Good afternoon, 12s. Happy Victory Monday! Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, Nov. 1 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
What's Being Said: Seahawks 31, Jaguars 7
On Halloween afternoon, the Seahawks snapped a scary three-game losing streak with a monster win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. In the 31-7 triumph, Seattle shined on both sides of the ball. Geno Smith completed his first 14 pass attempts before finishing 20 of 24 for 195 yards and two touchdowns. DK Metcalf had two touchdowns, while Tyler Lockett led the way with 12 receptions for 142 yards. Quandre Diggs had an interception and Ryan Neal had a sack for the defense, which allowed a season-low seven points. Even the special teams unit got in on the action, as Travis Homer returned an onside kick for a touchdown.
With the win, the Seahawks head into their bye week at 3-5. It's certainly not an enviable position, but it could've been worse after three-plus games without starting quarterback Russell Wilson. Seattle is still in the thick of the wild-card hunt -- especially with an extra game on the schedule this season.
Here's what the media are saying following the game:
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle has more on the “great day” for Geno Smith in the Seahawks’ bounce-back win.
Also at Seahawks.com, Boyle has injury updates on Russell Wilson and DJ Reed heading into the bye week.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times handed out grades in his weekly report card.
Adam Jude of the Seattle Times on how DK Metcalf got the best of his former teammate Shaquill Griffin.
Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune saw glimpses of the 2020 Seahawks during Sunday’s game -- and that’s a great sign.
Tim Booth of AP Sports (via Seattle PI) recapped the Seahawks’ streak-snapping Week 8 win.
The 710 ESPN Seattle staff gave their instant reactions to the Seahawks' victory.
Brandon Gustafson of 710 ESPN Seattle wrote about Mike Holmgren’s induction into the Seahawks’ Ring of Honor, which happened at halftime Sunday.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic is waiting to find out more about Russell Wilson’s return before crowning the Seahawks.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated on how the Seahawks’ offense and defense both clicked to halt the three-game losing streak.
Kevin Patra of NFL.com with three things we learned from Sunday’s Seahawks-Jaguars game.
Jacob Rosenfarb of Pro Football Focus gave a positional recap for the Seahawks and the Jaguars.
October High School Coaches Of The Week
As the high school football season continues, the Seahawks continue to award local coaches of the week. You can see the winners from the entire season here. Take a look at the selections from October:
Buddy Wood, Riverside High School
Riverside improved to 5-0 after beating rival Freeman in Week 5. Coach Wood's squad moved to No. 3 in the state following the win.
Danny Figueira, Mt. Spokane High School
After Mt. Spokane's head coach tested positive for COVID-19, Coach Figueira led the team to a 27-0 victory in Week 5. Half the team and coaching staff were quarantined, making this one of the most impressive wins of the season.
Dave McKenna, Gonzaga Preparatory School
In a league matchup, Gonzaga Prep defeated Central Valley High School 35-7 in Week 6. They are once again a contender for the 4A state championship.
Cary Nagel, Tenino High School
After defeating Montesano High School in Week 7 for the first time in over 20 years, Tenino is off to a 6-1 start under Coach Nagel.
Steve Kizer, Skyview High School
Skyview toppled Union High School in Week 7. A longtime coach in Washington, Kizer's teams are known for their energy and passion.
Brandon Walsh, Almira Coulee Hartline High School
Coach Walsh has ACH ranked No. 2 in the state following a Week 6 victory over No. 1 Odessa High School, snapping Odessa's 37-game win streak.
Justin Young, Davenport High School
Young has led his team to a 7-1 record and No. 8 ranking in 2B. Davenport is a consistent playoff team with a prolific Double Tight Single Wing offense, which racked up over 500 rushing yards against last year's league champion Chewelah on Friday.
Terry Green, Franklin High School
After not winning a single game over the previous two seasons, Franklin is now 6-2 in 2021, a remarkable turnaround. Coach Green has helped change the culture of his alma mater.
For 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 47 defensive solo tackles on Sunday vs. the Jaguars, equating to a $4,700 donation to Mary's Place. Linebacker Bobby Wagner led the way with 14 tackles, seven solo and seven assists.
The Seahawks and Windermere have raised a total of $160,300 over the first five seasons of the campaign. Learn more here.
Social Post Of The Day
Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs' interception on Sunday had a little extra significance:
The Seattle Seahawks take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in their eighth game of the 2021 season at Lumen Field. This album will be updated throughout the game. Game Action photos are presented by Washington Lottery.