Every week the Seattle Seahawks play, Emerald City Swagger will have a dud and stud of the game. It’s a way to honor those who have played well and also call out the players who didn’t.
Last Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks trounced Oakland 27-3 in London, England. The Raiders scored their only three points on a mid-fourth quarter field goal after the game was well in hand. With this win, the Seahawks are 3-3 heading into their bye week. Their record puts them a half game back of Carolina (3-2) for the top NFC Wild Card spot, and slight behind Green Bay and Minnesota (3-2-1) for the second Wild Card.
The Seahawks defense stifled Oakland’s offense, limiting the patch wearing pirates to just 185 yards of total offense. Running back Marshawn Lynch never made it to full Beast Mode, gaining 45 yards on 13 carries. It wasn’t any easier for Raiders quarterback Derek Carr who was sacked six times.
On the other side of the ball, there were times when the Seahawks offense appeared to move the ball at will. While the running game didn’t have an individual standout, as a group Seattle ran the ball 37 times for 155 yards. Receiver Doug Baldwin had nothing to complain about this week, he caught six passes for 91 yards.