NFL, Week 17 analysis: Winners and Losers from Seahawks 23, Jets 6 - field Gulls

That's the way you beginning the brand new 12 months!

perhaps this may all be for naught and the eco-friendly Bay Packers will get that closing playoff spot, but the Seattle Seahawks guaranteed that they're going to have whatever to play for in Week 18 in opposition t the los angeles Rams. Win and a few Detroit Lions support and you've received your self a playoff crew. at the very least, the Seahawks did play spoiler with the aid of casting off the long island Jets in a comfortable 23-6 victory.

right here's the first Winners and Losers for 2023!


Darrell Taylor

It's been a disappointing yr for Taylor, having fallen out of style for a waiver wire pickup in Darryl Johnson Jr. He balled out today through recording 2.5 sacks, together with a strip of Mike White that led to a turnover to conclusion the first half. Quietly he has eight.5 sacks on the season, but as a whole he hadn't always been impactful on a per snap groundwork. On this event, Taylor performed his premier ball and appeared much more like what we noticed from him in 2021.

Quinton Jefferson

Haven't spoke of too plenty about Q-Jeff this 12 months but he deserves his props. Jefferson comprehensive with 1.5 sacks and became in on some run stops. trust it or now not, Jefferson has 5.5 sacks on the season, which is a profession excessive.

Tariq Woolen and Michael Jackson

Tight coverage practically all day and he got his first interception of the season, which put the video game to bed. Tariq Woolen did bail him out on the return, as he fumbled and Woolen needed to get better it. meanwhile, Woolen basically had a select of his own and he even teamed up with Boye Mafe for a fine run stuff. do you know Woolen has four.26 pace in the forty?

Quandre Diggs

The deep core was simply straight up unchallenged, and Diggs picked up his third interception on the season. It's now not been Diggs' top of the line season but this felt like one among his foremost games, and that pick avoided the Jets from getting as a minimum a field aim probability. A hat tip to Jonathan Abram for his assist on that INT, too.

Cody Barton

i believed Barton played very well, and albeit the fact that he turned a monitor pass right into a poor play will make him a winner in my booklet.

Kenneth Walker III

Nothing like beginning the game with a 60-yard run to deploy a touchdown! He accomplished with 133 yards rushing and a 9-yard first down grab, with some nifty handle breaking to earn some difficult yards. Walker now has over 1,000 offensive yards and is simply 64 yards faraway from 1,000 rushing.

DeeJay Dallas

yes, DeeJay Dallas! He was getting into some irritated runs and comprehensive with 98 scrimmage yards (55 receiving, 43 speeding). His improvised capture-and-run on the 2nd force of the online game deploy a Jason Myers field purpose. It's loopy staring at Dallas run the style he does in regular offensive plays compared to his punt return obligations.

Colby Parkinson

With Tyler Lockett in and out of the lineup, Will Dissly completed for the yr, and Marquise Goodwin similarly out on IR, Parkinson received a heavier workload than we've viewed his complete career. Parkinson caught 5 passes for 36 yards and the game's opening landing. here's to him having an even greater position as a pass-catcher during this offense in 2023.

Tyler Mabry

First NFL catch, first NFL landing! Who had Tyler Mabry getting in the field rating? Congrats to him for a great moment in his career and pretty much the early dagger seeing that the ineptitude of the Jets offense.

Geno Smith

The numbers don't wow: 18/29 for 183 yards, and 2 TDs, but the Jets have an elite pass defense and Seattle was severely undermanned at huge receiver. Smith had a few nervy moments (together with that ridiculous near-decide upon at 20-6 and the bizarre fumble that he was in a position to recuperate), but outdoor of that I agree with he did in addition to he could've in opposition t a tough protection. in the conclusion he not most effective receives the win, he knocks out the team that drafted him.

Offensive Line

yes, Geno turned into sacked 4 instances but I believe at least two of those have been on Smith/coverage sacks. The Jets have a very good run protection and Seattle very nearly dropped 200 on them, which is the most any group has managed against Robert Saleh's neighborhood. there were some high-quality run-blockading wins and Quinnen Williams changed into a great deal quieter than predicted (whereas nonetheless getting four QB hits). Stone Forsythe additionally commonly held his own in the region of Abe Lucas.

Michael Dickson

Michael Dickson.

2nd Half Run defense

The Jets have been kinda sorta pressed into passing with the score condition but they mustered up -1 yards after halftime. sluggish delivery for the run D within the opening half but they have got been in fact first rate in back to returned weeks.


DK Metcalf

little doubt that D.J. Reed and Sauce Gardner have developed into an elite cornerback tandem, but Metcalf definitely didn't make any have an effect on in the passing online game. He had just a single seize (on five objectives) for three yards and he had a drop on a deep third down conversion when he had a step on Gardner. I've been vocal about the method Shane Waldron has used Metcalf almost more like an enormous possession receiver than closely spamming his greatest strengths as a talented speedster, and this contains last season when Russell Wilson become the starter, however a few of this is additionally on DK. There are little error and premature drops he's vulnerable to that stay away from him from being up there as a Tier 1 elite receiver like Justin Jefferson or Davante Adams.

possibly having more suitable broad receiver depth next season can alleviate some of those issues and the evident makes an attempt via defenses to limit DK. DK must be superior—and he's already very decent—but I think we've seen the obstacles of Metcalf and the offense as a whole without other WRs worth respecting.

Jason Myers

A leave out?! A pass over?! what is going on?! A 44-yard box intention goes huge correct and his streak of made kicks is now over. Blasphemous! Ridiculous! Unacceptable!

(Myers nevertheless made all of his different kicks, but I had to be playful right here)

NFL television productions and their Pike area Market fish tossing fixation

We get it. Seattle's obtained a place where the fishes get thrown. The city has other entertaining landmarks and tourist points of interest. at the least use contemporary pictures!

ultimate Notes
  • I don't are looking to completely pour water on Seattle's defensive efficiency as a result of that they had a hand in the destruction, but Mike White practically certainly is the worst quarterback the Seahawks have confronted all season. sure, even worse than John Wolford. That turned into fairly wretched and donning that rib protector probably had an affect on a few of his throws. He was wildly inaccurate for the complete afternoon.
  • Dareke young appears like a promising blocker on operating plays. No wonder he changed into used as a fullback closing week on one snap! He additionally downed Michael Dickson's end of half punt on the 1.
  • Shane Waldron did a reasonably first rate job getting the tight ends more worried within the offense once again, and he really had no other option. The Jets were really out of kinds to delivery the game and left them in a gap they not ever came near digging themselves out of.
  • Pete Carroll's punt on 4th and 1 at the Jets forty... no longer what i might've finished. but in hindsight, the circulate of the online game might have justified that choice. He's still been extra aggressive than regular in 4th down situations and that's a favorable.
  • Shoutout to Xavier Crawford for dashing the Jets punter right into a shanked punt that all and sundry thought become deflected. extra potent play by the Seahawks special teams.
  • What a bummer for Jordyn Brooks. There's a really first rate opportunity his knee harm is critical and that's a blow to this defense, which isn't deep at linebacker to begin with however now loses a group chief. Tanner Muse stepped up admirably but if this damage is worst case scenario there might possibly be a worry for Brooks into subsequent season.
  • It ain't over 'til it's over. The Seahawks have a assured precise-5 draft decide on in their possession, all whereas they're a win and a Lions win faraway from returning to the playoffs. We've had our frustrations in contemporary weeks however there's additionally been plenty of enjoyable. Let's hope the enjoyable continues for at least an extra week. and you understand what's enjoyable? getting to do Enemy response once more.
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