Seattle Seahawks fans, where ever you may be, welcome back to the latest edition of the Seahawks Playbook Podcast! Your Host’s Bill Alvstad and Keith Myers are here to talk Seahawks football, so thanks for joining us! Up this week: The Seahawks dominated the 49ers at home to breeze to a commanding 37-27 win to position the Seahawks at 6-1 on the year, 1st place in the NFC West Division as well as the #1 seed in the NFC. The Seahawks’ offense was able to do it’s usual thing against a 49er defense that came into the game with a top 5 DVOA ranking in terms of both points allowed and yards given up. Didn’t matter as Russell Wilson hung 4 touchdowns on them and D.K. Metcalf had a career day totaling 12 receptions on 15 targets for 161 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The big news however was the way the defense came to play on the day. They were able to come out agressive and limit the 49ers on offense to 117 yards through the first 3 quarters of this game. Their first truly dominate performance of the season. Although Nick Mullens did come in for lots of garbage time yards and some points, the game was out of reach and Seattle remained firmly in control.
Can the Seattle defense maintain this level of performance against the Buffalo Bills this coming weekend….and beyond? That remains to be seen. However, Seattle is getting a handful of quality reinforcements onto the defense that looks to match the offense in the way it can dictate terms to opponents. Damon Harrison and Carlos Dunlap look to make their Seahawks debuts this weekend. In addition, Rasheem Green, Jamal Adams, Benson Mayowa and Ugo Amadi look to return from injury as well. On offense, Seattle hopes to return Chris Carson into the fold after missing a week with a foot sprain.
All things considered, the Seahawks stand at 6-1 and appear to be getting as healthy and talented as they have been for the entire season, right at the right time as Seattle faces 3 quality opponents in the next 3 weeks. Buffalo, the Rams and a rematch against the Cardinals at home. Exciting stuff indeed!