Seahawks take down mighty Chiefs 38-31

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In a game heralded as a clash of playoff powers, the game did not disappoint. Two of the finer QBs in football clashed as Patrick Mahomes brought his Kansas City Chiefs back from a slow start, but it would not be enough against the cagy veteran Russell Wilson who supplied lighting strikes to supplement the ground and pound offense. The Seattle Seahawks would take down the Chiefs 38 -31 this day and earn a trip to the playoffs as a wild card team.

Patrick Mahomes would have a down game (for him) and would throw for just 265 yards on 23-40 passing. He would get 3 TDs, however, #3 Dangeruss would match his TD total and be more efficient with 18-29 passing for 271 yards. Both QBs would light it up with their feet as Mahomes got 33 yards. Wilson would do him a bit better with 57 yards including a critical 26 yard carry on the Hawks last scoring drive.

Running back Chris Carson eclipsed 1000 yards on the season, the 1st Seahawk since Marshawn Lynch in 2014, with 116 hard-fought yards on 27 carries. Carson would use his brutal running style to pound in 2 touchdowns breaking the visiting Chief’s defensive spirit.

Doug Baldwin would make his mark in his second game back. With 7 catches for 126 yards and a TD, Angry Doug Baldwin showed the underdog spirit that this team has held as a mantra for years.

Special teams were not very special today as Sebastian Janakowski missed another field goal he had no business missing. Punter Michel Dickson didn’t get his booming punt in and late in the game, the Hawks kick coverage almost gave up a touchdown sparking a KC comeback. But luckily the defense came through.

No one expected this Seahawks defense to emulate the Legion of Boom’s heyday. However, Bobby Wagner and Frank Clark have this defense believing in themselves. B-Wags had 12 tackles proving yet again that he is THE BEST middle linebacker in all of football. Frank Clark showed attitude and chased Mahomes all night racking up 3 QB hits forcing Mahomes to miss his targets.

The defense rebounded from last week’s poor performance. The loss of Tedric Thompson saw safety Delano Hill fill in and fill in he did admirably with 2 tackles a QB hit and most importantly a fumble recovery on a potentially game changing long bomb reception by the Chiefs. Tre Flowers and Jarran Reed would scoop up fumbles as the Hawks would end up +3 in the turnover battle.

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