The Seattle Seahawks lost their second game of the season Monday night in Chicago. Andrew Durant has three takeaways from the game: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The week two Monday Night showdown against the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears was a disappointing matchup on the offensive side of the ball. These are the three biggest takeaways from this weeks game: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
“All Hail King Griffin.” Shaquill Griffin had a stellar night recording four tackles and two interceptions, one of those interceptions seemed very Richard Sherman-esque. There is no doubt that Griffin is the lead Cornerback after the departure of Sherman to the Seahawks division rivals the 49ers. Shaquill Griffin plays like a first string Corner as well.
The Defense in whole had a good night after the Bears first touchdown drive. The defense totaled two interceptions with seven passes defended. Seattle’s D also recorded 45 tackles, two sacks, and five tackles for loss. The Seahawks leading tackler on the night was strong safety Bradley McDougald with eight tackles with one behind the line of scrimmage. This week’s good factor was the defense.
The Seahawks offensive line allowed six sacks with five coming in just the first half alone. How many of those were on the offensive line? How many of those were on Russell Wilson? We all knew before this game started that Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack would terrorize the Russell Wilson, and he did. Mack had four tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble.
Brian Schottenheimer’s offense yet again didn’t get fired up until the fourth quarter, with plenty of time to battle for the lead. Unfortunately, a late pick-six thrown by Wilson and a strip sack that forced a Hawks fumble killed much of the time remaining and momentum gained. Wilson put together one last impressive touchdown drive, but it was too little too late
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The biggest question I have for offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer is, why can’t the Seahawks run plays, the whole game as they did in the late parts of the fourth quarter? This week’s bad factor goes to the offense.
The Seattle Seahawks start the season 0-2, 91 teams have started 0-2 and only 10 of those made the playoffs. However, the last time Seattle started 0-2 was the 2015 season where they finished 10-6. That season they went into the playoffs as a wildcard, came out with a win against the Minnesota Vikings and then lost in the divisional round against the Carolina Panthers.
The reason why starting 0-2 is the Ugly factor is because the 2015 team was much more talented than this current roster. There isn’t much else to say about this other than hoping the Seahawks can turn this season around and prove this team isn’t the dumpster everyone thinks it is.
The Seattle Seahawks have plenty to learn about themselves this season. The way they are playing, they aren’t a playoff contender or even a .500 team. No matter what Pete Carrol leads us to believe, this is a rebuilding year. It’s time for this team to show it’s fans that there is legitimate progress being made in this construction.