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Instant reaction: Seahawks fall to Jaguars in non-conference road game

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Jacksonville Jaguars Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks play 16 regular season games, but none are more “acceptably loseable” than their two non-conference road games. Non-conference games carry the least consequence on anyone’s schedule and road games are hard, so it’s understandable when you lose one. Given that the Jacksonville Jaguars have an elite defense and are sleepers to win the AFC this year, losing to them is then, by my measure, the most acceptable loseable game of the year.

And lose the Seahawks did ... but they almost didn’t.

The Jags beat Seattle 30-24 on Sunday fair and square, but the Seahawks did get a final opportunity to win the game. I kind of suspected that they would, even when they were down 17 points. I kind of suspected that Russell Wilson would match his three interceptions with three touchdowns. And he did.

Not everything about this game sucked. A lot of things about this game sucked, but the final result of an L is perfectly okay with me. If The Seahawks win next week, in their actual most important game of the season (a home game against the team that stands between them and a division title) they’ll be in first place. And that’s what matters.

For more on that, here’s the post-game reaction show:

And on Facebook Live:

#Seahawks lose to #Jaguars.... and I don't care. #recap #postgameshow

Posted by Field Gulls: For Seattle Seahawks News and Analysis on Sunday, December 10, 2017