Notes from the Nest: Seahawks survive LA’s JV squad in Week 13

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Phew! That was not the prettiest Seahawks game you’ll ever see, but man, did it feel good to see Seattle beat the LA Rams. This game taught us a lot about the roster, and the future of the quarterback position, and cracked open a potential path that looked slammed shut just a week earlier. In a must-win game on the road against the fourth-worst offense missing literally every good player you can think of, the Seahawks got worked early.

The Rams, led by superstar talents like John Wolford, Tutu Atwell, and Brandon Powell, marched 77 yards on 10 plays for an easy opening touchdown. After Seattle quickly responded with a touchdown of their own, the Rams went 53 yards on 7 plays for a field goal. This was very bad.

While the Seahawks defense was able to make some plays and get more pressure for the next couple of quarters, it was their inability at the end of the game to get a stop late in the fourth quarter, nearly blowing the game and season away. While Seattle survived, the run defense continued to be an abomination, giving up 171 rushing yards to one of the worst rushing teams in football.

Notes from the Nest: Seahawks get by in Week 13

It is clear now that Tampa Bay found something in Germany, a flaw in the Seahawks previously top-tier rush defense. The blueprint followed to the states where the Raiders and Rams have found similar success. With a potent Carolina Panther rushing attack coming to Lumen Field, and the 49ers just a few days later, the Seahawks must rise up or they will lose out on an incredible opportunity.