For Pete's Sake: 5 critical observations from the Seahawks Week 9 blowout loss

  • Geno Smith has a rough day with not much help from the offensive line
  • What's going on with DK Metcalf?
  • Lamar Jackson almost leaves the game without being touched by Seattle's defense
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Apparently, Seattle's run defense didn't make the trip to Baltimore

This has to be one of the worst parts of the entire game, which is saying a lot, considering how bad the game was in its entirety.

When preparing for a game against a dimensional quarterback who runs to the football almost more than he throws it at times, you know the run game needs to be a prioritized part of practice. That was clearly not the case with Seattle before making the trip out east, which allowed Lamar Jackson to record ten carries for 60 yards himself.

As if that wasn't bad enough, rookie running back Keaton Mitchell got his first playing time this season on Sunday, having a breakout game and making it look easy in the process. On top of the 60 yards Jackson ran, Mitchell recorded nine carries for 138 yards and a touchdown, with one run going for a whopping 60 yards.

But that's not all.

Two other running backs and the backup quarterback also accounted for positive running plays on Sunday, which all came to a total of 41 carries for 298 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 7.3 yards per carry.

It was another wake-up call for the team regarding a part of their defense that seemed pretty solid before this game.