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 head coach Pete Carroll looks on as his team plays the St. Louis Rams during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Hauschka cost the Seahawks in overtime

It appeared that Carroll’s decision to kick the onsides kick to start overtime was pure awful. Except that wasn’t the play call. Hauschka was supposed to pooch kick the ball down the sideline but he mis-hit the ball.

The Rams recovered, and then needed just one first down to get inside FG range.

The Seahawks have a great defense and some great special teams. If the Seahawks had kicked the ball deep, the one big catch by Bailey wouldn’t have been enough to put the Rams in FG range. The Seahawks also wouldn’t have been in desperation mode when they got the ball back.

Hauschka’s mis-hit hurts. Carroll’s decision not to kick it deep certainly didn’t help matters.

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