First of all, screw you Jeff Fisher. A delay of game on the game winning FG? The clock management at the end of that game is quite possibly the worst I have ever seen. Go figure that you coach your best game against us and your worst against SF.
On the bright side, Seattle was very likely to lose the tiebreaker with SF anyway (we already have 3 division losses and can't get a series sweep). But now that SF has tied, a tiebreaker will not come into play unless either Seattle or SF has an additional tie (and not against each other) in the final 6 weeks, and tie games are extremely rare. The math is pretty simple, if Seattle wins out, and SF loses one game besides Seattle, the Seahawks are division champions. The 49ers still have to play the red hot Saints, the Bears, and the Patriots. The Seahawks have to play the Bears on the road. Even though it bothers me that the Rams pissed away a huge win for us, the reality is that a tie has a very good chance to be just as good. It is starting to look like maybe Seattle has a solid chance at the division after all.
As far as the defense went:
The Seahawks defense pitched a stealth shutout, masked by a defensive touchdown in the first half.
Irvin had another pair of sacks. He's now tied with Clemons for the team lead (7).
Mike Morgan did better in this game. The only times I noticed him were for positive reasons.
Richard Sherman had a great game, and shows promise as a DB blitzer.
Our run defense played well statistically, but I felt a bit underwhelmed. They faced a very ordinary rush offense and allowed too many runs of 5+ for my liking.
As far as the offense went:
When I scouted Wilson, one of the many things that got me geeked about his NFL future was his consistency game to game. Well, we're starting to see that consistency with Wilson, who now has 10 TDs in his last 5 games. It would be more if not for a drop-fest at the bay last month.
Golden Tate is having a very nice season, adding to that today with a tough TD catch on a bomb, a broken tackle to prevent a punting situation, and the most awkward looking trick TD pass I've seen in the pros. I always thought Tate was a little "different" and unique, but after seeing that TD pass I know why. He's left handed.
I'm not really worried about the fumbles- turnovers can happen on any play and this season they have happened in bunches.
The first half felt like the New York Jets visiting the Seattle Jets. The second half felt like the Seattle Seahawks visiting the Kansas City Chiefs in the preseason.
I loved the resilience from Lynch. He gained almost half his yards in the 4th quarter after averaging 3 yards per carry the rest of the game. I thought the Jets run defense had done a good job but they just unravelled in the 4th quarter.
I must assume that New York still has talent in that secondary post-Revis. It was kind of ridiculous how long Wilson held the ball looking for targets.
I wasn't one of them, but many people cited their interest in Russell Wilson because he had the "it factor." I just liked Wilson because he scored off the charts overall and I didn't see evidence of his height hurting him. But I totally get the "it factor" comments. Calm, consistent, resilient traits are forms of talent. As is leadership. Watching Mark Sanchez, I don't know if there is a QB in the NFL who highlights the value of the "it factor" more than he does- due to so sorely lacking it. He's mobile, he's got a quick enough release, and can be at times accurate, and he's not a dummy, but he lacks confidence and resilience and in a game like this it really shows. Our pass rush gave him too much time too often, but he couldn't make our defense pay for it the same way Rodgers, Brady, Stafford or even Romo could.