Seahawks vs. Broncos: Offensive grades for Seattle

The Seahawks lost to Denver in week one. But the offense had mixed results of success and failure.  Here is how it graded.

The Seahawks started off with a loss in 2018. This was not totally unexpected. Most times a team goes on the road in the NFL it is difficult. But Seattle could have won on Sunday. In fact, they had the lead in the fourth quarter.

But did the offense do its part to win the game? Here is how Russell Wilson and company graded.

Quarterback

Russell Wilson had decent statistics and his quarterback rating was 92.7. But he cost his team first downs by giving away sacks at least twice. And one of them was on a second-and-one on a drive in the second half when Seattle needed points. Wilson also threw two interceptions, one on a simply weird throw for the last play of the game. A good Wilson may have won the game for Seattle and a great one most definitely would have. Seattle didn’t get either on Sunday.

Grade: C-

Running backs

Chris Carson ran just seven times for 51 yards. He did have a costly fumble, though, which results in a Denver field goal. Overall, however, he just didn’t get the ball enough. Rashaad Penny was the only other back to get carries and he was ineffective with seven carries for 8 yards.

Grade: C

Receivers/tight ends

Will Dissly and Tyler Lockett were both excellent. They combined for six catches for 164 yards and two touchdowns. Dissly proved he is not just a good blocker, he can also catch and then run with the ball.

Brandon Marshall also was good with a touchdown catch and three receptions. But after Lockett, Dissly and Marshall there wasn’t a lot to celebrate. Doug Baldwin was injured and left the game without a catch. Nick Vannett, David Moore and Jaron Brown combined for two catches and 18 yards.

Grade: B

Offensive line

What can I say here? The line, especially the right side, was not good. The Broncos had six sacks. Von Miller had three of them. Germain Ifedi was bad at right tackle. He needed help and Seattle never really gave it to him. And Wilson didn’t help with sacks by holding on to the ball too long. The line wasn’t good, but it also looked worse than it was.

Next: Seahawks loses to Broncos: A recap

Grade: D

 

 

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