The Seattle Seahawks lost 42-7 to the Los Angeles Rams. It was awful to watch essentially from the opening second. Seattle hasn’t led for a second in any of its last three losses. This was unprecedented levels of woeful.
Check out some of the bad stats:
The #Seahawks 42-7 loss to LAR is their:— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 18, 2017
• Worst loss of the Pete Carroll era
• Most points allowed (tied) in a game in the Carroll era (Wk 12, 2010 vs KC)
• Worst home loss since Week 1, 1997 (41-3 L vs NYJ)
• Worst loss since Week 16, 2009 (48-10 L at GB) https://t.co/1EgFloOzgT
I’ll add in that 42-7 is the largest loss in the history of CenturyLink Field (dating back to 2002). The previous worst was the 41-7 thumping against the New York Giants in 2010. Your starting quarterback that day? Charlie Whitehurst.
Here’s an uncomfortable truth Seahawks fans need to face, they’ve quietly been an average if not mediocre home team as of late. After starting out 7-0 in 2016, they are now 4-4 in their last eight regular season games at CenturyLink Field. Three of their four home wins this season were against teams that currently have at least ten losses, and they needed fourth quarter comebacks on two occasions. You can say that the Houston Texans are a better squad with Deshaun Watson (and they are!), but they’re still not a good team with him. Two of Seattle’s four defeats were against below-.500 opposition, including the disaster against Washington.
Seattle only has one more home game left on the year, and it’s against the Arizona Cardinals, who’ve beaten the Seahawks three of the last four years at the CLink, albeit with Carson Palmer starting all of those games.
The Seahawks pride themselves on having the best home-field advantage in the NFL. Turns out that advantage goes away if you don’t have a very good team. Ladies and gentlemen, the 2017 Seattle Seahawks are just not a very good team.