Many Seattle Seahawks fans considered this a trap game against a solid Miami Dolphins roster. The Dolphins came in confident after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3, but the Seahawks are no Jaguars.
Russell Wilson, Chris Carson, and D.K. Metcalf all proved to be absolute studs on the field in this contest. The amount of highlight plays these three made throughout this game was ridiculous. We all know just how good Wilson is, but Carson and Metcalf have grown into offensive studs for the Seahawks in their young careers.
Seattle’s banged up defense played well throughout the game. Their backs were against the wall a few different times, but they stood tall, even without their defensive leader Jamal Adams. Seattle forced Miami to settle for five field goals in this game, and it ultimately led to a win.
A full breakdown will be coming later this week, but for now, this will be a quick review of what went down on Sunday between the Seahawks and Dolphins.
Give Credit Where Credit Is Due
Not a lot of fans were giving the Dolphins a realistic shot in this one. That said, the Dolphins fought tooth-and-nail until the very end against a very talented Seattle team. Inconsistent quarterback play combined with settling for field goals, are what led Miami to a loss.
You always have to give credit where credit is due. Brian Flores has began to build a culture here in Miami — something they have been missing for quite some time now. This Dolphins team will fight and continue to fight in every game they play. The effort is truly there for the Dolphins, but the execution is the only thing lacking. You have to wonder, as a fan, are we nearing “Tua Time” in Miami?
Chris Carson and His Importance
When healthy, Chris Carson has proven to be a top-ten running back throughout his young career. Carson ran the ball 16 times for 80 yards and two one-yard touchdowns. He also caught three passes for 20 yards, giving him a total of 100 yards from scrimmage.
Even with how amazing Russell Wilson is, every team needs a solid ground game they can rely on. I believe Seattle has that now with Chris Carson, if he can stay healthy.
If you read my Week 4 preview of this match-up, then you would recall that I predicted DeVante Parker would have a big day in this one. I was right: Parker finished with 10 grabs for 110 yards on the day.
D.K. Metcalf also had another big game for Seattle, posting four catches for 106 yards. This was Metcalf’s only game this season without a touchdown, but this was his second-consecutive game with 100 yards.
The Seattle Seahawks move to 4-0 in the first quarter of the season. For only the second time in franchise history, the Seahawks are 4-0 to start a season. This could mean big things to come for the Seahawks later this season.
Seattle will host the Minnesota Vikings (1-3) next Sunday night in primetime.
The Miami Dolphins, not to be discouraged, have fallen to 1-3 on the year. They will travel to San Francisco to take on the banged-up 49ers (2-2) next week.
Seattle was able to cover the spread for the third-consecutive week. They covered -6, but the total points of the game were 54. So, my call on the over 54 was wrong by one point. Not a bad start to the season with a record of 5-1 when picking the Seahawks games.
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