Seahawks vs. 49ers: How Seattle graded offensively in win

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 17: Running back Chris Carson (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 17: Running back Chris Carson (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /

The big negative for the Seahawks in Sunday’s win versus the 49ers was their offense. The group struggled for the second game in a row and needs to improve quick, fast and in a hurry. Here are the offensive grades from week two.


What is going on with Wilson? He made so many high throws on Sunday, it almost seemed like he was playing with an injury. And there was far too much of this

In his career, Wilson has been mostly very accurate. And if anything, he has usually underthrown receivers. The high passes are just weird. And he needs to play better for the Seahawks to have any chance of winning a playoff game or three.

But then, just when Wilson seems to be playing horribly, he makes this kind of stuff happen

Wilson finished 23 of 39 for 198 yards and a touchdown. He had about three or four passes that should have been intercepted. But he did run for 34 yards.

Grade: C- (really, the grade is only this high because of his incredible play on the touchdown pass)

Running Backs

This group has to try to run behind one of the worst, if not the worst, offensive line in professional football. And yes, that may also include the CFL as well. But gosh darn-it if the Seahawks haven’t found themselves a starting running back. Chris Carson managed to average 4.7 yards-per-carry and ended with 93 yards on 20 carries. Sometimes he did this on his own. He picked up 58 yards after contact, according to Pro Football Focus.

Thomas Rawls played but had only four yards on five carries. Putrid.

Eddie Lacy was a healthy scratch in only his second game with the Seahawks. Would not be surprising to see him get released before the season ends.

And C.J. Prosise dropped a pass from Wilson inside the five yard-line that may have gone for a touchdown.

Grade: B (That means Carson got an A+ and everyone else combined got a D)


Let me get this out of the way: Tanner McEvoy needs to not be on the Seahawks. He dropped a touchdown pass and a crucial third-down pass. McEvoy was a surprise player to be on the team to be on Seattle’s 2017 roster. Seattle made a bad decision keeping him. And nevermind keeping Kasen Williams. That didn’t happen.

At least Tyler Lockett played well. Seattle got him the ball early and often. Lockett ended up with six catches. Doug Baldwin also has six catches, but for only 44 yards.

Jimmy Graham, and yes I will group him in with the receivers, had one catch for one yard. He did appeared to get injured in the first half, but he played through. Anyone still expecting the Seahawks to sign him to an extension after 2017?

Partly, though, this group is hurt because the Seahawks cannot pass block.

Grade: C (McEvoy, sadly, cannot get less than an F by himself, though)

Offensive Line

Poor Justin Britt. Yes, he has not been perfect, but he has still been, once again, by far the best lineman on the team. Pro Football Focus had Britt graded as the fifth best player for Seattle on Sunday.

The rest of the line? Worries everywhere. Until the last drive, that is. On the last drive – and this is why the grade is the way it is – the line was great. They did exactly what they were supposed to do. The line run-blocked well enough to run out the last five-plus minutes.

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Other than that, they stunk.

Grade: C- (if not for the last drive, the line would have gotten a D-)