Hope you all had a safe and enjoyable Veteran’s Day this past week. I’m still flying high after Hall of Fame quarterback and Seahawks broadcaster Warren Moon joined our Sea Hawkers Podcast this week to give a shout out to all service members. Please listen in if you haven’t already checked it out.
The 38-17 win over the Giants on Sunday marked the end of the “easy” part of the Seahawks schedule. Over the next seven weeks Seattle faces the most difficult schedule in the NFL. Primarily because it has two games each against its two toughest division rivals.
San Francisco showed they aren’t done yet after going on the road and pulling out an overtime victory in New Orleans. The Cardinals starting quarterback Carson Palmer went down for the season this last weekend, and they still have a solid team. They come into Seattle the following weekend.
Next up though is the Kansas City Chiefs. A team that’s second in their division to the Broncos and share the same 6-3 record as Seattle. The fact that they haven’t given up a rushing touchdown this season is getting a lot of attention. While they’ve been stingy at the goal line, the Chiefs have given up plenty of yards on the ground.
Kansas City has one of the top rushing attacks in the league as well and Seattle will be without defensive tackle Brandon Mebane who was put on injured reserve this week and will be out for the season. Losing him is likely to have an impact on this Seahawks team who has been incredibly tough against the run this year.
It’s going to be a difficult game this week and a difficult schedule from here on out. It will be the perfect stretch to help test this team in time for the playoffs and offer a chance to jump back into the lead in the division with all of the games against NFC West teams coming up.
For those that missed the Military Appreciation Day game activities because you weren’t at the game, check out the Salute to Service profiles of the 12 flag raiser and the soldier who led the team out of the tunnel. The Hawks also unveiled the “Heroes of 12 Seats” that will be used to accommodate service members in upcoming games.
Seahawks at Chiefs live on AFN & DTS Sports
This week the Seahawks are the AFN Fan’s Choice Game of the Week in their matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. With the final seven-game stretch against teams about .500 (except the Rams), hopefully we can expect the trend of Hawks game overseas to continue.
The game is scheduled to air on both AFN Sports and DTS Sports at 1000 PT, 1800 GMT and 2230 in Afghanistan.
The Seahawks show a dominant performance on the ground as Marshawn Lynch led the team to 350 yards on the ground to set a new team record. Russell Wilson also had more than 100 yards, but has not been the same in the last five games as he was in his first four games to start the season. Adam talks about where he may be struggling.
Brandon Mebane is out for the season. As of the recording he hadn’t yet been placed on injured reserve. Because he’s in the negotiation phase of the steps of grief, Adam talks about how he would trade the win against the Giants just to have Mebane back for the season.
Next up, the Seahawks head to Arrowhead to take on the Chiefs. The guys talk about the tough test Kansas City will bring. Brandan talks about one statistic about the Chiefs defense that may be misleading and offer the Seahawks offense a vulnerability to attack.
Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon, a 17-year NFL veteran and Seahawks broadcaster, joins the show this week to say thanks to service members past and present and talks about Russell Wilson, Brandon Mebane and cookies.
To close the show, “Do Better” nominees include the New Orleans Saints (by request of a listener) and some Bears fans who have gone way over the line. It’s an all-Seahawks “Better at Life” segment with Dan Quinn and Marshawn Lynch taking this week’s honors.