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The Seahawks get the 24-13 win over the Cowboys in their Week 3 home opener. With so much talk of Earl Thomas continuing as he sat out a couple days of practice this past week, he showed up big in a game against a team that was the talk of the offseason as a potential destination for him. Thomas picked off Dak Prescott early on in the game and then again in the fourth quarter to essentially seal the victory for Seattle.
After all of the offseason talk about running the ball and how Chris Carson would be the lead back, the Seahawks certainly made good on that promise with 32 attempts going to Chris Carson alone as he eclipsed 100 yards. 39 carries in total on the ground as Russell Wilson was 16 of 26 with two touchdown passes and 192 yards through the air.
With questions about whether or not Russell Wilson is holding onto the ball too long, if the offensive line is struggling to hold off the pass rush or receivers are getting open, Adam is digging into this week's tape to see what the biggest problem was in Week 2. Pete Carroll was called out on his post game comments about Chris Carson and now says he was wrong and that the plan was to give Penny carries in the fourth quarter.
The guys talk about some moves from this past week that caused a stir. With problems of depth at linebacker, Seattle signed Mychal Kendricks after he was released from the Browns following his guilty plea for insider trading. Defensive tackle Tom Johnson was waived from the team to make room for a safety who didn't even play, which was curious considering the team's struggles to rush the passer early this season. Pete Carroll explains part of the thinking behind the move.
Andrew Guzman, Cowboys fan from the Common Ground Football Podcast, joins the show this week
Maybe the show title is missing a question mark. When it comes to a commitment to the run game, it seems like three straight runs to start the game was enough, because Seattle completely moved away with it and had no success through the second and third quarters. The clear lack of a run game was the story of the game as the Seahawks fall to the Bears 24-17.
The score didn't dictate any reason to keep the ball off the ground as Seattle was down only 10-3 at halftime thanks to a long field goal by Janikowski. It wasn't until Seattle started moving the ball on the ground in the fourth quarter that the Seahawks started to see some success against the Bears defensive line. Before the start of the fourth quarter, Wilson had dropped back 14 straight times and was sacked a total of six times throughout the game.