Seahawks Respond After “Really Touching” Saturday Team Meeting With Win Over 49ers –

Seahawks Respond After “Really Touching” Saturday Team Meeting With Win Over 49ers –

Seattle’s offense, which has been out of sync for much of the season, got off to another rough start, but scored put together two second-quarter touchdown drives to get the Seahawks back int the game, then turned Diggs interception into a third touchdown—Lockett’s 12-yard score—that put Seattle ahead for good. 

As Lockett put it, the team offense has looked good in practice, but on game day there are too many mistakes, some of which were still evident on Sunday like penalties, sacks, or in the case of this particular game, turnovers. But even with those mistake, the offense was able to get on track and look as cohesive as it has since early in the year. 

“You’re sitting there like, ‘Bro, what do we have to do?'” Lockett said. “And I think we finally got past that. We finally were able to put drives together, we finally were able to believe, we finally were able to move the ball and do what it is that we always knew we can do.”

And again, it wasn’t always pretty. Gerald Everett had a day to forget, fumbling twice and turning what should have been a touchdown into an interception; there were a couple of drive-killing sacks, including two that took the Seahawks out of field goal range; but the Seahawks did enough on offense to convert five of seven third downs during their three touchdown drives, and to run a season-high 68 plays from scrimmage, and to win the time of possession battle for the first time all season, and perhaps most importantly for their chances going forward, Wilson looked the best he has since returning from injury.

“Russ was strong,” Carroll said. “Good, solid football game. Made some great throws in the game. Took a couple sacks, we need to talk about that; thought maybe we could get rid of the football. But I thought he played a really good football game. Two-minute drill was exquisite. Again, the play to Tyler for the touchdown, that orchestration of that route and the concept and the call, was a great call, by Shane (Waldron) and great execution by the guys, and great toss. Really, we should have scored the other time down there. Gerald had a chance, he’s in the end zone, that’s a touchdown. We had the other one, too. Russ had a couple more touchdowns in him today that didn’t show up. I thought he played a really good game.” 

It was a weird, disjointed game, but it was still a win for the Seahawks, a win that, as left tackle Duane Brown put it, “Does everything. Winning does everything. Getting us on the right track. That’s a really good team we went against, they’ve been on a roll, getting a win at home—we haven’t been able to win at home for a while—it means everything. It’s just a confidence boost, just a lot to build on. We’ve got a lot to clean up, it wasn’t pretty by any means, but we’ll take that ugly win any day of the week.”