Instant reaction: 710 ESPN Seattle voices on Seahawks’ win over Bills

Nov 7, 2016, 10:50 PM | Updated: 11:59 pm

Doug Baldwin hauled in a huge catch to help get the Seahawks offense going vs. the Bills. (AP)...

Doug Baldwin hauled in a huge catch to help get the Seahawks offense going vs. the Bills. (AP)


Here’s what some of the voices from 710 ESPN Seattle had to say about the Seahawks’ 31-25 win over Buffalo on Monday night:

Mike Salk of “Brock and Salk”

We probably have more questions about the Seahawks after this game than answers, but for now they found another way to survive. In some ways they don’t look like the team we have come to know. Issues on third down and with tackling on defense coupled with an anemic running game is just the opposite of how their success was built. But the Seahawks have always been adaptable and, above all else, able to finish stronger than their opponents. And that’s what they did to a gritty Buffalo team. They found a way to finish drives on offense (four touchdowns) and finish the game on defense. Now they’ll have to finish off the season as the second half starts this Sunday.

Brock Huard of “Brock and Salk”

Truly remarkable that the Seahawks find themselves all alone in second place in the entire NFC. Five key starters are out of the mix, their offensive balance is out of whack, yet a culture built on finishing and a QB capable of taking over games has them two games ahead in the NFC West.  This defense needs an intimidating Kam Chancellor back, and offensive-line coach Tom Cable has got to find answers for a Seahawks run game that is non-existent.  That said, it’s a whole lot easier to get back to work knowing that starters will once again return and the offensive line’s play has no way to go but up.

Brady Henderson, Editor in Chief

“This is not how we play football.” That’s what coach Pete Carroll said last week about the Seahawks’ offense, which was struggling in several areas, including the absence of a down-field passing game. Carroll was making it clear that Seattle would be more aggressive after Russell Wilson only attempted one throw of more than 20 yards in the Seahawks’ loss to New Orleans. Were they ever Monday night, starting from the first quarter when Wilson found Doug Baldwin on a play-action pass for 50 yards on Seattle’s second possession. There was plenty of that throughout Seattle’s win over Buffalo as Wilson averaged 10.8 yards per attempt. It’s a sign that the Seahawks believe Wilson’s mobility is improved to the point where he can escape pressure on those longer-developing plays, something they didn’t seem to trust him to be able to do until now.

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