Sunday, December 23, 2007

Game Thread: Ravens @ Seahawks

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 comments :

cwu91 said...

No huddle and a pass emphasis to start..so far, so good

cwu91 said...

Good punt plack...and the short yardage woes continue

cwu91 said...

Bringing extra pressure...good job D!

cwu91 said...

Challenge time

cwu91 said...

Good running there Shaun

cwu91 said...

Decent drive going here..and they pound weaver, Yeah!

cwu91 said...

Obamanu on the hot read...way to go Ben

cwu91 said...

Shaun getting off on this drive

cwu91 said...

WOOT!...nice adjustment there Matt!

cwu91 said...

Pressure D...nice to se you again Mr Tapp

cwu91 said...

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

cwu91 said...

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

cwu91 said...

Poor decision by Matt...throw the ball away and take the three

cwu91 said...

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

cwu91 said...

TD, it is!

cwu91 said...

Deon...see ball...take ball. Run ball back, lol

cwu91 said...

Weaver on the old Strong 3rd down trap....nice call Mike

cwu91 said...

Congratuations Bobby Engram! Double-eights for the season

cwu91 said...

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

cwu91 said...

Congratulations Shaun.....rare company indeed

cwu91 said...

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

cwu91 said...

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

cwu91 said...

Another nice run by Alexander

cwu91 said...

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

cwu91 said...

27-0 now, thanks to the D and special teams.

cwu91 said...

End of Q3....game is well in hand

cwu91 said...

Weaver pounding the ball....and a 1st down

cwu91 said...

So, I wonder if Womack starts next week?

cwu91 said...

I think you go for it here Mike, and throw it this time

cwu91 said...

Lofa whacking people a bit...good job D!

cwu91 said...

Seneca time...

cwu91 said...

Heads up play by Engram

cwu91 said...

Womak making the blast play work...good running by Mo

cwu91 said...

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

cwu91 said...

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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