Here’s an open thread for your predictions and thoughts on the two games today: Oakland @ Houston and Detroit @ Seattle.
Game day baby Go Hawks!!
If we’re ever gonna hit our stride, now’s the time. #nomorebrace
today we witness what the hawks can do. 30-14 hawks go hawks
this is exactly what ive been talking about all year! set the tone and good things happen. go hawks
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!
20-14 in a squeaker
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.
*on pllay action.
Interested to see how Oakland QB Connor Cook plays in some situational football.
Carr’s injury is truly a tragedy for Raider Nation. And for the AFC in general.
It really was. I was excited for Oakland and then Carr goes down? Gut punch.
He should not have been in the game in the last qtr up 25, STUPID. I wonder sometimes why we leave Wilson in as much as we do in blow outs
But then some fans also wonder why we pull him up by 9 against the 9ers in week17
Prediction 31-16 to the Seahawks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All I will say…
I really hope McEvoy, Collins and Richardson feature on offense.
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.
Big day for Wilson and Baldwin and D takeaways: 33 – 17.
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!
Prediction 31-16 Seattle.
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.
Both Swanson and Reiff out for the Lions – Big opportunity for 4-man rush to show it’s in playoff form.
With Stafford struggling through a finger injury for several weeks now, I’m predicting 27-14 for the good guys.
yikes, comment fail
Clowney is a stud!
And Reddick. Slay is banged up too.
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!
Pay attention to the coin toss if you can. The Hawks always want to be on Defense first, especially at home#
Who’s raising the 12th man flag?
Lockett, ET, Beastmode, or…?
Hutch baybee! 😀
can he still play?
Lane vs Tate/Boldin in the slot is a key match-up this game. Detroit’s going to be in 11 personnel a lot.
Take Fant out man he is terrible! Ziggy is destroying him.
Fant isn’t ready for prime time
He crushed Fant to end 2 drives.
On the upside, Glow had 3 great run blocks on that drive. They need to be able to run on this defense.
Take out Russ. He has been worse.
Lol, what’s he supposed to do? The pressure comes fast from all angles, and it has all season. It’s a miracle he isn’t shell-shocked.
Thank God Graham’s okay, probably just got the wind knocked out of him.
Just like AZ game, their backup OL looks better than some of our starters
Nice-that was needed
Don’t look now but the Hawks have only called runs this drive – 9 straight
to my untrained eye it looks like they are doing a more simplified blocking scheme
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
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.
Nice little run game they have going.
PRich = amazeballs
What a catch! Unreal!
This looks like Seahawk and PC football. Run it down their throats!
Feed a back and good things happen. Stay committed to it Seattle.
Glow & Britt blowing open holes helps Rawls is gonna get fed.
Definetly. But Rawls is running with more authority and getting back to his slashing style.
That boy runs hard. I wonder who he learned that from
Hmmm… could it have been ‘run through a mother***ers face plate?’
“over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over over and over and over and over…
…and over again.”
Cause you got…personality. And a great run game!
CHAWK, how about our boy P-Rich? 😉
Looking like the prospect we always hoped he was.
Between him and Rawls they’re looking really good.
Rawls is ballin, century mark already
Bad throw by Wilson
His accuracy is iffy so far, but he’s been hit with instance pressure on almost every drop-back.
Tanner still shoulda caught that one.
Yup. That was catchable.
He has been pretty bad.
I give the benefit of the doubt when the protection is awful tho. Makes it so tough on the QB. Same goes for the RB’s on days when the defense lives in the backfield.
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.
Lane just hasn’t lived up to his extension. Looks like he gave up on the coverage vs Jones on that play.
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
Yeah, looked like he could’ve broken that up or used the sideline a little better. Hopefully he’s just having a down year.
hawks have no chance. FORT WORTH
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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.
Best first half since…Carolina?
Wasn’t great, but not in a hole.
Wow our line stinks… revelation, I know. Fant is killing us.
Saw Russ get hit on instant throws
Keep going to P-Rich for as long as they can.
Love to see him get behind the D on a play action
can’t protect Russ, but they’re doing work in the run game. 1 out of 2 phases is an improvement
The monster Ifedi whiff is still in my mind as well. Yeah, rookie, yeah, learning, but that was embarrassing. They sure seem play much better in run blocking, encouraging.
How can a big guy whiff so badly against a target as big as he is?
no balance. little awareness. great explosiveness, though!
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.
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.
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?
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.
Man… Glow and Britt just keep blasting
…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.
Russ can’t take a sack there. Terrible decision.
Can’t take a sack smh
Who is #94 for the Lions? Seeing him alot. FORT WORTH
What is Forth Worth?
I’m a Dallas fan. Dip Shit
sorry for your troubles…
And if you want to stay here, you’ll mind your language.
And? I’ve literally never heard of Forth Worth. Is that where Dallas plays?
A. spell it right DIP SHIT!!!! It is Fort…… Not Forth retard
Is this Steven A. Smith?
Is this Tony Romo? trying to find something to do?
Yes. Thank I might want to play for the Seahawks next year
Ansah is a grown ass man. He’s going to get paid in a big way.
No body is yaping? Why not? You got the 12th man right?
yap on that run. It was good!!!!
Whoaaaa the QB straight firing 30 yards downfield for a block.
Gotta love Russ man.
Common Rawls, shake it off. Hope he’s not hurt.
Whew . . .
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.
He shoots!!!!!!! And does not score.
Hey look, another incomplete Kearse target in the RZ.
The red zone offence really has been dreadful all year.
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.
3 points is good
That was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
Their you go!!!!
His elem school just encourages its students to participate.
What a great call for Jimmy. And a great finish for Rawls
Did anyone else britt blocking two people on his knees?
Definitely one of our bright spots.
He SHOOTS!!!!!! And on good.
Graham is blocking well. Stayed in and blocked with the o line on Baldwin’s long catch
Reckon Haushcka might be done after this season
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.
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.
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
He’s missed 7 PATs this season, most in the NFL. That’s not fantastic. Definitely discount time if he wants to stay around.
Bring in competition anyway. He’s no spring chicken.
Check that ball. IE Tom Brady
These Lions are more Scar than Simba. Starting to play dirty as their season slips away.
P-Rich, what is this guy on tonight? Amazing. OBJ2 hahaha
Whatever it is, let’s make sure he saves some for Atlanta.
It is easy to beat a #6th seed
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.
Any kind of excuse… I understand.
This isn’t your normal blog comments section. We discuss football we don’t trash talk. If you want to troll I’m sure you’ll find it funnier on a different blog.
Some insane catches tonight!
LMAO Kearse can’t buy a touchdown
Baldwin knew Kearse would drop it…hahaha!!
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
This crowd is ruthless!!!!
Good deal, see you in Dallas.
See ya there.
Hope Dak can convert some 3rd downs. 😉
Makes more sense now. Felt like a Troller.
We are good… No worries
Didn’t Darth Maul get killed off early on, your team to follow…
Watch Stars Wars Rebels. He is not dead.
He is half what he used to be. ^.^
But not dead.
You have to get past Aaron Rogers first…
Already beat him. What is the Problem?
If the Giants beat GB, Dallas will get bounced.
Spoken like a true Steven A. Smith
Was it my imagination or where the Seahawks running more man blocking schemes for the OL ?
Best all around win of the year imo, and now Dan Quinn has something else to think about next week with Rawls going off.
And Prosise is probably coming back too.
P-Rich looks like he’s gonna be huge for us heading into next year too.
Great job by the oline of opening up some holes and Rawls hard running DB with 11 catches was clutch
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.
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.
I guess the games is a 130 local time. Originaly they said it would be at 5
Rob, how many guys have you ever banned from the site?
Hope I’m #1 seed
You’re definitely #1 in my book . . .
Not really a Steven A. Smith type question, but thought I’d ask it anyway . . .
Dmaul signing out yall have a good night and drive safe.
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