Last week I said a win by anything less than two or more touchdowns would be a disappointment. Yet, it’s hard to be too bummed when your team comes back and overcomes the largest deficit in franchise history.
Watching what used to look like a strong rushing defense has suddenly hit a huge decline. Atlanta might just be the best team in the league for the Seattle rushing defense to get back on track since they are ranked 32 in the league.
The Falcons have lost their last two games by a combined 38 points. Clearly, this is not the same playoff-caliber team Seattle faced last year. Atlanta has been without Julio Jones and Roddy White recently, but White is expected to return for this game.
The Seahawks offensive line seemed to play better against the less talented defensive line last week, and the Falcons aren’t a whole lot better on that side of the ball. Good thing, too, because center Max Unger is out this week after being sidelined with a concussion in the game against the Bucs.
Red Bryant is sidelined with the same issue, but with the amount of talent along the Seattle defensive line, that really shouldn’t be an issue. If Matt Ryan has time to get the ball out, expect the Seahawks linebackers to play a big role this week. Matt Ryan loves to attack the middle of the field with short and medium range passes.
That also means Earl Thomas could have a big day. Ryan has been an interception throwing machine and Thomas would have five this season had he not been wrongly called for PI this last game.
Speaking of Earl, you’ve got to check out the link to a video shot by Sports Illustrated where he doles out free safety advice to folks down at Pikes. From street crossing safety to banana peel disposal, he offers helpful tips to folks who clearly don’t seem to recognize him.
I can’t believe we’re only a week away from our annual gathering at King Street Bar and Oven! I also can’t believe that it’s been two months since I’ve been to a Seahawks game.
Taking those things into consideration, I’m extremely fired up for the upcoming game against the Vikings. Look forward to seeing you there!
Happy Veteran’s Day weekend! Make sure you take advantage at some of the special discounts and offerings that are available. I put up a blog post of the most complete list of offers I could find, so be sure to check it out.
Seahawks vs falcons via tape delay overseas
Trying to watch a football game on DVR is difficult enough, but how do you folks overseas work it? If you watch another game, you’re going to find out the outcome before the time rolls around to watch it on tape delay.
I know I’d be tempted to watch the Panthers take on the 49ers in the afternoon game. Both teams are on a tear and Carolina might be able to hand San Francisco their third loss.
The Seahawks game against the Falcons is scheduled to air aboard ship on DTS Pacific Sunday at 2330 PT, Monday 0730 GMT/1200 AFG. For whatever reason AFN will air it 30 minutes earlier on AFN Xtra at 2300 PT Sunday, which is 0700 GMT/1130 AFG Monday.
Next week is the Military Appreciation Day game against the Vikings. Head to AFN’s website after Sunday’s game to vote for the Fan’s Choice Game of the Week.
The sea Hawkers podcast: Episode 14
A lot of Seahawks coverage and much more crammed in to one show this week. Adam and Brandan talk about the Buccaneers and how even up 21-0 it never felt as though the Seahawks were ever getting dominated in this week’s game. It all led up to an historic comeback for Seattle topped off by another game winner by Steven Hauschka. The Seahawks get the 27-24 overtime win.
There’s plenty of fawning over Russell Wilson this week, including a stiff arm perhaps only rivaled in recent memory by Marshawn Lynch in his Beast Quake run. Despite an electric punt return by Golden Tate, Adam still isn’t keen on the idea of returning punts that are coming down inside the 10-yard line.
With the way Matt Ryan and the Falcons are playing this year, there’s nothing scary about this Atlanta team. But with the way Seattle has played after Adam’s stone cold lock predictions, it’s not worth risking it this week with a similar call. Despite the injuries to the Falcons, Harry Douglas and Tony Gonzalez have the ability to inflict damage on the secondary.
After the break, Adam and Brandan give their opinion on what’s been reported so far in Miami in regard to Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito. They follow up by sending a message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon in the “Do Better” segment.
Finally, a pair of quarterbacks are inducted into the club of those who the guys deem “better at life” than Skip Bayless. Nick Foles and Jason Campbell earn the top honors of the week for their play against the Raiders and Ravens.
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