It looks like anyone covering the Seahawks this week is required to write about how this team is weaker than you might think and that our running game is weak. Let me also inform you that Paul Allen is rich, we’re hurting from the loss of Steve Hutchinson, and that injuries can effect your team’s performance.

At the risk of repeating myself as well, the Hawks are now 9-2 when scoring 20 or more points this year (28-4 over the last three seasons), and 0-3 when scoring less than 20 (3-11 over the last three seasons).

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That’s pretty decisive. It cuts through home and away, with Hutch and without, with a pass rush and without. I’ll have to do some more digging to see what the patterns are that lead to us scoring less/more than 20 points.

I continue to think that we are a very good team when we cut loose with the passing game. Despite the perception, that simply has not been the case for the past few games. In fact, we are almost 20 yards *under* our season avg in passing yards the last three games, and have had a YPA under 6 in three of the past four. A ton of that has to do with play calling. Holmgren has absolutely returned to his old form. His commitment to this new style is *WAY* more influential on our season that Shaun and the running game.

I expect to see us win today, but if the Ravens are still in the game after the first half, this could be a much tougher contest. Expect a lot of running game from them. It won’t be entirely unlike facing the Vikings (crappy young QB, good RB, good defense). Okay, so it won’t be anything like that with their defensive injuries, but you get the point.

Enjoy, folks.

35 Responses

  1. cwu91

    Nice return Nate….special teams living up to the moniker today

  2. cwu91

    Amazing how a running game makes the offens more efficient….nice running Shaun

  3. cwu91

    Leroy with the rock!, lol, nicely done…hope this isn’t down by contact

  4. cwu91

    See if they give Shaun a look here after the two minute warning.

  5. cwu91

    Meh, premature on the record, but hopefully he’ll get another chance

  6. cwu91

    JP!….wet rock on the ground. Good job D! Kearney gets the sack

  7. cwu91

    Brandon with the fumble recovery…see if they can get it down to the goal line and give it to Shaun

  8. cwu91

    I’ll be surprised if Womack doesn’t start the post season…looks like Mike is working him into game shape.

  9. cwu91

    That’s a wrap…11-5 is a possibility, which would be the third best record in team history.

    Not too bad, considering the 4-4 start. Looking forward to coming down for wildcard weekend.

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