Even in preventing losses, we can normally discover something motivating to value. While the Cincinnati Bengals left with the W, the Seattle Seahawks made it through a protective battle with a few of their essential gamers returning from injury and handling to remain returned from injury. While they didn’t get away the video game untouched, they were mainly able to remain healthy throughout a roadway video game that included some success on both sides.
The beginning offending line system played 100% of the snaps in this video game, which is substantial considering that this is actually the very first time it has actually occurred this season. Going back through the weekly breeze counts, it appears that the group has actually needed to sub in gamers for a minimum of a part of the video game. In Week 1 versus the LA Rams, it was Cross and Lucas. Then Evan Brown in Week 2 versus the Detroit Lions, followed by Damien Lewis the next week versus the Carolina Panthers. Preceding the Bye, the group lost both Damien Lewis (once again) and Phil Haynes. While Damien Lewis didn’t return for this video game, Phil Haynes did.
Also intriguing, this didn’t appear to matter at all, as the offending line (especially Curhan) played like a peewee football obstructing sled. Still, a bad efficiency is much better than seeing more injuries to a position group that has actually had a hard time to stay healthy this year, and by extension construct connection.
Perhaps more motivating is the notable increasing existence of Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Prior to the other day’s video game, some ado had actually been made about JSN and Jake Bobo having almost similar breeze counts in the Panthers video game. This was a mostly unproven issue, as numerous aspects resulted in this, and Smith-Njigba has actually played 57% of the group’s offending snaps to Jake Bobo’s 32%. This is not a knock on Bobo either, it is amazing that an undrafted totally free representative who has a slower 40-time than I do is playing substantial snaps and making substantial plays. But JSN had a mini-breakout the other day, too, and we ought to continue to search for him to make a growing number of out of the targets that go his method. His 53 overall snaps are hardly behind DK Metcalf (58), Tyler Locket (57), and Ken Walker III (56). After these guys, no offending gamer topped 33 plays. Colby Parkinson was this gamer, as he led all tight ends, though both Fant and Dissly weren’t far behind.
The Defense was likewise lucky to get to see a possibility to have some position groups make it through the video game mainly unhurt. After a very frustrating early injury recently sent out Jamal Adams into concussion procedure, he went back to the field today and made it through the whole video game, even on 85% of the snaps. His existence was felt. Woolen, Witherspoon, and Diggs never ever left the field. Boye Mafe played more than Darrell Taylor, which has actually been a little a rotating pattern through current weeks, and he continues to reveal development as a pass rush in addition to being a strong run protector. Derick Hall continues to be a significant existence on Special Teams, however we have actually seen his protective snaps reach their least expensive overall of the season, as he just was on the field for 12 of the group’s 54 snaps. With Tre Brown back in action, Mike Jackson saw his protective breeze count go from 63 (84%) in the week leading up the Bye, and pull back to 5 snaps today (9%). If Tre keeps it up, anticipate this to continue. Jackson reverted back to heavy participation on Special Teams. Some of the breeze counts were undoubtedly affected by the workers that the Bengals were sending, too.
There were a couple of other shakeups on Special Teams beyond Mike Jackson. Following a week where Will Dissly out-snapped Colby Parkinson, the script turned and Parkinson played two times as numerous unique groups snaps as Will Dissly. Brady Russell remained through the Bye and is continuing to be amongst the leaders with 17 snaps, connected with Jon Rhattigan and just a couple of behind Nick Bellore.
There were some notable inactives too, beyond Damien Lewis who we weren’t anticipating rather yet.