Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Nov. 24 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Peter King Puts Carlos Dunlap II Among His Week 11 Award Winners
Since acquiring Carlos Dunlap II from the Bengals on Oct. 28, the two-time Pro Bowler has changed the Seahawks' defense. In just three games, Dunlap has totaled 3.5 sacks and 10 tackles.
The defense allowed 460.9 yards per game in seven contests before Dunlap's arrival, and just 374.3 yards per game since. Against the Rams, the unit tied for its fewest points allowed in a game all season (23) at that time. Then, they allowed just 21 against the Cardinals, punctuated by Dunlap's game-sealing sack on fourth down in the final minute. While the yardage and scoring doesn't fall squarely on one player, it's not a coincidence that the defense is starting to turn the corner.
Following Dunlap's two-sack performance against the Cardinals, NBC Sports’ Peter King named Carlos Dunlap as one of his Week 11 Defensive Players of the Week. Here's what King wrote about Dunlap:
"'They brought me here to do one job,' Dunlap said after his third game as a Seahawk. 'I was happy to get it done.' Traded from Cincinnati in October, Dunlap had the kind of impact Seattle GM John Schneider dreamed. In the 28-21 win over Arizona, Dunlap made his biggest play yet. The situation: Seattle up seven, 38 seconds left in the fourth quarter, fourth-and-10, Arizona ball on the Seahawk 27. Dunlap spun around Arizona right tackle Kelvin Beachum, who was left grasping at air, and enveloped Kyler Murray before the QB could make another Hail Murray happen. Two sacks for Dunlap on the night, and 3.5 in three games at a Seahawk. I really thought Seattle should have paid bigger for Ryan Kerrigan and wrested him from Washington. Looks like I was wrong."
Seahawks Players React To First NFL's All-Black Officiating Crew
Monday night's Rams-Buccaneers game was meaningful for a number of reasons. While both teams are in the thick of the NFC's playoff picture, the most notable milestone of the night involved the referees. For the first time in NFL history, the entire seven-man officiating crew consisted of African-Americans.
A few Seahawks players took to Twitter to signify the importance of the moment:
Marshawn Lynch Hands Out Free Turkeys In Hawaii
Seahawks Legend Marshawn Lynch continues to do good in the world in his post-playing days. This time, Lynch roamed streets in Hawaii and handed out 200 free turkeys to families in need. Ahead of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Lynch certainly made a huge impact on the lives of many people.
Social Post Of The Day
With Pro Bowl voting, it's often quarterbacks, running backs, receivers and defenders who get the shine. DK Metcalf is trying to change that in 2020, as he campaigned to get Seahawks fullback Nick Bellore voted into the game.
More From Around The Web
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times answered questions in his latest mailbag.
Brent Stecker of 710 ESPN Seattle with a video analysis of how K.J. Wright outplayed Kyler Murray last Thursday.
Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest responded to Seahawks overreactions and determined if they were, in fact, overreactions.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated says the secondary deserves credit for the Seahawks’ defensive turnaround.
View photos of Seahawks Dancer Hailey