Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Monday, November 13 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Media Reactions To The Seahawks' Week 10 Win Over The Washington Commanders
After suffering their worst loss of the season to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9, the Seahawks climbed back into the win column with Sunday's 29-26 home win over the Washington Commanders. Seattle has now won four straight at home, thanks to some key plays on defense and some late-game heroics from Seattle’s offense.
After going into halftime with a 9-9 tie, both teams saw a jolt in offense in the second half. Quarterback Geno Smith threw for a career-high 369 yards, completing 31-47 passes for two touchdowns with no turnovers. Running back Kenneth Walker III caught Seattle's first touchdown of the contest, taking a checkdown 64-yards for the score. Late in the fourth with the score tied at 19, Smith found wideout Tyler Lockett in the end zone to put Seattle ahead.
Second-year linebacker Boye Mafe made franchise history, recording a sack in his seventh-straight game. Mafe surpassed Seahawk's Legend Michael Sinclair. Defensive end Leonard Williams recorded his first career sack as a Seahawk, after joining the team via trade with the New York Giants on Halloween.
Williams commented on playing at Lumen Field for the first time and getting sack No. 1 in a Seahawks uniform.
"It was pretty electric," said Williams. "Not going to lie. On that two-minute drive with the defense I had to have Bobby (Wagner) scream in my ear what the play was because I literally couldn't hear anything. I love the energy, I love the atmosphere here, I love the team, it was a great first game at home. That felt awesome. Coming into this, I felt like I wanted to show the team what I've got. It felt great to get a sack in my first home game, in front of the crowd, in front of my teammates and coaches, hopefully the first of many."
The ninth-year veteran discussed Mafe's play, as the second-year linebacker continues to put it together in Year 2.
"I kept telling him congratulations today," said Williams. "He's a great football player, and he's also very humble. Last week I found out he was on six (sacks in consecutive games) and I kept trying to tell him congratulations and he kept saying 'that's nothing, that's nothing.' I think having that type of mindset is the reason why he's continuing to make plays. You even see it in practice, he's a big effort guy. He has the talent, but he also plays with a lot of effort."
Read more on the thoughts of local and national media following Thursday's contest here:
Bob Condotta and Adam Jude of the Seattle Times: Seahawks’ Boye Mafe records another sack to set a franchise record.
The Associated Press: Recap: Geno’s late heroics lift Seahawks past Commanders 29-26.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic: Geno Smith halts slump, lifts Seahawks over Commanders: ‘He was lights out.’
Brandon Gustafson of Seattle Sports 710AM: Seahawks’ Lockett, Metcalf both come up big with game on the line.
Seattle Sports 710AM Sports Staff: Seahawks Instant Reaction: Stars lead game-winning drive.
Adam Schultz of Sports Illustrated: Seattle Seahawks Praise Geno Smith After Clutch Play vs. Commanders: ‘Glad We Got Geno!’
Zach Dimmitt of Sports Illustrated: Seattle Seahawks Bounce Back, Squeak Past Washington Commanders.
Social Post Of The Day
Seahawks linebacker Boye Mafe is named Senior Bowl Defensive Player of the Week for recording a sack in his seventh-straight game.
Check out some of the best action shots from Week 10 vs. the Commanders at Lumen Field on November 12, 2023. Game action photos are presented by Washington's Lottery.