The Seattle Seahawks lost to the Los Angeles Rams 20-10 on Tuesday and are now 5-9. Seattle isn’t 100 percent eliminated from the playoffs (that will happen in the 49ers beat the Titans on Thursday) but realistically there is no hope.
And there shouldn’t be. Seattle is not a good team. They have some very good pieces but overall they simply aren’t good enough to compete in the NFC West. They will finish last in the division for the first time since 1996. And to be harsh, 2022 doesn’t look like it will be much better as the other teams in Seattle’s division aren’t going to suddenly get much worse.
Russell Wilson was not good (again) in Week 15. Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford wasn’t perfect either. The difference is Stafford has a much better team around him and that is unlikely to change in the near future. Seattle needs to be fixed and the question is, How long will it take to do it?
But here are the grades from Week 15’s Seahawks loss to the Rams.
Seattle Seahawks report card: Bad grades offensively in Week 15
Russell Wilson was 17 of 31 for 156 yards and an interception. He was sacked 3 times for 22 yards. Those sack yards are important because one sack late in the second half was for 11 yards when Wilson had time to throw the ball away and didn’t.
He’s always had a history of holding on to the ball too long, of course, but he uses his legs to run for first downs less than he ever has (2.8 rushes per game in 2021 and the year with the next fewest was 2018 when Wilson ran 4.2 times a game). Wilson also underthrew several passes last night and looks like a shell of his 2015 version.