FOURTH QUARTER / POST GAME B+
With the lead increasing, the Seahawks wisely pounded the air out of the ball by running nineteen times to kill the clock and any chances of a Cowboys comeback.
Overall the Seahawks offense made the proper adjustments at halftime, increased the tempo, and featured running back Marshawn Lynch (26 Carries, 122 yards, 1 TD, 4.7 YPC Average).
The biggest surprise to me was back up left tackle Frank Omiyale. His pass protection vs Demarcus Ware and the stout Cowboys front 7 was superb considering his last minute addition to the starting lineup. Right guard J.R Sweezy and the rest of the Seahawks offensive line seemed much improved from game one as well.
Baby steps, but very nice progress indeed.
THIRD QUARTER: B (225 total yards, 1 TD)
The Seahawks made an effort to get Marshawn Lynch (15 Carries, 85 yards) involved in the offense and his success opened up the passing game. The tempo has increased, and the unique three tight end formation in the red zone was masterful.
SECOND QUARTER: B-
The Seahawks continue to shoot themselves in the foot with costly penalties. The 11 play drive in the second quarter could have been so much more if Russell Wilson didn't have to bail the offense out of long yardage situations.
Note: John Moffitt has been replaced by rookie right guard J.R Sweezy due to injury
FIRST QUARTER: C
So far the Seahawks special teams unit has done the job for the offensive unit. At the quarter mark the Seahawks have racked up only 28 total yards, two first downs,and have not looked sharp in the passing game.
This will need to change as the game evolves.