Seattle Seahawks: The dud and stud of game 4 – Arizona

Mike Davis, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Mike Davis, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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Sebastian Janikowski, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

Stud of the Week

2nd honorable mentionSebastian Janikowski. It often amazes me how thin the line between success and failure is. For the first 59:56 seconds of Sunday’s game, Janikowski and his two missed field goal attempts were headed for the dud section. Then he kicked a 52-yard FG to win the game as time ran out. Redemption, thy name is Sea Bass.

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1st honorable mentionJarran Reed. I know that I just railed on the Seahawks defense. Reed, however, had a good game. The defensive tackle made five tackles, including two for loss. Additionally, big number 90 had the Hawks only sack of the game.

The StudMike Davis. Due to the nature of the game, football will always be a “next man up” sport. Last week Chris Carson put up the Seahawks first 100-yard rushing game in a month of Sundays, with 102 yards on 32 carries It was a classic three yards and a cloud of dust performance. Unfortunately, Carson suffered a hip injury which kept him out of the lineup for Arizona. Instead of turning to this year’s first-round pick Rashaad Penny, Carroll went with Davis as his starter.

Now in his fourth NFL season, Davis had appeared in 22 games, gaining 351 yards on 125 carries, before Sunday. Davis started six games for the Seahawks, at the end of last season, but he was nothing special. The former South Carolina Gamecock had 240 yards and no touchdowns on 68 carries in 2017. So, it was a bit of a surprise that he was the featured back.

Davis’ performance on Sunday justified his coach’s faith in him. In the opening quarter, he ran the ball on Seattle’s first two plays for gains of seven and 16 yards respectively. He scored his first touchdown as a Seahawks player on the next drive, taking a handoff from the Arizona 20 into the end zone.

Davis added Seattle’s only other TD of the game on a one-yard plunge at the end of the third quarter. The running back ended the game with 21 carries for 101 yards and added 23 more yards with four receptions.

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It gets harder next week for the Seattle Seahawks as they face Los Angeles at Century Link Field.