Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/9/13
Seahawks win 12-7 In the words of former Florida State Seminoles head coach Bobby Bowden, “I’d rather win ugly than lose pretty.” That statement pretty much wraps up my felling about the game. . .The end. Okay, I suppose I’d better elaborate a little bit if I’m still going to be writing this piece next week. When I looked at the box score the first thing that jumped out to me was that the Seahawks managed only 4 first downs in the running game.  Not the Seahawks football we are accustomed to watching. Too often Seattle’s running backs were faced with a situation where 1 or more defenders were in the Seahawks‘ backfield before they had time to get started.  The Seahawks offensive line had a lot of trouble opening anything up in the running game most of the time.  Towards the end of the game they were able to get enough push for the Seahawks to run the final 5:25 off the game clock. The Panthers brought pressure to Russell Wilson early and often as his offensive line struggled to pro...
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