The good, the bad and the ugly in Seattle Seahawks victory over Lions in Week 2

Seattle moved to 1-1 in 2023 with a Week 2 defeat of a good Detroit team.
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Seattle Seahawks inefficient run game

The Seattle Seahawks have had their fair share of ups and downs, and while they managed to bounce back from a lackluster Week 1 performance, one glaring issue looms large on the horizon: the running game.

For Pete Carroll's Seahawks, a strong running game has always been the cornerstone of their offensive success. It's a fundamental part of their identity, and it's no secret that when Seattle's ground attack is firing on all cylinders, they are a force to be reckoned with. However, in recent outings, the once-dominant Seahawks rushing offense has lost some of its luster.

In Week 2, Seattle faced off against the Detroit Lions, and while the game resulted in a victory, it wasn't all smooth sailing on the ground. Kenneth Walker III, a promising running back, managed to punch the ball into the end zone twice, providing a silver lining for the Seahawks' running game. However, when you dig deeper, it's evident that the running backs faced a tough battle to gain yardage on the ground.

The Seahawks' offensive line, often a key factor in their ground success, struggled to create running lanes, leaving their running backs with limited room to maneuver. While Walker III's ability to find the end zone was encouraging, his overall rushing performance was indicative of the challenges the team faced. It's a sobering reminder that a potent running game is not simply about scoring touchdowns but consistently moving the chains and controlling the tempo of the game.