In the last week of the regular season in the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks traveled to the Bay to take on the San Francisco 49ers in what was perhaps Chip Kelly’s last game as head coach.
With a multitude of playoff scenarios swirling around, it was one of those games which was a formality and where the result would simply dictate a matter of seeding.
Aptly described by Richard “I’m Better Than You At Life” Sherman, the “poopfest” that is Thursday Night NFL games kicked off with the Los Angeles Rams visiting Seattle to take on the Seahawks.
The Rams, who just recently fired former head coach Jeff Fisher, have been on a tailspin as of late and came into Thursday on a four-game losing streak and fresh off of a 42-14 beatdown at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons.
Well, it was an extremely unattractive game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Yes, it was an ugly battle, particularly for the away team, as they mustered up a mere five points in a 14-5 loss. Not much to say here, really.
As the Philadelphia Eagles rolled into Seattle on Sunday, they wouldn’t have guessed that backup quarterback Trevone Boykin would line up as a running back for a play and that star wideout Doug Baldwin would be the most accurate passer of the day.
But football is all about trickery, isn’t it? Play action, false counts, pump fakes — all a part of the game that we devote an entire day of the week to.
Well, it was those guys again. Brady, Gronk, Edelman, Lord Belichick — those guys. We don’t need to talk about what happened last time they played. It’s 2016, and like I said, we don’t need to talk about what happened last time they played.
Under the bright lights of Monday Night Football, the Seattle Seahawks’ faithful never seemed more loud. It took every single down for the ‘Hawks to pull out the win, and it would be hard to argue that the crowd noise was not a factor.
And man, what a game it was.
It’s clear that Russell Wilson is hurt. His rushing yards have dropped dramatically this year, and his fluttering scrambles out of the pocket that usually frustrate opponents have been virtually nonexistent.
Despite his extremely limited mobility, he has maintained a stellar pocket presence, possessing the wherewithal to either throw the ball away or take the hit while protecting the football.