Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Monday, September 18 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
For the second consecutive season, the Seahawks defeated the Detroit Lions in dramatic fashion at Ford Field. Wideout Tyler Lockett scored the game-winning touchdown for a 37-31 victory, moving Seattle to 1-1 on the year.
After a disappointing 30-13 season-opening home loss to the Los Angeles Rams, the Seahawks battle through deafening noise at Ford Field to defeat the Lions in a thriller. With starting tackles Abraham Lucas and Charles Cross sidelined by injuries, replacements Stony Forsythe and Jake Curhan played very well, with quarterback Geno Smith being sacked just once on a day he completed 32 of 41 passes for 328 yards, two touchdowns and no turnovers. Lockett scored both of Seattle's touchdowns through the air, as running back Kenneth Walker III punched in two scores of his own on the ground. Cornerback Tre Brown recorded both Seattle's first sack and interception of the season, the latter being returned for a fourth quarter score. Brown's pick-six on quarterback Jared Goff ended the Lions quarterback's streak of 383-consecutive passes without a turnover. Defensive end Dre'Mont Jones recorded his first sack of the year, while safety Julian Love led both teams with 13 combined tackles. Rookie cornerback and No. 5-overall selection Devon Witherspoon debuted for Seattle, flashing with several stops in coverage and run support.
Coach Pete Carroll discussed his happiness with the display of grit from his team, with rotation players stepping up and the team fighting a shootout.
"That was an opportunity captured today," said Carroll. "We had so much respect for them, and the way they started this season. With the time they've had building up this team, winning in KC on the road. Knowing that the stadium would be perfect in their support, it was going to be as hard as it could get - the opportunity was magnified in that regard. All in all - we won the game, and that's really important. But for our young team and young guys to understand what it is. We've been talking about believing and finishing and doing right all the way through the end of the game. They wound up all the way into the fourth quarter and into OT. It's hard to measure how valuable that is for us. There's so many guys that did great stuff today in this game - I'm starting with the tackles. There's a lot of people that wrote us off, because they thought Stone (Forsythe) could get it done and Jake (Curhan) could get it done, but they did.They did a phenomenal job today. They held up their end of it, stepped up just like we ask guys to do and came up in a huge way. Geno (Smith) had a spectacular day, one crazy sack but other than that, he had a spectacular day and led us down the field in OT with some great throwing. But the most-exquisite part of that last drive was pass-protection. Gosh, he was just there hanging in the pocket, moving when he had to, working with the guys upfront. It's not just the tackles, but they were the guys on the stick today and they came through in a huge way. Tyler Lockett had a phenomenal day today, and as always, we just watch and I hope he can just keep playing forever. He continues to just make those spectacular plays, the catch in the back corner of the endzone. Then, to get the pylon for the walk-off win - it's just Tyler. What a phenomenal competitor, player and leader he is with us and I'm so fired up for him."
Hear what local and national media had to say about Seattle's performance:
Brady Henderson of ESPN's NFL Nation: 'We needed this badly': Seahawks dodge 0-2 hole, win in OT.
Stacy Rost of Seattle Sports 710AM: Seahawks beat Lions: What’s sticking with us the morning after.
Brandon Gustafson of Seattle Sports 710AM: With Seahawks’ top OTs out, Geno and O-line nearly perfect in thrilling win.
Brandon Gustafson of Seattle Sports 710AM: How Seahawks CBs Witherspoon, Tre Brown did in Week 2 win.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic: Seahawks show resilience at the perfect time with bounce-back win in Detroit.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times: Geno Smith, Seahawks answer their doubters with rousing OT win in Detroit.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times: Reporter Bob Condotta grades the Seahawks’ OT win over Lions in Week 2.
Gregg Bell of The News Tribune: Pete Carroll sees Seahawks’ uprising in Detroit an example of his team’s best trait: grit.
Greg Bell of The News Tribune: Seahawks credit Bobby Wagner U-turning team minds to upset Lions; Riq Woolen injury update.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated: Jake Curhan, Stone Forsythe Deliver in 'Consistent Fashion' as Seahawks Edge Lions.
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