The Seattle Seahawks fought very hard against a top team. Though they didn’t pull off a win at home, there were many things to be happy about. Here are three takeaways from the Hawks 33-31 loss to L.A.
It was close but no cigar for the Seattle Seahawks at home Sunday. They went toe-to-toe with the Los Angeles Rams, possibly the best team in the NFL for almost 60 minutes. Unfortunately, they came up on the short end of a 33-31 score.
The D-line was up and down
Starting with the defense on this one, Seattle’s D-line played lights out against the run. The Seahawks only allowed 77 yards to all-pro Todd Gurley on the ground. It’s a huge improvement compared to Gurley’s 152 first-half yards last year when the Rams came to Seattle. It was one of the most unexpected aspects of yesterday’s game, standing strong against the NFL’s top rusher.
The Seahawks pass rush, on the other hand, was not as great. Seattle didn’t get a single sack on the Rams quarterback. In addition, he had more than enough room in the pocket to make plays.
The line’s best play was when defensive end Frank Clark forced a Jared Goff fumble on the opening drive, that was recovered by a Rams. My first takeaway is that the Seahawks defensive front four was outstanding, but they need to apply more pressure on the quarterback going forward.