Three and out: Seahawks notes from Week 6 victory over Cardinals
By Almar Reyes
Seahawks still have not figured out how to stop the run
Although Seattle was able to not allow the Cardinals’ offense to put many points on the board, the run defense remains to be a big problem for them. Seattle was facing a banged-up running back in Arizona’s room due to injury. The Seahawks were able to stop Eno Benjamin, but they were not able to bring down dual-threat quarterback Kyler Murray.
Kyler was able to scramble for 100 rushing yards, and yes, emphasis on the word scramble as Murray was under constant heavy pressure from the Seahawks’ pass rush. This is still a win for Seattle but they cannot afford to let their opposing quarterback run around freely for much of the game.
Hopefully, this defensive showing by Seattle against Arizona can spark the team to be a much better run defender in their next games. If the Seahawks can have a positive game script for most of their games, this will greatly help them as this will force their opponent to be a pass-heavy team as supposed to be able to establish the run against them. The Seahawks’ ability to stop the run will also set up their pass rush better as they will force the opponents on more 3rd and long situations.