Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Monday, October 17 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Media Reactions To Seattle's 19-9 Win Over Cardinals
The Seahawks moved to 3-3 and into a three-way tie for first place in the NFC West with Sunday's 19-9 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. It was Seattle's defense that provided the spark this week, holding Arizona to 315 yards of total offense and forcing two turnovers. With playoff hopes well alive and the division in arms reach, the Seahawks put together a solid performance at home in Week 6.
Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith didn't throw a touchdown this week - but he didn't turn the ball over either. Smith went 20 for 31 through the air for 197 yards despite being sacked five times. But Smith managed to spread the ball well, hitting eight targets, and led a clutch touchdown drive to answer Arizona's only touchdown of the game.
Rookie running back Kenneth Walker III stepped up in the absence of veteran Rashaad Penny, who is out for the season after fracturing his fibula in Week 5. Walker rushed 21 times against the Cardinals for 97 yards and his second career touchdown.
Walker forced 12 missed tackles Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals per Pro Football Focus:
On the defensive end, rookie cornerbacks Tariq Woolen and Coby Bryant continued their big-play streaks. Bryant forced his fourth fumble against Arizona, a league-best - which was recovered by Woolen. This is Woolen's second fumble recovery in consecutive weeks.
Woolen then recorded his fourth interception of the season, a league-best, while guarding Cardinals wideout Marquise Brown. Woolen became the first rookie in 12 seasons to record an interception in four-consecutive weeks.
Contributions came across the board from Seattle's defense, as linebacker Jordyn Brooks led the way with 11 combined tackles. Seattle recorded six sacks against Arizona, along with seven hits on quarterback Kyler Murray. Defensive end Darrell Taylor recorded his second sack of the season, Uchenna Nwosu added his third sack, while interior defenders Poona Ford, Quinton Jefferson and Shelby Harris all got home as well, as did Ryan Neal on a safety blitz.
Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll discussed the win following the victory.
"It's really a satisfying win in terms of playing all together, everybody doing their part," said Carroll. "With the exception of the punt block, it was really a good ball game for us in a lot of ways. And the balance was there and kind of responding to the situations. We gave up that one, then our offense came right back, went 75 yards and scored and answered those points that went on the board for them. Really happy with the whole group on defense. They've been fighting their tails off to get it done and to try to get to a point where they really feel like they're doing something. And the pass rush came to life today. And the guys were all over the quarterback. So really rewarding in that regard. It's a big deal to get a win today. Everybody in the division is the same, so we're starting all over again. So you could look at it a lot of ways. I'm looking at it like we're in first place and fired up."
Seattle hits the road again, heading to Los Angeles for week seven's matchup against the 3-2 Chargers, who play Denver on Monday Night Football.
Here's what Pacific Northwest and national media had to say following the game:
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated: Seahawks rookie cornerbacks Tariq Woolen; Coby Bryant etch names in history.
Brandon Gustafson of Seattle Sports 710AM: Seahawks strike gold in fifth round of NFL Draft with cornerback Tariq Woolen.
Stacy Rost of Seattle Sports 710AM: Seahawks defense can finally celebrate wins after Week 6 performance.
Bob Condotta of Seattle Times: Seahawks defense stifles Cardinals in 19-9 week 6 home victory.
Matt Calkins of Seattle Times: Seahawks needed rookie running back Kenneth Walker III to live up to the hype - so far, so good.
Tim Weaver of Yahoo Sports: Best and Worst grades for Seattle Seahawks against Arizona Cardinals per Pro Football Focus.
Seahawks Tackle Homelessness With WindermereFor every defensive solo tackle made at a Seahawks home game this season, Windermere will donate $100 to Mary's Place in support of their mission to provide safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children, and families on their journey out of homelessness. Windermere is the "Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks."The Seahawks racked up 51 defensive solo tackles on Sunday, equating to a $5,100 donation to Mary's Place. Linebacker Jordyn Brooks finished with six solo tackles and 11 total tackles to lead the Seahawks.
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