NFL Playoffs open thread: Seahawks in wildcard

January 7th, 2017 | Written by Rob Staton

Here’s an open thread for your predictions and thoughts on the two games today: Oakland @ Houston and Detroit @ Seattle.

174 Responses to “NFL Playoffs open thread: Seahawks in wildcard”

  1. JT says:

    Game day baby Go Hawks!!

    If we’re ever gonna hit our stride, now’s the time. #nomorebrace

  2. 75franks says:

    today we witness what the hawks can do. 30-14 hawks go hawks

  3. Greg Haugsven says:

    We need a good win. A nice 27+ day out of the offense and a 13 and under day for the D. 125+ yards rushing and a lot of those coming from.Collins. Let’s roll baby!

  4. Smitty1547 says:

    20-14 in a squeaker

  5. Volume12 says:

    Shut down the run game, force a couple early 3 & outs, and make Detroit play from behind forcing them to become one dimensional.

    Communication on defense is key for us. This year we haven’t had all 3 levels doing it and its led to missed assignments and blown coverages.

    Offensively? If we establish a run game, Jimmy Graham can be split out wide. If that’s the case, watch for Detroit’s safety to cheat over the top, leaving the deep post on the other side of the formation for TD. I’m expecting, more so hoping, they hit that play for 6.

  6. Volume12 says:

    Interested to see how Oakland QB Connor Cook plays in some situational football.

  7. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    I think SEA go to Collins much earlier than last week. Also look for PRich to have a number of targets. With DET focusing on JG and DB, PRich is the forgotten man. Him and Collins out of the backfield, the way they used to use Lynch.

    On D, I think we’ll see more blitzes, unless the front 4 can get to Stafford, which may be the case considering Swanson is out and Reiff may not play either.

    • Volume12 says:

      I think P-Rich has responded well when they’ve called on him. So I could definetly see him having a big game.

      Hope they do get Collins going. Feed a RB. Losing Prosise hurt so much man. Its not coincidental for me at all that when he went down our offense sputtered.

  8. C-Dog says:

    34 to 24, Seattle over Detroit. Both offenses find some success but Seattle finds more. Offensively, Seattle gets the run game going, and RW is efficient with the football. It feels more like the offense Seattle wants to play. The final score makes it look more competitive than the game was, as Stafford gets them a late score, but by large, he’s faced with ramped up crowd and pass rush which leads to sacks and turnovers.

  9. HawkTalker says:

    The game that we have been waiting for. Nothing to do with it being Detroit, but everything to do with it being the first playoff game. Time for the Seahawks to step up. The rest of the season is now behind them and nothing matters except for this game. Not the perfect game everybody would prefer, but a game where some of the questionable parts of the team start to look more functional. The running game shows signs of life, the o-line shows some improved integrity, we get some unexpected life out of our new kick returner and we get some of the big plays we’re used to seeing. 34-17 Seahawks. Bring on Atlanta as they were less than thrilled to see this type of performance from the Seahawks.

    GO HAWKS

  10. nichansen01 says:

    All I will say…

    I really hope McEvoy, Collins and Richardson feature on offense.

  11. nichansen01 says:

    PAC 12 recruiting talk- UCLA and Stanford both got some solid five stars. Good for them and I think both programs will rebound next season (though is 10-3 a down year? it felt like one). USC and UW both have great classes. ASU got a good running back and could rebound as well. Oregon State might have found the next Brandin Cooks?

    Too bad DAWGS lost out on Sarrell but he was playing soft in the game. He looked outclassed amongst the rest of the talent.

  12. Mishima says:

    Big day for Wilson and Baldwin and D takeaways: 33 – 17.

    Go Hawks!

  13. Coleslaw says:

    Baldwin on Slay will determine this game and we all know Baldwin will get his more than he gets got, as the great Marshawn Lynch once said. GO HAWKS!

  14. Kenny Sloth says:

    Prediction 31-16 Seattle.

  15. AlaskaHawk says:

    Oakland playing way too conservatively trying to establish the run and throwing passes behind the line. Getting their butts wiped by Houston defense. They gave to turn Cook loose with some passes.

  16. Ukhawk says:

    Im concerned about these late scheduled games. This week then possibly vs Atlanta & NFC championship. Hopefully Hawks don’t start slow. Al least they’ll be used to playing late games if they get to 3 in a row!

  17. Greg Haugsven says:

    Pay attention to the coin toss if you can. The Hawks always want to be on Defense first, especially at home#

  18. Volume12 says:

    Who’s raising the 12th man flag?

    Lockett, ET, Beastmode, or…?

  19. JT says:

    Lane vs Tate/Boldin in the slot is a key match-up this game. Detroit’s going to be in 11 personnel a lot.

  20. Derron James says:

    Take Fant out man he is terrible! Ziggy is destroying him.

  21. JT says:

    Thank God Graham’s okay, probably just got the wind knocked out of him.

  22. GerryG says:

    Just like AZ game, their backup OL looks better than some of our starters

  23. HAWKMEAT says:

    Nice-that was needed

  24. JT says:

    Don’t look now but the Hawks have only called runs this drive – 9 straight

    • Rad man says:

      to my untrained eye it looks like they are doing a more simplified blocking scheme

      • JT says:

        They called inside zone over and over by the looks of it.

        It’s cool that Reece allows us to run some I-form now as well

        • Volume12 says:

          Rawls is better with a FB in front of him and RW under center.

          Prosise is our shotgun back.

          Your right JT. Inside zone. The new rule changes make it hard to run outside zone.

  25. Derron James says:

    Nice little run game they have going.

  26. JT says:

    PRich = amazeballs

  27. Volume12 says:

    This looks like Seahawk and PC football. Run it down their throats!

    Feed a back and good things happen. Stay committed to it Seattle.

  28. Volume12 says:

    CHAWK, how about our boy P-Rich? 😉

    • CHawk Talker Eric says:

      Looking like the prospect we always hoped he was.

      Between him and Rawls they’re looking really good.

  29. JT says:

    Rawls is ballin, century mark already

  30. Greg Haugsven says:

    Some good things some bad things. The drops are killing Detroit. Wilson should have run for that first down before the field goal. 10-0 good start.

  31. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    Lane just hasn’t lived up to his extension. Looks like he gave up on the coverage vs Jones on that play.

    • GerryG says:

      I think teams have learned how to attack him, he seems to struggle on the longer outside plays. His best plays on the ball have been on the underneath middle slants

    • Volume12 says:

      Yeah, looked like he could’ve broken that up or used the sideline a little better. Hopefully he’s just having a down year.

  32. Dmaul says:

    hawks have no chance. FORT WORTH

  33. Hawktalker says:

    For what has been a slow starting Seahawks team, being up at seven points at half is incredible. I would have been thrilled with a tie. If they can hang onto their momentum in the second half, good things should be coming.

  34. GerryG says:

    Best first half since…Carolina?

    Wasn’t great, but not in a hole.

  35. drewjov11 says:

    Wow our line stinks… revelation, I know. Fant is killing us.

  36. AlaskaHawk says:

    Nice to see Rawls and Richardson stepping up their games. Rawls looks like the old Rawls that was outgaining Lynch – welcome back! Blocking is looking good on running plays.

  37. Trevor says:

    Glow and Ifedi had their best half of football this year. The interior of our OL had been real solid so far. Fant really needs to work this entire offseason. So much physical talent but technique is expectedly rough.

    • JT says:

      Britt & Glow have been the heroes up front so far from what I’ve seen. Haven’t noticed many impact plays for Ifedi besides the whiff. What have you seen from him?

  38. Ishmael says:

    Richardson showing up! Trying to make us forget about what Allan Robinson could have been.

    Wilson under centre seems to make a huge difference for Rawls. How good does it feel having a functional running game? Erotic.

  39. JT says:

    Man… Glow and Britt just keep blasting

    • JT says:

      …and Fant has no hope against any competent edge rusher. It’s instant pressure every time he’s 1-on-1 vs. Ziggy or Hyder without help.

  40. Rad man says:

    Russ can’t take a sack there. Terrible decision.

  41. GerryG says:

    Can’t take a sack smh

  42. Dmaul says:

    Who is #94 for the Lions? Seeing him alot. FORT WORTH

  43. Ishmael says:

    Ansah is a grown ass man. He’s going to get paid in a big way.

  44. Dmaul says:

    No body is yaping? Why not? You got the 12th man right?

  45. Dmaul says:

    yap on that run. It was good!!!! :)

  46. JT says:

    Whoaaaa the QB straight firing 30 yards downfield for a block.

    Gotta love Russ man.

  47. Hawktalker says:

    Common Rawls, shake it off. Hope he’s not hurt.

  48. Dmaul says:

    What????!!!!!!!

  49. Ishmael says:

    Head shots should be a penalty against the initiator, regardless of context. Too many young men being turned into potatoes because the head is seen as a legitimate target.

  50. Dmaul says:

    He shoots!!!!!!! And does not score. :(

  51. Ishmael says:

    Hey look, another incomplete Kearse target in the RZ.

    The red zone offence really has been dreadful all year.

    • dylanlep says:

      Kearse sucks

      • Ishmael says:

        He’s not great. Not really his fault that he’s getting targeted. If Graham has three dudes on him, Wilson should be looking to the 1-on-1. Would be nice if he could hang onto the ball every now and then though.

  52. Dmaul says:

    3 points is good

  53. Dmaul says:

    That was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

  54. Dmaul says:

    Their you go!!!!

  55. HAWKMEAT says:

    Go Hawks!!!!

  56. Hawktalker says:

    What a great call for Jimmy. And a great finish for Rawls

  57. rowdy says:

    Did anyone else britt blocking two people on his knees?

  58. Dmaul says:

    He SHOOTS!!!!!! And on good. :(

  59. Hawk Eye says:

    Graham is blocking well. Stayed in and blocked with the o line on Baldwin’s long catch

  60. Ishmael says:

    Reckon Haushcka might be done after this season

    • Hawktalker says:

      If you don’t come up with the goods during the playoffs, it’s no one else’s fault but your own. A shame, I think he’s really better than that.

  61. JT says:

    He still hit 90% of his FG’s this year. He’s had what, 5 kicks blocked (some partially his fault).

    They’ll probably re-sign him, and maybe at a discount after the “shaky” season.

    • Hawk Eye says:

      lots of kickers missing PATs this year.
      I think they resign him, maybe 2 years, same money.
      Hopefully if they resign him, he goes back to being Haush Money

    • Ishmael says:

      He’s missed 7 PATs this season, most in the NFL. That’s not fantastic. Definitely discount time if he wants to stay around.

  62. Dmaul says:

    Check that ball. IE Tom Brady

  63. JT says:

    These Lions are more Scar than Simba. Starting to play dirty as their season slips away.

  64. Hawktalker says:

    P-Rich, what is this guy on tonight? Amazing. OBJ2 hahaha
    Whatever it is, let’s make sure he saves some for Atlanta.

  65. Dmaul says:

    It is easy to beat a #6th seed

    • Hawktalker says:

      Not true. Seahawks of had a hard time beating anybody. Give them a little credit. Detroit may not be the best playoff team, but they are a team in the playoffs.

  66. Schuemansky says:

    Some insane catches tonight!

  67. JT says:

    LMAO Kearse can’t buy a touchdown

  68. Forrest says:

    Baldwin knew Kearse would drop it…hahaha!!

  69. Ukhawk says:

    Boy does a productive run game make such a difference! If you didn’t believ it, it was underlined today. Controls possession, creates play action, demoralises and frustrates defences. How comfortable did you feel being up by less than a TD into the 3rd qtr? Run game so important to keep investing in because if you can do it consistently over the best defences, you’re pretty tough to beat again

  70. Forrest says:

    This crowd is ruthless!!!!

  71. Dmaul says:

    Good deal, see you in Dallas.

  72. CharlieTheUnicorn says:

    Was it my imagination or where the Seahawks running more man blocking schemes for the OL ?

  73. LordSnow says:

    Best all around win of the year imo, and now Dan Quinn has something else to think about next week with Rawls going off.

    • Volume12 says:

      And Prosise is probably coming back too.

      P-Rich looks like he’s gonna be huge for us heading into next year too.

  74. John_s says:

    Great job by the oline of opening up some holes and Rawls hard running DB with 11 catches was clutch

  75. Greg Haugsven says:

    That’s a normal workman like win like it used to be. Solid D, great running, and Wilson 23/30 for 210. Sounds like the good Ole days.

  76. Dmaul says:

    Would love to tall to you all next weekend as game is going on. But unlike you slackers I got a ticket to the game.

  77. Greg Haugsven says:

    I guess the games is a 130 local time. Originaly they said it would be at 5

  78. Hawktalker says:

    Rob, how many guys have you ever banned from the site?

  79. Dmaul says:

    Dmaul signing out yall have a good night and drive safe.

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