This time around, Harvin made his season debut with the Seahawks after sitting out the first 10 games of the 2013 season with a stubborn hip injury. Boy, did his season debut go as well as advertised against his former Vikings team.
Since Harvin was limited in action because of his lingering injury, he only recorded one catch. Even though Harvin tallied just 17 receiving yards, he was electrifying in special teams. Harvin returned one kickoff for 58 yards, proving that he truly belongs on this talented Seattle team.
The Seahawks incorporated Harvin into multiple offensive sets, which speaks volumes about how confident Pete Carroll is in Harvin’s ability to help the Seahawks win.
Offensive linemen Russell Okung and Max Unger were both able to join Harvin as the injured starters returnedto action. Okung and Unger helped pave the way for Marhsawn Lynch & Co., as the Seattle running game rushed for 82 yards. Lynch led the running backs with two touchdowns and 54 yards.
Now that the Seahawks are as healthy as they’ve been all season, Seattle will look to close out the season in style. With five games left in the season, the Seahawks should find some success when they compete against the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals. The Rams sit in fourth place while the Cardinals rest in third place in the NFC West.
Next weekend could prove who the best NFC team is when the New Orleans Saints come to Seattle. If the Seahawks can stop the Saints’ explosive passing attack, Seattle might just seal the deal for a first round bye in the playoffs.