The reeling Jets (3-5) return from their bye week to face a very solid Seattle Seahawks (5-4) team that ended a 2 game losing streak of their own last week when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings 30-20. The win for the Seahawks essentially summed up what their season has become; fight the entire game on both sides of the ball and basically finding ways to pull out tough wins in somewhat dramatic fashion.
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch ran for 124 yards and a touchdown, Russell Wilson threw three first-half touchdown passes, and the Seahawks were able to overcome 182 yards by Adrian Peterson to pull out the win over the Vikings. The Jets should be well rested and ready to go after their bye and they will certainly need their rest going up against a very aggressive Seahawks team. The Seahawk offense, though still suffers from inconsistencies, at times is very efficient, creative and effective and their defense is just as creative but with a great deal of aggressiveness attached to it.
Utilizing the All-22 game film, the drive I want to focus on this week isn’t a TD drive actually but it was just as important. The Seahawks were up by 10 with almost 6 minutes to go in the game and it was apparent that Seahawks coach Pete Carrol didn’t want to allow the Vikings to get another shot at the endzone so Carroll and the offensive staff of the Seahawks coached as aggressively as you will a team coach when being up by 10 points. This type of coaching and football EPITOMIZES playing to WIN as oppose to playing NOT to lose.
Right after Browner intercepts Christian Ponder pass intended for Harvin, there’s 5:27 remaining in the game….
- 1st and 10 at Seattle 47 – The Seahawks come out in a Shotgun formation with 3 WRs (Tate to Wilson’s left and Rice/Baldwin to Wilson’s right) and Robert Turbin as the lone RB in the backfield. Wilson appears to audible from a pass play to a run play when Vikings defenders Greenway and Henderson moves up for the blitz;
~ R.Turbin runs right tackle to the Vikings 41 yard line, a gain of 12 yards
- 1st and 10 at Vikings 41- The Seahawks come in I formation with Russell Wilson under center and Lynch and Robinson as the two backs with a 2 WR set (Rice and Bladwin on opposite sides of Wilson).
~ Wilson hands off to FB Robinson up the middle for a 4 yard loss. DT Fred Evans and LB EJ Henderson comes virtually unblocked for the 4 yard TFL in the back field.