Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 10/31/12
Yet another close one goes array Too many times this year, the Seahawks have come up just short, we’re talking within a touchdown of a victory. Is it any coincidence that these games all have taken place on the road? This team has been absolutely amazing at home since moving into their new digs at CenturyLink Field, and yet, this same team just can’t seem to find a niche for victories away from Seattle. In the four losses this year, the Seahawks have lost by a combined 18 points. This tells me that we are keeping ourselves in these games, but we just can’t finish them off. The same thing happened on Sunday in Detroit. With that, I give you my top 10! 10: Good news ahead After losing the past two games on the road, the Seahawks will be more than happy to get back to the loudest venue in all of the NFL. Not only that, but they play the Vikings, and then the Jets (who are terrible this year). The Vikes have had some early season success, but the past two weeks have seen them falter, just like the Seahawks have. This is the perfect time to get back into the swing of things before heading into our bye week three weeks from now. 9: Offense showed up For the first time this year, I don’t think we can blame the lack of offense for a loss. The 24 points scored is tied for the second most the Hawks have put up this year, the 27, and previous 24 went for victories against Dallas, and New England respectively. Marshawn Lynch went for a 77 yard TD run against the Lions on Sunday. (Yahoo! Sports) 8: Marshawn breaks through Not only did Marshawn Lynch get in the endzone once again, he did so in dramatic fashion. A 77 yard run, that was the longest against the Lions since a man named Shaun Alexander went for 70 against them. 7: Rice-a-roni Sidney Rice got into the endzone once again for the Hawks as well on Sunday. A 9-yard reception to give the Seahawks a 10 point lead early in the second quarter. 6: Looks like Pete reads my stuff! In my pre-game piece, I said this would be the perfect game to “unleash the beast” that is Zach Miller. And sure enough, Big Z came through with a 16-yard reception to give the Seahawks a 24-21 lead late in the fourth. We all know what happened next. 5: Defense lets us down A three point lead with under 6 minutes to go against a team without very much confidence should have been a gimme. Especially for the 5th ranked defense of the Seattle Seahawks. But as we all know, Matthew Stafford hit Titus Young for a 1-yard TD reception to seal the deal for the Lions. It just didn’t seem fair after how well our offense did with putting up points when we needed to. The last ditch effort with the old pass down the middle and lateral to whomever was available was a nice touch, but we all knew the outcome already. Former Husky Jermaine Kearse was recently signed by the Seahawks (Seahawks.com) 4: From big Dawg to small Hawk The Seahawks were forced to put Ben Obomanu on the season ending IR this week, which will be a blow to the receiving corps. But for fans of the Northwest, specifically Seattle, this opens up a bit of excitement as well. Former Washington Husky, and recently signed from the practice squad rookie Jermaine Kearse will get a chance to step into some real life game situations and hopefully make a splash for this team. 3: Braylon gets blasted As a signed free agent, players usually get to feel the warmth of the community upon arriving in their new cities. But as the Seahawks Braylon Edwards has just found out, under performing on the field is the least of his concerns. While at the doctor recently, his physician gave him a stern talking to about his lack of fantasy points for his Dr./Owner. The lesson here is, and it’s a lesson I have learned the hard way, never draft hometown players. They are emotional picks, and rarely do you good. With the exception of Marshawn Lynch, and Zach Miller this past week. 2: Half way point We have officially hit the half way point in the NFL season, and the Hawks are fairing a lot better at this point than they did last year. It’s only a two win swing, but heading into the final half of the year at 4-4 is a whole lot better than going in at 2-6, which is where last years team was. Yes, the second half of last year was something that movies are made of, but it still didn’t help us into the playoffs, which is where those two extra wins could really help us out this year. 1: Moon over Washington Former Washington Husky, and Seattle Seahawk Warren Moon found out this week that he will be inducted into the Washington Sports Hall of Fame. Congrats Warren, it’s always nice when one of your own gets this sort of acknowledgement. Home games coming up the next two weeks kiddies, it’s time to forge ahead towards the 2012 NFC West title! CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE SEAHAWKS BLOG IN OUR CLUBHOUSE SECTION AT NWSB!
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