The bad: Seahawks caught snoozing
The Seattle Seahawks are known for their explosive offense and the ability to strike quickly. However, their 2023 season has already shown a troubling pattern of inconsistency, reminiscent of their season opener against the Rams. After a torrid first quarter, which saw them take a commanding 14-0 lead, the Seahawks were once again caught napping, allowing the Cleveland Browns to mount a comeback.
The Seahawks' performance in the first quarter seemed to promise a dominant outing. With two quick touchdowns on the board, their offense appeared unstoppable, and their defense seemed impenetrable. Fans had every reason to be optimistic, but as the game progressed, it became apparent that the early lead had lulled the team into a false sense of security.
The Browns, known for their resilience, weren't about to roll over and concede the game. They mounted a determined comeback, chipping away at the Seahawks' lead through a combination of solid defense and opportunistic plays on offense. The turning point came in the fourth quarter when Dustin Hopkins nailed a 30-yard field goal to give the Browns their first lead of the game.
This unfortunate turn of events was eerily reminiscent of the Seahawks' season opener against the Rams. In that game, the Seahawks burst out of the gate with a flurry of points, only to see their offense inexplicably grind to a halt as the game wore on. The Rams mounted a comeback, and the Seahawks couldn't regain their momentum, ultimately leading to a disappointing defeat.
The Seahawks have all the ingredients for a formidable offense, with a star quarterback in Geno Smith, a trio of talented wide receivers, and two up and coming running backs. Their fans have grown accustomed to thrilling high-scoring games and fourth-quarter heroics. However, to succeed in the highly competitive NFL, consistency is key.