The Seahawks needed a win in Week 4 to avoid losing three straight games for the first time since 2011, and that’s exactly what they got with a fairly comprehensive 28-21 win over their NFC rival West San Francisco.
Seahawks beat 49ers 28-21: winning numbers
As we do after every Seahawks game, we have garnered instant reactions to ESPN Seattle’s 710 vote loss. Read what they have to say below and tune in to 710 ESPN Seattle all day Monday for full Seahawks coverage starting with the Mike Salk Show at 6 a.m. and the Pete Carroll Show at 9:30 a.m.
Mike Salk – The Mike Salk Show
Remember when hope was lost and the Seahawks were doomed? You should, because for many it was a few hours ago.
What this team needed was a division foe, a rookie quarterback, and some vintage Russell Wilson magic. He only needed two pieces to remind everyone that the rumors of his disappearance were greatly exaggerated, the first being when he ran into the end zone after getting out of trouble, and then the second when he got out of trouble. ‘he released an old-fashioned “Houdini” act to find Freddie Swain in the end zone.
.@DangeRussWilson hit them with the glare razzle
WE LOVE TO SEE IT
– Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 3, 2021
The problems have not gone away. The Seahawks still have some defensive issues that a veteran quarterback (like, say, the Rams’ Matthew Stafford on Thursday) could exploit. They still struggle to stop the run, put pressure on the quarterback and maintain their defensive missions. But in the unmissable first game of a season of Russell’s career, the Seahawks reminded everyone that they won’t fall without a fight, that you can’t win the game in the first quarter and that they have one of the best quarterbacks in the game.
When you have that, you are alive and well.
The Groz – 710 ESPN Seattle guest emeritus
After the first quarter, I would have bet a lot of money that the Seattle Seahawks were going to be buried by the 49ers. It was only 7-0, but the yardage difference was 169 to minus-3 as early tries were 9-0.
Some people, like me, never learn.
Jimmy Garoppolo threw a pick and the Niners missed a field goal, keeping Seattle in the game. Out of nowhere, Russell Wilson jumped up. A 28-yard passing play to Alex Collins gave the Hawks their first down. Five games later, the Hawks scored.
Next thing you know, the Seahawks’ defense is waking up, the offense continues to roll and Seattle has an inexplicable win.
Redemption for the Seahawks was complete. The defense ruling out a broken cover in the third quarter was solid, even though it was against the young Niners backup QB. Russell Wilson generated two more long scoring records. Special teams were just that, producing a key turnover that led to another score.
Pete Carroll’s culture is about winning, and that was on display in San Francisco. Seattle is used to winning and the team don’t panic when things don’t go as planned. Considering all the noise the Seahawks heard last week, this one had to be a little more satisfying.
Mike Lefko – Producer, Wyman and Bob
Russell Wilson has still never lost three games in a row in his career, and what a crazy concept – not to panic just three games in 17 games.
Division games bring out the best of teams and the Seahawks put in an inspired defensive effort (except for one play) with their first interception of the season and keeping the game close to hand in the first half. by forcing the 49ers to complete five consecutive workouts. .
The offense also solved its biggest problem: scoring points in the second half. A 66-yard drive in seven games in the third quarter seemed like a reminder of solid opener practice against the Colts and Vikings. Mixing play and a few points for Chris Carson provided the balance to keep the 49ers’ defensive line clear of Russell Wilson, who took advantage of what the defense gave him with some big points including the run of 16. yards for a touchdown.
He runs, he dives and @DangeRussWilson is TO TOUCH IT!
– Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 3, 2021
We had yet to see these half-time adjustments from offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, and there will always be a learning curve for the first-time player. But having this one now in hand will certainly add confidence and an understanding of how the attack counteracts adjustments made by opposing defenses at half-time.
Rotation margin is critical in any game, especially on the road, and it’s no coincidence that the best performance of the season comes when the Seahawks finish plus-2 today thanks to the interception. of Quandre Diggs and a timely fumble forced by the unit special teams.
The offensive numbers don’t look good on paper, but there aren’t any bad wins in the NFL, especially in this division.
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