It’s Saturday evening and I’m starting to feel like my voice is returning to normal after the game on Sunday. What an amazing experience it was to keep the volume loud through the entire game against the 49ers.
The Sea Hawkers kickoff party was outstanding on Saturday. Walter Jones was at the game signing autographs a couple hours before kickoff, which is where I was if anyone stopped by our Military Sea Hawkers tailgate area. There was so much going on before the game, that even with the late start, it was impossible to experience everything before the game on Sunday.
The best part of Sunday’s game was the defensive performance by the Seahawks. If they can continue to perform at that level for the rest of the season, then we’re going to be watching something special.
This week will give them the perfect opportunity to continue by showing up and dominating a clearly inferior team. If Seattle doesn’t pound the left side of the Jaguars offensive line with the steady pass rush, then defensive coordinator Dan Quinn didn’t watch how the Raiders played Jacksonville last weekend.
One big difference is the Seahawks defensive backs are that much better than Oakland, so they should be able to do something the Raiders couldn’t do and pick off some of Chad Henne’s passes.
I’m not one to pay attention to the point spread in the game, but the Seahawks are a 20-point favorite. That margin is good enough to be the 10th largest in the history of the NFL. According to the Seattle times, every time the Seahawks have been favored by more than 10 points at CenturyLink they have come out on the winning end.
Coming out of a big win like last weekend there is always that worry that they’ll have some sort of letdown the following week, so at least we have some sort of historical context to help provide some comfort.
I’ve also been encouraged by the approach guys like Richard Sherman have said the team takes in cases like this. It’s not looking at their opponent as much as looking to compete against themselves and the goals and expectations they have personally. That way no matter who their opponent is, they are taking a similar type of approach.
Taking that into consideration, I have no doubts the team will come out with a victory on Sunday and start this season 3-0.
An important note: This week USAA kicked off their Salute to Service campaign and the Seahawks have already rocketed to first in the fan voting. If Seattle can finish in first after voting concludes on Dec. 1, Joint Base Lewis McChord will receive a major facility upgrade provided by USAA. Click on the graphic to the right to vote. You can vote once per day.
If you’re going to the game this weekend, I hope you all have a great time. Remember, just because we’re not trying to break a record this week doesn’t mean you can’t go out and scream your brains out as if it were another attempt.
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Apparently the matchup against the Jaguars isn’t compelling enough to show on AFN or DTS. Next week against Houston should be a big game though, especially if the Texans are still undefeated after going on the road to Baltimore.
Apparently the Jaguars game against the Raiders last week was so bad there were people calling in to their local central Florida television station to complain. The complaints were so bad that they aired a message on the screen, similar to a severe weather alert, of their contractual obligation to air all Jacksonville road games. So I guess we can’t blame the folks at AFN or DTS, blame the way the Jaguar
The sea Hawkers podcast: Episode 6 & 7
For the first time, we have two episodes this week as Adam and Brandan recap the game against the 49ers and preview the upcoming game against the Jaguars.
Adam thinks the only thing that could stop the Seahawks from winning is a natural disaster and his prediction for the final score is even more ridiculous.
Listen to the 49ers recap to hear about Brandan’s mission to get into the press conference with Jim Harbaugh after the game against the Seahawks and the break down of the historical event the 49ers coach referenced in his comments.
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