The Seahawks played extremely poorly against the Rams at home on Sunday, losing 23-17 to fall to 9-6 on the season. The win was the Rams' first in Seattle in their last ten tries, and in losing, Seattle snaps a 70-game streak where they'd held a lead at some point. They also failed to rush for 100-plus yards for the first time in 25 games.
All bad. Bad things. Bad job. Bad game.
The Seahawks turned the ball over three times and failed to come up with two key St. Louis fumbles on the Rams' early fourth-quarter scoring drive that ultimately put the game away. Russell Wilson struggled in the pocket behind a resurgently porous offensive line, and St. Louis' physical tackling really took a toll on Seattle's receivers, who had passes jolted out of their hands on a few key plays.
With the loss, Seattle's playoff seeding remains up in the air. They have already clinched a playoff berth but heading into the postseason as the #6 seed looks more possible. The #5 seed would play at Washington, while the #6 seed would play at the winner of the NFC North (either Minnesota or Green Bay). Right now, I'm not sure what Seahawks fans would rather have.
Several Seahawks left the game with injuries, including Luke Willson, who suffered a concussion.
A whole bunch of analysis to follow shortly.