Found September 09, 2013 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
Wilson to Kearse…the only Td! It will not be the prettiest game game of the season, but nonetheless the Seattle Seahawks will undoubtedly take their 12-7 win over the Carolina Panthers over a loss any day. Struggling to get anything going in the first half against an underrated Carolina defensive front-seven, the Hawks looked to be waking up towards the end of the half and in the third and fourth quarters. However, as the game went on, all they were able to manage were field goals. With the running game stifled by the Panthers and nothing really going offensively for the Hawks, the game was once again put on the shoulders of Russell Wilson. Eclipsing the 300 yard passing mark for the first time in his career, Wilson was smart in the 3rd and 4th quarters and eventually engineered Seattle’s one-and-only scoring drive of the game en route to a comeback victory on the road. Here’s the play of the game. The Play There’s no doubting the fact that Seattle was struggling offensively. While their defense proved more than capable of containing Cam Newton and holding back the Panthers’ offense, the Seahawks couldn’t manage to get anything going in the run game and the passing attack didn’t look all too effective in the first half. Kearse had what you would call a HUGE reception. Slowly finding ways to get around Carolina’s defense, the Hawks and Wilson took to the air in the fourth quarter on a crucial drive that ended with a brilliant catch by Jermaine Kearse. Starting on their own 26, the Hawks slowly moved the ball to the Carolina 43 after some crucial throws by Wilson and a nice 15-yard run by Robert Turbin. With the ensuing play nearly being an amazing grab by Stephen Williams to set up what would have been a near 1st and goal situation, the stage was set for Kearse to burst onto the scene. Recording just one reception previously in the game, Kearse was called upon by the offense to come up in a big situation. Facing a 2nd and 10 from the Carolina 43 the Hawks lined up in a three-wide set with Kearse the lone receiver on the right side of the formation. Taking the ball from the shotgun position, Wilson rolled right to get to the outside of the pocket and heaved the ball up towards the end zone as Kearse streaked down the sideline. Having about just a step on the corner who was covering him, Kearse leaped into the air to haul in Wilson’s pass and fell backwards into the end zone. Touchdown Seahawks. A great throw by Wilson, the catch was all that much sweeter for a player who was previously undrafted a year ago. Though the Seahawks would subsequently fail to convert their two-point attempt, the defense forced a HUGE fumble by DeAngelo Williams and escaped with a win in Carolina thanks to Kearse’s impressive catch. Here it is again if you care to watch it one more time: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-cant-miss-plays/0ap2000000240214/WK-1-Can-t-Miss-Play-The-gift-and-the-Kearse CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE SEAHAWKS BLOG PAGE IN OUR CLUBHOUSE SECTION AT NWSB!
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