Seattle Seahawks: Three Takeaways from Week 5 loss vs Rams

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The secondary was good but not good enough

During the Seattle’s loss, the secondary allowed too many big passing plays, giving up control between the 20’s when L.A. had the ball. They were burned on passes to receivers inside the hashes, mostly on post routes inside to Cooper Kupp.

The defensive backs allowed Jared Goff to throw for more than 300 yards. It’s less than what he did to the Vikings a week earlier. Still, the secondary can’t blow coverages the way the did Sunday.

Quarterback Jared Goff came into Sunday with two interceptions through the first four games, he came out with two more in this one. The first came on their second drive when Frank Clark picked him off in the end zone.

The second happened when Tedric Thompson intercepted a “Hail Mary” to end the first half. Additionally, the Seahawks “D” only allowed one passing touchdown which is the fewest allowed all season on a team that ranks first in passing offense.

Speaking of Thompson, his devastating first-quarter hit on receiver Brandin Cooks knocked the Rams wideout from the game with a suspected concussion. Los Angeles still found a way to get the ball downfield via the pass.

My first takeaway is that the Seahawks Secondary allowed over 300 yards receiving, but only allowed one passing touchdown and accrued two interceptions during the game. It wasn’t the best defensively played contest, but it wasn’t the worst either.