Seattle Seahawks vs Rams: 5 takeaways from Seattle’s 34-31 overtime loss

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Sep 13, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs the ball against the St. Louis Rams during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive line remains a work in progress

All eyes have been on Seattle’s re-vamped offensive line since training camp began. If they were hoping to answer some of the questions that have been raised about them, they didn’t do so today.

The line was genuinely awful. There were missed blocks all over the place. None of the linemen played well individually.

Russell Wilson was under pressure on just about every pass. He was sacked six times even though he did a good job of getting the ball out quickly.

Even the run blocking was bad. Lynch was dodging defenders in the backfield throughout the day. He finished with 4.0 yards per carry, but that had more to do with his ability to make people miss than it did the run blocking.

New left guard Justin Britt was especially bad in this game. He was being asked to block Aaron Donald, who is one of the best in the NFL. Britt barely offered any resistance though, and Donald lived in the backfield throughout the game.

The Seahawks need this unit to improve very quickly.

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