Here is a recap of what was said here on the Seahawks win Thursday night over San Francisco:
Seattle is getting a lot of criticism now at 2-4 but they have a great opportunity to turn their season around tonight. For starters they were up double digits 2 games in a row both to undefeated teams (@ CIN and vs. CAR)….there is nothing to be ashamed of there. They played well enough to win both games and the problem came down to the 4th quarter where I feel they played “not to lose” instead of to win. I don’t think they’ll have many problems with San Fran late in the game because San Fran is not a good team and SEA has had their number over the years – don’t be fooled by SF’s win over Baltimore last week because Baltimore is awful and has no passing game outside of Steve Smith and Crockett Gilmore. Baltimore’s defense is equally bad.
Seattle beat SF by double digits in both games last year and who can forget the late game win they had in the 2014 NFC Championship? Simply put I think Seattle has a lot of confidence vs. the 49ers and their offense is finally clicking – Jimmy Graham had a breakout game vs Carolina with 140 yards and this offense has a chance to be much better than last year’s offense as Graham, Lynch, Tyler Lockette and Doug Baldwin give Russel Wilson a strong core.
I think Seattle has dealt with a lot of adversity with Lynch being hurt + Kam Chancellor holding out + needing time for Graham and Lockette to gel with this team and I’m banking on this week to be the week where they have a breakout game.
It’s the first time rookie Head Coach Jim Tomsula of San Fran and his staff are preparing for a short-week game and that’s no joke – if you watch any press conference before a short-week you’ll hear coaches say how hard it is to prepare for. Pete Carroll and his staff have won by double digits their last 2 Thursday Night games though and have been here before.
Bobby Wagner is back for Seattle and Colin Kaepernick has a 0:6 TD:INT ratio for his career when throwing Richard Sherman’s way. I think Richard Sherman limits Torrey Smith and/or Anquan Boldin and Seattle leaves here with a much needed win.
Torrey Smith was held without a catch and the Seahawks won 20-3.