Here’s the weekly review of the game from the guys at Pro Football Focus.
And here are a few more notes:
- Zach Miller played 44-of-45 snaps, while no. 2 TE Luke Willson only saw 10 snaps this week.
- Michael Robinson replaced Derrick Coleman (hamstring) at fullback, playing 11 snaps.
- Paul McQuistan was routinely beaten by a dominant Robert Quinn.
- Sidney Rice played just 19 snaps before tearing his ACL and unfortunately ending his season.
- Russell Wilson was pressured on 12-of-25 dropbacks, seven of which resulted in sacks.
- When not pressured, Wilson went 9-for-13 with 137 yards and a TD.
- Only 15 rushes for 44 yards by Seattle, with 26 yards after contact. Not much room to run.
- Golden Tate caught 5-of-6 targets for 93 yards and the game’s only two TDs. He did also drop a pass.
- Jermaine Kearse did not catch a pass (2 targets). However, he had a drop for the second straight week.
- Bobby Wagner returned to play all 80 snaps. Very average day, as he did not miss any tackles, but also didn’t have the impact against the run that we’re used to seeing.
- Bruce Irvin made big plays in coverage and as a pass rusher, picking off a pass, recording a sack, and forcing a fumble.
- Quiet day for the pass rushing DE trio of Michael Bennett, Chris Clemons, and Cliff Avril. The three combined for a sack, two hits, and six hurries in 70 combined pass rush snaps. That averages out to a Pass Rush Productivity of 10.0, well below the norm for each.
- Earl Thomas struggled a bit in run defense and missed two tackles. However, he continued to excel in coverage and made clutch stops at the end of the game.
- K.J. Wright got back on track with his coverage, allowing 4-of-8 for just 26 yards in 37 coverage snaps.
- Richard Sherman allowed two catches for 35 yards in five targets, but also intercepted a pass.
- Brandon Browner surrendered two catches in four targets, but for only three yards. He also had tight coverage on the final play of the game, helping seal the victory.
- Earl Thomas knocked away the only pass thrown into his coverage. Halfway through the season he has allowed just 50 yards. All safeties who have allowed less yardage have played significantly less snaps
- Through eight games, Russell Wilson has been the league’s most accurate passer on Deep Balls with a 55.6 Accuracy Percentage.
- Marshawn Lynch has forced more Missed Tackles on running plays than anyone else in the league with 37. Adrian Peterson is second with 30.
- Seattle’s offensive line ranks 26th in the league in Pass Blocking Efficiency at 72.8
- QBs have a Passer Rating of just 53.6 when throwing at Richard Sherman. This is largely due to his four interceptions compared to just one TD given up. Sherman has allowed 355 yards on 22-of-40 targets.