Crazy day in the NFL, settled with a lovely Dallas loss to go withthe Rams loss, and AZ to boot. Really though, who looks great in the NFC? N’Awlins scores 9 and gives up 26 against 2-7 Atlanta? Packers struggle at home vs the 5-4 Panthers? Rams score 0 offensive TDs vs Pittsburgh and loses?
I’m liking this season more and more. Especially if we can remove the hold that Seattle has on us. A win tomorrow would put us 2.5 games up on Seattle and 4 games over the Rams. A loss? Well, not the end of the world, but it would drag us closer to the fair-to-middling rest of the NFL. Dallas and Philly lead the NFC East at 5-4. The Packers, Vikes, and Saints all look fairly flawed, as they all struggled this week.
Seattle, for all their recent success, are looking as good as the rest of the NFL, but not quite as solid as us on both sides of the ball. Our defense has been lights-out with our newly discovered pass rush. But, the X factor by far is Russell Wilson. He’s putting together an MVP season as he wills this fairly middling Seahawk team to victories week after week. I guarantee just about any other QB has this team at 4-5, not 7-2. He’s uncanny accurate on the run, he eludes the pass rush better than most, and he makes big plays all day.
Coverage is hard to come by 10 seconds after the snap, and Russell extends plays like that all the time. Chris Carson is nothing to sneeze at either. At 5’11” and 225, he’s no wall flower. He averages 4.4 yards a run, and I suspect they will try like hell to run on us. If they can go play-action,they have a huge advantage. Lockett and Metcalf are a solid pair of wideouts as well. So, we NEED to stop their run game early.
Gonna be a hard-fought game, and as Monday night games go, this is a big one. One that may even live up to the hype. Biggest game at Levi’s? Sure.
I think we run on them pretty hard, and win the battle of the trenches. Some play action big plays as well. We’ve got both our tackles back, and we have our Juicebox back as well. I think we outlast and outscore Seattle 34 – 27.