The city of Seattle had a couple of questions about their football team going into this season. The main concerns had to do with whether or not our quarterback Russell Wilson would be able to perform to the level he had in his rookie year, if the defense could hold their own for another year in a tough schedule, and if the ‘Hawks could triumph over the division rival San Francisco 49ers.
The team was also hit with a big loss before pre season when their big off season acquisition Percy Harvin went down in practice and won’t return until close to Thanksgiving.
Even though the team started bleak, all of these doubts have already been shattered.
In the pre season, the Seahawks went undefeated against some strong opponents. In the pre-season the Seahawks went against the San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders in which the Seahawks won each game decisively.
The main jobs that needed to be figured out were the backup QB to Russell Wilson, the starting wide receivers, and the offensive line. Veteran QB Tarvaris Jackson took the backup role, wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and WR Stephen Williams took the backup WR roles, and guard J.R. Sweezy took the right guard role in place of the former RG John Moffit who was recently traded. After the pre season, both the team, and the fans felt confident going into the season.
The first game of the season was against the Carolina Panthers on the road and result was not one that we were expecting. People were expecting a complete blowout, but got a close match where it came down to the final minutes.
The difference in the game was a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Jermaine Kearse for a final score of 12-7.
The next game was against the division rival San Francisco 49ers. This was a game the entire nation was watching because it was a division rival game between two of the best teams in the National Football League.
Young QB Colin Kaepernick came to Seattle last year and was handed a large loss. This match was going to be a repeat of last time. The 49ers only scored a total of 3 points and gave up three interceptions to the Seahawks defense. The fans even cemented their ability into the history books as they broke the record for loudest professional sports stadium at that game by reaching an amazing 163.3 decibels of sound. The Seahawks won this game by a score of 29-3.
The last game was against the Jacksonville Jaguars who are ranked at the 32nd best team in the NFL.
The Seahawks were expected to get a blowout victory after the victory against the 49ers and they delivered on that expectation. Russell Wilson threw four touchdowns in a true aerial assault on Jacksonville. The Seahawks won that game 45-17.
The Seahawks have started the season with a strong 3-0, but still have a hard season ahead of them. The upcoming weeks include such opponents as the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, and a rematch with the 49ers in San Francisco later on. The Seahawks have started off very strong, and are looking to keep it going against some strong opponents in the upcoming weeks.