Familiarity is irrelevant when it’s not accompanied by talent.
The Seahawks took the expected route to a rout in a 45-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.
Don’t be misled by the score. In a rare throttling down by head coach Pete Carroll, the Seahawks began pulling starters, including Russell Wilson, with several minutes left in the third quarter.
Seattle went up 31-0. The game was over then.
Wilson threw four touchdowns. Tarvaris Jackson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin. Marshawn Lynch carried 17 for 69 yards.
There were a few concerns afterward, however.
Red Bryant left in the second half with back spasms. Jermaine Kearse left in the first half with an ankle injury. Right tackle Breno Giacomini, who dealt with a knee problem this week during practice, was the first offensive lineman off the field.
In all, the Seahawks are 3-0 and already have a two-game lead in the division. The 49ers were handled by the Colts 20-7 in San Francisco. Reports out of San Francisco say Aldon Smith’s locker has been emptied.
The Seahawks head to Indianapolis in two weeks. Next week, the Seahawks are in Houston. Baltimore whacked the Texans 30-9 today.
Much more to come.