Seattle Seahawks: Jags Hold On To Defeat Seahawks
On Sunday, the Hawks traveled down to Florida to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Seahawks struggled early and didn’t manage to put any points on the board in the first half, but came out strong in the second half with a lot more tenacity. Unfortunately, the late 4th quarter push wasn’t enough to pull away and the Hawks lost by a score of 24-30.
The Jaguars’ number one rated defense came out in force yesterday. Not only did they force a shutout in the first half, but they also forced three uncharacteristic interceptions from Russell Wilson. The Jaguars offense, led by Blake Bortles, was also able to connect with his receivers for a few huge plays that ended up being costly. Another key factor to the loss late in the game could be the injuries of Bobby Wagner and KJ Wright, who each had to leave the game while the Hawks were clawing their way back. Bobby Wagner is as big a part of our defensive core as anyone else, and without him on the field, the Hawks just aren’t as complete of a team.
In the end, a late-game rush wasn’t enough to make up for the incredibly slow start. While we all know the Seahawks shine in the 4th quarter of games, they still need to be effective in the other three quarters (especially the first half). Momentum can only get you so far, and the coaches need to instill that same sense of urgency at the beginning of games so that we can build a lead instead of fighting our way back to one. The Hawks come back home next Sunday to take on the division-leading Los Angeles Rams at 1:05 PST on FOX. Don’t forget to wear that blue all week in support!