Tue. Oct 27th, 2020

3 questions with Seahawks Wire

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3 questions with Seahawks Wire


What looked like a potential playoff matchup prior to the season is now a battle between a contender and a bottom-feeder. The Falcons will host the Seahawks from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Week 8, and the two teams are going in completely different directions.

Liz Mathews, managing editor of Seahawks Wire, was kind enough to answer three questions about the upcoming matchup between Seattle and Atlanta.

LM: Pete Carroll finally has a team he can manage effectively with his coaching style — young, eager players who are ready to take the next step. Quarterback Russell Wilson is clearly making a bid for this year’s Most Valuable Player, throwing his first interception of the season just last week. Seattle, however, has come to rely too much on Wilson to win tight games. Assuming a healthy offensive line and a showing from the pass rush, the Seahawks should be able to notch another win on Sunday.

LM: The Seahawks are still waiting for the elusive pass rush to come into fruition. Seattle is sorely lacking sacks on the season and needs to up the pressure on the quarterback to make a serious run at the playoffs. Ansah has been sidelined with an ankle injury, so he could be a game-day decision in Week 8. As for Diggs, he’s the most well-received addition to the locker room so far — a potential leader in the making.

LM: Seattle needs to do what it does best and get the ground game going early to set the tone. Look for Chris Carson to shoulder the load as he attempts to log another 100-plus-yard outing. If the Seahawks are able to mount a fight in the secondary down a couple of starters, Atlanta could be shut down quickly. The Seahawks need to rebound from their loss at home, where they’ve struggled as of late. Seattle is becoming one of the league’s best road teams, even during the early 10 a.m. PT starts.

Make sure to check out Mathews’ interview with Falcons Wire.

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