2019 represents the tenth year of the Enemy Reaction series. It was initially titled “What The Losers Are Saying” back in 2009, then “The Morning Aftermath” in 2010, and the current title and format you’ve come to know and love was spawned in 2011.
So to commemorate this momentous occasion, over the next two weeks there will be a series of Enemy Reaction “year in review” specials that chronicle the entirety of the Pete Carroll era. We are going to skip the Jim Mora season because... well, I’m calling the shots, and I don’t want to relive that garbage.
Each year will have one (and only one) highlight from every game, with the corresponding game thread reactions. Unlike other Enemy Reactions, I am including the losses, so this is as comprehensive as it gets.
We’ve reached the 2012 season. Russell Wilson was named the starter after beating Matt Flynn in preseason competition. His rookie season — and Seattle’s season in general — got off to a rocky start. What followed from December 2nd onward was the start of something truly special... but it was a bitter end to a magical ride.
L 20-16 at Arizona Cardinals - A failed slant at the goal-line in Arizona? That won’t happen again!
W 27-7 vs. Dallas Cowboys - Russell Wilson’s first win
W 14-12 vs. Green Bay Packers - Tate Caught It
L 19-13 at St. Louis Rams - Tricked
W 16-12 at Carolina Panthers - Goal-line stand!
W 24-23 vs. New England Patriots - Wilson to Rice
L 13-6 at San Francisco 49ers - Gored
L 28-24 at Detroit Lions - Can’t make a stop
W 30-20 vs. Minnesota Vikings - Classic Golden Tate
W 28-7 vs. New York Jets - Tate to Rice
L 24-21 at Miami Dolphins - Another blown lead
W 23-17 (OT) at Chicago Bears - The stunner at Soldier Field
W 58-0 vs. Arizona Cardinals - Fifty-eight to NOTHING
W 50-17 at Buffalo Bills - The Wolf Grey debut
W 42-13 vs. San Francisco 49ers - Statement game
W 20-13 vs. St. Louis Rams - Sherm seals the win
W 24-14 at Washington - Beast Mode does it again
L 30-28 at Atlanta Falcons - Heartbreaker
I promise you that you’ll love the ending to the next one! It’s the 2013 season, and that’s coming on Thursday, August 28th.
Thanks for reading and go ‘Hawks!