The Seattle Seahawks are struggling as they enter their Monday night showdown with the Washington Football Team.
They have multiple injuries, are unable to create consistent offense, and have been terrible on defense.
Here are three reasons to be concerned about the Seahawks in their week 12 game against Washington.
Several concerns for Seattle Seahawks versus Washington in week 12
1. The Seahawks defense is soft
The Seahawks are playing a soft defense that is giving up major yards in the passing game. Last week, Cardinals backup quarterback Colt McCoy threw for 328 yards and completed 35 of 44 passes. Also troubling, is Seattle’s lack of pass rush, which has only tallied 17 sacks on the season, ranking 30th in the league.
The Seahawks defense just bends and bends, until it eventually breaks, giving up lots of underneath passes, while providing the opposing quarterback lots of time to throw the ball. This is why the defense has given up the third-most passing yards of any team in football (allowing an average of 279.6 yards per game).
2. The Seahawks offense has no identity
Equally as disappointing as the defense is the Seahawks offense, which has struggled to find an identity since week one against the Colts. The Seahawks have failed to find a consistent running game all season, and Shane Waldron has been ineffective in his first year as offensive coordinator.
Seattle ranks last in time of possession (averaging just 24 minutes and 44 seconds of possession per game). They also sit near the bottom of the league in total offense at 30th (averaging 298.6 yards per game). The offense has looked incredibly out of sync the past two games as they have scored a total of 13 points in their last 8 quarters of football.
3. The Seahawks injuries are piling up
Running back Chris Carson is done for the year with neck surgery, also running backs Rashaad Penny and Travis Homer have been ruled out for Monday’s game. Seattle has been relying on backup running backs for most of the season, which has hampered their run game, and now they are down to Alex Collins and DeeJay Dallas at the position.
Tre Brown, Seattle’s rookie cornerback, suffered a patellar injury and is out for the season. Brown had been doing a good job of filling a major hole on defense at corner, and now Seattle must rely on Sidney Jones to fill the void. The offensive line has two key injuries with guard Damien Lewis and tackle Jemarco Jones out for Monday’s game.