The Seattle Seahawks lost to the Chicago Bears in Week 16 25-24. This was a game Seattle should have won but didn’t. Now changes need to be made.
Seattle has lost games in 2021 before Sunday, of course. In fact, the Seahawks now have 10 losses. This is their most since 2009, a year before Pete Carroll became the head coach in Seattle. They will probably finish with 12. There is no reason to think Seattle won’t go 5-12 this season at this point.
Seattle, though, led 24-14 heading into the fourth quarter. They had a chance to make it 27-17 in the fourth quarter. But then Russell Wilson happened. And Ken Norton, Jr. happened. And Seattle continued to miss tackles.
Three quick reactions from Seattle Seahawks Week 16 loss
Rashaad Penny might be worth re-signing
The 2021 season for Seattle has been so weird that if you just woke up after Week 4 and you are seeing Rashaad Penny look like he is a really good NFL back, your eyes are not deceiving you. For the second week out of the last three, Penny ran for well over 100 yards and looks fast and strong.
The question is what to do with Penny now. Seattle rightfully did not pick up Penny’s fifth-year option in the offseason because Penny is always hurt. But when he did play in his first three years he looked promising. He missed most of the first part of this year too (as usual) but now looks great.
Seattle might not get Chris Carson back next year. Who knows how he will recover from his neck injury? But Penny might leave too. Seattle doesn’t have a clear answer as to who will be their main back next season. It might need to be Penny. Now he only needs to stay healthy.