Seahawks wins against Packers, 27-24
The Seattle Seahawks keeps its wildcard hopes last Thursday night, November 15, and took down the Green Bay Packers, 27-24. Winning against the Packers was crucial for Seattle’s playoff chances with three games left against the Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings, and the Kansas City Chiefs.
According to fieldgulls.com, “For a long time now, since Seahawks Stadium / Century Link Field was constructed, really, Seattle has enjoyed the best home field advantage in the NFL. For six straight years, the final month and a half of national analysts have talked about how NFC contenders were hoping to avoid playing in Seattle in the ‘yoffs.” Home field advantage really was on their side.
Pushing luck aside, key players stepped up their game. Rashaad Penny and Chris Carson handled the early downs of the offense’s snaps, playing 24% and 41% respectively. Meanwhile, Mike Davis continued as 3rd down back and 31% of snaps. With KJ Wright having a knee injury, Austin Calitro played alongside Bobby Wagner. This coaching decision was a surprise as Barkevious Mingo proved himself to have a solid game in Wright’s absence. But Calitro showed tremendous reliability by getting 88% of the defense’s snaps.
Seattle Seahawks’ standing 5-5 isn’t great. But, it’s enough to give them a chance at the playoffs. Their next game is on the road against the Carolina Panthers on November 26 at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. Onward, upward. Let’s do this!