After a Week 1 upset win vs the Denver Broncos, the Seattle Seahawks could not keep the ball moving and fell flat vs their division rival, the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2.
There was a lot of optimism from the Seahawks going into this game vs their division rival the 49ers after riding high from their Week 1 victory over Russell Wilson and the Broncos. That optimism came crashing back down as soon as their opening drive started.
The Seattle Seahawks could not get the ball moving well enough to get consistent offensive drives vs Nick Bosa and the 49ers defense.
Although the box score will not show, this game was not close from the start. The Seahawks was clearly overmatched in all facet of the game. This loss is a reminder that this Seahawks season will be a long and painful one.
Takeaways from the Seahawks bad loss in Week 2 to the 49ers
The biggest news coming out of this game was not even from the Seahawks but rather a season-ending ankle injury from 49ers’ young quarterback Trey Lance. It was a gruesome injury and we wish nothing but the best for Trey.
However, the departure of Trey Lance in the first quarter did not remotely help jumpstart the Seahawks. San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was able to outmatch Seattle’s Geno Smith. We already know what this team is capable of offensively, it was, however, a painful pill to swallow to see it happen this early in the season.
Now that the Seahawks have tasted defeat, we shall see how this team responds to such adversity after returning to reality.
This defeat is a collective one, and cannot be pointed to a single player. The team must quickly find answers before it is too late and see themselves looking up on the standings.