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Clearing Up a Misconception About Monday's Ineptitude

The Seahawks' game against the Rams on Monday night was certainly not a thing of beauty. When you have as many first downs as your opponents had sacks, you probably didn't play well on offense. That said, there has been some mistaken information about how bad the Seahawks played and still won.

It has been stated that this is the 3rd worst Seahawk game ever in terms of offensive output. This is not true. What was mentioned on ESPN was that this was the 3rd worst offensive output for a Seahawks team in a win. On December 22nd, 1996, the Seahawks beat the Raiders 28-21 while gaining 129 yards of total offense and giving up 356 yards, and on November 5th, 2000, the Seahawks beat the Chargers 17-15 while gaining 128 yards and giving up 398. On Monday night, the Hawks gained 135 yards on offense while allowing 339.

Since the start of the 2001 season, teams outgained by 200 yards or more have actually won more than ten percent of their games, going 37-291. Not that it's much better, but Monday night was actually the 14th worst offensive performance by the Seahawks. For context, a game like Monday happens about every two years with a win occurring every ten years when averaged out over the history of the team. 7-1? First time ever!

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