NFL, Week 8 consequences: Winners and Losers from Seahawks 27, Giants 13 - field Gulls

The Seattle Seahawks are going into November not just with a successful checklist, however first place within the no longer so vaunted looking NFC West. This group become projected at both five or six wins and that they've obtained five already. If remaining 12 months felt like pulling teeth and an aggressively tedious group to monitor, the 2022 Seahawks have pulled a a hundred and eighty and are consistently producing pleasure.

It's time for Winners and Losers after Sunday's 27-13 win over the manhattan Giants. There aren't too many losers on this list!


Geno Smith

The statline looks good without being superb: 23/34 for 212 yards and a couple of TDs, 0 INTs. Smith was a great deal more advantageous than the field score indicated, and he was a whole lot nearer to roughly 300 yards and a trio of TDs as adversarial to what he really obtained.

one of the crucial knocks on Smith turned into that he hadn't led a video game-winning pressure in a seize condition. well what do you need to say now? With the score tied at 13-13, Smith went 5/5 for 75 yards and the go-forward landing to Tyler Lockett. Wanna circulation the goalposts to having it be when the team is trailing? And within the ultimate two minutes? first-rate.

It's no secret I wasn't confident that Geno would play at even a standard degree. The dude is taking part in extremely good soccer and that i'm now not going to circulation the goalposts and put qualifiers in there as a means of making an attempt to guard my initial opinion. i used to be incorrect about Geno. way incorrect. And he's showing himself to be a rattling respectable crew leader, too.

Pete Carroll

I spoke of my piece ultimate week about him as the personnel guy, so I'll focus on the coach. Did you fear a pointlessly run-heavy offense the moment Russell Wilson bought traded? neatly Seattle is one of the most move-heavy teams in the NFL. And certainly if Wilson was long past, a notoriously conservative head educate wouldn't dare have faith Geno Smith in "go for it" instances on 4th down. these days Carroll went for it on 4th and 1 and 4th and a couple of and Seattle transformed both times in passing situations.

There had been rightful gripes about Pete's in-online game selections and bad challenges and dangerous 4th down decisions, however he's additionally no longer as inflexible as he may also look. It can be time to re-consider the "horny for the run video game" narrative he's earned because 2018 is in reality the only year where it turned into really absurd. in the early years of Russell Wilson I feel it changed into greater than justified because Wilson was also a big a part of the run video game. besides that? When he's desired to flow, he's passed the ball.

I'll take the L on this front, too. Pete's nonetheless received it. The video game hasn't passed him via.

DK Metcalf

i was not precisely extremely joyful with the conception of DK enjoying given his harm, but he answered the name and had 6 catches for fifty five yards and a touchdown. His most advantageous play turned into arguably that 3rd and 14 conversion that resulted in the video game's opening TD. It's nevertheless frustrating staring at Metcalf's inconsistent palms and his troubles with contested passes but he's still naturally a internet advantageous for this offense.

Fourth Quarter Kenneth

Kenneth Walker has 5 touchdowns. four of them are within the fourth quarter, hence "Fourth Quarter Kenneth" on a day when he turned into largely bottled up.

Will Dissly

He's continuously here for his pass-catching but nowadays it's for special groups. Uncle Will compelled Richie James Jr to fumble within the 1st half, then recovered a fumble within the 2nd half. That by myself might make him particular groups participant of the week.

Travis Homer

returned on the container and appear what he does! First huge play was his 21-yard capture-and-run that set up a box goal in the 3rd quarter, then his game-clincher (in impact) become the pressured fumble on Richie James Jr.

Jason Myers

an additional week and not using a overlooked kick, and you are aware of it's his yr when he can have a box intention tipped and nevertheless go during the uprights. aspects had been at a top class so it's large that he delivered once more.

defensive position

The Giants OL might have overlooked two starters however conserving Saquon Barkley to just 53 yards on 20 incorporates is a large deal. They additionally sacked Daniel Jones five times and that's devoid of a variety of blitzing, so Clint Hurtt's protection is unexpectedly getting it together. The protecting turnaround has been surprising.

L.J. Collier

He had a QB hit and a pass defensed! He lives!

Uchenna Nwosu

It's not just the two sacks from Nwosu, it's the potential to cover Saquon Barkley down the field and help out in pursuing Barkley on working plays. Nwosu has been an excellent signing and now he leads the team with 5 sacks, all whereas being greater impactful beyond simply his sack stats.


He gave us every thing from distinctive pressures (that should've been sacks!) to a massive -8 yard TFL by shoving Daniel Jones into Saquon Barkley, to an offsides penalty! I'm enjoying this reunion.

Jordyn Brooks and Cody Barton (!!!)

Brooks has been balling but a shoutout to Barton for a hustle sack and a move defensed (k it's a dropped interception however turned into 4th down so it turned into better now not to catch it).

Ryan Neal

luckily he changed into simply dealing with cramps so he's nice. Neal has been notable on the grounds that taking on from Josh Jones and that i trust he's been very instrumental in the Seahawks' enhanced defense during the last three weeks.

Boye Mafe

The rookie obtained a sack earlier than halftime and continues to be very respectable against the run. Mafe's main goal is to get after the QB and that i believe in due time we are able to see his sack total upward push.

Shelby Harris

How huge changed into that address of Jones when the score become 20-13? Harris' motor is unbelievable and he's every thing I be aware him being in Denver.

Michael Jackson

I'm gonna leave Tariq Woolen aside for a week and praise Michael Jackson, who's in fact picked up his tackling in fresh weeks and has been flying to the ball to destroy passes up. He led all Seahawks gamers with three passes defensed, and the most effective factor that upset me turned into that he didn't get a turnover or a landing. The Halloween/Thriller content material writes itself! Oh neatly, at least Kenneth Walker III did the Thriller occasion.


Tyler Lockett

k so here is unique as a result of i will comfortably make Lockett a winner for the go-forward touchdown as a second of redemption for somebody who has seldom had a bad video game in his profession. I've unluckily nevertheless gotta put him as a Loser because the online game probably isn't that close with out the lost fumble — Lockett had on no account lost a fumble on offense previous to nowadays — and the dropped landing within the 3rd quarter. We don't commonly see Lockett have that type of afternoon however those had been agonizing moments at the time, and i'm happy he came via within the conclusion.

Run blocking off

a tricky task for the Seahawks offensive line as operating holes had been scarce. Austin Blythe is banged up nonetheless it's clear Gabe Jackson is struggling available. I'm no longer certain there must be a rotation of Jackson and Phil Haynes when they could simply as effectively simply birth Haynes and play him every snap.

Ball security

That's seven misplaced fumbles for the Seahawks this 12 months, which is tied with the Saints for most in the NFL. Gotta get that mounted!

Jerome Boger

The Mariners?! really?! They didn't deserve to trap a stray.

remaining Notes
  • Marquise Goodwin dropped a landing but he nonetheless contributed with 4 catches for 33 yards, and most importantly he's a potential YAC alternative.
  • Dee Eskridge had as many catches as penalties. He had one catch (which became a pop circulate that's virtually a run). In year two his top-quality attribute can't be blocking off.
  • A shovel flow labored! Shane Waldron truly is a miracle employee. I rescind all my criticisms of him.
  • Kevin Kugler and Mark Sanchez are an entertaining pair to listen to. It's first rate to have an NFL broadcast crew that isn't agonizingly bad! Sanchez can be the butt of jokes for his taking part in profession but he's interesting and knowledgeable on the mic devoid of being overbearing.
  • best three permitted penalties in opposition t the Seahawks! That's a welcome exchange after the sloppy flags and a few ticky-tack stuff we've viewed throughout the season.
  • The Cardinals rematch goes to be a whole lot more difficult than the first online game. no longer just because it's at that cursed stadium however as a result of DeAndre Hopkins is again. The receivers that the Seahawks have performed over the past three weeks have uh... well they're no longer scaring any individual. Hopkins is elite and Rondale Moore is unhealthy in the open container. If Seattle wins this and that they sweep Arizona (readily sending the cards out of the NFC West chase), it's complicated no longer to get giddy about what this crew can do. Isn't this so much more suitable than tanking and trotting out an unwatchable product?
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