3. The offense got off to a good start and finally achieved a turnover free game.
A slow start was a problem for the Seahawks in their recent loss, as they went just one down in their first five possessions in last week’s game in Kansas City and then had a field goal drive in the second half. In his matchup against the 49ers a week ago, the Seahawks had his 4 possessions and, on his 1st down in the first, scored a field goal again late in the second quarter.
The Seahawks once again faced a tough defense on Sunday, with the Jets ranked third in total defense and fourth in scoring defense, but that still prevented Seattle from taking an early lead to dominate the game. did not. Kenneth Walker III got things going with a 60-yard run on the first play of the game from scrimmage, then two plays later Smith found Parkinson’s score.
An interception by Quandre Diggs allowed the Seahawks to reclaim the ball in good field position before adding a field goal, gaining 70 yards on seven plays on their next drive and 17 on a touchdown pass from Smith to Mabrey. Took a -3 lead. .
The talented Jets defense made things difficult for the Seahawks the rest of the way, but their fast start set the tone and set the table for the defense to take over the game.
And in what may be the best news of the day for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, the Seahawks didn’t commit a turnover.