Seahawks ease off the gas as they cruise to a 27-20 win over Falcons

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The Seattle Seahawks jumped all over Atlanta early but slipped into a bit of a lull and woke up just in time to stop a desperate Falcons squad with a 27-20 win. Fresh off of a 14 point humbling by the Baltimore Ravens, the Hawks came out on fire early rolling to a 24-0 lead at halftime. But a flurry off Falcons offense late made the game interesting and took Seattle from feeling good about a beat-down of a lesser team to looking inwards as to where they made some errors in “closing the deal.”

The Seahawks pivoted from a pass happy offense last weak to a run heavy offense that saw 90 yards from Chris Carson and an additional 55 from Rashaad Penny. The run game complimented an efficient passing offense in the 1st half but as the 2nd half came around, the Seahawk offense seemed content to sit on the ball and run the clock off.

Unfortunately, the Falcons took to the air and shredded a porous Seahawks pass defense to the tune of 460 yards in the air. Atlanta QB Matt Schaub took over for Matt Ryan-injured last week—proving that he still has something to offer in this league. Julio Jones would help out his QB to the tune of 10 catches for 152 yards.

Luckily, The Seahawks passing offense found its groove where Russell Wilson went an efficient 14 of 20 for 182 yards and 2 TDs. Tyler Lockett would account for 100 of those yards while rookie DK Metcalf came up big in the red zone with 2 TDs.

Linebacker Bobby Wagner had 6 tackles to set the Seahawks career record for tackles, eclipsing the legendary Hawks safety Eugene Robinson. Wagner would be awarded the game ball for his efforts.

Rookie Marquise Blair saw his second start of the season leading the team in tackles with 11. Recent acquisition, safety Quandre Diggs did not make his debut allowing Tedric Thompson to keep his job for another week. While Thompson was relatively quiet, it remains to be seen if Diggs takes over his spot in coming weeks.

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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.