Seattle Seahawks trounce Atlanta Falcons in early-start road game, retold mostly in tweet form

For weeks there has been a narrative surrounding the Seahawks that included not enough Marshawn Lynch, and especially not enough Marshawn Lynch in the red zone. Lynch had a huge day today, totaling 145 yards on 24 carries with a touchdown, and three receptions early in the game that may have helped dictate the Falcons’ defensive scheme the rest of the game.

Russell Wilson was good, and Golden Tate was pretty incredible. Jermaine Kearse made some acrobatic catches, and Doug Baldwin was solid, as always. The tweets that follow are, in large part, directly related to the five players mentioned here, and some Falcons players as well.



1st Quarter


Three and out from the Falcons.


Marshawn Lynch fights HARD for his second first down.


After a third and long draw play, Steven Hauschka‘s 39 yard field goal attempt is good. Seahawks lead 3-0.


Brandon Browner nearly makes an interception on third down. Falcons to punt.


Big pass to Golden Tate, then a helmet-to-helmet call.


Russell Wilson sacked for an eight-yard loss when he was well outside the tackle box.


Wilson throws a wild pass into the endzone on the next play, and the Seahawks are forced to punt, after Wilson’s second down sack took them out of field goal range.


Another three-and-out for Falcons as the first quarter comes to an end.


2nd Quarter


Amazing catch from Jermaine Kearse, going up against Desmond Trufant.


Golden Tate makes an even better catch attempt down the sideline, which ends up being overturned due to Tate’s foot being out of bounds.


Steven Hauschka kicks a 43 yard field goal. Seahawks lead 6-0.


Falcons driving.


Big plays in the Seahawks secondary hold Falcons to a 53 yard field goal attempt. Seahawks lead 6-3.


After a huge Marshawn Lynch run, a flea flicker pass from Russell Wilson to Jermaine Kearse, where Kearse comes back and makes another fine catch. Seahawks lead 13-3.


Another punt from the Falcons.


Golden Tate makes a huge catch.


Steven Hauschka good from 44 yards. 16-3 Seahawks.


Another punt from Atlanta.


Seahawks driving at the end of the half.


Golden Tate with an AMAZING one-handed catch on a fade to end the half. To be reviewed. Seahawks lead 23-3.





3rd Quarter


Steven Hauschka kicks a 53 yard field goal. Seahawks lead 26-3.


Brandon Mebane with a big tackle for a loss.


Stupid personal foul call against Michael Bennett, who brings Matt Ryan down by his feet.


Matt Ryan to Darius Johnson touchdown pass, 26-10 Seahawks.


Near the end of the third quarter.


4th Quarter

Defensive hold can’t stop Doug Baldwin.


10:19 left in fourth quarter.


Marshawn Lynch with one-yard touchdown run. Seahawks lead 33-10.


Huge play by the Falcons negated by a fumble forced and recovered by Walter Thurmond.


Christine Michael sighting.


As the game winds down.


Seahawks win 33-10.


Other stuff…




Roddy White hits Richard Sherman.


John Moffitt.




Cliff Avril got mad.


Sidney Rice trolling Percy Harvin.


Not this year.