Seahawks can’t stop the run
The contrast between the running game of the Seahawks and the Falcons was front and center in this game. Atlanta was able to shred this Seattle defense into pieces to the tune of 179 total rush yards, with the majority of heavy lifting caused by the Falcons’ runningback, Cordarrelle Patterson.
Time and again, Patterson kept getting big chunks of yardage, as he finished the game with 8.3 yards-per-carry. Not only did the Seahawks not able to stop Patterson from hitting pay dirt, but Seattle also allowed, the opposing quarterback Marcus Mariota to sneak one in himself in the endzone.
The Seahawks’ inability to stop a 31-year-old running back/ wide receiver was so embarrassing, especially when playing at home. The Falcons did not do anything special in this game, the Seahawks defense was simply outmatched.
We know that the defense is banged up with the departure of safety Jamal Adams due to a quad injury and Quandre Diggs that was not 100%, but other players must step up. The Seahawks cannot afford to let other teams gash them on the ground just like the Falcons did in this game or they will be in big trouble if they already are not.