- We’ve been hearing all week about how similar the Seahawks offense is to the one that Jim Zorn currently has the Redskins running, but it’s still interesting to see. The touchdown pass to tie the game from Hasselbeck to John Carlson looked eerily like the something that the Skins have been doing all season. Those Redskins blowout predictions aren’t looking too good right now.
- Wow. I think this is the first game this season where I’m actively questioning two of Zorn’s playcalls, but I really, really didn’t like the roll-out pass to Mike Sellers on third and one on the Seattle 5. It just seemed a little too clever for cleverness’s sake, but maybe I’m just hindsighting it since it didn’t work.
- Clinton Portis is a beast. His rushes to get the Redskins out from the shadow of their own goalpost and kill the clock — 48 yards on that drive alone — were enough to make him the third leading rusher in Redskins history, passing Stephen Davis. Which makes it all the stranger that they went with a relatively cold Ladell Betts on that second down. I’m not at all convinced that was a fumble, but they show no signs of reviewing it.
- That was appropriate. After a week of talk about Zorn/Alexander/Springs/Plackemeier/Green (along with Stump Mitchell and Sherman Smith) all returning to Seattle, a Shawn Springs interception of a Matt Hasselbeck pass is the perfect ending to the game. After that, it’s victory formation for two kneeldowns. Not a particularly pretty game, nor quite what we were hoping to see, but 7-4 is 7-4.
- The field is emptied out, the stadium staff is cleaning up, and the soundsystem is playing Black Hole Sun by the now-defunct Soundgarden, a band that more or less epitomized the whole grunge sound. Way to live up to the cliches, Seattle.