Seahawks’ Sherman earns Player of the Week honors

Sep 18, 2013, 11:02 AM | Updated: 11:03 am

By Brady Henderson

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman spent much of Sunday’s win over San Francisco covering 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin, who entered the game as the league’s leading receiver but finished the night with just one catch for seven yards.

As if that wasn’t enough, a leaping interception was the cherry on top for a performance that earned Sherman NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors on Wednesday.

Boldin caught 13 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 but was held without a catch until the fourth quarter on Sunday, by which point the Seahawks had put the game out of reach. Sherman wasn’t even in coverage when Boldin caught his lone pass of the night.

Seattle’s cornerbacks typically stick to one side of the field, but Sherman asked coach Pete Carroll last week if he could cover Boldin regardless of where he lined up.

“I asked Coach for the challenge. I wanted to follow him,” Sherman said. “There were a lot of things said this week. He had a great game last week. He went for 200-plus yards and had a resurgence. There’s a lot of talk about elite corners and who follows who; I wanted to negate that.”

Seattle Seahawks

Stacy Rost

Rost: What we’re still waiting to see from Seahawks after 12 weeks

Two straight losses have moved the Seahawks out of playoff position in the NFC. Stacy Rost on what needs to be seen to change that.
5 hours ago
Seahawks Raiders...
Brandon Gustafson

‘Terribly frustrating’: Seahawks’ LOS woes continue vs Raiders

The Seahawks came back from the bye week but the struggles that plagued them against Tampa Bay were even worse vs Las Vegas.
1 day ago
Seahawks Raiders... Staff

Seahawks Instant Reaction: Seattle Sports on OT loss to Raiders

The voices of Seattle Sports react to the Seahawks' shocking 40-34 overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders at Lumen Field on Sunday.
1 day ago
Josh Jacobs Seahawks Raiders...
The Associated Press

Seahawks stumble again, Jacobs sprints Raiders to 40-34 OT win

Josh Jacobs sprinted 86 yards for a game-ending touchdown and Las Vegas won in overtime for the second straight week, beating the Seahawks 40-34.
1 day ago
Russell Wilson Broncos Panthers...
The Associated Press

Tempers flare on sideline in latest loss for Russell Wilson’s Broncos

Denver's frustration was evident in the fourth quarter when QB Russell Wilson and DL Mike Purcell exchanged words on the sideline.
1 day ago
Seahawks throwback announcement...
Brent Stecker

Seahawks announce 90s throwback uniforms for 2023 season

The Seahawks made an announcement Sunday at Lumen Field sure to make many fans happy. Next year, they'll be turning the clock back with one of their uniform sets.
1 day ago
Seahawks’ Sherman earns Player of the Week honors