The Seattle Seahawks put up perhaps its most dominating performance in franchise history, rushing for a season-high 284 yards while creating eight turnovers and setting a team record for points.
The Seattle Seahawks have lost a couple they could have won and won a couple they could have lost, rookie QB Russell Wilson has taken great strides, and the defense and running game have been every bit as strong as fans thought they would be.
Among the other Seattle players having great seasons are punter Jon Ryan, safety Kam Chancellor and center Max Unger. Richard Sherman and Brandon Mebane are not getting the same recognition despite their own stellar seasons.
The Hawks played zone almost exclusively against the Lions, and Matthew Stafford exploited it even better than New England’s Tom Brady did two weeks before.
After shutting down Cam Newton and the explosive Carolina Panthers, holding them to 190 yards and three points, Seattle now ranks No. 1 in the league in yards allowed and No. 2 in scoring defense.
Quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks offense continue to play very inconsistently, but they managed to get the winning touchdown late in the third quarter after Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner stole the ball from Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams at the Carolina 29-yard line.
Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane is making a name for himself on a Seattle Seahawks defense that’s already loaded with stars.
Chris Clemons — in a relentless, whirling-dervish performance Monday against Green Bay — tied Derrick Thomas’ NFL record of four sacks in a first half. In fact, Clemons’ four bags of Aaron Rodgers equaled a team record. And he got them all in the second quarter.
Golden Tate’s last-play touchdown on Russell Wilson’s 24-yard pass, which Tate was ruled to co-possess with Green Bay’s M.D. Jennings, gave the Seahawks a 14-12 victory Monday night, and the Packers and pundits went crazy over the controversial ruling.
These are the Seattle Seahawks that Pete Carroll envisioned. And these are the Seahawks fans saw Sunday in their home-opening 27-7 win against Dallas. After a Week One loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Seahawks avoid starting the season 0-2.