Seahawks lose three straight for the first time since 2011
The last time the Seahawks lost three straight games was 2011. This was before Russell Wilson was on the team. Wilson was still in college. The last time Wilson lost three straight games was 2009. In college. And the biggest reason Seattle will not win on Thursday is not the players on the field.
The fact is, if 12s were fully in the stands and voicing their opinions and affecting games, Thursday would be different. How can a team that has gone 1-3 in its last four but still has talent change its fortunes against an up-and-coming team that feels like it can win the NFC West in 2020? Have fans affect the game and no fanbase does that better than Seahawks fans.
But because 2020 has stunk there will be no 12s at CenturyLink Field meaning the atmosphere is still a bit like a scrimmage when visiting offenses can hear everything that’s being changed at the line of scrimmage without impediment. Do I feel like Thursday is a huge game for the slipping Seahawks? Yes. And 12s might change the outcome if they were there.
But Arizona is feeling extremely confident with a talented young quarterback and is coming off a win when they threw a Hail Mary at the end of the game that ended in a ridiculous catch. Arizona shouldn’t have beaten the Bills but they did and the Cardinals could be feeling they are a “team of destiny,” for all that means.
Seattle is faced with going from first in the NFC West to third in one week and with a quarterback who is being asked whether, 1) He is injured?, or 2) If his confidence is wavering? The answer to both questions is hopefully no, but Wilson must fix his turnover issues against a healthy and talented Cardinals defense this week.
Will he? Maybe. But Seattle’s defense is still banged-up and not good anyway and the Cardinals will outscore Seattle and win the game 34-28.