BY Adam Lewis 12:45PM 11/04/2013

Lunch Links: Seahawks and mixed reactions

The Seahawks uneven, 27-24 overtime win Sunday against the Buccaneers had a lot of of writers unsure of what to make of an 8-1 team.

Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner tallied 11 tackles against Tampa Bay, including 1.5 sacks. / Drew Sellers

Fresh off back-to-back, close wins against inferior opponents, the 8-1 Seahawks Sunday garnered praise from most national writers for pulling off the biggest comeback win in franchise history, though weaknesses didn’t exactly go undetected.

On to the afternoon links…

Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated had his game story here, noting that since the Seahawks and Buccaneers entered the NFL as expansion teams in 1976, neither had ever played a game where the narrative changed so sharply after halftime. Seahawks reporter Terry Blount said Seattle played much better along the offensive line. 

Everett Herald columnist John Boyle wrote about quarterback Russell Wilson, who showed a rare sign of frustration in the fourth quarter after throwing a goal line interception to Tampa Bay safety Keith Tandy. named Wilson, who finished 19 of 26 for 217 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, its player of the game. 

USA Today thinks that the Seahawks are good but feature significant holes, especially on the defensive line. Also, here’s its game story.

Danny O’Neil, host of ESPN Radio’s Brock and Danny, said Sunday’s win reflected a “season of paradoxes.” He also pointed out a bevy of alarming trends.

On a lighter note, Dwight Schrute, better known as actor Rainn Wilson, was at the game sporting a beard that would make Grizzly Adams proud.


  • jafabian

    The Hawks don’t win pretty, but they win. And they have the best home field advantage in the league. As long as the 12th man is in full roar in the playoffs the Hawks should do well. I thought yesterday the crowd wasn’t really into it as much as they could have been but a 21 point deficit to a winless team can do that.

    Depsite the ugly wins and the obvious shortcomings there’s no team in the NFC that makes me think “the Hawks will have problems with them.” Their biggest concerns will be injuries. The one that would be hard to overcome is to Wilson. Tavaris is a good backup but with the O-Line so patchwork not sure he could overcome that the way Wilson is. And Wilson doesn’t always have great success either but his obvious leadership overcomes that. Sure wish Largent could put on a jersey again.