The 3 biggest concerns for Seattle Seahawks during their 4-game losing streak

  • Division rivals are an issue
  • The defense is...
  • Too many touchdowns?

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Too many touchdowns - really!

Seattle has given up 16 touchdowns over the last three games. It's tough to win games when that happens. Even when the Seahawks put up a whopping 35 points against Dallas' terrorizing defense, it was all for nothing as the Cowboys' 41 secured them the victory.

There needs to be a change. There needs to be a switch, either schematically or in the personnel to get back into the win column. It isn't complicated, yet it's one of the toughest things to do in sports. Being a shutdown defense in the NFL seems to get increasingly more difficult by the year due to elite offensive minds, improved technology, and rule changes that make being a defender that much harder.

Not to say it can't be done. There are plenty of great defenses in the NFL right now. Seattle isn't one of them just yet. The Seahawks are in the bottom 3rd of the league defensively in terms of total yards per game, rushing yards per game, passing yards per game, and total scoring. The pass rush has improved, but there isn't much else to really write home about.

The last four games are going to be a hard-fought stretch and to save this season, it's up to the defense to step up. Seattle's offense isn't set up to score 25+ a night consistently. Clint Hurtt and Co. will have to find a fix quickly to change the trajectory for 2024.