The Seahawks returned home to CenturyLink Field in week six licking their wounds from their first loss of the season the previous Sunday in Indianapolis at the hands of the Colts. Special teams errors and defensive lapses allowed the Colts to come away with the 34-28 victory, despite the Seahawks putting up over 400 yards of offense.
With the Tennessee Titans providing the opposition this week, I was reminded of their last visit to then-Qwest Field. It was the final game of the previous regime’s reign, and the team lost with a whimper while Chris Johnson surpassed the 2,000-yard mark. It was the end of one era, and the beginning of another: The Pete Carroll era.
The Seahawks overcame numerous mistakes against the Titans to walk away with a hard-fought 20-13 victory. For the second week in a row, a botched field goal attempt resulted in the opponent scoring a touchdown. These types of things would have been surefire signs of an impending Seahawks loss. This year is different for me, though. I expect this team to overcome all of the negative things that happen to them from week to week and win the game in spite of the adversity. It truly is a totally different attitude than I’ve had for many years as a Seahawks fan. And I like it.
The team has already topped the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football in Arizona and follow that up on Monday night in St. Louis against the Rams. The team returns to the intimate confines of CenturyLink Field in Week 9 to battle the team with the second-longest trip to get here, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The NFC west is turning out to be the division we thought it would be.
See you in two weeks, and GO HAWKS!