Happy Thanksgiving! I know I’m especially thankful to those of you serving overseas this holiday season. I was only ever deployed during the spring and summer months and imagine this time of year adds to the difficulty of being away from loved ones.
The Seahawks have a short week and it might be the best time during this season for that to happen. As they come off a 19-3 win over the team with the best record in the NFL, their defense is looking like the one we saw last year.
This past Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals came into Seattle and faced a Legion of Boom that is back to full strength. Kam Chancellor stood out among the crew and was selected as NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Byron Maxwell added an interception to his total that helped the Seahawks go into halftime with a 9-3 lead.
The strength of the Cardinals defense held Seattle only to field goals until late in the third quarter and the score could have even been more off balance had the Seahawks not opted to take a knee at the Arizona 3-yard-line to close out the game.
Russell Wilson had an outstanding second half and when the offensive line broke down, he was making guys miss like he usually does. He was incredibly efficient and was the team’s leading rusher with 73 yards. Coach Carroll said Lynch was having some stomach issues and he looked like he wasn’t right.
We’re going to need Marshawn this week, and it sounds like he’s set to go, as the Seahawks go up against their rival for the first time since the NFC Championship. Down to their 7-4 records, these teams are performing at very similar levels this season. They have the top two defenses in the league, offenses that are performing below expectations and the victor gets to feel like they are in a much better place in a run toward the playoffs.
It’s going to be some outstanding Thanksgiving Day entertainment and we’ll get see it happen all over again in Seattle in two and a half weeks on Dec. 14.
While you wait for the game, the Richard Sherman press conference and Marshawn Lynch’s post-game interview featured on the right side of the newsletter got a lot of attention this week. Check them out if you haven’t seen them already.
Seahawks vs 49ers live on AFN & DTS
What is this? Four straight weeks now of Seahawks action overseas? Perhaps the difficult schedule late in the season will serve well for those of you serving overseas.
The timing of a late west coast start works out well if you’re in Afghanistan or farther east. You’ll have a full night to sleep off the turkey coma before waking up to watch some football.
The game is scheduled to air on both AFN Sports and DTS Sports at 1730 PT, 0130 GMT and 0600 in Afghanistan.
Sea Hawkers podcast: Chiefs recap, Cardinals preview, media re-reporting same Lynch story
Happy Thanksgiving week 12s! With the Seahawks on a shortened schedule, so are we. Adam and Brandan talk about all the big plays from the 19-3 win. Seattle shows a dominant defensive effort in holding the Cardinals to their fewest amount of yards and points all season.
The Seahawks face the 49ers on Thanksgiving Day and while San Francisco hasn’t been winning pretty, they’ve been doing what is necessary to win. The defense has been making sure this team stays in the game.
Following the Marshawn Lynch that has all the media outlets talking, Brandan and Adam have a little fun with the audio to ask a few questions of their own. We take reaction from podcast listeners input via the Facebook page on whether or not his interview deserves to fall into the “do better” or “better at life” category.
The Bills organization and Lions center earn a “do better” nod while Odell Beckham Jr. and Justin Tuck are “better at life.”