A team like the Seattle Seahawks are expected to reach the playoffs year after year with the players they have. Stars such as Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and many more. But why do they continue to start off poorly?
Last season, the Seahawks lost there first two games at St Louis and Green Bay. This season they start 1-1 having just scrapped a win against the Miami Dolphins with 45 seconds left. A loss on Sunday night to the Los Angeles Rams showed a few signs that the Seahawks may take time to gel together again.
The Rams returned to Los Angeles and eyes were on them after a heavy defeat last week against Divisional Rivals San Francisco 49ers. However, whenever they play the Seahawks, they seem to come alive. Last season they defeated the Seahawks both home and away and this season they’ve already defeated them in a game that didn’t have much action.
Eyes were on Russell Wilson and his ankle after he has suffered a high ankle sprain last week in the win against Miami. Yet somehow, Wilson managed to play the whole game.
The game had no touchdowns and the final result ended 9-3 to the Rams. Both teams had plenty of chances to score a TD but the defence prevailed each time. A Field Goal for the Rams with less than 2 minutes left on the clock gave Seattle a chance for a game winning drive and it looked as if they were going to do that. Wilson threw a 53 yard pass to Tyler Lockett before being tackled at the Rams 35 yard line. With 40 seconds left on the clock, Wilson threw a pass to Christine Michael which resulted in a fumble recovery for the Rams which ultimately ended the game.
It was a tough loss to swallow especially against a Divisional Rival, but things need to improve in Seattle. Only 1 Touchdown pass in 2 games is a big worry.
Seattle face San Francisco next week in another Divisional Match Up.