Seahawks are not finished, defeat Packers 27-24

I get it, this did not look good right off the bat. The Seahawks put themselves in a stereotypical bad situation as a Chris Carson fumble on the opening series setup a Packers TD. The pack would then score another TD and get to a 14-3 head start that had many 12’s worried. Luckily, Russell Wilson and company got their act together and pulled out a 27-24 win.

Aaron Rodgers was his insanely awesome self and on the day he went 21-30 with 2 TDs. Devonte Adams was the beneficiary as he racked up 10 catches for 166 yards and terrified the Seahawks defense. Luckily, 5 sacks, including 2 by Frank Clark (8 on the year) kept Rogers from taking the win. The former Michigan Wolverine has been a force for the Hawks and should begin to enter the conversation nationally as a Defensive MVP. Clark was a 2nd round pick in 2015, and now that Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett are gone, he as come into his own. With 8 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and innumerable QB pressures, Clark was the only reason Rodgers missed the few passes he did.

The running game was electric yet again. Chris Carson did yeoman’s work with 17 carries for 83 yards and a TD, while Rashaad Penny excited the crowds with 46 yards on just 8 carries. Russell Wilson got in to the fray with a couple of key runs for first downs too.

Speaking of Mr. Ciara, Russell found pay-dirt twice. While many Hawks fans have been eager to belittle and denigrate this Seattle icon, all he does is silence his critics with a 21-31 effort for 225 yards. Wilson did tonight what he has done over 7 seasons and delivered in the clutch. With a game-winning drive that ended with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Ed Dickson, his detractors will have to wait another week to belittle him.

The Hawks are now 5-4 and with some luck and hard work, could get back into the playoff hunt.

 

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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.