Seahawks vs Falcons: The Seattle Seahawks were able to hang on and defeat the Atlanta Falcons, but the game exposed some issues that Seattle must correct.
The Seattle Seahawks hung on to beat the Atlanta Falcons 26-24 at home today. It wasn’t pretty, especially in the second half, but the team made enough plays over the course of the game to pull out the win.
Reading through my takeaways below, they come off as rather negative, especially after knocking off one of the best teams in the NFL. That certainly wasn’t intentional, and it isn’t all that representative of how i’m feeling right now.
There are plenty of reasons to be happy with today’s performance by Seattle. Oddly though, it wasn’t the positives that stood out enough to make it into my 5 takeaways.
1. The special teams weren’t special today
Nolan Frese had yet another terrible snap, and it led to a missed FG. Steven Hauschka missed a PAT. That’s 4 points that the Seahawks could have used. They resulted in the game being much closer than it should have been.
Tyler Lockett definitely doesn’t look healthy in the return game either. He lacks his typical speed and explosiveness.
This isn’t typically an issue for the Seahawks. Other than Frese, it shouldn’t be something that we have to worry about in the weeks ahead. For today though, this wasn’t a good performance.