Seahawks vs Rams: 5 takeaways from Seattle’s frustrating loss

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Dec 27, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; St. Louis Rams defensive end William Hayes (95) sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

The O-line was terrible again

For the last five weeks, the offensive line has played well. They’ve protexted Russell Wilson and opened holes for the running game. They did neither of those things for most of game today.

Things were bad from the very first snap, when JR Sweezy whiffed on a block and Wilson was chased from the pocket. It never really improved after that.

The Seahawks averaged only 4.7 yards per play, as down after down was blown up in the backfield. Throw in 6 penalties on the O-line, and it was a terrible game for that unit.

Part of the issue was that the Rams have the best defensive line in football. Part of it was because Russell Okung was injured and didn’t play. That only accounts for some of problems though.

Overall, the line just played very poorly. If they play like this in the playoffs, the Seahawks won’t be making it to a third-straight Super Bowl.

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