Seattle Seahawks: Three Takeaways from Week 5 loss vs Rams

Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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An offensive identity

Let’s go to the opposite side of the ball this time. The Seattle Seahawks chastised offense was able to keep up with the Rams top ranked offense. Russell Wilson finally looked like the quarterback we knew him to be.

He looked elusive as ever and two of the three sacks he took were unavoidable by him because he had no time to react. There were only a few times the line didn’t do their job, on Sunday. It was a big improvement and by far the most fun offensive game I watched this season

Wilson was able to make three huge touchdown throws, one to Tyler Lockett and two to David Moore. Lockett played his best game of the season with three catches for 98 receiving yards. He also added a few good kickoff returns, including one for 42 yards.

Running back Chris Carson rushed for 116 yards. It was the Seahawks third consecutive game with a 100-yard rusher and Carson’s second on the year. Backfield partner Mike Davis, who was the featured back last week in Arizona (101 yards) ran for 68 yards and a touchdown.

My third and final takeaway, this is the first game where I thought the offense found it’s identity in more than just the run game, for the first time this season. Wilson played his best game so far this season and he wasn’t the only player carrying this team, as he did in the past.

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The Seattle Seahawks may have lost this game, but there are plenty of good things to look forward to for the remainder of the season. If Seattle keeps playing like this then there should be no reason they can’t win enough games to reach the playoffs this year. I believe this game was the turning point of the season. Now it’s time to look ahead to the overseas matchup against the Oakland Raiders and ex-Seahawks beast Marshawn Lynch, in London.