Seahawks: 5 takeaways from a division-clinching win
By Keith Myers
2. The defense picked on the unprepared rookie
One look at Jared Goff’s stats and you’ll know why the Seattle defenders were all smiles after the game. Goff look like an unprepared rookie throughout the game, which is exactly what he is.
Goff completed just 13 of his 25 passes. His 135 yards through the air means that he managed only 5.4 yards per pass. That isn’t going to get the job done in the NFL.
It didn’t get any better once Case Keenum came in either Keenum was 5 of 9 for 32 hards. The math here is pretty clear, his 3.5 yards per pass attempt was even worse.
Both QBs, but especially Goff, were often confused by Seattle’s defense. He seemed to never know where the pressure was going to come from on any given play. A couple of times it appeared that he checked into a play that had no chance of success.
Middlekauff is correct in that tweet, but that shouldn’t take anything away from Seattle’s defense. They did what needed to be done and gave up only three points.