Curtis Allen’s week three watch notes (vs Panthers)

September 24th, 2023 | Written by Rob Staton

Challenges come in all different shapes and sizes during an NFL season. Sometimes, it is purely a very tough opponent. Others – like this week – the challenge comes from circumstance.

NFL-watchers across the nation do not see much juice in this matchup. Most talking heads and the betting community at large are predicting a comfortable win for the Seahawks.

The close-quarter fans of the Seahawks know different though. The 0-2 Panthers are a loss dressed in a win’s clothing. Circumstance is playing a heavy hand in this game.

At this point, Bryce Young’s ankle injury is a blessing for the Panthers, as he had not looked comfortable in the offense and had been unable to throw the ball past the sticks effectively at all.

Andy Dalton is no world-beater. But as a backup and a fill-in starter for this game, he is a stabilizing presence that can keep the offense afloat, and perhaps cook up some magic with Adam Thielen.

And then there is last year’s Week Fourteen matchup, where Carolina clearly demonstrated they should not be taken lightly. The 4-8 Panthers came into Seattle and manhandled the playoff-bound Seahawks by dominating the trenches, rushing for 223 yards and only allowing 46 on the ground to complete one of the NFL’s most dubious feats of the year – an NFC South division sweep of the Seahawks. Pete Carroll and the Seahawks have not forgotten this.

On the other side, Seattle is a very beat up team right now. They are still without their top two Offensive Tackles, and an impressive performance against the Lions last week should not lull anyone into thinking they can just move forward, business as usual. Brian Burns and Justin Houston will make sure to present a real test for Stone Forsythe and Jake Curhan.

The defense has arguably their three most important players – Jarran Reed, Riq Woolen and Quandre Diggs – dealing with injuries and as a unit are once again dragging hard to open the season.

After two games they are:

-31st in total yards allowed
-30th in passing yards allowed
-30th in sacks and 25th in pressures
-Tied for 30th in first downs conceded
-29th in scoring defense

Yes, it is only a two-game sample. Yes, the run defense has improved. But this is a tune we have heard so many times we know it by heart. A sluggish defensive start could lead to losing games they should comfortably win, and cause them some heartburn come December, when they are scraping for a playoff spot.

This is a thorny matchup that might not show up on the NFL radar as a key game, but this one will be a real test of the Seahawks’ mettle. After an embarrassment at home against the Rams to open the season, and an inspiring bounce back win against a tough Lions team on the road, this is a game where we get some insight into where this team is headed in 2023.

Let’s dig into our watch points for this week.

Keep the Panther Rushing Game in Check

This is obvious. Last year, every time the Panthers needed a play against Seattle, they simply ran the ball and the Seahawks were powerless to stop them.

After two games, the Panthers are ninth in the NFL in yards per game, rushing for 127 yards. The Seahawks are thirteenth in run defense, conceding 97 per game. After a 223-yard rushing day last year, it is tempting to ask for ‘just an average day’ for the defense, and truth be told, that should help propel them to victory. Sam Darnold quarterbacked them to a win on only 12 of 24 throwing for 120 yards and one touchdown without any turnovers. Hardly the stuff of legend.

Miles Sanders and Chuba Hubbard are the latest Panther running backs, and they both are able to run effectively between the tackles. With the pass protection problems Carolina has (more on that in a minute) and the fact they are currently not employing a dynamic passing attack, success in the run game is essential for them to take home a victory.

The Seahawk rushing defense is putting up vastly better numbers than last year. But there is still much work to be done. A healthy day containing their ground game would go a long, long way towards earning them a victory.

Do Not Let Andy Dalton Play His Game

It is being widely reported that Dalton has a career 3-1 record against the Seahawks. While that is true, a little context is in order.

Last year, he contributed only sixteen caught passes for 187 yards to a win for New Orleans. 111 of those yards came after the catch. The Saints won by rushing for 235 yards. His other three games against the Seahawks came 4 years ago, 8 years ago, and 11 years ago. That is just too big a gap to put any credence into his record against them. It is not as if he has some kind of consistent iron grip on the current Seahawks.

What does he do well?

He specializes in the kind of play that has given the Seahawks fits in recent years – papercutting the defense to death by plodding down the field with short, safe passes that get the ball out his hands quickly.

It is a big reason why the Seahawks have struggled so much against backup quarterbacks. Coaches rein the game plan in and give long-tenured veteran passers an easier game plan to work with, and it minimizes chances for turnovers and rewards patience and ball control.

When combined with a lack of pass rush pressure, it is a successful formula for opposing teams.

So that is where we start with beating Andy Dalton: pressure him and press the receivers. This is a golden opportunity for the Seahawks to disrupt the Panthers’ entire game with pressure.

The Seahawks have invested heavily in players who can cause problems for the quarterback and the Panthers’ offensive line has been extremely poor in pass protection so far this season. In just two games, they have conceded six sacks, a whopping 31% pressure rate and Bryce Young has fumbled twice (and unofficially was strip sacked a third time, but the defense was flagged for a penalty on the play). Generating pressure without constant blitzing should be a reasonable expectation for this defense.

The coverage team has an equally important job to fit this together and keep their offense from functioning well. They need to disrupt receivers’ routes or otherwise provide tight coverage to make Dalton hold onto the ball.

Last year for the Saints, Dalton had one of the quickest triggers in the NFL, spending only 2.3 seconds in the pocket on average. His entire body of output was predicated on getting the ball out of his hands to playmakers like Alvin Kamara and Chris Olave and letting them be the offense. Look at this stunning gap in effectiveness when Dalton was forced to hold onto the ball:

His completion percentage and quarterback rating drop from “Nearly NFL Elite” to “Use Him As An Emergency QB Only.” His sack rate quadruples. His touchdown and interception throws are equal.

It all starts with covering and disrupting those quick throws. And that is also where Seattle’s weakness has lied.

Matt Stafford and Jared Goff have mercilessly picked on defenders in the middle of the field with quick, short passes.
The results are ugly:

Julian Love is Seattle’s most-targeted defender so far this season with 19 targets, and he is allowing a 74% completion rate. Jordyn Brooks and Coby Bryant are tied for the third-most targeted with 10 each and have conceded 9 catches for an awful 90% rate. Bobby Wagner is conceding 100% on four targets. And what’s worse? Those four already have 12 missed tackles, including 3 from Wagner, who only had 2 missed tackles in 17 games last year. As a team the Seahawks are one of the NFL’s worst with 23 missed tackles so far.

Coverage is a problem. Tackling is also a problem. Those are basically the only two things defenders behind the line of scrimmage need to do. This game is a fantastic opportunity to shore things up and give the offense a chance to really dominate.

Run On This Defense. A Lot.

I cannot begin to tell you how much the Seahawks would benefit themselves if they decide to commit to the run game against the Panthers.

First off, it would be a nice bit of revenge for last year’s game. The Seahawk running backs were plagued by injury, and they were only able to roll out Travis Homer and Tony Jones in the backfield. The 46 yards they gained on the ground were painful to watch.

More importantly though, the matchup is excellent here. The Panthers are conceding an average of 132 yards per game this year – good for twenty-fifth in the NFL – but that is just a small part of the story.

In only two games they have conceded thirteen runs of eight or more yards. Thirteen! The runs have come both up the middle and around the edges. Teams are gashing the Panthers at a time where their own offense is struggling and cannot make up the difference, and the Seahawks have a runner who already proven explosive in the NFL in Kenneth Walker, and another who is just waiting to break out in Zach Charbonnet.

The Seahawks must take advantage of this opportunity. They have only run the ball with their running backs 39 times in two games so far. Yes, part of that is the fact they had a dismal second half against the Rams, but there is every reason to feature the running game against Carolina.

It gives the defense rest and allows them to go all out. It does all sort of wonders for the passing game, especially proving that play-action will be effective.

Perhaps most important, though, is that it protects the offensive line in a time where they are vulnerable. Brian Burns, Justin Houston and Frankie Luvu have already made their mark this year as excellent pass rushers. They can come from the edges or inside. But when a team is not defending the run very well, they can keep those pass rushers in check by running the ball on the ground and not even giving them a chance to get in gear.

329 Responses to “Curtis Allen’s week three watch notes (vs Panthers)”

  1. Rob Staton says:

    I am so sorry I have posted this late — I’ve had a crazy working day

  2. Peter says:

    Thanks Rob for posting and Cha for writing this.

    Really hoping we can stop the brian burns and friends experience.

  3. Whit21 says:

    Another bad zach wilson day for the jets.. anyone think the jets are gonna call JS for Drew Lock trade?

    • Ukalex6674 says:

      Hardly an upgrade imo

    • Romeo A57 says:

      I think most of the league sees Lock and Zach about the same.

    • Whit21 says:

      Geno just not the guy. His throws are mixed.. throwing with loft.. bullet passes.. bad vision.. everything is mixed.. no consistency with the right throw.. thats what makes a qb.. the right throw and making it.. geno still doesnt have it to be a playoff/SB QB..

      • whit21 says:

        The issues I see with Geno is the rocks into his throws. He loads up on his back foot and rocks into his throws. He needs better timing and a balanced offense if hes gonna throw like that. His deeper passes are way off or just high. He had chances to throw low and give his WR a chance at a catch but he throws high and out of bounds. Thats very concerning as a playmaker type of QB. The panthers shouldn’t be able to force bad passes and the deep game that PC loves is so absent its atrocious.

        I always felt that Drew Lock was capable of doing what PC has always wanted last season, but Geno played well enough to keep Lock as the 2. I do not like how Geno rolls and rocks into his throws and it feels like he doesnt know on some throws what to do. He lofted a throw to lockett where the DB thought he had an easy pick and locket came in and had it on his finger tips. Did lockett break it up or did he break up the INT?

        If this team under performs and can get a better QB in this draft. I am ok with that. Put drew lock on the trade block or start him at this point.. This Geno love is not gonna be good by seasons end. Start lock or look for the next QB at this point. Its imperative at this point to look at a team thats very young but needs a QB,

        Still will not concede the fact that PC time is limited and I think that Dan Quinn’s time as a head coach is not unlikely. The only thing I can think of is the new NFL norm is to go after an offensive HC with a prominent D coordinator.

  4. Mick says:

    I didn’t see Payton starting 0-3 and his D looking so helpless.

  5. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Time to see if Hurtt can actually put together a scheme that doesn’t allow Dalton to dink and dunk his way to ANOTHER backup QB upset.

    • Whit21 says:

      Exactly.. i feel like theres gonna be too many blitzes and andy will have a lot of short passes planned and execute… but its hard with how many DBs are out.. its gonna be interesting the game plan on D

  6. Ukalex6674 says:

    Brandon Staley……what a poor call

  7. SeaPunk says:

    10 TD for Miami. And it isn’t even over yet. This is incredible.

  8. Kyle R says:

    Don’t know what’s worse the stupid penalty on Love for the obvious helmet to helmet or actually giving up that big play.

  9. bmseattle says:

    Love and Jones…our two big free agent signings have been a net negative so far.

  10. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Great play by Mafe. Time for the pass rush to light it up

  11. Peter says:


  12. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Time to pound the rock

  13. Big Mike says:

    What was that, about a 5 min drive?

  14. Palatypus says:

    Who had the Broncos defense today in FF? What did that get you?

  15. Peter says:

    Solid stop all things considered.

  16. Blitzy the Clown says:

    That’s beautiful!

  17. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Again with the DK Lockett. Get it right man. It’s not hard

  18. Blitzy the Clown says:


  19. bmseattle says:

    the true test of your offensive line’s run blocking ability…short yardage.

  20. Blitzy the Clown says:

    It looked short to me based on the spot. But I thought the spot was short

    Whatever. As long as it’s a new set of downs

  21. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Less than a quarter gone and this officiating team has made the game about them.

  22. Big Mike says:

    This already feels like one of those games where everything we get will be like a trip to the dentist

  23. bmseattle says:

    did that bounce off of his helmet?

  24. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Hey Shane, if we could utilize our first round, first taken WR some time this season, that’d be wonderful.

  25. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Ugh Witherspoon

  26. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Ah Witherspoon

  27. Palatypus says:

    This is our crew today.

    Yrs 2022 crew College Occupation
    R 62 Ron Torbert 14 Michigan State attorney
    U 20 Barry Anderson 17 Boger North Carolina State builder/developer
    DJ 21 Max Causey 2 * Louisiana Tech financial advisor
    LJ 100 Maia Chaka 3 Martin Norfolk State health and physical education teacher
    FJ 25 Ryan Dickson 7 * Utah commercial real estate developer
    SJ 7 Keith Washington 16 * Virginia Military Institute program financial analyst
    BJ 67 Tony Josselyn 6 * Eastern Kentucky probation officer
    RO Artenzia Young-Seigler 4 Allen Paul Quinn College
    RA Desiree Abrams 4 Clark Florida A&M food safety enforcement coo

  28. Blitzy the Clown says:

    No that was Dremont Jones

  29. Peter says:

    Witherspoon…..getting there.

  30. Big Mike says:

    Good defensive series

  31. AlaskaHawk says:

    I hope this is a confidence builder for the defense. And the offense LOL

  32. Big Mike says:

    Outstanding play design

  33. Hawks4life says:

    Can we please get JSN involved….

  34. Palatypus says:

    Oh, crap!

    I just realized there are THREE women on this crew.

  35. Blitzy the Clown says:

    That’s who I want to see some more of — Charbonnet

  36. Blitzy the Clown says:

    That’s my MOFO!

  37. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Stone Forsythe gettin it done!

  38. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Props where they’re due, Geno’s footwork in the pocket looks fantastic.

  39. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Looks like a wrist for Lewis. Next man up

  40. Big Mike says:

    (in my best Dan Patrick voice)…Stone Forsythe with whiff

  41. James says:

    So the Vikings lost again… Perhaps they’d want to save some money on Danielle Hunter…. 😀

  42. cha says:

    Anyone else think Cam Young is showing up well today so far?

  43. bmseattle says:

    Ugh…did anyone see what happened to Brown?
    Hope it wasn’t his knee again.

  44. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    OMG. If we can unlock that little bit of Barry Sanders that K9 has in his game, we could really have something.

  45. Sea Mode says:

    Ole! Juked him out of his shoes!

  46. Palatypus says:

    Was that one of Geno’s “Interceptable Balls?”

  47. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Settling for FGs. Letting Carolina hang around.

    Seen this script before

  48. SEAhemoth82 says:

    Death by Field Goal.

  49. Sea Mode says:

    Man, our offense is great at losing momentum today…

  50. James says:

    Can the coaches watch some of JSN’s college highlights and then give him an actual route to run, please?

  51. Big Mike says:

    Strategy obviously to pick on Jackson

  52. Sea Mode says:

    Arizona beating Dallas?

  53. Blitzy the Clown says:


  54. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Finally some home field advantage with these false starts

  55. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Derp derp

  56. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Letting them hang around. Sigh.

  57. Big Mike says:

    Absolutely pathetic

  58. cha says:

    Quandre is a great leader in our locker room and highly respected by everyone.

  59. Troy says:

    Worst defense in the NFL. PERIOD.

  60. Big Mike says:

    Coaching coaching coaching and oh yeah, COACHING

  61. AlaskaHawk says:

    That was brutal. I know our defense is beat up already but…

    The offense better start over performing

  62. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Super clean pocket and Geno throws an absolute turd

  63. HOUSE says:

    Julian Love… WTF??? Quandrae Diggs… WTFF???

  64. clbradley17 says:

    Even the announcers can tell we don’t know what defense we’re running. Not on the same page. One announcer said “Some guys are in a zone, others are playing man to man.” Embarrassing.

  65. Kyle R says:

    Don’t get me wrong that was a huge blown coverage by the defense, however, if the offense didn’t keep getting constipated in the red zone and score a TD just once we’d still be in the lead.

  66. Big Mike says:

    Going from bad to worse

  67. Blitzy the Clown says:

    feels like a huge momentum shift in this game

  68. AlaskaHawk says:

    That’s 2 errant passes that Lockett has knocked down to prevent an interception.

  69. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Abandon the run with four minutes on the clock. Going only for the big pass.


  70. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Two gawdawful throws from Geno in a row

    After a solid quarter and a half. WTF?!?!?!

  71. bmseattle says:

    geno has been playing with fire all day. Could have 3 interceptions.

  72. Romeo A57 says:

    Geno was playing with fire on those near interceptions. Just got burnt.

  73. cha says:

    Geno Smith is confused by the Seahawks wearing the home whites. He’s throwing to the dark jerseys out of habit.

  74. Big Mike says:

    Hawks in serious trouble if they TD here. Carolina gets the ball to start the 2nd.

  75. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Wagner’s best play in a while

  76. Hawks4life says:

    As long as Geno is starting at QB and Pete is managing this team we will never win a meaningful game. Harsh reality of a Seahawks fan in 2023

  77. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Nice play by Artie.

    Good out by the defense. Let’s hope the offense can rally.

  78. Sea Mode says:

    2-min warning and 2 timeouts. Let’s respond with some urgency here before the half.

  79. Sea Mode says:

    The Dolphins scored 70 points!?! 😮

  80. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    What is this horrible red zone bullsh*t?

  81. bmseattle says:

    It seems the tight ends are no longer a part of the offense

  82. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Geno ice?


    Gee, no ice!

  83. Troy says:

    Why does this team always play down to the opponent? Backup QBs own Seattle!

  84. Blitzy the Clown says:

    That unpleasant odor you may notice is the stench of mediocrity

  85. geoff u says:

    I hear that new Dolphin’s head coach can scheme an offense. Any indication this is true?

  86. Ty says:

    Looks like Geno Jet is back. But QB is totally fine!

  87. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Boye Mafe is a a dawg

    He doesn’t always make the play, but he always brings, it every play

  88. bmseattle says:

    we were very lucky not to get a roughing the passer called against us there. very late push.

  89. Palatypus says:

    I think KC might put up more than 70 on Chi.

  90. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Julian Love made a play y’all

  91. geoff u says:

    If the Cardinals only needed to play the first half of a game they’d be 3-0. Depending on how the 3rd quarter goes, this may turn into, if they just didn’t have to play the 4th quarter…

  92. AlaskaHawk says:

    Our new found defensive dominance?

  93. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Nice 3rd down conversion to Parkinson

  94. Blitzy the Clown says:

    OMG wtf Geno give me a cardiac

  95. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Geno tempting Satan with THAT pass. Metcalf, right place and right time.

  96. Big Mike says:

    Awesome RAC by Walker

  97. Blitzy the Clown says:

    DJ wildcat

    Scratch it down for me fellas

  98. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Approach the 20…. offense falters. Waldron is automatic the middle 60 yards.

  99. Donovan says:

    Devon Witherspoon is going to be really good – amazing closing speed on passes.

  100. Romeo A57 says:

    At least Meyers is doing his job today.

  101. Sea Mode says:

    3rd and short, of course let’s allow a defender a free run at Geno… 🤦‍♂️

  102. 805Hawk says:

    How is it that we aren’t killing this depleted, terrible Panther’s team. Five field goals. Really? I get the OL issues, but this is not comfortable.

  103. SEAhemoth82 says:

    We can’t run the Wildcat without Ronnie Brown, or Ricky Williams.

  104. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Cam Young absorbing double teams out there. Can’t ask for a lot more than that right now

  105. Big Mike says:

    Aaaand another shitty Carroll challenge

  106. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Do we need better video screens at Lumen? How can Pete challenge after being given the time to see that was CLEARLY a catch?

  107. Troy says:

    Certainties in life: Death, Taxes and the Seahawks Defense giving up leads on the very next possession.

  108. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Well done defense!

  109. Big Mike says:

    And btw who’s this Gross Ma Toast that plays for Carolina. Did our guy defect?

  110. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    I want a JSN featured drive. Make it happen.

  111. AlaskaHawk says:

    Four Flags!! fOUR fLAGS!! Go Hawks!!

  112. Sea Mode says:

    Bobo absolutely destroyed some dude on a double team coming across the formation…

  113. Hawks4life says:

    They send Walker deeper than JSN lol, Nice play though

  114. Big Mike says:

    Second time this season we’ve been called for that penalty. That is bad coaching

  115. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Nifty play action to Fant. Well schemed and well executed

  116. Kyle R says:

    It’s almost like good things happen when you involve the TEs!!

  117. geoff u says:

    If anyone’s wondering the number is 8, 8 is the most field goals made in a game.

  118. AlaskaHawk says:

    Yes Never give up!

    This message approved by Marshawn Lynch

  119. SEAhemoth82 says:

    Common sense play calling saves lives.

  120. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    How many more injuries can this OL take? I mean….. Jeebus.

  121. Palatypus says:

    For those not watching RedZone., Arizona is playing very fast defense today. They are rolling everything away from Micah Parsons and using a hard count to get him to jump off-sides. Their defensive backs are also playing sticky coverage.

  122. Romeo A57 says:

    Big touchdown by Walker. Let’s see if the defense can close out this game.

  123. Kyle R says:

    So I know we put a call out to all guys in the Seattle area over 300 pounds before the season started for the D-line well now we are back asking for the same type of guys for the On-line today.

  124. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Julian Love playing a much better game today

  125. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Witherspoon with another solid tackle

  126. Kyle R says:

    Is that a bullshit ref hazing the rookie call?

  127. Blitzy the Clown says:


  128. Big Mike says:

    So the referees are going to give Carolina points now

  129. AlaskaHawk says:

    I want to see that play again. Have to look it up tomorrow.

  130. Big Mike says:

    I am so sick of bad officiating in the NFL

  131. Palatypus says:

    Those three women on the officiating crew are having a group dance to “What have you done for me lately?” by Janet Jackson.

  132. Big Mike says:

    Referees gifted them this TD
    Such TOTAL bullshit

    • Troy says:

      We had them 1st and 20. Against a team with no offense. Our defense sucks.

      • Pack of K9s says:

        I love trashing the defense but they played 3 nearly perfect downs and earned a 3 and out. When the refs give the other team bonus chances every defense in nfl history looks bad. I think its within reason to be upset about the PI call there

        • Troy says:

          I LOVE Witherspoon and hated that call, but I want this defense to show me something. I am not giving them a pass because of one bad call.

    • Kyle R says:

      While I agree the call was bullshit on Witherspoon. Big Mike the Seahawks had Andy Fucking Dalton 1st and 20 after two false starts near mid field and still gave up that TD.

  133. Troy says:

    Worst defense in the NFL. Busted coverages galore. 1st and 20. Easy.

  134. SEAhemoth82 says:

    FATALITY. Adam Thielen WINS.

  135. Rushless pass says:

    Why the hell is Bobby covering thielen ?

  136. Rushless pass says:

    Why the hell is Bobby covering thielen ?

  137. Palatypus says:

    Justin Fields is starting to look like Tim Tebow.

    • Romeo A57 says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if Fields doesn’t start again for the Bears. There is no upside at this point, he is a bust.

  138. Blitzy the Clown says:

    No Cam Young in goal line?

  139. Big Mike says:

    Seahawks 22
    Panthers 13
    Referees 7

    Fuck you NFL

  140. Kyle R says:

    Need him at Guard now on the next offensive position.

  141. Pran says:

    Defense cannot be fixed unless someone outside from Petes coaching tree is hired. Look at OC, he is doing much better with a backup QB.

  142. Kyle R says:

    Damn it meant to be a reply to Blitzy

  143. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Hello TEs

  144. Palatypus says:

    Referees got paid off with Taylor Swift tickets.

  145. AlaskaHawk says:

    Well it’s obvious the only winning strategy is for the offense to score more points than the other team.

    I like what I’m seeing from Charbonnet.
    Love the power.

  146. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Walker’s fresh legs brought to you by…

    Zach Charbonnet

  147. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Man, Walker is our entire offense.

  148. Big Mike says:

    Really oline series there

  149. Hawkster says:

    Tell me that wasn’t TEs plus a two-headed RB down the field for 6

  150. AlaskaHawk says:

    So the crack in block was done by Tyler Lockett to clear that edge for Walker to score a TD

  151. Sten says:

    Damn, was that drive only run plays? This line might be half decent

  152. geoff u says:

    😆 Dallas is totally gonna lose to the Cards

  153. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Mario Edwards Jr been knocking on Dalton’s door a few times today

  154. cha says:

    Have the announcers said Bobby Wagner’s name today?

    Even once?

    What about Quandre Diggs? Other than that blown TD play?

  155. Big Mike says:

    Again Wagz covering Theilen on 3rd

  156. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Dalton just did what Geno won’t. Run.

  157. Pack of K9s says:

    Starting secondary needs to be
    TBD after next offseason for the other safety spot. Should have been Ryan Neal

  158. Blitzy the Clown says:

    I’ll take what looks more and more like a win but to be clear, Carolina are self destructing here

  159. Pran says:

    Crowd is bailing out D big time

  160. Sten says:

    This is like 2005 Giants levels of false starts

  161. Matt says:

    I don’t know if we are good or bad or average yet…but man are we a boring team to watch.

  162. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    The “Chardonnay and checking Instagram” set of season ticket holders must’ve not been able to make it to Lumen today. The crowd is awesome.

  163. Big Mike says:

    Could’ve put the game away
    Could’ve at least eaten up clock


  164. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Reed with a loving tribute to Mosesbread

  165. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    REED! The Big Sexy!

  166. Sea Mode says:

    With the Mike B tribute!

  167. AlaskaHawk says:

    Love me some Jarren Reed. To close out that Panthers Offense.

  168. AlaskaHawk says:

    Kenneth Walker had a really good day with 94 yards and 2 touchdowns.

  169. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Would like Walker to cross 100 yards rushing for the books

  170. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Franklin Jr got CHARBONNETED!

  171. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Charbonnet with a nasty finish, not seen since RedTube.

  172. HOUSE says:

    Geno made some good throws to the TEs on this drive and the RBs (both were fresh and ferocious) chewing up yards leading to that score. Great response!

    Other than that holding penalty on Witherspoon, he’s fiesty and scrappy. He brings energy!

  173. SEAhemoth82 says:

    Like Gronk, Charbonnet pushed that DB out of the Club.

  174. Hawkster says:

    OK with some Charbonnet chiropractic for a highlight reel

  175. Blitzy the Clown says:


  176. Palatypus says:

    Bobo scored

    (lights cigarette)

  177. cha says:

    Great win for the Seahawks.

    Gutty. Stumbly. Bumbly. Gritty.

    • Sea Mode says:

      Ok, I’m happy for the win too. But why let Andy Dalton hang around for the whole first half until the CAR run defense absolutely imploded in the 2nd half?

  178. Romeo A57 says:

    BOBO with the icing on the victory!

  179. HOUSE says:

    JAKE BOBO gets a TD before JSN and Charbonnet

  180. Blitzy the Clown says:


    Smith to Lockett with the improbable 2 point conversion

  181. Big Mike says:

    Is that Locks first catch today?

  182. bmseattle says:

    Man…this is one long-ass game

  183. SEAhemoth82 says:

    When life gives you lemons, be a Bobo.

  184. David says:

    Another outstanding pre-game write up, Cha! Thank you!

    My two cents post game…

    – The 12s came to play! They were difference makers today!

    – To all those who wrote Reed off at NT, well, apparently Reed is writing back. And I like what he’s saying! At least so far! Lol! Seriously, he looked like a pro bowl player today.

    – Love our depth at CB and OL!

    – It’s painful watching Bobby trying to cover WRs and RBs across the field. 110% love him. First ballet HoF dude for sure. But he ain’t getting that job done any more.

    – I am so interested to witness the return of Adams next week. Wanna see how he is deployed.

    – Ya, it’s still early, but I’m kinda feeling like I’d rather have kept Neal instead of “upgrading” to Love.

    – Bobo! Hell of a catch. Feels like we might be saying that a lot.

    – But it sure seemed like there were way too many dropped passes. One literally bounced off Lockett’s helmet. WTF?!?

    – Hope Jones is ok. We can’t afford to lose any more DL. Dang.

    – So far there’s been noticeable improvement in the run defense. Nice to see that, but we still need to find a way to dial up the pressure against quick little dink&dunk offenses. When we did get pressure, our D looked good.

    – Love our RBs! Really good thunder & lightning approach. K9 is really wanting it. Charbonnet was so brutal! What a day (10th anniversary celebration) for him to say, “my name is spelled Charbonnet but it’s pronounced Marshawn”! And DJ Dallas is really showing up in the return game. Although fielding that punt at the 5 wasn’t his smartest play even if it worked out.

    – Meyers redeemed!

    – Witherspoon leaves it ALL out there on EVERY play! That’s a kid who loves playing football. I think he’s gonna be a good one.