|Here's one for the scum: Bennett rings Big Ben's bell|
Seattle's offense appears to be rounding into 2012-like form. The O-Line looked good early blocking for rookie Thomas Rawls, but Ben Rapistberger kept putting points on the board, forcing DangeRuss into a shootout.
The last touchdown pass to the Philippine Dream was particularly outstanding--not just because it went for 80 yards, and not just because it sealed the win for Seattle. What I really loved about it was the stiffarm that Angry Doug deployed after the catch to get a little separation, and the hustle from Tyler Lockett to throw a block to allow Baldwin to outdistance a fleeter defensive back.
The Seattle defense proved far too generous to Rapistberger, who threw for five hundred zillion yards. Fortunately, the Legion of Boom made him pay by grabbing three interceptions--two by Richard Sherman and one by Ahtyba Rubin. (Statisticians might not count the pick thrown on the 2-point try, but the Diehard does.)
Landry Jones fared even worse: throwing just four passes, he completed on to his teammates and two to Seahawks--one for Jeremy Lane on the fake field goal, and another to Kam Chancellor near the end of the game.
It was sad how seldom our defenders hit Rapistberger, but Michael Bennett made it count. I don't think it was a dirty hit--I don't think it would have been helmet-to-helmet if another Seahawk didn't hit the quarterback and lifted him a little just before Bennett made contact.
I generally don't celebrate injuries to players, but I do when a rapist gets his bell rung.
The injury to Jimmy Graham is a real bummer. We should pick up Anthony McCoy....