Grading the Seahawks win.

The Seattle Seahawks showed that they can stop the run in their 27 to 10 win over the New Orleans Saints and build up some momentum for their upcoming game at Arizona. SeahawkInsider takes one last look at Sundays win.

 

Quarterbacks B

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.

 

Recievers  B

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.

Linebackers A

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.

 

Secondary:  A

Youth was served. Rookies Marcus Trufant and  Ken Hamlin showed they belong. Although they gave up 274 receiving yards the secondary gave up just one touchdown.

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.

 

 


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