Matt Hasselbeck had a decent but not spectacular day. (12 of 23 137 yards 2tds). Hasselbeck also carried the ball four times for eleven yards and was sacked three times for a minus eighteen yards. Hasselbeck had no interceptions, no fumbles and produced points when the needed it.
Running Back A+
Shaun Alexander had a quite but highly productive day. Alexander scored two touchdowns, one running and one receiving. Alexander ( 24 car, 108 yards) seemed to get stronger as the game went on." We scored some points, we ran the ball and we won the game." Alexander said of his teams offensive performance.
Fullback Mack Strong finished the game with a career high 32 yards on five carries.
His blocking was the key in Alexander having a successful day.
Koren Robinson started slow but finished with a productive day( 3 receptions 56 yards 1td) in which he produced when needed. Robinson's 35 td catch in the second quarter gave the Seahawks a lead they never relinquished. The score came after a Saints turnover.
Darrel Jackson was also quite but effective( 3 receptions 53 yards).
Tight Ends: B
Ituli Mili started the game and caught just one pass for two yards. Mili's run blocking was pivotal in sealing off the defensive lineman so Alexander could find daylight.
Offensive Line: A
The left side of the line was stellar and answered and questions regarding Walter Jones fitness. Every time the offense needed crucial yards they went to the left side of the line.
" I don't how people forget about those two, Hutch( steve) is a great player and he's going to be a pro-bowler and Walter already is a pro-bowler." Shaun Alexander said of the two players. The line as a whole had just one holding penalty ( Robbie Tobeck) and it was declined.
Defensive Line: A
The much maligned D line showed that it is looking for redemption. Chike Okeafor had an interception and the line contained the dangerous Aaron Brooks who can run amuck and cause headaches for defenses if not contained.
Like the D line, linebackers Anthony Simmons, Chad Brown and Randell Godfrey) contained Aaron Brooks and held Deuce McAllister to 99 yard rushing. Simmons had a fumble recovery.
The season is long the secondary will bested often. Given Sundays' performance the secondary is right on track.
Special Team: A
Kicker Josh Brown was two for two on field goals. (37 yards and 25yards)
Punter Tom Rouen averaged 37.9 yards on seven kicks and had a 49 yarder.