Seahawks grades week 14: The Rams expose Seattle weaknesses
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks lost to the Rams in week 14 and appeared to be nowhere near the quality of a 10-2 team. Here are the grades from Seattle’s loss.
The Seahawks started their game on Sunday with a chance to become the number one seed in the NFC. It took about one quarter of play against the Rams to realize Seattle would finish the game as the current number five seed in the NFC. The Rams dominated Seattle in a 28-12 victory.
Seattle looked slower than Los Angeles and appeared tired. The defense had trouble getting set during a lot of the first half and Los Angeles took advantage averaging nearly 10 yards a play for most of the half. Physically, Seattle was overmatched but worse, they were out prepared and outcoached.
There were two teams on the field Sunday. One had five losses and one had two. Had the two teams switched uniforms, and a person watching the game had never seen either team play, that person could rightfully assume that the team winning the game was the one with two losses. But that would incorrect. The Seahawks now have three losses and the Rams still five.
Seattle is still in excellent shape to get to the postseason, however. They simply need one more win in their remaining three games. Two of Seattle’s games are against losing teams. The Panthers are 5-8 and have lost their last five and fired their coach. Arizona follows Carolina and is 3-9-1 and have lost their last 6. If Seattle can’t beat either team, they don’t need to make the playoffs.
But here are the grades from Seattle’s loss to the Rams in week 14.