Wyman: What went wrong and right for Seahawks secondary vs Minnesota

Dec 5, 2019, 11:20 AM | Updated: 4:20 pm

The Seahawks are 10-2 after a 37-30 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, and the team could have won in a even more decisive fashion had it not been for some crucial mistakes.

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Dave Wyman, Seahawks radio color commentator and host of 710 ESPN Seattle’s Bob, Dave and Moore, saw five plays that contributed to 21 Vikings points in very different ways.

One of those plays was when Russell Wilson tried to spike a deflected pass into the ground, but instead it was caught and returned for a touchdown by Vikings safety Anthony Harris.

There were also three plays on the Vikings’ first drive where Minnesota got 67 extra yards because of three missed tackles by Seattle.

The fifth play, which Wyman breaks down in his weekly Football 101, had a blown coverage by the Seahawks that resulted in a 59-yard touchdown by Laquon Treadwell.

Wyman says based on the play, it looked like one side of the field was playing one type of coverage while the side that Treadwell was on was playing another coverage. Additionally, one of the safeties appeared to jump a route by the tight end shortly after the cornerback let the receiver pass him, setting up an easy touchdown pass.

Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs had one of the missed tackles on the earlier drive and made up for it later with a big hit on Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr., which Wyman also highlights in his video.

Linebacker K.J. Wright cornered the tight end and after some dancing around, Smith was blasted by the Seahawks safety, who came up from 17 yards away to make the big play. It was a favorite of head coach Pete Carroll and retired Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, who showed his appreciation for the hit on his Twitter account.

For more play breakdowns from the Seahawks season, click any of the links below:

Week 13

Heaps: How Hawks set up David Moore’s 60-yard TD

Week 12

Wyman: Why Quandre Diggs is already important part of Seahawks’ defense

Bye week

Heaps: Why you should want Russell Wilson to win the MVP award

Week 10

Heaps: The keys to new WR Josh Gordon’s 2 critical catches
Wyman: A 3rd DL deserves credit for Reed strip sack, Clowney TD

Week 9

• Wyman: Are Seattle’s problems against the pass fixable?

Week 8

• Heaps: What was so impressive about DK Metcalf’s 2 TDs
• Wyman: How LB Mychal Kendricks made right read on INT

Week 7

• Heaps: How Lamar Jackson beat Seattle time and again on 3rd down
• Wyman: Why Ravens scored on Hawks with 4th down TD run

Week 6

• Heaps: Why Tyler Lockett is so valuable when Russell Wilson scrambles
• Wyman: Don’t point the finger on Hawks giving up 2 straight big plays

Week 5

• Wyman: Seahawks can get run game going with this technique
• Heaps: Why DK Metcalf and Will Dissly are feasting in Seattle’s offense
• Wyman: 4 plays the Hawks won by inches to defeat the Rams

Week 4

• Heaps: What Hawks did vs Cards that could lead to more success

Week 3

• Wyman: Linebacker K.J. Wright is ‘having his best year’
• Heaps: Why Will Dissly has emerged as valuable offensive weapon

Week 2

• Wyman: Russell Wilson’s historic game and perfect pass to Metcalf
• Heaps: How Russell Wilson read Steelers’ defense so well in 28-26 win

Week 1

• Heaps: How Tyler Lockett got so open for go-ahead TD
• Wyman: Hawks already trying new things with Jadeveon Clowney

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