September 27, 2023
NFL 2022, Week 18: Winners and Losers from Seahawks 19, Rams 16

The Seattle Seahawks have made life very troublesome for themselves, as they normally do, in opposition to an evil and defeated Los Angeles Rams crew. It doesn’t matter what model of Rams they play, the video games at all times look powerful. However they nonetheless received them, beating the Rams for the primary time since 2013, and due to our good mates in Detroit, the Seahawks are within the playoffs! Regardless of all the pieces, they achieved one thing that few folks considered in the beginning of the season.

This is not going to be a daily Winners and Losers as a result of it is 9pm as I write this and I am exhausted. I’ve already forgotten most of this recreation. There might be a couple of white papers, however I need to monologue about different issues within the Winners and Losers framework. I am going to shout out to Dareke Younger and Cade Johnson for taking their first NFL hunts and being stable contributors in a must-win state of affairs. Huge enhance to Coby Bryant, Darrell Taylor, Boye Mafe, Uchenna Nwosu and Bruce Irvin as all of them made their manner onto the stat sheet with sacks. I want I had the time and power to jot down extra about them however like I stated, this can be a completely different W&L theme.


Kenneth WalkerIII

The probably Offensive Rookie of the Yr completed his third consecutive 100-yard recreation and was important to get Seattle into discipline purpose vary in additional time. He has actually superb pace for somebody his dimension and will get higher at making contact and ending. It is onerous to not get enthusiastic about what Walker can do in the long term as he was dazzled as a rookie and have become the crew’s first 1,000-yard runner since Chris Carson in 2019.

Tyler Lockett

He scored Seattle’s solely game-winning purpose and eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the fourth consecutive season. His closing catch was in opposition to his previous pal Bobby Wagner in additional time, gaining 17 yards and placing the Seahawks into Rams territory in additional time.

Quandre Diggs

A 12 months in the past in Week 18, Quandre Diggs broke his ankle whereas approaching free company. The Seahawks have re-signed him, and whereas Diggs has clearly had some difficulties this season, he is been within the clutch for weeks in a row. I believed Van Jefferson was open and prepared for a house go to to complete his Seattle season. Diggs bought his ass up, took Baker Mayfield, confirmed the ball to Bobby Wagner (with out the regimental flag), and gave the Seahawks one other probability to win on offense. Would I’ve wished Diggs had run extra yards as a substitute of creating this transfer? Sure. Do I care once I look again? Quantity.

Diggs has been an emblem of what John Schneider and Pete Carroll can do at their finest. After the Tedric Thompson experiment did not work, Seattle was determined for a safety and so they took Diggs from a dysfunctional Lions entrance workplace to virtually zero. And with every passing 12 months he is simply grow to be a playboy and saved Seattle immediately.

jason myers

If Seattle did not win, he would have been nailed to the Loser, however he’d redeemed himself and can end the common season with simply three missed discipline objectives and one missed further level. Myers was superb and will probably be attention-grabbing to see what the Seahawks do along with his contract as he will get nearer to free agent.

Geno Smith

Geno didn’t play properly. He made two horrible interceptions, and there in all probability may have been three or 4. He was unsuitable, he had a tough time making choices, and that was an actual concern for his long-term future with the crew. However in clutch time, he additionally scammed an enormous run (and dedicated a private foul!) that ought to have resulted in a game-winning discipline purpose within the rule. As Quandre Diggs retrieved the ball, Smith gave Tyler Lockett a clutch throw that represented the ultimate cross of the common season. His purpose in opposition to Lockett was a penny.

That is an especially profitable 12 months for Geno. Sure, it was deleted and as a real NFL beginning QB I’ve/have lined Geno many occasions. He wrote again a playoff look within the type of a franchise report for scoring 30 objectives, completions, and passes – sure in 17 video games however that was in all probability the rhetoric when the NFL went from 14 to 16 video games within the Seventies – and he used all his incentives to earn the utmost $7 million on his contract.

Seattle or another person can pay Geno this low season. It is an unforgettable race that has had its ups and downs in current weeks, however we should not lose sight of the truth that it has been given the possibility to start out a extensively thought-about draft chapter and profession backup, and for essentially the most half it does.

Pete Carroll and John Schneider

The Seahawks are within the prime 5 courtesy of the Denver Broncos and head to the playoffs with an thrilling rookie class that ought to deliver extra optimism than skepticism into the upcoming season. Pete Carroll did his postseason with a pale Matt Hasselbeck (and a heroic Charlie Whitehurst cameo!) and Geno Smith as quarterbacks. Whereas the Seahawks have by no means received lower than seven video games as head coach and nonetheless have their quirks and quirks – how did this crew screw up their 2nd half timeout so early? – nonetheless an ideal all-time coach with a confirmed observe. report successful faculty {and professional} levels. Perhaps this is not Pete’s absolute pinnacle, however his peak can also be far greater than the overwhelming majority of different coaches.

Schneider will not win Supervisor of the Yr, however he ought to no less than get votes. The Wilson commerce has labored splendidly, and the Draft Class of 2022 maybe reopened the closing window of a title dispute that clearly John and Pete had a hand in creating. There are critical flaws on either side of the ball that should be fastened to make for a critical playoff run, however the predicted crash didn’t happen after Wilson was traded. The talent injection that ought to have been good once more got here shortly. This upcoming season is monumental to take the subsequent step in direction of turning into a crew that has received 10+ once more.

Noah Fant, Shelby Harris and Drew Lock

Lock did not play all of sudden this season, however I am together with him as a result of the trio of Fant, Harris, and Lock have been a part of the Wilson commerce. None of them had ever skilled playoff soccer in Denver, and in Harris’ case, he by no means made it to the playoffs in his two seasons with the Raiders. All three might be on a playoff crew for the primary time, and Fant and Harris may make important contributions in opposition to the San Francisco 49ers.

Jonathan Abram

Dropped by the 6-win Las Vegas Raiders, then waived by the Inexperienced Bay Packers, Abram was adopted by the Seahawks and located himself on a playoff crew. And within the absence of Ryan Neal, he did properly in a beginning position.

bobby wagner

He felt the love of the stands earlier than the match. We began the season by watching the most important QB in franchise historical past get booed loudly. We finish the common season with cheers for the best LB in crew historical past.

Seahawks Followers

This was a rollercoaster experience. Needing to win with assist from 6-3 and take NFC West to 7-8 and make the playoffs. We noticed a number of thrilling soccer after which a few of the soccer we feared we might get for a lot of the season. Irritating losses in opposition to the NFC South, however spectacular wins in opposition to the playoff groups within the New York Giants and Los Angeles Chargers. And but, we’re witnessing extra Seahawks play than most may anticipate. If the Packers had received, I might have thought-about this season a hit with a disappointing end result, however now in opposition to the 49ers it’s a actual success regardless.

The previous few seasons have left a bitter style in many individuals’s mouths. The 2020 crew was able to be seeded #1 and fell to a disproportionate dwelling run on the wild card. The 2021 crew was falling aside on the seams and was completely seedy to look at. The 2022 crew provides pleasure and renewed hope with just a little bonus soccer on the finish, to not point out the principle draft capital.


No person!

There’s been a couple of losers from the Seahawks recreation however by no means thoughts, I am jolly and everyone will get every week’s snooze.

Remaining Notes

  • I feel we’re in the perfect Enemy Response ever. Good evening and see you within the playoffs!

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