Hello Big Cat Country. The Jaguars come up to Seattle - now officially the loudest stadium in the world with a 3rd quarter benchmark of 136.6 decibles on the field of play - to face the Seahawks in a Sunday afternoon game this week. According to this site, pain begins at 125 dB.
The Seahawks are coming off a rather dominating victory over one of the top teams in the NFC in the San Francisco 49ers. While it wasn't as dominating as last years's late season victory, it was dominating in its own way; the 9er offense was held to just over 200 yards while taking the ball away 5 times on defense and special teams. The Seahawks offense didn't exactly have a stellar day, but they ran the ball effectively and made late-game adjustments to blow the door wide open on the blowout victory. While Russell Wilson struggled early on, it is fair to note that his offensive line was struggling in pass pro against what is arguably the best pass rush in the league. This does not preclude him being the God-Emperor of Mankind, however.
On the defensive side of the ball, the story was different. As a I mentioned before, takeaways were huge. The defense did a great job of limiting Kaepernick's throwing ability (he was confined to 13 of 28 for 127 yards, three picks, one strip sack, and no TDs). While he did run on them rather effectively, when it came down to holding him back in the red-zone, the Seahawks stopped him cold.
For the upcoming matchup against the Jaguars this Sunday, Chris Clemons will possibly be making his return on the defensive side of the ball, along with Brandon Browner. The Clemons injury has been the more significant one, since the drop-off from starter to backup is far, far less between Browner and the man behind him, Walter Thurmond III (who is pretty damn amazing himself).
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