Seahawks are not generating pressure. Seattle is being walked down the field by Kyle Orton. That's miserable on so many levels. There's an inevitability to the drives. Seattle forces a third and long, it's converted. As if the run, and Seattle's ability to stuff the run, is merely a setup for an impending long reception.
That, three punishing turnovers, one that gifted short field and two that ended promising drives, have made this game incredibly frustrating. The very definition, Seattle teases and then denies and then fucks the mailman. It's bad football as interpreted as terrible football.
Seattle is in this. I have no doubt. Seattle has looked good on offense, minus a few huge blunders by Matt Hasselbeck. Jeremy Bates is a whiz and he will make crucial adjustments. There's getting beaten down, crushed, whomped in 2008 at Lambeau fashion, and then there's winning battles but losing the war. Seattle is winning critical battles. It is controlling the interior line of scrimmage. The run is viable, despite the score. The Seahawks can crush the run and that should prevent the Broncos from running away with the lead.
I don't know. I'm an eternal optimist. I hate what I've watched, but because it's not a bad team getting beat, but a good team screwing itself. This team will rise. This team will play better, will come back, will win.