5 takeaways from Seahawks loss to Packers

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 10: Kentrell Brice
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GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 10: Kentrell Brice (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 10: Kentrell Brice (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks lost to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Let’s be honest, for 12s there were few happy moments. Here are five (mostly depressing) takeaways from Seattle’s loss.

The Seahawks can rebound from this, right? A loss to a good team in week one just means Seattle has 15 more games to win enough to make the playoffs. Which they should do. The Packers are a good team and a loss at Lambeau Field was not unexpected. A loss next Sunday to the San Francisco 49ers in Seattle? Well, then we can begin to stress. No, make that panic.

Here are five observations from the Seahawks loss.

It might be good that Eddie Lacy is only on a one-year contract

Lacy looked bad in training camp. He looked bad in preseason games. And he was terrible in week one against his old team. Lacy had five carries for three yards. He looks slow to the line of scrimmage. Lacy did not show any quickness when he met Packers defenders. He simply went down.

This tweet may have said everything.

Thankfully for Seattle, Thomas Rawls might return next week. He probably will get injured soon thereafter, of course, but at least he runs with energy.

The offensive line is nowhere near fixed

Remember all those vanilla defenses in the preseason? Weren’t they great? The Seahawks did well against them. On Sunday, Seattle’s offensive line lived down to it’s reputation as one of the worst in the league. Seattle’s offense averaged 4.7 yards-per-play against the Packers. For comparison, this would have ranked 31st in the league for the 2016 season. Russell Wilson did not have time to throw. The Seahawks did average 5.0 yards-per-carry, but Wilson had 40 of these on two carries. Seattle’s running backs gained 53 yards on 15 rushes. And many of those yards were not from offseason signee Lacy.

Not sure how George Fant would have done. But Rees Odhiambo looked bad and Seattle needs to find an answer at left tackle.