New look Seahawks drop game to Denver Broncos 27-24

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In the Mile High City, the Seattle Seahawks could not get thier new look put together in time to take out the Denver Broncos as they lost 27-24. With a bevy 0f new talent and schemes, the Hawks put in an uneven performance that put excited fans into a quandry.

A big concern for fans was how the new look offensive line would perform. Grades on their performance would have to look dismal as Germain Ifedi was replaced 1/2 way through the game by George Fant due to his ineffectiveness vs All-Pro Denver rusher Von Miller.

The running game suffered with just 64 yards on 16 caries. Rookie Rashaad Penny failed ot impress with just 8 yards on 7 carries. Chris Carson looked a bit better with 57 yards and a fascinating hurdle; however a careless play allowed Von Miller to steal the ball away from him in a crucial situation.

Disaster loomed early as Doug Baldwin went down with an MCL sprain. As an outright leader of the team and a stellar player, it had an effect on Russell Wilson to not have access to his #1 receiver.

“He’s got a little MCL sprain in his other knee, and so we have just got to see what that means,” Carroll said. “He went back in the game and played some, but we just eventually kind of talked him out of playing because he wanted to keep going. And we just want to make sure we take care of him.”

The rookie out of the University of Washington, Will Dissley, had record breaking performance with 3 catches for 105 yards and a touchdown, the most yards for any Seahawk rookie in their 1st game. New comer Brandon Marshal would get a touchdown and Tyler Lockett looked his regular self by catching a touchdown and accruing 59 yards.

Defensively the Hawks were uneven, they alowed 146 yards on the ground and 324 in the air, however, they only allowed 10 points in the second half as they began to gel. Bradly McDougal and Earl Thomas woud pair for 3 interceptions giving the team oppotunities that they would not be able to capitalize on.

Even special teams were uneven as Sebastian Janikowski missed a field goal in the 1st half that was essentially the differnce. Michael Dickson averaged an unearthly 59 yards per average on punts inlcuing 4 downed inside th 20.

Ultimately, some of the blame lay on our own QB, Russell Wilson. We just didn’t see much out of the wunderkind in today’s game. He took 3 sacks that we are just not used to seeing him take and he had two bad interceptions.

 

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He’s a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.