Over the first three quarters of Seattle Seahawks season opener, they did just about everything to cause concern about their chances to do something significant in 2019.
Like a procrastinating student with homework, however, Pete Carroll’s Seahawks teams always do their best work in the fourth quarter.
Tyler Lockett’s 44-yard touchdown reception opened the fourth quarter, giving the Seahawks a four-point lead that turned out to be just enough for them to hold off the Bengals for a 21-20 win at CenturyLink Field.
The Seahawks struggled in their secondary and in pass protection, allowing the Bengals to hang around, but there were of course brights spots in the comeback victory. Such as:
• New DE Jadeveon Clowney made an impact from the onset of the game.
• Rookie WR DK Metcalf caught four passes for a team-high 86 receiving yards.
• DT Quinton Jefferson had a pair of sacks, three QB hits and two passes defensed.
• Chris Carson had 81 total yards of offense, ran for a touchdown and caught another.
• Russell Wilson finished 14 for 20 passing for 196 yards, two TDs and a 134.6 rating.