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Twitter reacts to the Seahawks loss to the Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

On Sunday the Los Angeles Chargers came to Century Link field and defeated the Seattle Seahawks 25-17 by a surprisingly effective offense that put up 375 yards and 19 points, which was enough to hold off this year’s young Hawks team.

The Seahawks ground attack struggled a bit in this game, and the result was an offensive performance that was far below what Russell Wilson and his teammates had produced in recent weeks. Obviously, the Chargers are a much better team than the Hawks had been facing, however, the fact that Seattle found itself down 25-10 late in the fourth quarter at home is completely out of sorts for the expectations most fans hold for the team.

In any case, the Hawks left several opportunities on the field, whether it was Janikowski’s missed field goal, Wilson’s second pick-6 of the season or the refs simply being bad at their jobs, it was a frustrating game all around for Hawks fans. So, without beating around the bush any further, here are some reactions to the game from Twitter.

To start, let’s see what fans had to say about the refs.

On that touchdown that to me should have been brought back to the 9 before half, the Hawks might have actually benefited from the Chargers being awarded the score. It gave them more time to attempt to score. Obviously, there’s a chance the Hawks hold the Chargers out of the end zone there, but if the Chargers were given the ball at the 9, they run Gordon on first down to chew clock and then have second and third down to try and score. The Hawks ended up with enough time to put three points on the board thanks to a Sebastian Janikowski field goal on the next drive, which is likely more than they would have gotten had Mike Williams been rule out of bounds on the play.

In any case, it was one year ago today that the Seahawks lost the ugly game to the Washington Redskins, a game in which Wilson tossed two interceptions in Washington territory and Blair Walsh missed three field goals. Well, the kicking game wasn’t a whole lot better on Sunday for the Hawks as Janikowski missed a 51 yard field goal and had a horrible onsides kick attempt. However, no matter how bad Janikowski’s day was, he didn’t even enter the discussion for worst kicker in the game, as Caleb Sturgis of the Chargers took that without any fight.

And then of course there was the second pick-6 of the season for Russell Wilson.

So, it’s a loss, and it stings, but the Seahawks don’t have any time to sit around licking their wounds, as they need to hop on a plane to Los Angeles later this week to take on the Los Angeles Rams, who will not be at all upset after having suffered their first defeat of the season on Sunday to the New Orleans Saints.