Dec 24, 2018
With a playoff spot on the line, the Seahawks put up an outstanding effort against the Kansas City Chiefs and earn a 38-31 victory to solidify a spot on the postseason. Rob Staton of Seahawks Draft Blog joins the reaction show this week to talk about the offensive performance on the ground and through the air with 464 total yards. Three touchdowns from Russell Wilson to go with 271 yards, and Chris Carson added two touchdowns on the ground to go with his 27 carries for 116 yards.
The Seahawks defense came up big when it needed to by helping to get the Chiefs off the field and go three-and-out on their first drive. Their effort to hold them to field goals instead of touchdowns on drives in the 1st and 4th quarters was also a key difference in this game. Brandan talks about how Ken Norton Jr. changed things up with the scheme to help hold Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce to just five catches on the day.
Of course it can't go without mentioning the spectacular effort by Doug Baldwin in this game. His touchdown catch in the third quarter helped the Seahawks pull away from the Chiefs for good. In the next quarter, the concentration to bring the football down at the one yard line in right before the Seahawks final touchdown was incredible. But even before that touchdown by Doug, Brandan goes back to a moment in the third quarter where they game could have gone in a different direction and it was the effort by tight end Ed Dickson that helped lead Seattle to victory.