Seattle Seahawks Flourish in Victory over the Dallas Cowboys
The Seattle Seahawks bounced back from last week’s loss and did everything they needed to do to defeat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The Seahawks stood behind running back Marshawn Lynch while rookie quarterback Russell Wilson earned the first regular season win of his career.
Wilson looked very good under center for Seattle, throwing the ball for 151-yards and one touchdown but more importantly, he did not turn the ball over at all during the game. The rookie looked comfortable in the pocket and was able to look passed the rush of the Cowboys and find the open receiver.
Dallas could not find an answer when it came to stopping Lynch which took most of the pressure off of Wilson. Lynch ran for 122-yards and one touchdown averaging just under five-yards a carry.
The Cowboys could not stop the Seahawks on offense with Lynch performing so well on the ground and Wilson being able to find the open guy through the air. The offense along with the special teams touchdown off the blocked punt to start the game made it seem like an easy day for Seattle.
With the absence of starting tackle Russell Okung, the offensive line did a decent job protecting Wilson but theY still allowed two sacks which leaves a little something to improve on next week.
For the Seahawks, it was good to see Lynch running around an offense as well as having a rookie quarterback throwing down the field successfully against a decent defense in the Cowboys.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Seahawks only allowed one touchdown through the air but did give up quite a few yards passing. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo threw the ball for a total of 251-yards but the secondary did come up with one interception.
The defense needs to find a better way to stop the opponent in the air and get to the quarterback more than once in a game.
The Seahawks need to put their offense on Lynch and the running game until Wilson gets enough experience to take control of the games and lead the team. If Lynch continues to get the amount of carries and run for positive yards, Wilson will have the pressure off of him which will allow him to perform like he did Sunday.
The defense needs to improve on getting to the quarterback and stopping the offense through the air which will be a tough task as they prepare to take on the Green Bay Packers next week.