not an idiot, we all knew/know that Tebow sucks, but he just won.

    They still have some tough sledding ahead, so let’s not get too ahead of ourselves here. The Jets game SHOULD be a bludgeoning at the hands of Wilson & Co. I can foresee Seattle shutting the Jets out.

    Then they enter a 2 game gauntlet at a surprising Miami team, and they go to a Bears team that seems to be the class of the NFC. These are pivotal games in the wild card race. You then get Arizona at home, while having a stout D, they’re about done for the year, so this should be a win. Next, the team goes across country for a canadian game @BUF, although very inconsistent, the team can definitely score, this has the makings of a massive upset. I’m also worried about SF coming to SEA on 12/23.

    So yeah, IMO, 3 of the most critical games for the rest of the season are away, and 2 of them have pretty good defenses, and Chicago has a really good team. We need RW to play well on the road before we worship him. It’s just one man’s opinion.

    The deciding games for this season are @MIA, @CHI, @BUF

  62. PugetHawk says:

    Georgia, you crack me up! Thank you.

    Is it just me or has Chancellor been quite lately? It just seems like he was always around the ball in the first part of the season and lately he just hasn’t stood out. Could just be me looking at other things but just wanted to throw that out there.

    Also loved when Irvin bull rushed that lineman into Ponder late in the game. Leverage was great and he had a nice game overall. Can’t wait to see him progress over the next few years.

  63. pabuwal says:

    RADEoN – so if the Seahawks go on the road and lose to these teams, does it mean that Russell Wilson is a bad QB?

  64. sluggo42 says:

    I offered olive branches, Radiot offers glass shards. From here on, no more attempts from me. He and ACID are forever in their own club of ignorant bliss.

  65. sluggo42 says:

    Hmm, the maching ate my full post.

    Condensed version:

    RW is great
    D is improving
    We will crush the Jets

    Thanks for the TOP stat, my “swing points” concept showed well today, getting points off of 3rd down stops. Also turned the TOP to our favor.

    Great game, RW is the real deal.

    WAR HAWKS

  66. sluggo42 says:

    Georgia, =

    “Whisper words of Wilson, let it beeeeeeeeee”

  67. AP is the best back in the league, period. He combines the power and relentless tenacity of Lynch with the elusive moves and vision of McCoy as well as being fluid and smooth like Foster. Sorry to gush about an opposing player, but it seemed like we could not stop him no matter what, he was playing like a man possessed. But just like the Seahawks against the Rams, they didn’t win because the passing game failed to take advantage of a strong rushing performance. Need to use play action to burn the other team, and the Vikes just can’t get it done right now. Ponder has been exposed, and I expect the Vikings to fade out from the playoff race. We looked better on 3rd and long only because we finally put some pressure on the opposing QB, and their 2nd yr signal caller is struggling much more than ours ever did.
    The teams I am concerned with are the Lions and Bucs, who are both playing well right now. Eagles and Cowboys are much too inconsistent to pose a serious threat to that 6th playoff spot we are all after.

  68. pabuwal, it depends on how he plays, if he can play close to how he played today, then no, he’s a good QB that’s practically perfect for a run oriented system like what Seattle runs.

    @ARI he was 18/34 153 1/1
    @STL he was 17/25 160 0/3
    @CAR he was 19/25 221 1/2 (wouldn’t have won against a mediocre or better team)
    @SF he was 9/22 122 0/1 (even slightly better play would have earned a W)
    @DET he was 25/35 236 2/1 (Solid outing on the road, but against an injured lions secondary, still was encouraging)

    His road games haven’t really steadily improved or declined, but they’re so hit or miss, that you’re not sure what you’re getting. Maybe this offense goes the way Golden Tate goes?

  69. Screensmoke says:

    Radeonbetter suggestion>>>>>>>>> u eat GLASS—or was it crow?:-)

  70. CCVI: The team I am worried the most about is the lions.

    http://www.nfl.com/playoffs/playoff-picture

    They’re 1 game out from Seattle, and own the head to head tiebreaker. Tampa is gonna pop sooner than later, and come back to earth.

  71. I’ve been saying for multiple weeks that he’s playing fine at home, I need to see it on the road, but whatever. I’ll eat crow when he can play a good defense on the road and put up respectable numbers.

  72. Will comment more later, but 1 thing struck me: we DESTROYED them on T.O.P.: 36 min to 24.

  73. 1. My thoughts have not changed at all – the rest of the season comes down to can we win at Miami, Buffulo, Chicago or at Home Vs SF. I would say we “Should” win 3 of those but we “should” have won at Arizona and STL. looking at the way those teams have played we had no business losing both of those games and expecting an easy road to the play offs. IMO anything less than 10-6 this season and this team is under achieving.

    2. I am concerned about the D – Wright played what 3 plays today? That hurts us. The book is getting out on us and how to attack that middle. Now we need to make some tweaks to help cover those issues. If the same thing continues to gash us then it is on coaching

    3. What I liked – there was a drop early by Kearse (surprise) and then he missed Baldwin pretty poorly on the next play – those didn’t phase him at all. The next possesion (right after the TO) he came out and played with confidence.

    He has stopped running BACKWARDS out of the pocket so when he is stuck without a receiver open, he can get back to the LOS instead of taking a HUGE loss on a sack – even the one sack he did take was not a huge loss of yards.

    4. AP is great but we still shouldn’t give up 182 yards and like 150 at the half to him. We were lucky they didn’t continue to go to him in the 2nd half!!

    5. NO – not at all. Russell looks REALLY good when Tate plays well, but he doesn’t always play well. He does at times look disinterested in plays or series or sometimes games. Rice IMO the last 5 games or so has played hard on every play – on the few scrambles Wilson had today Rice was working VERY hard to get open. I didn’t notice the same from Tate from the stands

    6. — Unsung – not sure. I thought Lynch had the best day. Really came up big when we needed some plays. Rice was solid all day long and created some plays for Tate but drawing some doubles (I think since I only get to see it live)

    I really thought Clemmons had a very solid day – got to Ponder often. not always for the sack but enough to make him worry – I think he deflected a pass or 2 as well.

    What about Lem for coming in and playing solid after Unger left

    7. Jets – we had better win this game at home!! I will be expecting to see some Tebow packages to try and exploit the middle on running plays.

  74. J_McLeod says:

    RADEoN, RW is getting better with each game. Obviously he plays better at home but so does the whole team. The Detroit game last week was his best to that date. Despite the loss, the pundits at NFL.com named him second of the Rookie QBs that week. I’d expect him first this week except for Luck breaking a record. I watched every snap of the Detroit and SF games and if the receivers had caught half the balls that bounced off thier hands RW would look a lot better on the road and they might be 6-3 instead. I give you credit for starting to come around.

  75. richardcranium says:

    Has anyone else noticed that almost every opponent we have played thus far has had more preparation time than us in terms of schedule?
    1. Dallas (Wednesday)
    2. Green Bay (Thursday)
    3. Carolina (Thursday)
    4. Detroit (Thursday)
    5. Minnesota (Thursday)
    6. NY Jets (bye)

    Feels like I’m forgetting some too… Just seems like Thursday night games skew the week too much to me

  76. I love how people still want to complain about Radeon and ACIB but 5, count them 5 posts took shots at them or anyone else that May not agree with you Wilson is a HOF clan.

    It’s funny since you bully and goad them into saying something to defend themselves and then get all bent out of shape like a teen age girl who just found out the boy she liked kissed her best friend. You keep telling guys to “grow up” take your same advice!!

  77. Unsung heroes of the game – John Moffitt, Max Unger, and Lemuel Jeanpierre.

    Moffitt had several key blocks to spring Lynch and he never allowed pressure on Wilson even though he was just back from being injured and playing out of position.’

    Unger played hurt, and as STTBM put it, he went unnoticed – meaning he was error-free.

    Lemuel filled in for Unger and had a couple of killer blocks in the run game. Really surprised me. Cable’s line is deep and well prepared.

  78. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    “No ACIB or RADEon….so strange that they would disappear after a win and a well played game by Wilson!”

    Yawn. I’m still here, just like Russell Wilson is still an inaccurate midget who is inferior to Matt Flynn. Watching him overthrow wide open receivers surely may impress people who don’t know much about football (like GeorgiaHawk, sluggo, hawkfaninjokelahoma, etc), but not us intelligent fans.

    Also GeorgiaHawk your “music” is awful and its hilarious how you insist on continuing to post it as if it isn’t horrendous garbage.

  79. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    Also, Earl Thomas was celebrating like he was Aaron Curry out there, I was shocked.

  80. Dukeshire says:

    ACIB – I’m not sure what you’re looking for, and Wilson may tank badly the rest of the way, but for today, he played really well. To not even acknowledge that much is to admit you’re being stubborn simply for the sake of it.

  81. llevrok says:

    AP has a huge motor. Future Hall of Fame, first ballot

    The sign of a immature team is that (at least) one facit is always weak even when you win. This week, dropped balls and Swiss cheese D line against the rush (in some fairness, AP covers any of his O line’s weaknesses all on his own).

  82. I didn’t see too many drops today – Kearse early of course but don’t remember a bunch of others here are some I do remember

    Baldwin laid out for one pass got both hands on it but really didn’t have a chance to catch it

    Tate had one that was behind him but he still slowed enough to get his back shoulder and 2 hands on it. Not a good throw – BUT had it lead him properly I thought it would have been knocked down. to me a no fault

    Robinson may have had one – Have a hard time remembering.

  83. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    “ACIB – I’m not sure what you’re looking for, and Wilson may tank badly the rest of the way, but for today, he played really well. To not even acknowledge that much is to admit you’re being stubborn simply for the sake of it.”

    Wilson definitely had a good game, in my opinion his best of the season, and is certainly trending upwards. But I find it laughable that people are calling him accurate of all things. Generally good decision maker, yes, but Russell Wilson is not accurate so long as he’s looking like the reincarnation of Derek Anderson with his misfiring of throws high, low, behind, etc and receivers are forced to make adjustments to get their paws on his airmails.

    That said, we can win if he continues playing like he did today. Definitely encouraged by the red zone production today, usually we’d be resigned to field goals.

  84. Dukeshire says:

    There were 4 drops in the first half.

  85. I know they said there were 4 – but I have say that is one of the most inconsistent stats IMO. There are some games where I am like – “they are dropping everything” and there are like 2 credited drops but then other games there are bunch of really tough catches that would be incredible catches if made but they are counted as drops.

    most of the time though I think it is pretty accurate

  86. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    “There were 4 drops in the first half.”

    Oh please Duke, don’t tell me you’re one of those people as well. You’re going to include that awful pass by Wilson where Michael Robinson had to twist back even though he was running an out route to the flat a drop? That’s called inaccuracy. And you can’t just blame WRs for drops while refusing to give them credit for the great adjustments they make to haul in Wilson’s inaccurate passes. Go rewatch every Sidney Rice reception in this game, and the one where Golden Tate gets creamed because Wilson lays him out to dry with that absurd high pass. Same story with Zach Miller’s 25 yard reception. What about Baldwin’s adjustment in the SF game to haul in that crappy behind pass? Wilson is not an accurate QB dating back to his days in college and a joke stat like QB rating doesn’t change that.

  87. wabubba67 says:

    RADEon–My apologies. I was wr…wr…wrong. Somehow I missed your post when I was scanning through. Nice use of the English language, though.

  88. Southendzone says:

    All year I’ve been in the camp that this offense was just mediocre as a whole and that RW is playing like a rookie who MIGHT some day be something.

    Yesterday I felt like saw some real improvement from him and the offense as a whole. I liked his decisions, he ran when he needed to, was mostly accurate and for me turned in a solid well rounded performance.

    This is what I’ve been waiting for, a game where you see him starting to understand & get better. I’ve got more hope today than I’ve had yet this year.

  89. Dukeshire says:

    Kearse, perfect pass, square in the hands. Drop. Baldwin, square in the hands, away from the defender. Drop. Robinson, running an out to the flat *has* to turn around for it because, as designed, the ball is to his out shoulder. It nearly hit him in the face. Drop.

    Because I’m pointing out very clear drops (there’s another one I’m blanking on. Regardless…) in no way means that I “refuse” to give receivers credit for great catches. Once again, your train of thought is puzzling, at best. The fact that you somehow think those two things are related is mind boggling to anyone with a remedial reading comprehension levels. I don’t care what your take is or who you like on this team, but the manner in which you choose to communicate it, is childish and stupid. If you’re as smart as you think you are, get better.

  90. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Correct Duke. ACIB only shows to spew the same nonsense and doesn’t seem to watch the actual games. Clearly has never played football and doesn’t understand team concepts. Wilson played a great game and his passes were crisp and on the money. Three TD passes, best 3rd down performance all year and we owned the game clock, out gaining the Vikings by 12 full minutes. That’s almost a full quarter of the game we kept the ball on offense. Your O line, running backs, receivers and QB all have to be on the same page to dominate like that.

    No who was very inaccurate yesterday? How about Aaron Rodgers 14-30 less than 50%, yet threw 4 TD’s and won, Eli Manning 10-24 with int and lost, RG3 23-39 no TD’s and lost. Wilson 16-24, 3 TDs and won. There are two superbowl MVPs on this list and both completed fewer passes than Wilson, with lower completion percentage. One won and the other lost. There’s way more to football than QB rating, even though Wilson had a top 7 rating on the day.

    Wilson now has 13 TD passes in his first nine games. TJack and Whitehurst only threw 15 TDs all of last season. The team is 5-4 this year and was 3-6 last year at this point. Winning is the stat that trumps all other stats.

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