Seattle Seahawks @ Packers: 5 takeaways from Seattle’s 27-17 loss

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Sep 20, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll on the sidelines against the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks cannot finish…

The Seahawks had a 7 point lead in the fourth quarter Week 1 before Dion Bailey fell down. Seattle lost in overtime.

The Seahawks had another lead in the fourth quarter tonight. The Packers then scored 11 unanswered points put the Seahawks away.

There is just no killer instinct with the Seahawks this year. In the last few years, they would have found away to grind out the win. This year, they just cannot seal the deal.

… and it has nothing to do with Kam Chancellor

Kam Chancellor’s holdout will get much of a blame for Seattle’s inability to get a stop when it matters, but that simply isn’t a valid argument.

Chancellor’s absence didn’t cause the pass rush to struggle getting to Rodgers. Chancellor’s absence didn’t cause Bobby Wagner and Bruce Irvin to miss tackles. Chancellor’s absence didn’t cause multiple fourth-quarter turnovers by Seattle’s offense.

The major media markets want this to a much bigger story than it is.

Next: Wilson and pass blocking