After flying high from a Week 1 victory over the Denver Broncos, the Seahawks returned to earth following their matchup in Santa Clara. Geno Smith was efficient in the passing game, but Seattle was never able to run the ball effectively and got run over early by the 49ers offense. Was this game closer than the score indicated though? Or was the outcome indicative of a more dominant San Francisco team that now has a quarterback capable of taking this team into the playoffs?
The Seahawks could face a tougher matchup that initially expected when we looked at the schedule this offseason. The Falcons made a strong effort to come back against the Rams last week and gave up a big lead to the New Orleans Saints in Week 1. There's one player for Atlanta who the Seahawks may not have a good answer for on defense. Plus, they're a team that has found a run game after Matt Ryan left for Indianapolis.
Fans got the news this past week that Shaun Alexander is being inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor coming up in October. We are also forced to come up with a rationale that allows us as fans to be okay with the San Francisco 49ers going on a two-game win streak. We close the show by calling out a rogue agent in the guest booking industry and to an event that caused hotel prices to skyrocket in Oregon. Better at life honors go out to an NFL fan base that discovered a new and creative way to motivate their team's coach.
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