It wasn’t all Seahawks roses
There are tons of positive takeaways in this Seahawks’ victory over the Broncos. However, we cannot let this huge win cloud our judgment to see what did not go well for the team. One area that the Seahawks might want to address for their next game is their defense.
I am not saying Seattle’s defense was awful in this game, no, not at all. I am also not dismissing the fact that Seattle’s defense was able to shut down three red zone opportunities for the Broncos, including back-to-back goal-line stops that resulted in two fumble recoveries.
I am here to just remind everyone that the defense still allowed the opposing team to push the ball down the field and have scoring opportunities. This was evident on the next Broncos possession in the 1st quarter after the Seahawks scored a touchdown on their opening drive. The Seahawks allowed Russ and the Broncos to march down the field on the next drive resulting in a Broncos field goal.
Seattle’s defense allowed Russ to throw for 340 yards in this game. The Seahawks do not have the luxury this season to go toe to toe in scoring against the other teams. Although it seems that red zone defense is still a strength of this team after one game, the team must find a way to stop their opponents’ offensive drive as quickly as they can.