October 26, 2008

Seahawks 34, Niners 13

There's lots of room for you on the bandwagon,
The road may be rough, the weather may forget us
But won't we all parade around and sing our songs,
A magic kingdom, open-armed
Greet us hello, bravo, name in lights
Passing on the word to fellow passengers and players, passing in,
Until you're tired looking at all the flags
And all the banners waving
This is some parade, yesiree Bob
Could we have known?
Yesiree Bob, could we have known?
-R.E.M.

For only the 2nd day all year, the Seahawks somewhat resembled the team we thought they'd be in 2008. The defense put the clamps on SF, and the offense avoided any major mistakes. 2-5 is still an ugly record, but this team suddenly has new life. They're out of the NFC West dungeon and only trail Arizona by two games (with a possibly huge dust-up looming in Seattle three weeks from now). Leonard Weaver and Patrick Kerney had standout performances, and K-Rob deserves special props for the block he threw to spring 43 for the deathblow TD.

The best news is that these games, for now, are still meaningful. The same can't be said for the Niners anymore, can it? Philly is coming to town next Sunday, and I request and require all y'all to leave McNabb with burst eardrums.

To steal a line from Andrew Sullivan... Know Hope.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great win, and props to Wilson. He had a great game and needs to keep that up.

What did Vernon Davis do to get benched by Singletary?

Mark said...

MUCH better this week. I'd say the biggest difference I saw was that the front seven was finally able to get some pressure on the quarterback(s). Seneca managed the game well, holding on to the lead and garnering me some much needed fantasy points during Jay Cutler's bye week. (Sorry about the fantasy talk...)

So hopefully Hass comes back, and Branch can finally get healthy, and K-Rob at least shows signs that he could be a decent third receiver. It's a stretch, but maybe they could get this thing turned around in time. We'll see.

Also, has Andrew Sullivan turned into the designated guilty pleasure for progressives? Just wondering.