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.
Ugh. Well 2016 was a 10-5-1 year that didn’t feel like a great season. Russell Wilson injured his ankle on opening day, got hurt again in Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers, and clearly wasn’t healthy the rest of the season. Earl Thomas broke his leg in December and the defense obviously suffered greatly as a result. This is, however, still the most recent season in which the Seahawks won a playoff game, so let’s review it all!
W 12-10 vs. Miami Dolphins - Doug to the rescue!
L 9-3 at Los Angeles Rams - C-Mike did something wrong!
W 37-18 vs. San Francisco 49ers - C-Mike did nothing wrong!
W 27-17 at New York Jets - Okay, here’s your Tanner McEvoy highlight!
W 26-24 vs. Atlanta Falcons - What interference?
T 6-6 (OT) at Arizona Cardinals - Fit to be tied
L 25-20 at New Orleans Saints - Out of bounds
W 31-25 vs. Buffalo Bills - Jimmy Graham’s singlehanded brilliance
W 31-24 at New England Patriots - Winning at the 1-yard line
W 26-15 vs. Philadelphia Eagles - Doug Baldwin the quarterback
L 14-5 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Hey, that’s Bradley McDougald!
W 40-7 vs. Carolina Panthers - Run Rawls Run!
L 38-10 at Green Bay Packers - Lit up at Lambeau
W 24-3 vs. Los Angeles Rams - Clinching the NFC West
L 34-31 vs. Arizona Cardinals - First-round bye squandered
W 25-23 at San Francisco 49ers - Jimmy Graham boxes out Antoine Bethea
W 26-6 vs. Detroit Lions - Preacharound
L 36-20 at Atlanta Falcons - A misstep
Only two more to go! The disappointing 2017 season comes out on September 5th, and last season rolls out on September 6th.