Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Monday, October 24 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Media Reactions To Seattle's 37-23 Win over the Los Angeles Chargers
The Seahawks currently hold control of the NFC West following Sunday's 37-23 road win over the Los Angeles Chargers. With great efforts on both sides of the ball from rookies and vets alike, Seattle dominated the Chargers on the stat sheet and play clock.
Seattle controlled the pigskin for over 33 minutes in Sunday's contest, opposed to just over 27 by the Los Angeles Chargers. The Seahawks' offense outgained the Chargers on the road in total offense (404 to 329) and held the Bolts to just 53 rushing yards.
The Seahawks defense kept Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert under pressure, recording three sacks and two takeaways. Seahawks safety Ryan Neal recorded his first interception of the season, along with four pass breakups as he put on a coverage clinic.
Seattle's offense kept its hot start to the season going, putting up 37 points and over 400 yards from scrimmage against Los Angeles. Quarterback Geno Smith continues to show why Coach Carroll and the Seahawks are believers in his talent. Smith completed 20-27 passes for 210 yards and 2 touchdowns. It didn't have to be National Tight Ends Day for Smith to target his big guys, but he did so anyway, connecting with Will Dissly four times; Colby Parkinson and Noah Fant once each. Wideout DK Metcalf was carted off the field after suffering a knee injury, for which initial X-rays were negative. In Metcalf's absence, former Olympian Marquise Goodwin stepped up, recording his first two touchdowns as a Seahawk. Veteran wideout Tyler Lockett recorded his fifth game of the season with over five receptions, catching seven passes for 45 yards.
Seahawks rookie running back Kenneth Walker III picked up where he left off in Week 6, recording his first-career 100-yard game on the ground. Walker made the Chargers defense look silly, recording 168 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. While averaging over seven yards per carry, Walker shook off pursuing defenders, climbing to a league-high 22 forced missed tackles.
Seattle's front-seven showed up in a major way, stifling the Chargers run game and pass game. Defensive linemen Shelby Harris and Quinton Jefferson each recorded a sack, with Harris batting down two of Herbert's passes. Linebacker Uchenna Nwosu was all over the field for Seattle, recording five tackles, two quarterback hits and a tackle for loss against his former team. Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Bruce Irvin recorded a pair of tackles in his first game in a Seahawks jersey since 2020.
Seattle returns home to Lumen Field Sunday to face the 6-1 New York Giants. After defeating the Chargers, quarterback Geno Smith gets to face off against another former team in Week 8.
Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll took the podium at SoFi Stadium to discuss the road win.
"I really liked this today," said Carroll. "I like the way we played. I thought you could feel us in all three phases. We were humming and guys were running and hitting the way we wanted to. It was a really physical game. It was good to see the offense be able to go down the field and put some points on the board and the defense was slowing down. Other than the turnovers that screwed us up, we really had a really solid football game. Anytime we can go out and run the ball for a bundle, 160-something [yards], and take care of the football like Geno did throwing it, 20-of-27, really efficient stuff, and then play defense to complement that. We know that we are going to be good on teams. It just fits together really well. To do it two weeks in a row, we made more progress in this game. I think, all around, it feels good to our guys. They can feel it. They can feel their defense. They can feel what they are doing and how they fit together. This is what can happen when you start moving. I'm really excited about it and looking forward to getting it going again next week."
Here's what Pacific Northwest and national media had to say following the game:
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated: Kenneth Walker III and others who aided the Seahawks to 37-23 victory over Los Angeles Chargers.
Brady Henderson of ESPN's NFL Nation: Initial X-rays negative on Seahawks star wideout DK Metcalf’s week 7 knee injury.
Mike Salk of Seattle Sports 710 AM: 3 biggest reasons Seattle Seahawks have played their way into first place in NFC West.
Bob Condotta of Seattle Times: Seattle Seahawks move into first place in NFC West following 37-23 win over Chargers.
Stacy Rost of Seattle Sports 710 AM: Seattle Seahawks flip big offseason questions to become one of NFL’s best stories.
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Saturday's flight to Los Angeles had some extra meaning as the team had the privilege of flying on Delta's Breast Cancer 1 plane, the airline's signature pink-and-white-liveried Boeing 767. Fittingly, it was the last team flight of October, the NFL's Crucial Catch month. Breast Cancer 1 flies year-round to help raise awareness for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a partner of Delta's dating back to 2005. Since then, Delta employees, customers and their friends and families have raised $24 million for BCRF, including last year's total of $1.75 million.
Prior to boarding the plane, rookie tackle Charles Cross helped deliver a $50,000 check to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on behalf of the Seahawks and Delta Air Lines. The money contributed will go directly towards cancer research being done in Seattle. Delta flight attendants, pilots, and executives were all in attendance to help see the Seahawks off along with executives from BCRF.
The Seattle Seahawks and Delta Air Lines paired up to contribute $50,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, with the money going directly towards cancer research being done in Seattle. The check was presented prior to the Seahawks boarding Delta's BCRF plane for their Week 7 flight to Los Angeles.