The Seahawks made things more difficult than they needed to be against the Buccaneers last weekend, but this week’s date with an NFC South foe would not be a repeat.
Seattle scored on seven of their first eight possessions and cruised to a 33-10 victory over the Falcons. That improves the Seahawks to an NFC-best 9-1 and leaves them in the driver’s seat in the quest for both the NFC West title and the conference’s top playoff seed.
There weren’t any areas for the Seahawks to find fault with themselves on Sunday. Russell Wilson was 19-of-26 for 287 yards and two touchdowns, Marshawn Lynch ran for 145 yards and a score and Jermaine Kearse continued to blossom as a deep threat in the Seattle offense. Defensively, the Seahawks held the Falcons to just 226 yards and would have at least doubled their total of two sacks if not for penalties that wiped out other hits on Matt Ryan.
If there’s been any slight on the Seahawks this season, it’s that they haven’t always played a complete game while winning a lot more than they’re losing. That complaint can go on the shelf this week, because the Seahawks looked every bit the team that their record says they are.