🏈 Seattle Seahawks @ Atlanta Falcons: Liveblog
My Seahawks travel to Atlanta to take on the struggling Falcons. To make things worse for Atlanta, Matt Ryan is missing a start for the first time in 10 years.
For Seattle, the Seahawks are looking to bounce back after last week’s loss to Baltimore. The offense looked shaky last week, so here’s to getting back in stride today.
12:05 - 15:00 - first play of the game for Russell Wilson, Russ ducks and dives around pressure and delivers a strike up the middle.
12:07 - 13:00 - Hawks are looking very methodical on this opening drive, already across midfield.
12:08 - 11:51 - Starting center Justin Britt is down with an apparent injury. That could be a problem.
12:12 - 11:27 - Coach Pete just wasted a time-out for some reason.
12:14 - 11:17 - The drive stalls in Falcons territory, but Jason Myers hits the field goal for an early lead.
12:19 - 9:15 - Early on, it looks like Seattle is ready for Atlanta’s rushing attack. There’s also audible “SEA-HAWKS!” chants in enemy territory.
12:20 - 8:10 - Shaq Griffin makes a great pass breakup to stall the drive for Atlanta.
12:25 - 6:55 - Chris Carson is running strong to start this game.
12:26 - 6:25 - Carson goes for a nine yard gain dragging defenders with him.
12:28 - 5:22 - Seattle’s drive stalls after a holding penalty and a failed third and long.
12:29 - 5:09 - Michael Dickson pins the Falcons inside their own 10. It’s so good having a punter who can change the field like that.
12:33 - 4:55 -Matt Schaub evades pressure and finds Julio Jones for a large gain. Falcons our past their 30.
12:35 - 2:00 - The Falcons passing game is working this drive, now past midfield.
12:38 - 0:00 - Falcons are looking at a field goal opportunity as the quarter ends.
12:40 - 15:00 - Matt Bryant misses a 51 yard attempt. Seahawks ball.
12:42 - 14:10 - Penny hits the Falcons with a couple good runs. Hawks now past the Falcons 35.
12:43 - 13:28 - Wilson hits Lockett at the 19. Hawks are moving.
12:43 - 12:48 - Carson with a gashing run. 1st & Goal Seattle.
12:45 - 11:47 - Wilson finds Metcalf in the end zone!!! TOUCHDOWN!!!
12:51 - 10:20 - Falcons concert a fourth down in their own territory to keep their drive alive.
12:52 - 9:36 - Julio Jones gets called for pass interference to negate a nice catch.
12:54 - 9:03 - Schaub is intercepted by Kendricks near midfield. Seattle ball!
12:59 - 7:31 - Carson runs for a big gain on third & short, moving the Hawks inside the Falcons 20.
13:01 - 6:08 - Penny runs for about 10 yards, moving the Hawks to First & Goal.
13:02 - 4:46 - Carson punches it in from a yard out. TOUCHDOWN!!!
13:08 - 4:03 - Falcons passing game is still working, mostly attacking Seattle underneath the coverage. Two good gainers have Atlanta past the 50.
13:08 - 3:21 - Freeman finally breaks free for a 10 yard gain. Falcons at their 35.
13:10 - 2:37 - Akeem King drops a sure interception. Huge opportunity missed.
13:11 - 2:33 - Falcons drive stalls at the 35. Matt Bryant misses a 53 yard attempt.
13:13 - 2:00 - Two minute warning! Seattle is at the 50. It should also be noted DK Metcalf’s pacifier mouthpiece is in team colors this game. I believe that’s a first.
13:16 - 1:26 - Lockett makes a great catch with coverage draped on him. Hawks at the Atlanta 30.
13:17 - 1:21 - Atlanta calls timeout with the Hawks at the Falcons 25.
13:18 - 1:14 - Wilson finds Metcalf in the end zone, but Metcalf can’t hang on.
13:20 - 1:07 - Lockett makes another great catch, this time one-handed with coverage draped on him. First and goal, Hawks!
13:21 - :28 - Wilson finds Metcalf wide open in the end zone! TOUCHDOWN!!!
13:27 - :00 - Falcons looked to go to a shot at the end zone as time runs out, but the Hawks defense strips Schaub of the ball for a fumble recovery to end the half.
13:37 - I’m currently debating if I want to continue live blogging this game. I feel like the Hawks have this in the bag.
13:38 - There is word on Justin Britt. Looks like he might be done for the year, which would be sad if true.
13:45 - 12:13 - Clowney makes a great play on third and short behind the line of scrimmage. Falcons look like they may be going for it on fourth down near the Seattle 35.
13:46 - 11:39 - Clowney jumps for the second time this drive. First down Falcons at the 27.
13:48 - 10:54 - Hill runs in for a touchdown for Atlanta. Guess they’re not quite dead yet. Falcons then convert for two points.
13:55 - 9:00 - Falcons get a sack on Wilson on third down. Hawks look to punt.
14:06 - 3:25 - Matt Bryant hits his first field goal of the day after another solid Falcons drive.
14:11 - 2:04 - Here’s to hoping the Hawks can hang on here. Just went three and out. That said, I’m currently getting distracted by code, so I think I’m going to cut this live blog short.