It turned out to be a beautiful day in Seattle for Seahawks football against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The sun was shining, the offense was in sync, and the defense was suffocating. The Hawks ended up taking care of business with a 45-17 victory over the Jags.
The Seahawks and the 12th Man did not suffer a hangover from the victory over the 49ers the previous week. The intensity level was strong right from the kick off. Quarterback Russell Wilson (#3) had four touchdown passes in the game, tying his career high. Wide receiver Sidney Rice (#18) and tight end Zach Miller (#86) each snagged 2 touchdown catches a piece. In the 3rd quarter, back-up quarterback Tavaris Jackson (#7) even got in on the action by throwing a 35 yard touchdown to wide receiver Doug Baldwin (#89). It was an incredible one-handed grab by Baldwin that resulted in a catch at the pylon for a 6 points.
Jacksonville finally scored for the first time in the 3rd quarter with a Maurice Jones-Drew touchdown. The score was precipitated by Russell Wilson pass that was tipped and intercepted by the Jags, which was returned to the 2 yard line. After Jacksonville scored, you could feel a let down in the crowd and defense. The score was 31-7. The 12th Man and the defensive squad were gunning for a shutout. The Hawks defensive line owned the Jaguars at the point of attack all day long.
The Hawks did what was expected, to play efficiently and demolish an inferior opponent at home. Now it is time to take this act on the road next week against the Houston Texans.