The Seahawks improved upon their pass rush totals against the Texans by posting a 33.3 percent PPR, but that was actually a lower number than the 38.7 PPR Houston had allowed in the five weeks prior to the this contest. The Seattle defense also did next to nothing to keep the Texans from posting the second-highest YPA of 2017 (13.4), second-highest yards per completion (19.3) and third-highest air yards per attempt (14.8) of the 2017 campaign.
Add it all up and it shows that the Seahawks defense may be the most overrated platoon in the NFL, Cardinals and Falcons (Seattle’s next three opponents), so be sure to keep that mind when weighing start/sit decisions in those contests.
“Think about it: It’s the first time since LeBron came back that we had that many new guys,” Thompson said. “It’s the first time, so it’s going to be a process. It’s going to take some time. It’s a long f—ing season. We’re going to play a hundred-and-some f—ing games. I’m not worried about it.”
Because the major league players were otherwise occupied, Team USA was made up of collegians — good collegians, such as Jason Varitek, Charles Johnson, Jason Giambi and an 18-year-old shortstop from Georgia Tech named Nomar Garciaparra. “It was like boys versus men,” says Garciaparra, a six-time All-Star who now broadcasts for SportsNet LA. “But it was an experience I’ll never forget.”
The Warriors lost only twice total at Oracle Arena in both their 2015 championship year and again in the 73-win season that followed, then just five times at home on the way to another title last season.