The Seattle Seahawks suffered their most frustrating defeat of the season this past Sunday against the Bengals. Seattle's defense shined in the loss, holding the high-powered Bengals offense to just 17 points. However, Seattle's offense was dismal throughout the game, especially in the red zone, where they turned the ball over on downs twice and Geno Smith threw one of his interceptions. Last Sunday was Geno's worst game of the season, as he tossed two critical interceptions which would prove costly.
Seattle's offensive line did not do Geno any favors either as they gave up four sacks. Geno had hardly any time to throw the ball throughout the game and the Bengals defense took advantage of a beat-up Seahawks offensive line. Seahawks offensive tackle Abe Lucas missed his fourth consecutive game with a knee injury and guard Phil Haynes was also out due to a calf injury. This meant the Seahawks were playing both a backup guard and tackle against one of the NFL's best pass-rushing teams.
The Seahawks' defense deserves credit for keeping the 'Hawks in the game. The Seahawks' secondary looked the healthiest they have been all season. The only starter who did not play was Coby Bryant who was placed on the IR prior to the game.
Who to watch when the Seattle Seahawks play in Week 7
The Seahawks' secondary limited Joe Burrow to just 185 yards passing and forced him to throw an interception. Seattle's defensive line had a big day for the second consecutive game with three sacks of Burrow. The Seahawks' defense also held the Bengals to just 46 yards rushing.
As the Seahawks enter Week 7 against the Cardinals, they will look to keep up the defensive effort while improving on the offensive side of the ball. With the tougher part of the schedule one month ahead, the Seahawks need to take advantage of an over-matched Arizona Cardinals team which enters this game at just (1-5). Here are three Seahawks to watch in this week's game against Arizona: