Seahawks get the beat down they deserve versus Ravens
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks lost to the Ravens 30-16 in week seven. There wasn’t one phase of the game that Seattle could feel very proud about.
The Seahawks were tied with the Ravens 13-all at halftime. This after Seattle’s defense did pretty well in the first half and limited the Ravens to 6 points. The other 7 of Baltimore’s points came on a pick six from Russell Wilson which was Wilson’s first interception of the season.
I would like to say that Wilson’s one big mistake of 2019 was the reason Seattle lost. It wasn’t. Seattle outgained the Ravens 347 to 340 but even this is shocking. Seattle gave up drive after drive and Lamar Jackson run after Lamar Jackson run in the second half. And how Seattle ended up with more time of possession than did the Ravens is anyone’s guess. Baltimore was the better team on Sunday and it wasn’t close.
The Seahawks did have two turnovers and both were immediately turned into touchdowns. Wilson threw a terrible pass – the interception is completely on him for not noticing Marcus Peters in position to make the easy pick – and Peters returned it 67 yards for a touchdown. This after a bad Baltimore punt was in essence the turning point of the game.
The second turnover happened when the score was 23-13 with 3:37 left in the game. The contest was really over at that point. But the fact that D.K. Metcalf caught the ball and then looked so silly dropping it and having it picked up by the Ravens’ Marlon Humphrey for a touchdown made the whole thing worse. It was indicative of the whole game: Seattle looked unready and the Ravens looked confident. It was weird for a Seattle team to look this way.
Everything that Seattle had used to go 5-1 through the first six weeks failed them. Wilson was just 20 of 41 for 241 yards, a touchdown and that bad interception. His quarterback rating was 65.2. Chris Carson ran for 21 yards but just 65 yards. Jaron Brown dropped what would have been a touchdown and Metcalf had his awful fumble.
Were there bright spots? Maybe. Marquise Blair looked solid in his first start and had 8 tackles. Tre Flowers made some nice tackles. But while Bobby Wagner was in on 13 tackles, he had to be and still the Seattle defense allowed Jackson to run for 116 yards on 14 carries. Failure.
At the end of the day, the Seahawks got Benny Blanco’d. In Carlito’s Way, Benny Blanco is the up and coming person of power and Carlito Brigante is old school. Benny finds a way to win in the end. The Ravens looked like a younger version of the Seahawks and Jackson a younger version of Wilson. Baltimore may have just made Seattle a dinosaur.