It wasn't pretty, but the Seattle Seahawks remain undefeated with a gutsy victory over the Carolina Panthers 12-7. Give the Seahawks credit for traveling across the country, holding Cam Newton to 125 yards passing (The lowest output of his professional career), and giving up a measly 7 points on the road. Not every win is going to be a Picasso like performance and the Hawks certainly won this one ugly. Still there were plenty of positives to take away from the game.
1. The Seahawks proved they can win without Marshawn Lynch going into Beastmode. The Carolina defense took away our biggest weapon, but other players stepped up and made plays.
2. Russell Wilson stood up to a vicious pass rush and still managed to put up a 300 yard passing day. Wilson was under duress the entire game, but in typical Russ fashion he kept his cool and made big throws when the team needed him.
3. Jermaine Kearse should be the national spokesman for Lasik eye surgery. Since Kearse had the procedure he looks like an all pro receiver out there on the field. We wouldn't have won the game without him.
4. Earl Thomas showed the entire team why you never quit on a play. After missing a tackle the All Pro safety chased down D'Angelo Williams from the back and stripped him of the ball. Who knows what the outcome of the game would have been without that effort.
I'm still drunk off the Pete Carroll Kool Aid and I hope you are too. Next up are the much hated San Francisco 49ers. Can't wait to watch the Hawks defense beat the snot piss out of Colin Kaepernick and listen to the 12th man make so much noise Jim Harbaugh will need a hearing aid for the rest of his life. Those are kind of violent words, but that's how I feel. I never said this blog was for the faint of heart or that my opinions wouldn't be over the top. A Super Bowl year brings out the best and the worst in people. Until the next time let's all keep a SeahawkCentric state of mind shall we?