It was back and forth. I was confident we'd win and I was certain we had blown it. It was an emotional roller coaster where we saw Seattle's best players step up when we needed them most.
Russell Wilson made his case for MVP today. Wilson finished with 4 touchdowns for over 450 yards but threw a lone interception that appeared to have sealed the victory for Houston in the final moments of the game. Seattle's defense held on as Richard Sherman made his second interception of the game to put the nail in the Texans' coffin.
I have to give credit where it's due-- and it's due in a lot of places where we typically dish out harsh criticism after the game. Coach Bevell called a great game. Blair Walsh had me like-- "Hauschka who?" The offensive line played perhaps its best game against a beastly Texans front. Don't let the failures of the running backs fool you.
|'O Quah Tangin Wann' -- Riley Martin|
While I don't expect Seattle to overhaul their gameplan in the middle of the season, I do expect them to continue trimming and tailoring their playbook to accommodate their strengths.
I thought Rees Odhiambo played well considering his assignment. Jadeveon Clowney is a phenomenally gifted athlete that has terrorized opposing quarterbacks when healthy. He got the better of Rees a couple of times, but Rees had is number on a few critical plays.
The run game has become a problem. Thomas Rawls seems to be in his own head while Eddie Lacey is just too goddamned slow to account for our run blocking deficiencies. McKissic is clearly the best option, but can't handle more than 10 carries between the tackles in a given game.
I think it's time to put CJ Prosise on IR and give Mike Davis a call up from the practice squad. Like the old NFL adage goes, the best thing you can be in football is available-- and Prosise has been all but completely unavailable.
Now the Seahawks find themselves with a slim lead in their division and will host a banged up Washington team next week. This team is poised to hit their stride right when they usually do-- the cold months of November and December running into the playoffs.