Seattle Seahawks: Hawks Pay Heavy Price in Road Win in Phoenix
On Thursday night, the Hawks traveled to Arizona to take on their division rivals, the Arizona Cardinals. Even though the Hawks were without their All-Pro safety Earl Thomas, the defense came out in force holding the Cardinals to just 17 points and 290 total yards. As always, Kam Chancellor could be found all over the field making plays on the ball, including a few key stops that ended Cardinal drives dead in their tracks. The Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin connection was also very successful for the Hawks offense, particularly on one 54-yard gain that had Wilson finding Baldwin for a miracle pass that put the Hawks in scoring position.
Being on a short week, many Hawks players were still recovering from injuries. Richard Sherman came into the game with some minor Achilles issues, but it got a lot worse when he went down after rupturing that same Achilles. Doctors say that Sherman will be out for the year, which is difficult not only from a position standpoint (as Sherman is one of the best corners in the game) but from an emotional standpoint as well. Sherman’s intensity and skill on the field will be greatly missed for the rest of the season, and the Hawks will need to find a way to stop teams while having other players that are injured and not playing as well.
Luckily, we have a longer break to recover until the next game which will be on Monday Night Football November 20th at 5:30 pm PST against the Atlanta Falcons. Go Hawks!