Seahawks Football 101: How the defense came up clutch against Vikings
Wyman, a host of 710 ESPN Seattle’s Bob, Dave and Moore, pointed out two key players on Seattle’s last defensive snap of the game: Defensive end Benson Mayowa and linebacker Cody Barton, who both played extremely physical in the former linebacker’s eyes.
Barton, starting in place of the injured Jordyn Brooks, came up and took out fullback C.J. Ham, who was the lead blocker for running back Alexander Mattison on the play.
Mayowa, meanwhile, was able to plug up space and get the better of his blocker, so he and Barton filled Mattison’s running lane and allowed linebacker Bobby Wagner to make the tackle, .giving the Seahawks’ offense the ball back before the eventual game-winning drive.
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