This is going to be an easy week of grading as the Seahawks lost 42-7 to the Rams in a game that was essentially for the division title (barring a miracle). I had high hopes going in, but had them disappear faster than a pass rush gets through the right side of Seattle’s line. There really isn’t much to say about this game other than it was horrendous in every phase.
On that upbeat note, let’s take a look at my brutally honest grades for this week.
Offensive Line: (F-)
Well you guessed it, they didn’t perform very well. Russell Wilson was under pressure basically every time he even thought about dropping back to pass. At one point in the game I thought I saw his soul leave his body.
The offensive line gave up seven sacks and ten QB hits. That’s pretty much all you need to know. Aaron Donald hasn’t seen a less intimidating opponent since his days at Penn Hills High School.
Russell Wilson has kept the Seahawks in games all season long. He didn’t do that on Sunday. Sure there was pressure, but he also missed throw after throw and at one point he actually just set the ball down on the turf for fun. Oh yeah, there was a pass that traveled 20 yards backwards too. That was exciting.
Russell Wilson is a fantastic quarterback. However, Wilson was nothing close to fantastic in this game. In fact, in this game we would’ve been better off with Tom Hanks’ Wilson from Cast Away. I’m pretty sure Russell’s face had a giant hand print on it too.
I am the biggest Russell Wilson fan in the world, but that was a rough day.
Running Backs: (F)
Starting to sense a theme? Yesterday’s game was really bad and so were the running backs. Of course there were very few holes to run through, but still, this wasn’t a pretty outing for the ball carriers.
Tanner McEvoy made nice grab for 19 yards on the first drive of the game. McEvoy then promptly fumbled. Those two seconds before he fumbled were the most fun of the game.
The rest of the crew didn’t look great either. Actually, I wouldn’t know… I never saw them because apparently they couldn’t get open.
Defensive Line: (F)
Todd Gurley had a field day and Jared Goff could’ve put down a blanket and had a picnic for much of the game. That’s all I’ve got
No KJ Wright and Bobby Wagner on a bad hamstring isn’t a pretty sight. I wonder if Bobby and Earl Thomas will put on the boxing gloves this week? After some frustrated post-game remarks, Bobby told Earl to keep his name out of his mouth. Throughout that game I was trying to keep the swear words out of my mouth. That went about as well as the Seahawks trying to keep the Rams out of the end zone.
Defensive Backs: (D+)
I guess these guys weren’t so bad. They might’ve given up more yards through the air had the Rams not been running the ball with such ease. So I guess the secondary had the best game of any position group. But look around, that isn’t really saying much.
Special Teams: (F–)
What are special teams? Maybe I’ll ask John Fassel.