Sehawks lose Earl, perhaps forever, win 20-17 over Cardinals

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The Seattl Seahawks were 0-10 on 3rd downs and lost the last member of the Legion of Boom in Earl Thomas for the year, but somehow the Seahawks won on a 4th quarter field goal to beat the Arizona Cardinals 20-17.

All-World safety, Earl Thomas fractured his lower left leg while Thomas suffered his injury trying to get to Arizona wide receiver Chad Williams on a 22-yard touchdown reception with 9:07 left to play. Embroiled in a contact dispute, a frustrated Thomas showed the Seahawks management his middle finger as he was carted off the field. Without an extension and without a trade, Earl may have seen his last game as a Seahawks.

This game came at a further cost as rookie tight end, and former UW Husky, Will Dissley suffered a knee injury to his patellaer tendon, the same injury that ended former Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham’s 2015 season.

Luckily for the Seahawks, when the chips were down, kicker Sebastian Janikowski delivered a 52 yard field goal when it mattered. He had already missed a game changer in Denver in week 1 and a couple on the day. But, Janikowski would get the game winner and keep the mobs with torches and pitchforks off his back.

Chris Carson went down with an injured hip, and it was up to a running back committee as to who was going to get a bulk of the carries. It would turn out to be Mike Davis who would carry the ball 21 times for 101 yards and 2 touchdowns. 1st round pick Rashaad Penny would chip in with a fantastic 2nd half sweep to show coaches and fans what he is all about.

 

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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.