The Seahawks are back up over .500 after a 13-9 win over the Panthers on Sunday. The first 56 minutes of the game were pretty tough to watch, but the last four were exceptional. Once again, Russell Wilson put the offense on his back and drove down for the winning touchdown.
Bruce Irvin and the defense took care of the rest. Irvin sacked Cam Newton twice in the final minute and Carolina wasn’t able to move the ball down field at all.
If not for mistakes by the Seattle offense, this was a game that could have been out of reach rather early, so it was nice to see them overcome that adversity and rally for the win. The Seahawks have shown in past years how well they improve in the second half, so this is about that time of year we start seeing the growth especially with some of the younger players.
The winless Raiders come to town this week. I would expect Coach Carroll and others to remember and remind other players of the winless Buccanneers coming into town last year and getting out ahead early.
Oakland has shown they can hang with teams like New England and San Diego this year, so we should expect them to come up to the Pacific Northwest ready to play.
We’ll see if Derek Carr is at all bothered by Richard Sherman’s comments about him “not knowing any better” when throwing it all over the field. Perhaps Sherman will get a chance to get his first interception of the year this week.
Good news for the Seahawks offense: Raiders fans have been lamenting over their porous run defense this year, which means it could be a great time to see Marshawn Lynch, Robert Turbin and Christine Michael running it down the middle of the field on Sunday.
Of course, at the time when it would appear that we could actually use the Cowboys help in knocking down our division rival, an injury to Tony Romo makes it unlikely for him to play. If he can’t make it, it will be up to DeMarco Murray to somehow manage to not turn the ball over like he seemingly has in every game except against the Seahawks.
Russell Wilson engineers a game-winning drive against the Panthers to complete a rather ugly 13-9 win. Seahawks fans can rejoice because it ends a two-game losing streak. This week Brandan checks in from Bay Area with Adam manning the fort back in Missoula to talk about optimism for the season moving forward. Though Brandan admits that some of the “battered fan syndrome” experienced in years past is starting to creep back in.
They talk about how an improved pass rush impacted the game and Bruce Irvin was able to show up when it mattered post. Special teams is also a focus as Paul Richardson shows his speed on kick returns and Richard Sherman fills in as punt returner. Which one could take the job away from Bryan Walters?
The guys preview the matchup against the Raiders. Brandan speaks with Raider Ron, who will be attending his 239th straight Raiders game (including home and away games). It’s clear that Ron isn’t expecting much for this year’s team, but hopes are high for the future with budding stars on both sides of the ball.
We read some of our latest reviews of the show and an email from a listener who says he’s going to stop listening because of the bad juju it has brought upon the team. Adam says Cam Newton needs “do better” especially when it comes to signaling first downs even when he comes up short. Brandan directs his “do better” to Mike Freeman for unnecessarily introducing race in the story about Russell Wilson and other members of the Seahawks locker room. Better at life honors go to a dailyleak.org article and Seahawks owner Paul Allen for his contributions to fight ebola.