There comes a time when every Seattle Seahawks fan watches their team on fire, smoldering in the flames of shame. This loss didn’t feel that way. We went in knowing it was a long shot and that the real victory was qualifying for the playoffs.
Even so, I pet my semi-feral cats, whipped out a tub of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, and watched every clip on YouTube of the 49ers losing a game ever. Does anyone else find pretty boy Purdy’s face maddening?
It’s impressive the Seattle Seahawks made it to the playoffs. I certainly didn’t think we would make it at the beginning of the season, and honestly, did you?
Seattle broke my heart by trading Russell Wilson and then ran over it with a garbage truck when they traded Bobby Wagner. We witnessed what appeared to be the most depressing starting QB competition ever between Geno Smith and Drew Lock, and we braced ourselves for a season of pain.
But then… Geno Smith surprised us all. We really had written him off as our proverbial second-string QB. And then he phoenixed his way into having the fifth-highest passer rating in the league.
We also had the best round of rookies EVER: Charles Cross, Boye Mafe, Kenneth Walker III, Tariq Woolen, Abraham Lucas, Bo Melton, Cobe Bryant, Dareke Young, and Tyreke Smith.
Assuming that the Seattle Seahawks front office can resist their urge to do everything wrong, we have a solid team to work with next season (and some good draft picks).
If the game ended at the end of the first half, we would have been victorious at 17-16. Was Bosa even there?
Jimmie Ward attempted to decapitate Geno Smith right before the half was over – boy, is it nice to see the 49ers flagged. Geno garnered up his loins and won us the lead after getting us close enough to the end zone that Myers couldn’t mess it up.
Brock Purdy had the playoff jitters I sacrificed my soul for at the beginning of the game. The defense locked him up and left him frustrated with several glorious three and outs and a chance to taste the dust when Bruce Irvin plowed him into the ground.
Defensive accolades also go to Ryan Neal for making the most tackles of the game, 8 in total. Most notably when he attempted to stop Elijah Mitchell – with his brain. Don’t get CTE for us – please!
Our men had fight… literally. And as a hockey fan, there is nothing I appreciate more.
Things got chippy a few times.
Sacrifices were made as well.
Ryan Neal separated himself from his cat long enough to play this week. With plenty of FaceTimes to tide Ryan over.
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