Miss the game? Need the Recap? Russell Wilson got the go ahead to start this game. Matt Flynn didn’t even suit up. Boring? Not even close! Russell Wilson took the reins and led the offense with poise, strength and uncharacteristic rookie leadership. The Seahawks easily took this game, 44-14.
Matt Flynn led the list of guys not playing in this game, followed up by Marshawn Lynch, Walter Thurmond, Roy Lewis, Ron Parker, Allen Bradford, Matt McCoy, Malcom Smith, John Moffitt, James Carpenter, Cameron Morrah, Doug Baldwin, Jason Jones, and Pep Levingston. The Seahawks came into this came with no huge injuries, and left without any either. Brandon Browner left the game in the third quarter with what appeared to be a cramp in his leg.
Kansas won the toss and elected to receive; it went downhill for the Chiefs after that. Their first drive went three and out, and the Seahawks took control. Russell Wilson led the offense to two straight field goals to end the first quarter. Turbin kept his legs churning and is the heir apparent to Marshawn Lynch. Turbin ended up rushing 14 times for 93 yards and 1 touchdown.
Wilson took the team down for another field goal, and then decided it was time to turn up the heat. He added in two touchdowns to Braylon Edwards and Charly Martin. Wilson also took off and ran the ball great on third downs to keep the Seahawks alive. He scored points on 6 of 7 drives tonight, with the 7th being a missed field goal. Wilson finished the night in the 3rd quarter at 13/19 185 yards, 2 touchdowns, no interceptions. He also ran twice for 58 yards. Tarvaris Jackson finally came into the game in the 3rd quarter, and didn’t play very long. Jackson finished out at 3 of 5 for 1 yard.
The defense was outstanding again tonight. They played tight with the first unit, and in the first quarter only allowed a total of 3 yards from KC. They played great the rest of the night, allowing Matt Cassel to complete 19/34 for 168 yards 1 touchdown, and 1 pick six courtesy of Earl Thomas. Brady Quinn played very few but was 5 of 10 for 44 yards.
The receivers caught a lot of the passes their way, and kept helping Wilson move the ball. There were 12 different players that caught the ball tonight, with only Ricardo Lockette and Zach Miller being the only two without catches.
Golden Tate made himself stand out a little bit more this game, but not as a receiver. Tate fielded a punt and took it back 92 yards for the score. Special Teams were playing amazing as well as Jon Ryan only touched the ball three times. Ryan kicked the ball three times, but the first one was nullified so he had to re-kick.
Overall the Seahawks managed 375 yards to the Chiefs 357 yards. The Seahawks only held the ball for 24.51 minutes. Terrell Owens managed his first catch of the preseason which was amazing by itself. The Seahawks only committed 6 penalties for 37 yards. They also added in two more turnovers to add to their ratio and make it a +5 this preseason. The Seahawks managed to play as a team this game out and the totally obliterated the Kansas City Chiefs. The Seahawks start the preseason at 3-0 and look to gain more momentum going into the season.