First the injury report. Safety C.J. Wallace had sore ribs and sat out the second half. Seneca Wallace suffered groin strain and gave way to third-string quarterback Mike Teel in the fourth quarter. Julius Jones suffered a chin bruise, but should be fine. Justin Forsett tweaked his ankle but should be fine. Offensive lineman Ray Willis has a thigh bruise.
Looks like all of the injuries were minor, but we’ll have another report on Monday when the team practices.
Overall, Mora was pleased with the way the team performed, particularly after falling behind 7-0 early.
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“What I liked is the way we responded to some adversity on the road,” Mora said. “Once again, realizing it’s preseason, but still it’s a chance to build something. If you don’t face adversity, you don’t know how you’re going to handle it. So sometimes in games like this it’s a real positive that you can build on when you do get some adversity. So I was kind of happy about because we did respond the right way.”
Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was solid. After the pick six, Hasselbeck was crisp and efficient, finishing 19-of-25 for 216 yards and two touchdowns for a 111.4 passer rating.Seattle also finished with a 36:39 to 23:21 advantage in time of possession, and piled up 23 first downs.
The Seattle quarterback found his go-to receivers in T.J. Houshmandzadeh and John Carlson often. The two combined for 10 receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns.
The Seahawks finally got the ground game going, finishing with 112 yards rushing. Julius Jones finished with 57 yards on 15 carriers for a 3.8 per-carry average. And Justin Forsett contributed 45 yards on 12 carries, also for a 3.8 per-carry average. Forsett also had four catches for 23 yards.
Defensively, the team gave up over a 100 yards on the ground, but just three points on the scoreboard, so it was a pretty good effort by the defense.
And the offensive line did a decent job protecting Hasselbeck, giving up just the one sack.