Studs and duds from the Seattle Seahawks Week 11 loss versus the Rams

  • There were some studs for the Seahawks
  • Several players failed to step up
Seattle Seahawks v Los Angeles Rams
Seattle Seahawks v Los Angeles Rams / Ronald Martinez/GettyImages
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The Hawks did have a few studs show up

There was no Geno magic this time, although he certainly got the Hawks in position to win. With 1:31 in the game, Geno Smith moved Seattle to the Los Angeles 27-yard line with seven seconds left. I won't count Smith as a stud, but he certainly didn't cost them the game, either. He was 22-34 for 233 yards and one touchdown. Not stellar numbers, but just as importantly, he only took two sacks and didn't turn the ball over. His QBR for the game was 63.7 while his passer rating was 94.4. Geno Smith did his job.

For those few misguided souls complaining that Jason Myers should have made that kick at the end of the game, well yes, he should have. Yes, he missed his first kick after 15 straight conversions. He's terrible, you're right. Myers had already made kicks of 52 and 53 yards after starting his day with a 43-yard field goal. Oops, my bad. He started his day with another extra-point conversion. Yeah, he hasn't missed one of those since week five of last season. The Rams didn't have a single kickoff return, as Myers forced a touchback on all five of his kicks. For the second week in a row, he accounted for more than half of the Seahawks points. Jason Myers was a heck of a lot closer to a stud in this game than a dud.

At this point of the season, it's no surprise that Devon Witherspoon showed up again among the studs of the Seahawks. The rookie did the usual things we see from rookie cornerbacks, tight? Let's see - he had eight tackles, one of those for a loss. Of course, he did. Broke up a pass. Check there. Oh yeah, I almost forgot - Spoon had one of Seattle's three quarterback hits and their only sack. Yep, it all checks out. For those in the national media, Devon Witherspoon is a phenomenal player. If he was playing in New York, they would never shut up about this guy. Spoon was THE stud for the Seahawks in this contest.