The Green Bay Packers spoiled the return of Russell Wilson as they shut out the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10. This adds yet another first to what feels like a very long season of firsts as the Packers are the only team to shut out Russell Wilson in his 10th NFL season. Seattle’s losing streak at Lambeau Field adds another tally as they could do absolutely nothing on offense.
The Seattle Seahawks now find themselves in very unfamiliar territory as they sit at 3-6 entering Week 11. Treading in deep water, Russell Wilson has been tasked with perhaps the largest quest of his career. The good news is this Seattle defense appears to be legit.
Unfortunately, similar to last season, the offense and defense aren’t both clicking. Obviously, the injury to Wilson has plagued the offensive numbers over the last month. But, from what we saw in Week 10, the play calling appears to be all too familiar with offenses in the past.
Here are three takeaways from the gut-wrenching Seattle Seahawks Week 10 defeat.
3 takeaways from Seahawks Week 10 loss versus Packers
Lots of excitement loomed around the Seattle Seahawks Week 10 game versus the Green Bay Packers as it was the return of Russell Wilson. Our quarterback was making a miraculous return. Way ahead of schedule on his injured finger, Russell Wilson defied the odds and was able to start throwing way before expected.
Finishing the game completing 20 of 40 passes for 161 yards and two interceptions, Wilson received a lot of blame for the loss. Mentioned numerous times in the broadcast, CBS’ Tony Romo expected rust from Russell Wilson. After all, he did miss over a month of football. While he was training hard, he wasn’t able to make up for the pad work and it showed.
Throughout the game, Wilson missed on many throws. Some balls were too high, others were too low. It is also didn’t help that Green Bay was getting immediate pressure on Wilson early in the game. Regardless, Mr. Unlimited was in fact very limited in his highly anticipated return.
By no means am I insinuating that Wilson should have sat out in Week 10. He at 80 percent is better than most at 100 percent. Wilson even showed flashes of his greatness constantly escaping pressure, keeping his eyes down the field trying to hit the big play. I just feel that many expected way more – including myself – than what was actually fair to expect of Wilson on the road going up against one of the hottest defenses in the NFL.