Seahawks: 5 takeaways from Seattle rough loss in New Orleans
By Keith Myers
4. Seattle offense is still broken
There is no reason that the Seahawks didn’t dominate this game offensively. The Saints have a terrible, historically-bad defense, and the Seahawks could not consistently move the football.
The offensive line continued to struggle to do basic things. They were also repeatedly flagged for penalties. This needs to stop.
The worst part of this is that the offense just could not keep Seattle’s defense off the field. One week after being on the field for the 9th most time of possession in NFL history, the defense was on the field for 12 minutes more than the offense again this week.
Russell Wilson’s stats weren’t bad: 22 of 24 for 253 yards. But the stats don’t tell the entire story.
Wilson threw a terrible interception that led to easy points for the Saints. It was his first pick in 208 attempts, but it was very costly.
Wilson also left a lot of yards on he field. He repeatedly too check downs for short yardage when receivers were open down field.
Wilson’s best drives were in the two-minute offense. When will Pete Carroll stop being so stubborn about grinding the clock and allow Wilson to run the no-huddle earlier in games to help get the offense going?