What went wrong for the Seahawks in Week 13
The entire Seahawks run defense
Over their past three games, the Seahawks have rushed for a combined 194 yards. Meanwhile, over the same three games, Seattle has allowed opposing offenses to rush for a combined 615 total rushing yards. Allowing 205 rushing yards per game on average over the past three games is a major problem.
Teams are noticing Seattle’s struggles in this aspect and are taking advantage of it to not only move the ball and score points but also to control the pace of the game and make Geno Smith patiently await his turn on the sidelines. Jordyn Brooks and the Seahawks’ defensive front need to put a stop to the abundant running lanes. If that doesn’t change, it could lead to Seattle potentially squandering the terrific opportunity they have worked so hard to be in.
This game on Sunday was an ugly and hard-fought nail-biter, something I expect a recurrence of once Seattle hosts the 49ers on Thursday night football in a couple of weeks. So in retrospect, it does feel good to not only walk away victorious but also there’s something special in seeing Geno Smith lead the team down the field for the game-winning drive. This game was a crucial one for Seattle, to stop a two-game skid, crush a division rival’s distant playoff dreams, and keep pace with the 49ers who are leading the Seahawks in the division by 1 game. Although the game may not have been pretty, it was indeed the win that Seattle needed to get moving in the right direction once again.