Ahh Seattle. No matter how hard I try, I can’t think of that town without seeing this “Family Guy” moment in my head. The grunge days just won’t die. Somedays I still put on my flannel and torn up jeans, and I try to decipher whether something was a box or a bag. and I know, and I know I don’t wanna stay in this Heart Shaped Box with this Rooster while the Black Hole Sun shines on me in my Wicked Garden.
Anyways, grunge wasn’t even a thing when the Lions played the Seahawks for the first time in October of 1976. Kurt Cobain was just a nine years old at the time and likely jammed out to Chicago’s If You Leave Me Now like everyone else did at that time. I don’t like this song as much as I just like the the part at the 3:36 mark. That’s my jam.
The Lions went on to win 41-14 on that day. Greg Landry threw three touchdowns while Seahawks quarterback Jim Zorn threw six interceptions. I couldn’t make that up if I tried. When the Lions saw that, they were like, “Man, we gotta hire this cat to be our quarterbacks coach in 1998.” The Lions started three different quarterbacks that year and went 5-11.
Zorn is an interesting connection between Seahawks and Lions history. I wonder if I can connect Jim Zorn to Kevin Bacon, too. Okay. Jim was in some movie called “White Rod: A Hero for the 21st Century” with an actor named Will McLaughlin, who played a cop in “Men in Black 3,” starring Tommy Lee Jones, who was in “JFK” with Kevin Bacon. Nailed it.
After that first win, the Lions would have nothing but trouble with the Seahawks. They’re 5-9 all time against the team from coffee town, but there’s a silver lining. The Lions are 3-2 against the Seahawks at home and even won the last meeting at Ford Field back in 2012. There’s been nothing but controversy and mayhem since then, but I don’t want to talk about that right now.
To the questions!!!
I’d like to forget at least one game in the history between these two teams.— Dean Blandino (@DeanBlandino) October 25, 2018
Why do you have to do this to me, Dean? I mean, I put on weight and took off weight, I went to therapy, and I was so close to being all better again. This was me just six months ago.
I don’t know if I’ll ever get over the batted ball, but considering every crazy thing that’s happened to the Lions over the last few years, this one wasn’t the worst. The worst remains the one that Dean was in charge of. It always will be.
What is @snacks stats vs the Seahawks? TFLs, Sacks?— Brett Cousino (@bcoozno) October 25, 2018
I’m so pumped to have Damon Harrison Sr. here now. I can’t remember the last time the Lions made a major trade happen. I mean the last “blockbuster” before this was the time Mayhew trade for Mike Thomas. Oddly enough, Thomas cost the Lions the exact same price as Snacks did: A fifth-round pick for five receptions and 28 yards. Try not to think too much about this one, you’ll only get mad.
As for Snacks against the Seahawks, he’s only played them twice in his career. He’s accounted for seven tackles, one of those was for a loss. Snacks doesn’t have incredible sack totals or anything like that, and that’s not what he’s here for anyways.
All-time QB stats matchup. How have these franchise's QBs performed while seeing each other?— Emmitt (@CoachEmmitt) October 25, 2018
It’s not good for Matthew Stafford. In his three matchups with the Seahawks, he’s thrown for 758 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. To be fair, though, five of those interceptions came in one game during his rookie year. Now it’s not so bad I suppose.
As for NanoBubbles himself, Russell Wilson has thrown for 523 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. So they’re pretty much even, I guess. Let’s see what they do on Sunday at Matthew’s house.