The Seahawks went on a 14-play, 75-yard drive in the final minutes to rally for a 12-10 victory over the Dolphins on Sunday in the season opener at CenturyLink Field. Here are some initial impressions from our Seattle Times team.
The Seahawks went on a 14-play, 75-yard drive in the final minutes to rally for a 12-10 victory over the Dolphins on Sunday in the season opener at CenturyLink Field. Here are some initial impressions from our Seattle Times team, with plenty more to come…
Bob Condotta: Cassius Marsh sometimes seems like a player without a position on defense. But man is he a terror on special teams. He had two tackles in coverage and a blocked field goal that kept Seattle within range.
Jayson Jenks: Last year, the Seahawks blew fourth-quarter leads in five of their six losses, a troubling trend for a group that always took pride in finishing. Those issues were supposed to be behind the Seahawks, but as good as the Seahawks’ defense played against the Dolphins on Sunday, they still gave up a lead-changing touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Larry Stone: This game was set up for the Seahawks to lose, and the fact that they didn’t merely added a new chapter to the Russell Wilson legend. Limping on a bum ankle, Wilson drove the Seahawks down the field for a game-winning touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin as Seattle avoided a disastrous season-opening result.
Matt Calkins: The offense was sloppy and the line struggled, but the legend of Russell Wilson grew as he led the Seahawks to a comeback in what seemed to be a routine performance.
Percy Allen: Of course Miami needed a miracle on the final play, but Cassius Marsh didn’t allow that to happen. A four-man defensive front forced Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill to scramble to his left. Before he could get out of bounds or throw the ball away, Marsh leaped and knocked the ball out of his hands with 20 seconds left. Marsh was credited with a 9-yard sack and because the ball fumbled forward, referees ran off time and the game ended.